Concept Sports/Racing Car
c. 1980. Mixed media on paper, cut out and laid on a larger sheet. Signed, "Dom Pacitti" Image size (including text): 9 1/4 x 25 inches, visible. Framed. 17 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches.
The epitome of the American sports car by car stylist, Dom Pacitti.
That car racing has influenced car design is as interesting as it is obvious because the modern American sports car itself embodies not just aerodynamics but also the sense of danger, the antagonism of competition, the thrill of triumph and superiority of motor racing. This smooth, sleek, dark car conveys an image of latent power that is as unmistakably American as an extravagant science fiction movie. Its dark blue with purple highlights and black windows imply stealth and unsularity, as well as impeccable craftsmanship.