Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Bentley Barnato GT

Bentley Barnato GT

Named after Woolf Barnato, the most famous of the "Bentley Boys" - a group of wealthy racing drivers in the 1920s - the Barnato GT is an imaginary four-door coupé for Bentley based on the Continental GT platform. 

It would cost a few grand more than the Flying Spur due to its sportier design and driving dynamics, making it a truer rival to Aston Martin's Rapide. The Flying Spur is the laid-back lazy cruiser of the range, while the Barnato GT is the fastback racy bruiser. And although the new, lower roofline does cut into some rear-seat headroom, practicality has been given some consideration in the form of a hatchback rear opening - suitable for carrying anything from your Waitrose shopping bags to your Manchester United away kit.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

A leaner Beamer

BMW 5-Series

Here is my vision of what I would like from the next 5-Series. Gone are the bloated proportions of the modern BMW - replaced by more the more classic BMW proportions of the 80s and 90s: a long, low bonnet and a short, high tail. A single gently-rising crease connects the two ends of the car - a sharp contrast with the overly-fussy lines of recent BMWs.

The front end of the car is heavily influenced by that of the BMW i8. The shark-like appearance harks back to golden-era Beamers, while bringing it up to date with contemporary LED headlamps and BMWs current kidney grill design. The sharp edge of the headlight is reflected in the leading edge of the side vents, giving a sense of continuity from the front of the car to the back.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Der neue Scirocco.

2017 Volkswagen Scirocco rendering

The current Scirocco is fairly old now, so a new one should be just around the corner. Here's my attempt at designing the 4th-gen Volkswagen Scirocco.

I kept the hatchback body-style of the outgoing model, but replaced the curves with sharp edges - bringing the car more in line with VW's most recent design philosophy, whilst also harking back to the original Giugiaro design of the 1970s.The car would share its platform and engines with the most recent Golf, along with other VW Group models.