Concept: C2 Designer: Salaff Design Odds of Production: Should be ready to show by August
As renderings of the new C2 supercar from Salaff Design reveal, automotive architect Carlos Salaff believes that the most beautiful forms are a study in contrasts. “Design languages boil down to a few extremes,” he says. “Lamborghini, for example, has a super-faceted aesthetic, while Mercedes and Infiniti look for liquidity. I’m trying to marry both of those expressions with an elegance that hasn’t been seen before.”
Salaff found inspiration for his creation from classic racers. “I’m really drawn to the tactility of those early cars—the snap of a toggle switch, the movement of analog gauges—and wanted to celebrate the connection between man and machine.” Thus, the C2 features an aluminum chassis, a body of carbon fiber and hand-beaten aluminum, and a 5-liter V-10 engine. The result is a vehicle described as “a Porsche 917 for the year 2025.” You won’t have to wait that long, though; a prototype will be presented at the 2018 Monterey Car Week, in August, before commissioned production commences.