FV-Frangivento Asfanè Hypercar Lands In Monaco From Space

If you’re walking along, minding your own business and suddenly come across a vehicle that looks like this, you might want to look up just to make sure there aren’t any mother-ships lurking in the clouds.

Thankfully, we have Will Smith for those types of issues, though we’re not going to need him this time since the Asfanè is a man-made object, designed and built in Italy.

The FV-Frangivento Asfanè is 4.6 meters (15 ft) long, 2.05 meters (6.7 ft) wide and stands just 1.15 meters (3.7 ft) high, featuring a hand-cut aluminum body and a hypothetical all-electric power output of 660 kW, roughly 900 PS.

Spotted in Monaco recently by Autogespot user Jasper1, this particular car, unlike the concept that debuted in Bologna last year, looks very much road-legal, with a pair of wing mirrors on each side and a windscreen you can actually see through, not to mention the new color scheme.

It’s possible that this is the first or one of the first customer cars, hence the California plates. Then again, details remain scarce so at this point we’re just speculating.

What we do know for sure is that Italy still “has it” when it comes to building something exotic.

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  • salamOOn

    looks like matchbox toy car…..

  • Dariush

    just look at how thick that door is. There’s no passage for air to go through. Just a badly designed piece of garbage.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      Having not seen this vehicle in person, driving it, being a passenger in it or understanding the dynamics of its design, per the intention of its creators, it is a little silly to make the proclamation; this is… “a badly designed piece of garbage.”

      Naysayers criticized Alexander Bell, the Wright Brothers and other Pioneers of invention. Had we listened only to the critics, there wouldn’t have been any technical, medical, social or political advancements. We would still be using candlelight to light our homes at night and the horse would serve as our primary means for ground transportation.

      • Dariush

        this is not an innovative product nor an example of pionerism. Its just an ugly one off they wanna sell to stupid arabs with no taste.

        • CarCzarDesigner

          If I were you, I would stop. Because of your ignorance it is becoming clear to anyone who actually knows something about Automobile Design, you have no clue what you are talking about.

          • Dariush

            sure whatever you say. Just in case you were involved professionally in this crap, i feel sorry for you.

        • CarCzarDesigner

          Just a follow up. If this car is not your taste or style or too radical or too modern or futuristic for you…is fine. That’s OK. If you think it is ugly and don’t like the price tag, that is OK too. But to say it is badly designed and the reason being is “There’s no passage for air to go through (the doors)” is just utter nonsense.

          • Dariush

            i didnt say that. I said such thick door seems not justified by nothing but a body that has been put on a preexisting platform . i’ts bad coachbuilt work at its finest. That’s wy that door is so damn thick

          • CarCzarDesigner

            Uh, no. You did not state that originally. You merely clarified your position just now. So, you are an expert in Coach-building? …And that’s why you criticized the doors because they don’t have any airflow going through them? Surely, debuting a new supercar in Monaco is the place to go, to show off your sloppy coach-building skills.

          • Dariush

            Have you ever seen what they show at Monaco’s Top Marques?

          • N1

            I wouldn’t use as harsh language as Dariush here, but I feel it’s a really poor piece of design at least as aesthetics are concerned. And yes it’s nothing more than my own opinion and all is subjective blah blah blah. But I feel that this design is such a mess that it’s reaching the line when it’s objectively bad 🙁

            Seeing your name is CarCzarDesigner and the way you take it personally, I feel like you had a hand in designing this car (just a speculation of course), so kudos to you. You’ve done something, it’s better than not doing anything or just sitting on your ass and commenting on the Internet. Also you’ve managed to win a client’s trust and got the position of car designer, which is very important skill. One that many talented designers don’t have. So you’ve got something going on for you.

            Don’t take it personally, don’t waste your time arguing with random people on the Internet, if you like it, that’s fine, own it. Go and do another design, and then another. And hopefully each one will be better than the last.

            Have a nice day.

          • Tumbi Mtika

            To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewers head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂
            And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎

          • Big Black Duck

            wow…i never knew this side of you b4

          • Tumbi Mtika

            You’re joking, right?

            Just making sure we’re on the same page.

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Except this is not the first car designed…I think plenty has been learned about aerodynamics over the last 100 years so I doubt this brings anything new to the table except how to fit more aero elements than likely needed. These hyper/supercars are just the same design over and over reworked by the next guy who thinks he has more design cred than the last or the first. This is just an attempt to milk millions from a the ultra rich…and mind you, it WILL work…but it’s nothing new in terms of design or innovation…except maybe a new low….to each their own.

        • CarCzarDesigner

          Let’s go back to the beginning, shall we? The original comment from Dariush was…this was a “badly designed piece of crap”. Which I disagreed with and rightfully so. I fully agree this isn’t really new at all. Its styling speaks Lamborghini influenced by Sbarro, but its a little less radical than some of his notorious creations. Regardless if you think it is innovative or not, like it or not, it still would stand out in traffic even in Monaco, against all the Aventadors & Ferrari 488’s and McLaren P1’s trolling the street. And that is exactly what is was created for. What’s wrong with that?

          And so what if it’s created for the Elite? Projects like this require lots of borrowed capital in the $$$Millions and Risk! Not to mention long hours, blood, sweat and tears involved in creating & building it. Therefore the cost is extremely high. Now, how come you don’t understand that?

          • Auf Wiedersehen

            “like it or not, it still would stand out in traffic even in Monaco, against all the Aventadors & Ferrari 488’s and McLaren P1’s trolling the street.”

            That doesn’t make it a good design or a pretty design.

            I think today I feel like agreeing to disagree. I’m not in the mood to argue.

          • Dariush

            25 days later is still a piece of crap design.

  • Bash

    Looks like something Hot Wheels would make.. but i like it.

  • roy

    Lamborghini much ?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Interesting if overdesigned. Too much going on but I’m still drawn in.

  • Death Race XXXX

    Is there a new Death Race movie coming out soon? This looks like it would be cast in a B-movie like Death Race.

  • Blade t

    And I thought the new ctr was over designed….

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Which CTR?

      • Blade t

        Yes

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Upvote.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Awwww…

    The Lamborghini wants to go to space!

  • SteersUright

    Its definitely interesting, but not very beautiful by a long stretch.

  • MultiKdizzle

    Won’t age well, but I appreciate the disregard for convention. Looks like 2030.

  • Big Black Duck

    great concept…just needs a more pragmatic approach. For example the rear lights stick out like a spoiler is a head scratcher for me……side view mirrors sb replaced with a camera..similar to what they did for the rear.. there are some very interesting design elements nonetheless

  • SOMEONE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR.
    IT’S A MESS. A TAIL PIPE ON A “HYPOTHETICAL” ELECTRIC?

    • EyalN

      koenigsegg regera got a fake tail pipe for cooling the electric engine but this one looks like regular engine

  • Six_Tymes

    it is Wild+futuristic+a bit of Lamborghini.

  • exeptor

    There is something promising in the front. The back is a total no-no for my taste and I agree that the doors looks like a massive useless piece of cheap plastic. Yet it is a try and more important – not the next stupid SUV.

  • gary4205

    In the 1960’s animators created a Pink Panther cartoon series than ran on Saturday mornings. As was the “thing” back then, there was a real life custom car for the star (in this case the animated character) to ride in.

    The real life car was created by customizing legend Dean Jeffries.

    This thing closely resembles that thing.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Looks like a Lambo had a little too many nip tucks. Utterly ridiculous…

  • mindpower

    Ye gods that is one fugly car. It looks like a wax Lamborghini was left in the sun too long, or like a tree fell on this car:

    http://www.dpccars.com/gallery/var/albums/Star-Wars-Themed-Cars/Star%20Wars%20Themed%20Cars%20%285%29.jpg

  • McMike

    I have two questions:
    1) Why does a car with a “hypothetical all-electric power output” have six exhaust pipes?

    2) If the power source is “hypothetical,” how could this possibly be mistaken for one of the first customer cars?

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