Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Lotus Mondeo

My vision of a Lotus Mondeo performance car

This is my vision for a Lotus Mondeo. The car begins life as a Ford Mondeo, and is then sent to Lotus Cars in Hethel, England for engineering and styling modifications.

The car takes design cues from its predecessor; the Lotus Cortina of the 1960s. At the front, there's an off-centre Lotus badge in the grill, and the 'MONDEO' badge takes pride of place on the bonnet. As with the Lotus Cortina, the Lotus Mondeo would be available in a single colour scheme - Ermine White with a Sherwood Green flash along its flanks.

Other visual enhancements include a new front bumper, sideskirts, alloys, fuel cap, and rear wing.

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Mini Speedster

Open top sports car in the sun

Seen as it's summertime, I thought I'd share this old rendering I did of a MINI Speedster. This was created before the stunning 2014 Superleggera Concept made its début, so it wasn't influenced by that car. The idea was to give MINI a proper rival to the Mazda MX5, instead of the disappointing Roadster that was just a 2-seater version of the standard open-top MINI.

I looked to British roadsters of the 50s and 60s for inspiration. As with those cars, the MINI Speedster utilises a front-engine rear-drive platform, in this case one shared with the BMW 2-Series Coupé.