Currently in Sweden, I had the honour to assist earlier today to the World Premiere of the new Volvo V60, right in the heart of Suburbia of Stockholm. I was part with many others in participation of a non-traditional way to unveil a new car. If you think about the traditional way of a conference hall or a motor show. It wasn't the case at all. We had a really warm welcome in a beautiful house where you were able to walk around and see first hands the diverse needs and realities of modern family life. After a quick lunch and being served fika, we took "stage" outside the house in the parking area where the snow (real snow!) was slowly falling down. It was the perfect set. We even had some neighbours from houses all around that was looking through their own household windows, it felt really like an intimate experience. After a little while, the new Volvo V60 was revealed to us. A stunning design packed with the new T6 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that generates a combined 340hp or the T8 Twin Engine AWD petrol plug-in hybrid that delivers 390hp. That's not all, Volvo is standing tall as the industry leader in safety, with a comprehensive list of safety features including advanced driver support systems known from the 90 Series and XC60, making the new V60 one of the safest cars on the road. In their words The car was launched in its natural habitat – the driveway of a family home in Stockholm – highlighting Volvo Cars’ pedigree in family estates and pinpointing how the V60’s versatile design caters to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life. Few car makers can match Volvo Cars’ history and credibility in making well-designed, practical and versatile estate cars. The family estate driver is an important customer for our business and has been for generations,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and CEO of Volvo Cars. “The new V60 honours that tradition, but also takes it much further.” Håkan Samuelsson on the Volvo V60 Your browser does not support the video tag. More Links Learn more about the new Volvo V60 Like Abduzeedo on Facebook Follow Abduzeedo on Instagram The new V60 shares Volvo Cars’ Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform with the award-winning new XC60 and four top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, which have been the collective force behind the company’s record-breaking global sales performance in recent years. The SPA-based V60 introduces a new standard to the mid-size premium estate segment with a luxurious interior, increased levels of space, advanced connectivity, plus Volvo Cars’ latest driver support systems and other safety technology. The Unveiling Experience (Photo Gallery) Volvo V60 Reveal Video Your browser does not support the video tag. About Volvo Car Group Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 571,577 cars in 2017 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding. More Links Learn more about the new Volvo V60
Exciting to share that Abduzeedo will be heading to Sweden, Stockholm to be more precise. We will be covering the launch of the new Volvo model 2019 V60 wagon. With the slogan: "Designed for Generations" from their teaser, you can imagine how Volvo will reinvent themselves in term of tech and if they will be offering an electric model too. But first, let's celebrate the arrival of the new V60 on February 21st. Make sure to follow our social media accounts to assist at the overall event. More to come very soon! Our cars have been enjoyed, shared and held fondly in the memories of drivers and passengers for decades. In creating the new Volvo V60, we’re continuing a legacy of estates and moments for a new generation to remember. More Links Learn more about Volvo Cars Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Volvo V60 Teaser
Mercedes-Benz has recently introduced the 2019 G-Class model, the first redesign in nearly 40 years. A lot of people will mention that this model looks pretty identical but it's mostly a redesign to improve the on-road dynamics and adding loads of new tech for the next generation. We are taking a look at the work of Markus Wendler, a photographer based in Germany. Markus has worked with many big brands (mostly car companies) like: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and more. In this collection, we are following the magnificent car in different locations like Iceland, Frankfurt and Utah, USA. Photographer Markus Wendler shot the new generation of Mercedes' G Class in 3 looks. It was a massive job spanning the USA and Europe. The results are breath taking automotive landscape shots, showing the off road vehicle mastering different elements. More Links Learn more about Markus Wendler at markuswendler.com Follow Markus on Instagram Follow LEVINE / LEAVITT on Behance Photo Gallery
What I particularly like about LYNK & CO philosophy, approach and business model are the fact that is more than just a car. There’s a definitive mindset behind this brand to be wide open as an open source to creation and collaboration. Some of us might think that CO from LYNK & CO would mean company but it actually means Co:operation, Co:mmunity and Co:nnection. We gotta that play of words! That being said, the car itself would have connectivity features like: Shareable Locks (meaning there will be no key), Start your car from your phone and all to be intended into what they called: Share Mode. I am pretty sure as being an open source, there will be more cool features coming from third parties. As we are well-aware that being giving freedom is an open door to greater things. Some Words While other car brands struggle with their digital transformation, our brand is born digital. The lack of legacy systems and the ability to build solutions in the cloud enables us to depart from the old model of car sales and service to bring the customer seamlessly through an omnichannel platform, with intuitive interaction at every touchpoint – from researching and purchase and all the way through the owning, sharing, serving and re-selling of a car - David Green, Chief Digital Officer of LYNK & CO. LYNK & CO sets out from the start to be open to outside innovation and aims to be the first organisation in the world to leverage a complete commercial platform, in order to bring innovative applications and services to the customer. LYNK & CO have collaborated closely with Microsoft and Alibaba to build a whole new digital customer infrastructure for the car industry with new digital order, supply, sales and CRM systems and custom applications for user interaction. Ericsson and LYNK & CO have teamed up to create the latest car connectivity cloud. The digital platform will feature an open API and is entended to instigate for endless opportunities to personalize, enriche and expand the automobile experience. Share model. An innovation unique to LYNK & CO car models are shareable locks. Physical locks will only be needed as a backup for a LYNK & CO car. Both open and start is done via Radio Frequency Identity and digital encryption. As a result, it is possible for anyone to register for a LYNK & CO identity which will entitle them to a digital lock. Owners of LYNK & CO cars will be able to add additional locks to their cars, enabling friends, family or service staff to drive their car. To demonstrate this functionality, LYNK & CO have invented a share mode. A button which enables the owner to make their car available to use for a specific time. This could enable people in an apartment block to share a number of cars instead of needing one car each or for an owner to generate rental income. Requests, payments and all customer relations will be seamlessly managed in LYNK & CO’s digital platform. About LYNK & CO LYNK & CO is a brand from Geely Auto Group, a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group – the owner of Volvo Cars and London Taxi Company. Geely Auto Group is one of China’s largest car manufacturers. More information: https://www.lynkco.com.
Tomek Olszowski is a photograher based in Cracow, Poland. He specialized in digital photography and also retouching and has worked with Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Maserati Poland, TopGear Poland and more. What is particular about his process (maybe I wasn't aware) is other than sketching, there also the use of 3D renderings which makes the work even more interesting. Check it out! All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor All Rights to Feridun Akgungor Links More info about Tomek Olszowski: http://www.tomekolszowski.com Follow Tomek Olszowski on Behance: https://www.behance.net/tomekolszowski
We all know the importance of sketching during any design process, however depending on the field we work we tend to skip the sketching part and go straight to more detailed mocks. That's one of the reasons I love to see car design projects. The sketching and ideation during this part of the process is never forgotten. A great example is the project that Mark Cansick titled BMW Osmotic Drive - Final Year Project Flatwork. An amphibious luxury vehicle for 2023. Incorporating elements from seaweed and the idea of erosion on the exterior features to isolate key features on the surfaces. Mark Cansick is a automotive design student from London, UK. For more information visit: https://www.behance.net/MarkCansick
Philipp Rupprecht is a photographer specializing in Car Photography based in Germany. Gearing up with a Canon EOS 350D, Philipp showcases beautiful exotic cars with a rich tone of colours and lighting. Follow his Instagram for a cool gallery of Behind-the-Scenes and more. Pagani Huayra by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Ferrari F12 Novitec Rosso N-Largo by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Mansory Carbonado by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Lamborghini Aventador by NovitecRosso 1 by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Mercedes SLS AMG by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW f30 3series performance by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW M1 by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW M1 by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px RWB Porsche by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px RM1 Judd V8 'Reto Meisel' by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Shelby Cobra @ mulholland highway by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW M3 GT2 E92 Alexander Gräff vorn full res rupics www.rupics. by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW 1M by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Audi S5 vs. LA skyline by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px BMW S1000RR black/orange by Philipp Rupprecht on 500px Links More info about Phillipp Rupprecht: http://www.rupics.de Follow Philipp on 500px: http://500px.com/philipprupprecht Follow Philipp on Instagram: http://instagram.com/philipprupprecht_
Ford has chosen the Mustang, their most iconic car, to illustrate the evolution of colors in vehicles over the past 50 years. The goal was to show how colors follow fashion trends, behaviors and tastes of the customers from time to time. A historic study done by Ford shows that in the past 5 decades the color of cars varied from shades of brown and soft yellows to more audacious tones that helped to differentiate one of the world's most popular sports car. Color Palette The Mustang's color palette shows the preference of each decade. Today, black is the chosen color for those who own a Mustang representing 28% of the orders, a 10% increase from the last decade. In comparison, that number was 1.5% in the years between 1967 and 1973. Naturally, red has always been a popular color for sport cars and represents 21% of all Mustangs sold to date. In 1967, less than 10% of the line was in red. In the last decade it grew to 22%. Blue dominated the first years of the Mustang, reaching 30% of all Mustangs in 1968 when it was offered in 6 different tones. In the past years the blue is back in different shades that helped this color to reach 23% of the sales. Silver is another color that has been preferred by customers. About the Mustang The Ford Mustang is an automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company. It was initially based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. Introduced on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" model by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker's most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current fifth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles—sports car-like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks—and gave rise to competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro, and Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, as well as Chrysler's revamped Plymouth Barracuda and the first generation Dodge Challenger. The Mustang is also credited for inspiring the designs of coupés such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were imported to the United States. About Ford Motor Company The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. In the past it has also produced heavy trucks, tractors and automotive components. Ford owns small stakes in Mazda of Japan and Aston Martin of the United Kingdom. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership.
Concept Cars always have been a fascinating subject for us to get inspired for the future. What will be the next coming? Today, I am showcasing this concept car by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu from Skyrill.com, I hope you guys will enjoyed it! The XKX Jaguar is a new generation electric roadster, aimed at pushing both performance and power efficiency to a new level. This concept tries to revive the glorious design lines of the brand, combining fresh solutions, a unique, new aerodynamics, tailored around the electrical elements of the power system as well as cutting-edge energy feedback. Inspired by the e-type from 50 years ago Sketches One of the main challenges during the concept drafting was avoiding the heaviness associated with many of today’s muscle cars, including actual Jaguar models. Like with the models of the golden era, we wanted to recreate a thin, elegant profile, but still showing off all the extra power and technological improvements. The solution was dividing the volume into two separate perceptive entities: one that “floated over” and transmitted the characteristic veil-like feeling, and another, below this layer, that spoke of all the power and adrenaline this car was capable of, which was translated into ample front and rear openings at the sides. The morphology of the lower part was the most important and is obviously the most distinctive compared to current roadsters; the delicate equilibrium of the large curves of the air intakes had at the same time to transmit aggressiveness, but still appearing light and ephemeral, giving the adequate perceptive lightness to the upper curves. This, is partly due to an intricate array of reasons, but in large part it’s also the very nature of those stylish cars of the ‘70s; the minimalistic, flowing lines of the E-Type, are maybe the very perfection of an automobile, almost entirely deprived of all the subtleties and excessive detail, they have very little to be improved. Just like the sculptural representations of Konstantin Brancusi, the E-Type represents somehow the very essence of an automobile, with almost total smoothness, the perfect balance of muscle and elegance, all embodied in a dreamlike shell that seems to stay afloat, hovering on some dense, invisible fluid which also shaped it’s very being. Given the circumstances, is somehow a paradox to try to follow an evolutionary path that leads to something “better” than these masterpieces. However, a new, in depth study of some glorious Jaguar models, was in our view a chance to find that path again, looking for distinctive DNA traits of the model through the years. And applying current styling trends and standards, especially in the view of new body-forming techniques and new technologies, we started to envision the very successor of the E-Type and XK8 Jags, applying similar, stylish curves that run harmoniously from nose to tail, some of them uninterruptedly.
The electric cars always have been a fascinating solution to a new way of living among the growing green society around the world. Hopefully, one day the electric cars will be part of the majority of cars on the planet. Let me share with you this BMW i Concept cars that might give you a new way of thinking about the future. BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services. Copyrights to BMW For more information about the BMW i Concept cars, you can visit their website at BMW-i.com. Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 3 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com BMW i 8 Concept Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com Images Courtesy of BMW-i.com
Concept cars have an unique way to make us dream of the future. That's exactly what the Astrum Meera does: puts you in a world where technology and design walked a long path and found perfect balance. The Astrum Meera is a proposed concept car possessing several distinctive features that play a unique role in safety, sustainability, and practical design. The exhaust of the car has built-in sensors that track the level of CO2 emmisions and alert the driver when it exceeds the normal range. The wheel rims work through magnetic levitation, like train wheels, making the car lighter and faster. The side mirrors are hidden when parked and roll out of the body once the engine starts. The mirrors have a built-in camera system that allows the driver to clearly see outside from inside the vehicle without opening windows in the rain or turning your head around. Car Design and Sketches: John Baltazar - http://www.baltazar.tk 3D and Visualization: Hussain & Ali Almossawi - http://www.skyrill.com ID Presentation Sketch by Tim Tsai - http://www.changtingtsai.com/ This is the whole process from start to finish, showing a few highlights from each phase. Sketches Concept Logo Plans Clay Renderings 3D Renders Details The wheel rims work through magnetic levitation, like train wheels, making the car lighter and faster. The exhaust of the car has built-in sensors that track the level of CO2 emmisions and alert the driver when it exceeds the normal range. The mirrors have a built-in camera system that allows the driver to clearly see outside from inside the vehicle without opening windows in the rain or turning your head around. This is an animation showing how the side mirrors work. Matt Paint Interior Final Renders Backgrounds are courtesy of Evermotion.
Image the year 2040, the standard of living increased dramatically, the environment is warmer and the signification of luxury changed. Material and design matter more when buying a car. Here are some interesting concepts on how future cars may look like. Where to find him on the web: http://www.behance.net/AmarVaya MG v1 Izaro Motors - GTE Audi Anxiom Project The zeitgeist of today is of a fast moving world, where science is exponentially advancing and society's complexity is rapidly changing. During the constant transitions it can be easy to overlook some important values in the search for honest design. Beauty is a diverse subject which can be applied in different ways such as aesthetics or mathematics, however it also holds intrinsic value for future generations. The Axiom project is a branding exercise designed to introduce 'beauty' to the implications of Audi's tradition. The key is to find a way in which the two can be used together to promote the beauty of today's world. In addition to this, Axiom is a study into balancing proportion, surface tension and aesthetic emotion for the Audi brand. The Audi Axiom project is designed to express beauty, if any, that exist with the brand. As beauty is a broad subject, and also one that does not directly comply with the Audi brand, only a select few areas could have been explored. The first is Audi tradition, the brand's history is full of success and progress through technology has been the driving force. The spirit of our society in today's world is full of uncertainty and chaos, and progress is always a continuous hope for everyone. Axiom is an attempt to reflect this feeling and promote beauty as a place of refuge from the confusion of the world. The second area where Audi could explore beauty, is the relation we have with time. The beauty of time, and the things that come with it such as history, wisdom, knowledge and legacy, all have links to Audi. Audi have pioneering status in many areas of design and technology, and expressing this through aesthetics is a clear direction to take. The visual energy from the car is designed to express age, content and wisdom gathered over Audi history, this is combined with the technological aspect of Audi where sportiness, power and agility are key to promote the brand. Jaguar 2040 What is Luxury in 2040? In an intelligent and self-developed age, society will bring luxury to a new status. Indulgence in the harmony of a tailored experience designed to match individual ideologies. Luxury is having the opportunity to fulfill life. What is it? The Jaguar L-type is designed to be a Luxury vehicle for a modern era, it is designed to be a cruiser for the modern city inhabitant. The objective for the L-type is to become a piece of sculpture when not in use, and it can do this by parking on special hub's installed around the city, which are positioned upright to drastically alter the vehicle's appearance. When parked on the hubs, it's secondary use is to gather solar electricity, like a blossomed flower reaching above the shade of undergrowth. The vehicle is continuously connected to the national grid, where it draws power via the front wheels, which in turn powers electro magnetic thrust, which react with specially adapted roads. Scenario 2040 Society -Overpopulation requires fully sustainable cities to be developed local to existing cities. -After seeing the effects of global warming, world governments prioritise the environment and integrate society with nature. Technology -Nano revolution has dawned and nuclear fusion is still not ready for mainstream use. Maximising renewable energy is important. Aiding this, development into ultra efficient and powerful electronics. -Nano materials, Nano computers and Nano solar voltaic cells change the way the car is packaged, centralising the user. -Products are designed to provide human satisfaction rather than to fuel consumerism. Economy -Recession brings a generation who are aware of financial matters, buying into timeless products/ cultures, which fuel a healthy product lifespan. -The standard of living is increased dramatically in the eco city, due to a natural lifestyle the population will begin the accept a happier place, with equilibrium in human behavior. Ecology -The environment is warmer due to global warming, however the damage caused by CO2 emissions is slowly reversed with advancements in technology. Political -Break down of traditional governments makes way for a scientific driven leadership. -World peace is within grasp. -Eastern superpowers merge with western societies creating a increasingly diverse World. Luxury and Design -Overconsumption is no longer a sign of success -Cultural experience over material possession. -Timeless quality thinking with technology -Sustainability where material and design matter most.
Opened in 2008 the I-Way is a building dedicated to car and racing lovers. It is a place where the public can do simulations in race cars as Endurance, Raly and even Formula 1. The design of this sensational construction, located in Lyon - France, is from Cyrille Druart architects. Made of concrete slabs, it provides an internal environment focused on the simulators, the cars are camouflaged with the colors of the building and seem to be part of the building. I can't imagine the feeling of sitting in those cars, but I'm sure that it must be awesome. Besides this main attraction, the complex I-Way also offers fitness rooms, bar (alcohol-free), restaurant, conference rooms and offices. With its eighteen car simulators engineered by the aeronautics industry and made available here to the public for the first time, I-Way resolutely positions itself as a top-of-the-range venue. © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart © Cyrille Druart Photos by Cyrille Druart. To explore a bit more of I-Way check this PDF out.
Oliver Paffrath is a genius when it comes to car photographs, he has worked with the best car companies in the business and made their cars look more than amazing on each ad campaign. If you a fan of cars, photography, and great final results you must check this out. Oliver Paffrath After a three year apprenticeship at a still life studio in Cologne, where he honed his technical skills, Oliver Paffrath worked as a first assistant to Michael Klein for six years. This experience, including all aspects of production, prepared Oliver to start his own business in 2001. Initially his career revolved around shooting people, but car photography was never far from his thoughts and combining people with cars became the catalyst for what has become a passion, Based in Hamburg, some of the clients Oliver has created campaigns for are: Chevrolet, Hyundai, Infiniti, Opel, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Mazda, Kia and BMW Motorcycles. For more visit oliver-paffrath.com
You will be amazed when you see all the work done by these artists, that's why I not only selected the artwork but the original photo to show you how insane a car graphic can be, for everyone who loves pimped out car it's a must see, enjoy! I was surfing thought deviantart when I found this section there and I have to say I was very impressed by the quality and the creativity put into these works, It feels like it's a whole community behind this type of art, a lot of great artists where found as you can see, don't hesitate to click on the images ans scope for more into their galleries, I really hope everyone likes it and all these cars, before and after got me thinking of a tutorial, what you think? Lexus IS-F Lamborgini Gallardo xC V12T Concept Subaru Impreza Fiat Punto Abarth Subaru Impreza Mitsubishi Lancer Fiat Punto Stealth Evo 9 Bride Silvia s13 Nissan 350z Rockstar Porsche RS GT-R Subaru Impreza Nissan Skyline GT-R Ford Focus B.E.R Holden Commodore Coupe Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Honda S2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI Chevrolet Camaro RS Nissan 370Z Nissan GTR R35 Mercedes Benz SLR Nissan 370Z Senna Honda Civic WRC Nissan Silvia Audi S3 Honda S2000 Audi TT Dodge Ram DUB Nissan Silvia Corvette C6
StudioKxx is a great design studio from Poland. He is definetely one of the most talented designers out there and worked together with Peter Jaworowski. He published his working progress on a wallpaper. 4 days of working
The fact that the last video we've posted here was a car commercial as the one we're posting today has nothing to do with coincidence. It's an awesome thing how these commercials are getting better, and better. And of course, they are not always the same. Last week's Lexus commercial had a lot of motion graphics, today's video is totally simple, but beautifully done, and I bet you'll love it. Enjoy! ;)