my job = teaching these guys

2015 is the year that our first Vehicle Design students will graduate. To showcase their skills they collaborated on a project led by a professional car designer. The project gained recognition in the automotive design world, being featured on Auto&Design Facebook page and kickstarting a lot of local press attention too.

http://blogit.lamk.fi/ajoneuvomuotoilu/2015/03/17/mercedes-benz-quantum/

another extreme GT Vision – Chaparral 2X

This time GM Advanced Design studio in LA have really gone wild thanks to their designer Charles LeFranc and his Chaparral 2X design inspired by flying suits. Very nice indeed! Launched at the studio’s local LA Auto Show.

Aston Martin DP- 100 Vision Gran Turismo concept

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo concept

Video game car design, merges into real world car design… blurred lines between them. I always knew this would happen. My Masters thesis looked at the future of virtual vehicles back in 2000.

This process can work both ways too! As seen when Rockstar commissioned this car.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/01/bravado-banshee-grand-theft-auto-auction/

I was always promised one of my own Burnout car designs would make it to real life- but only one rear end ever got built (of the Revenge Racer), to be displayed crashing into a wall. Should try to find the image I was sent of that.

Nissan are old hands at getting involved with Gran Turismo games, and they also revealed a stunning concept car at Goodwood this week. Freedom from production constraints and costs can let designers really fly with their pencils!

Nissan GT-R 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

toyota FT-1 concept conception

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17 (pt2)

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17 (pt2)

Rear view… comparison of Jaguar and Mazda design language for their crossover vehicle designs. Both look great, but so similar…

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17

CX-5 + 12 = C-X17

Comparison of just how close the Jaguar and Mazda design language has become recently… (both look great in my opinion).

inspirations & icons: the birth of the jaguar C-X75

Lovely video here of a stunning concept car