July, 2017 § Leave a comment
June, 2017 § Leave a comment
Laurens van den Acker has held the role of Design leader at Renault since 2009. New Espace, Scenic, Clio, Captur, Kadjar… a lot of good designs that are helping the French brand to improve revenues.
To honor this great creator, I’m posting the gorgeous Tresor, a high-performance electric two-seater GT concept. A beauty with a bold design using hexagons… only Lamborghini dare to use them on their cars.
May, 2017 § Leave a comment
The 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car was created by Marcello Gandini, and was based on one of the most beatiful cars on history the 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale. But Alfa had trouble finding buyers due to its price. As a result, five of the Stradale chassis were passed to Italian carrozzerie: two to Pininfarina, one to Italdesign and two to Bertone. One of them, this Carabo with a V8, red-lined at 10,000rpm, and 230bhp.
Carabo is derived from ‘Carabidae’, a family of ground-beetles with a distinctive green and gold colour.
March, 2017 § Leave a comment
Last concept from Bentley it’s a convertible sports car, with an electric powertrain. It’s design is gorgeous, as it borrows a lot from its sister: 2015 EXP 10 Speed 6 coupe concept.
Nice front fascia, sculpted sides, and oval taillights. I hope Bentley eventually build and sell this car, as new “small car” in their portfolio. At least, to compensate us for the horrible design of the Bentayga.
December, 2016 § Leave a comment
The Buick Y-Job was the auto industry’s first concept car, produced by Buick in 1938. This nice two seater concept was designed by Harley J. Earl with the car had power-operated hidden headlamps, a “gunsight” hood ornament, wraparound bumpers and the vertical waterfall grille design still used by Buick today.
The “Y” designation was selected by Earl because it was used extensively in the aviation industry denoting the most advanced prototypes.
September, 2016 § Leave a comment
August, 2016 § Leave a comment
The most atypical (weird¿?) Ferrari ever: 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo concept designed by Paulo Martin at Pininfarina.
A strange deisgn, extremely impractical, for example the front two wheels could only turn so slightly to the side. It has no doors, uses a canopy which slid forward over the car’s nose. Just a concept, never launched to the market.