GFG Style has designed a full family of cars for Italian manufacturer Laffite Automobili, consisting of five electric hypercar models. The designs will be officially unveiled in Miami during the week of the Formula 1 Grand Prix. GFG Style developed a new and consistent style that spans the entire family of cars, each tailored to their respective architectures. Under Fabrizio Giugiaro's stylistic direction, GFG Style designed the ATRAX, an extreme hyper SUV withstanding extreme off-road use and a more road-going version named ATRAX STRADALE. The BARCHETTA is unique with its double windshield and separate cockpits; it alters its appearance and becomes the BARCHETTA Coupé, a stand-alone model. The Laffite LM1, derived from endurance racing, is a sports car that is street-legal.
Fabrizio Giugiaro was responsible for creating the architecture and design layout of this 'new family of hypercars,' defining the stylistic features that would identify the new Laffite Automobili brand and deploying them on all five models. The front views of all five models feature the same design sequence, including the brand’s signature DRL lights. The halo was designed by drawing inspiration from safety innovations adopted in motor racing. The B pillars on the sides exhibit the same graphic theme but with different proportions and functions. In contrast, the rear is more customized, sharing many functional elements, such as the diffuser and the spoilers that incorporate the typical rear light of a Formula 1 model. All the models share the same styling language and use the same features, including custom-designed vents and ceiling lights.
The Atrax and Atrax Stradale models were designed by Fabrizio Giugiaro, who drew inspiration from his extensive experience as a designer and a new area he had already started exploring some ten years ago. Atrax is intended to be a sporty SUV featuring exceptional and extreme shapes, with generous volumes and spacious interiors that accommodate a 2+1 seat architecture. The ATRAX has a well-proportioned beltline, a door that swings up like a butterfly, and a single window that can be lowered normally. The unique feature of the door is the “detached” A-pillar that doubles as an aerodynamic element positioned where the airflow is most critical, creating a unique design. The B-pillar is also “detached” from the body and acts as an aerodynamic wing, complemented by two air outlets. The exposed carbon sill features three highly graphic steel elements, which protect against any contact with the ground.
The ATRAX Stradale's design is streamlined and has wings in the rear, accommodating a spacious trunk. Both feature an end wing integrated into the fenders, while a red strip of lights separates the sport-derived round tail clusters. The ATRAX is primarily defined by the total use of volume (2+1) with unprecedented interior space. Its design takes into account the fact that the seats are fixed but height adjustable. The pedals and steering column can be adjusted by 180 mm for a perfect driving position. The wing-shaped, horizontal sports dashboard has a dark, carbon-printed leather upper part and a yellow central part that houses the instrumentation.
The BARCHETTA is unique with its double windshield and separate cockpits, which alter its appearance and become the BARCHETTA Coupé, a stand-alone model. The Laffite LM1, derived from endurance racing, is a sports car that is street-legal. Overall, GFG Style has successfully designed a full range of electric hypercar models for Laffite Automobili with unique traits while maintaining a consistent style throughout the entire family of cars.
The collaboration between Laffite Automobili and GFG Style has resulted in the creation of a full range of five electric hypercars, each with its own unique design and characteristics. Under the stylistic direction of Fabrizio Giugiaro, GFG Style was able to develop a new and consistent style that spanned the entire family of cars and was tailored to each of the architectures. The front of each model features the same design sequence, incorporating the brand’s signature DRL lights, while the rear is more customized, sharing many functional elements such as the diffuser and the spoilers. In terms of interior design, all models share the same styling language and use the same features.
The ATRAX and ATRAX STRADALE are two exceptional hyper SUVs that feature unique and extreme shapes, generous volumes, and spacious interiors. The Atrax is designed to be a sporty SUV featuring huge all-terrain wheels, imposing fenders, and a well-proportioned beltline, while the ATRAX Stradale has streamlined wings and accommodates a spacious trunk. Both models feature height-adjustable aerodynamic diffusers, which lower at high speeds, and the ATRAX has the unique feature of a “detached” A-pillar that doubles as an aerodynamic element.
Overall, the collaboration between Laffite Automobili and GFG Style has resulted in the creation of a family of hypercars that are not only aesthetically stunning but also functional, incorporating innovative design features that enhance their performance and usability. The unveiling of these hypercars during the week of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Miami will undoubtedly be an exciting event for car enthusiasts and professionals alike, and it will be interesting to see how these hypercars perform on the roads and racetracks in the years to come.