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Car Design: City Rover

Car Design: City Rover

With all the technology and novelty that we see/witness nowadays. It's hard not to imagine that in the near future (already here) we'll cars with auto-pilot, driverless cars where you can simply just let the car go and enjoy your ride from A to B. One of the primary novelty we had was the  Electric Car. We would like to showcase a car design called the City Rover that was awarded Michelin 2016 Design Challenge; MOBILITY FOR ALL. The city rover will take you almost anywhere ... But the city is where both of you will be at home. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); For decades we have been using small vehicles, or more commonly called micro cars. Some of these vehicles are among the most well known and successful machines ever created, ranging from the Isp / BMW Isetta to the original Fiat 500 or Mini. There are several key factors involved in the birth and growth of such designs but if we wanted to reflect all of them in one word it would be EFFICIENCY; Fuel, Economic, Space or material efficiency. About the City Rover In an era where we have an app or gadget for almost any small thing, it is astonishing to realize how unspecialized our cars have remained, big or small, almost all cars on the market today are general purpose, city and highway-capable and of course, we pay that price everyday. Aimed exclusively at the urban lifestyle and itineraries, the Huracan City Rover takes advantage of all the benefits that specialization brings; it leaves long distance travel to trains, buses or planes, and reinforces the best city car qualities. With this approach it can be boast higher passenger density, lower costs and clean power, all this without feeling range of power limitations. Credits Hussain Almossawi Marin Myftiu For more information, check out their Behance.

Concept Car Design

Concept Car Design

Last week we saw Elon Musk unveil the new Tesla Model 3 and an incredible number of pre-orders. I followed the event via Twitter and other social media tools and I was amazed by the reactions. It reminded me of the Steve Jobs' Apple Events. Also the fact that people pay a thousand dollars for a reservation for a car that won't be available till 2018 is a testament that people love electric cars, especially well designed ones. Because of that in this post I will share some awesome car design concepts by Alexander Imnadze. Alexander Imnadze is a 26 years old and curious about automotive design & art in general, he has already worked in some of the world most-wide recognized design studios such as Alfa romeo - Maserati, Design house Bertone & now Ford motor company. Since childhood he was always passionate about cars robots & sculpture, "this affected my life a lot" - he says. He went thru art school/musical, to architecture, computer game industry as a sci-fi concept artist to automotive design. During his journey he was always trying to push himself forward and keeping his mind open. Bellow a few of Alexander's work. For more information check out http://alexanderimnadze.blogspot.com.tr

BMW Vision NEXT 100

BMW Vision NEXT 100

It's been a long time since the last post about industrial design, which by the way, is my background. I sucked at industrial design, but I learned a lot about materials, budgeting and prototyping. I love seeing projects about the topic, especially car design. The BMW Vision NEXT 100 is one of this projects that makes wonder about the cars we will see in the future. It's a concept but gives a glimpse of what's coming and that's why it deserves a feature here on ABDZ Video

Hold your breath with these hand drawing artwork of Claeys Jelle

Hold your breath with these hand drawing artwork of Claeys Jelle

The art of Claeys Jelle is that kind of hand drawing you think is not made without a Photoshop or something on a computer. He is a specialist in design cars, with a unique style he uses pencils, special pens, paper and other tools you can find out on the pictures. Hand drawing is something that always take my attention, maybe because I did architecture but the real thing is that there are a lot of technologies to make awesome artworks and when I find people doing this kind of art right on paper I really think it deserve my mention here on Abduzeedo. "Automotive artwork tailor made as you wish, cars, boats, airplanes, motorcycles..." For more of his work visit jelleclaeys.com.

Conceptual Car Designs by Khyzyl Saleem

Conceptual Car Designs by Khyzyl Saleem

Khyzyl Saleem is an illustrator and concept artist based in Manchester, UK. Conceptualism is an art of combining concepts obviously, but also make a transition from your ideas to your installations which in this case? Cars. With only 3 years in the design, Khyzyl has evolved his incredible skills and this series will prove it even more. All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem All Rights to Khyzyl Saleem Links: Khyzyl on Artstation: http://www.artstation.com/artist/KhyzylSaleem Khyzyl on Behance: https://www.behance.net/TheKyza

Car Design: Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

Car Design: Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

The design team of Aston Martin was involved with the Creator of Gran Turismo (popular driving stimulator franchise) to develop a breathtaking addition to its upcoming Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™). Using the same techniques in the development of a real Aston Martin, the team had to revolutionize the aerodynamics as a way of enhancing and support the car’s functionality in-game. Could this be the future for Aston Martin?! ...Developed by the Aston Martin design team, DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer available for Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™), following its global launch at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The twin-turbo mid-engined racer offers up to 800bhp, endowing it with blistering performance fully in keeping with the high octane nature of the game. All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin Images from Gran Turismo 6 All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin All Rights to Aston Martin Videos Links More info about the DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo: http://dp-100.astonmartin.com More info about Aston Martin: http://www.astonmartin.com

SOL.E - Personal Transportation

SOL.E - Personal Transportation

It's been quite a long time since our last post about industrial design, especially car design. To change that today we feature the SOL.E - Personal Transportation, a project created by Adam Carvalho, a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Humber College, passionate about design and always up to try something new, and have as much fun as possible. Currently, automobiles account for almost a third of our carbon emissions in products and utilities used today. This doesn't stem just from the fossil fuels burnt from vehicle use, but from manufacturing, end-of-life, material choices, etc. SOL .E is geared towards personal transportation, translated into a single seat vehicle. It is designed to be a full range road vehicle which optimizes sustainability through manufacutring, materials, useage, and end-of-life disposal. Via Behance

BMW Osmotic Drive

BMW Osmotic Drive

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

Car UX Inspiration

Car UX Inspiration

Designing interfaces is all about how to create the easiest way for the user to control machines. Most of the time we think about software, but if we think about it one of the most common interface we deal almost daily is from cars. It's been like that for decades and it's amazing to see the similarities and also the differences between car brands and styles. Car-ux.com is a website that features dashboard of cars and it's a great source of inspiration. For more information visit http://car-ux.com/

Slick Car Concepts by 600v

Slick Car Concepts by 600v

Any car lover simply goes crazy when seeing a super slick car concept. To imagine the thrill of driving such a cool concept is just awesome. So I thought it would be cool to share the work of Russian artist 600v (ixlrlxi). 600v comes up with some super amazing designs. From smooth lines to razor sharp killer machines. These are way too good! But being only a handful, you may visit his portfolio at DeviantART for a ton more concepts! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did... also, tell us which one you like the most! Cheers. ;)

Transformation Car Design Project

Transformation Car Design Project

Olivier Gamiette is a self-taught designer from Paris, France. With the main interest of bringing new exciting ideas to life Olivier today works for Peugeot as Senior Designer in Paris. In this project he showed us how he rendered children's sketches into incredible car designs. It's awesome to see the evolution of the basic sketches to the final result and how much of the basic concept kept unchanged. Oliview brought six children's car sketches to life by rendering them as a prize for the 'Draw Me The Car of 2020' design competition, launched in collaboration with the french children's magazine Okapi.The six 9-14 year old winners – Clement, Thomas, Tom, Lena, Leo and Gaspard – were able to see their dream cars realized with my personal photoshop rendering method. I presented the first placed winner, Clément, with a 270mm by 140mm model of his design at an awards ceremony held at the cPeugeot's design center in Velizy, France. I shared with the young winners my thoughts and inspiration behind their designs. . It was totally amazing and so magical for them to discover their sketch reinterpreted in a realistic rendering drawing. They were very proud and some of them already know they would like to become car designers .. Details For more information visit: http://www.behance.net/gamiette

Chevy Equinox - Case Study

Chevy Equinox - Case Study

Automotive Design is probably one of the most fascinating areas of design in my opinion. It exemplifies how style, branding, technology and constraints play together while creating a product. Kirill Ponomarenko illustrates this in a project completed during his GM Exterior Design internship in the Summer 2012 focused on the Chevy Equinox. Kirill Ponomarenko is a industrial designer with BS Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech (2008), he has worked at the General Motors Aerodynamics group for over four years. While at GM, he also completed two exterior design internships in the summers of 2011 and 2012. I'm passionate about cars, racing, entertainment art, soccer, snowboarding, ice cream, and many other things. For more information visit http://www.kirillcandraw.com/

Car Design: Ford New Releases at Buenos Aires

Car Design: Ford New Releases at Buenos Aires

I've had de honor to represent Abduzeedo in a trip sponsored by Ford to Buenos Aires, to visit the city and the 6th International Motor Show, an event that happens from 20th to 30th of July in the Argentinian capital. The event is really amazing. I've had the opportunity to closely see some cars that are the consumer dream of any automobile lover, and I also got to know Ford's new releases at the fair, cars that got innovative design and technology. Since our main focus is design, I won't get into technical information per say... so here are some of the cars presented at the Ford booth, the Ford Design Hall. EcoSport The EcoSport has got a pretty slick design, fluid and dynamic. Ranger Rough design! F-150 Raptor This one is simply absurd. Look at the size of this monster! Great interior space! Ford GT Tungsten Silver The Ford GT seems to be very retro, but it has got a amazing body and design. Mustang Shelby GT500 This one is my personal favorite. Internal view. Sooo comfortable Focus Electric A great interior for a great car! It's time to show the releases! The cars had a cover. The expectations were high! Evos The Evos looked like it was going to fly away. What a great concept car... everyone was just drooling over it. This side panel is just amazing. It's a touch screen that supposedly shows informations about the car. That's heavy, doc. Kuga New Fiesta New Focus As you can see, all Ford cars have got absolutely stunning designs. They sure took their time doing these. And you can imagine the pain of getting inside some of these and not being able to take any of them home! lol Besides the brand new ones, there were also some treats for old car fans, like these Hot Rods! Super machines indeed! Obviously there were more companies exposing their cars, so here are some of them rocking some great architecture and design. There was also some Ducatti motorcycles, like this stunning black one. Super old, yet preserved Jaguar. So much style! Toyota Fun-Vii, a concept car with a screen on the outside. Probably great for advertising. It could easily be a taxi in a Blade Runner-like future. This is the Toyota NS4 Concept. Furious design, man! Besides the cars at the show, I had the chance to get to know a little bit of Buenos Aires and by far the thing that caught the most of my attention was the architecture of the city. Of course this is a car design post, but the trip was so good with so many things to see that I just have to share some of the pics I've taken there. These are not professional pics, and most of them was taken from inside a bus, but I guess you can get an overall idea of how beautiful Buenos Aires is. And the biggest surprise of the whole trip was a visit to The Beatles Museum (The Cavern), a collection of thousands (seriously, thousands) of original items that belonged to the Beatles. Any fan will sure love to visit this spot! I'm really thankful to Ford for his unforgettable opportunity given to Abduzeedo! Thank you, guys! Cheers. ;)

Captain America & Tron Concept Designs by Daniel Simon

Captain America & Tron Concept Designs by Daniel Simon

Sci-fi movies are one of my favorite genres because they explore the unknown trying to envision the future. Thinking about the future is not an easy task. There are so many things that we just take for granted and therefore it is hard to imagine how they will look and behave. Daniel Simon is a master of this reality and has created vehicles for movies like Tron Legacy, Captain America, Obvlivion and many more. In this post we will share with you some of these projects, showing artworks and sketches. For more information we highly recommend that you visit Daniel's website at http://danielsimon.com/ Marvel’s Captain America Hydra Parasite The Hydra Parasite is a flying bomb designed for the 2011 Marvel feature film ‘Captain America’, carried by a large Flying Wing in a set of eight. The 2R marking on this early test version defined its spot in the wing, second right. Early concept drawings and models were created to explore the taste of director Joe Johnston. The simplistic teardrop shape on the right got picked (see first image left), with pusher props and a cockpit positioned far back. A futuristic forward facing cockpit was also considered (see second image with design models), but was difficult to film in particular scenes. So the front of the final design turned into the bomb device itself. Counter-rotating twin props were later dropped in favor for a more experimental drive. The Hydra Schmidt Coupé The Hydra Schmidt Coupé is technically a roadster, but was originally designed as a Coupé and never changes its name. Lets just say its stubborn owner Johann Schmidt the Red Skull liked the sound of it. The car was explained in the film script to be the fastest road car of its time. Not due to its aerodynamics but its incredible power – a supercharged, 16 cylinder engine. Together with Director Joe Johnston and Production Designer Rick Heinrichs, we researched Coupés of the 40ies to define the style for this vehicle. At first, I envisioned an extreme car shaped like a 1937 Auto Union Type C streamliner, but I soon understood the film’s director was looking for something classic and upright. A style-blend of a Mercedes 540K, a Mercedes G4 Off roader plus some hints of Bentley and Duesenberg turned out to be the perfect language. Others Disney’s Tron Legacy Disney’s Tron Legacy was a fantastic project to be involved with. I was hired as Concept Vehicle Designer under the supervision and inspiration of director Joe Kosinski and production designer Darren Gilford. Between September 2008 and July 2009 I was responsible to create the final look of various Tron vehicles, including the Light Cycle, the Vintage Light Cycle, the Light Runner, the Light Jets, and a few background vehicles. Working hand in hand with Darren Gilford, set designer Joe Hiura and cutting-edge effect house Digital Domain, this project was a team effort. For the most iconic vehicle of the film, the new Light Cycle, I could based the final look on previously done studies by fellow designers Ryan Church, Harald Belker, Tim Flattery and Ed Natividad. Other machines, like the Vintage Light Cycle or the Tank, are modern re-interpretations of their originals from the 1982 film, created back then by master mind Syd Mead. Sketches

McLaren MP4-12C Photoshoot by Thomas Moeller

Car Design Photography: McLaren MP4-12C by Thomas Moeller

I grew up watching F-1 races on the weekends, my favorite driver was Ayrton Senna and he used to be part of the McLaren team back in the day. I remember that one of my favorite things to do in school was to draw his F1 racing cars. I also remember when McLaren announced their first car and since then they've been pushing the limits of card design. The new McLaren MP4-12C is a proof of that. This post tries to show not the car only but the work of Thomas Moeller who took this amazing photos. For the launch of the new website cars.mclaren.com we got the opportunity to spend 4 full days shooting the MP4-12C at the McLaren Product Centre in Woking, England. We also spent time across the McLaren Technology Centre, shots the new McLaren P1, and long quiet evenings exploring and experiencing the amazing space that these cars are produced in. We aimed to bring a much more luxurious, artistic, and elegant feeling to the shoot and get creative within the constraints and limitations of the space. Thomas Moeller is a London-based Creative Director with over 15 years experience across US, UK, European and other international markets - currently Creative Director at SapientNitro London, the world’s largest integrated marketing & technology firm. For more information visit http://www.thomasmoeller.com/

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Classic Porsche 550 by Additive Studios

Icons embody certain qualities that represent something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, from a bottle of Coca Cola, the red tab on a pair of Levi's to the smooth lines and timeless headlights of a Porsche. Today on Abduzeedo we bring you a stunning gallery featuring a vintage 3D render of a Porsche 550 Spider. This beautiful icon has maintained its longevity and design integrity over the years, evolving ever so slightly to deliver each new generation the Porsche it dreamed. I grew up in Brazil driving around in my dad's VW Beetle born from the same designer, Ferdinand Porsche, and have always had an obsession with the design of this car. One day I'll own one but for now I can only post about my dream car and channel my inner Hank Moody. - "If you analyse the function of an object, its form often becomes obvious." - Ferdinand Alexander Porsche When you spend all that time creating one really detailed 3d model, it only seemed logical to create a series. This time we wanted to explore closeups and use depth of field and bokeh effects - additive studios About Additive Studios Additive is a post-production studio based in London, Comprising two talented CG artists / retouchers (Matt and Pete) with over 20 years’ experience between them (Saddington & Baynes, Um CGI and Solid), you benefit from tightly costed estimates (no flashy offices or leggy secretaries, sorry) and the undivided attention of the two key people. Of course we have the support of specialist friends when needed (character artists, animators, digital sculptors, etc) and are involved with all the most cutting edge medias including the latest Augmented Reality. For more information visit http://www.additivestudios.co.uk/

LaFerrari

LaFerrari

One of the first posters my brother and I had was of the iconic Ferrari F40. I used to obsess over the car, drawing in school on the last pages of my notebook. Since then Ferrari has launched the F50, the Enzo Ferrari and this week they reveal the successor of the legend named LaFerrari. Obviously we are not talking about a car, but a masterpiece of design and craftsmanship. Of course we had to post about LaFerrari. We are sharing some images and videos from the official site and we highly recommend that you check it out. We think you'll enjoy learning all about the design and construction elements that make this icon unique. Teaser Concepts The result is strongly reminiscent of the gloriously exuberant forms of late-1960s Ferrari sports prototypes, such as the 330 P4 and the 312P. The ratio of the front and wheelarch dimensions are also very much in line with Ferrari tradition. The LaFerrari’s body has been given a sculptural treatment heavily influenced by its aerodynamics. Its elegantly sculpted forms lend a sense of huge power and aggression to the wheelarches, with surfaces flowing fluidly rearwards over the cockpit and beautifully resolved forms that give shape to the volumes themselves. Photos The LaFerrari’s architecture represents the pinnacle of innovation even by Ferrari’s legendary standards. The objective was to increase aerodynamic efficiency, deliver ideal weight distribution, lower the car’s centre of gravity as far as possible, and, most importantly of all, seamlessly integrate the new hybrid system Via http://www.laferrari.com/