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Trident 2020? Maserati GT Garbin Design Study

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On: Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 2:47PM | By: Chris Weiss

Trident 2020? Maserati GT Garbin Design Study

Here's a little look at what the James Bond of the future could be driving around while trying to foil plots of international consequence. Actually, looking at that menacing face and those bright blue LEDs, it might be a better ride for Batman or a similarly shadowy crusader. Whoever you envision behind the wheel, it's a pretty interesting design.

The Maserati GT Garbin, as it's called, is a joint project thesis from three students—Jaime Cervantes, Andrea Coccia, and Chetan Rajput—for their Master's degrees in Transportation and Automobile Design from Politecnico di Milano. The recent graduates had the backing of Fiat in preparing the design.

The name Garbin comes from a south-westerly summer wind in Italy.

Looking at that fang-like front end, it's hard not to think of the Aston Martin One-77 or the more recent Toyota FT-86 II shown in Geneva. But looking at the rest of the car, it's hard to think of anything similar. The designers were thinking about the Maserati Ghibli (1967 to 1973), which, frankly, doesn't come through that much to me.

What does make an impression is the contrasting, almost disjointed, lines and shapes running in every direction. Those were inspired from the fashion world, specifically the Prive 2010 Collection by Armani, which uses a similar amalgamation of lines and shapes (yeah, it looks awkward on the clothes, too).

Other than the feeling that there's just too much going on, the overall shape of the car looks good with its broad shoulders, ovular grille, and curvaceous hood. The forward-sliding doors are also one of those cool design-y touches. The grille, headlights, and intakes work together to look the part of a demented smile—maybe it's the Joker that should be driving it and not Batman

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