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Car design 2021, July

Audi Quattro S1 drawing

Audi Quattro S1 drawing

Hello! I present to you another drawing. This time, my choice fell on the rally car from Ingolstadt - the Audi Quattro S1. Many call her ugly, awkward, ugly. The design and proportions are, however, not quite usual - a rather short base, which makes the front and rear overhangs seem ...

Bmw /// M3 E30 drawing

Bmw /// M3 E30 drawing

Hello! The previous entry went with a bang, so I decided not to stop))) HUGE thanks to everyone who appreciated, commented and shared my entry! ?? It is very pleasant to know that my work has been appreciated by so many people! I appreciate it very much.?? And now about the drawing: I decided to portray, in my opinion ...

Spotlight: what a mid-engined sports car could be

Spotlight: what a mid-engined sports car could be

Greetings, dear readers! We are used to the fact that most cars have a front engine. But what if the popular and well-known models received mid-engined modifications? The motor located behind the driver's and passenger's seats is a sign of a serious sports car. Remember hot ...

Well forgotten old: Icon E Concept as a hint for Mercedes-Benz

Well forgotten old: Icon E Concept as a hint for Mercedes-Benz

Greetings, dear readers! What happens if you take a modern Mercedes-Benz E-Class and make it a body in the style of the classic Mercedes-Benz W115 sedan? There will be an Icon E Concept by David Obendorfer! I bet that everyone at least once caught himself thinking that modern models of the same brand ...

Concept art! Aurus designer reimagines the best cars of the 2010s according to Drive

Concept art! Aurus designer reimagines the best cars of the 2010s according to Drive

Formally, the decade has not yet expired, but it is already possible to summarize a little. We invite you to look back at the 2010s that have come to an end. Oddly enough, the truly epoch-making cars for this period - the cat cried. Even charting the milestones is not easy. We in the editorial office tried with a simple majority of op ...

1970s car interiors

1970s car interiors

I used to think that a riot of colors, shapes and materials in the American auto industry is inherent only in cars of the 50s-60s, until I delved into the study of the interiors of cars of the 70s-80s. I must say that the latter, in terms of interior design, are not only not inferior, but sometimes even surpass their predecessors. ...

Pearls of Lake Leman

Pearls of Lake Leman

30, right 6 to the springboard, to the right, I shouted to the navigator sitting in the right seat, thereby trying to explain why a transcript was needed on the winding mountain roads. In about this rhythm, my wife and I hurried to the already traditional competition of automotive elegance in Geneva. Car history ...

Evolution of Art & Science in Cadillac Concept Cars since 1999

Evolution of Art & Science in Cadillac Concept Cars since 1999

In the 1990s, Cadillac was at a standstill. The target audience of their cars was literally dying out - the average age of buyers was retirement. And, although the brand never complained about the lack of recognizability of the visual style, by that time the cars were getting too conservative. Moreover, they always create ...

Remember the crazy design of Inca wheels - for turbo Saabs

Remember the crazy design of Inca wheels - for turbo Saabs

It has long been known that half of the good looks of a car are beautiful wheels. Sometimes wheels themselves, along with cars, acquire a cult status, like, for example, Fuchs Porsche, or the heroes of today's article - Inca wheels, which were equipped with turbo Saab 99 and 900 in the late 70s ...

You are awesome! BMW 8 Series with pieces of ... meteorite

You are awesome! BMW 8 Series with pieces of ... meteorite

Greetings, dear readers! Race cars are often called race cars for their resemblance to fast space bodies, and this BMW M850i ​​can rightfully be called a meteorite. And not figuratively, but literally. At first glance, there is no connection between BMW Individual Manufaktur and the asteroid 2003 E ...

Unpublished / Futurism and neoclassicism, or what modern ZAZ models could look like 15 years ago

Unpublished / Futurism and neoclassicism, or what modern ZAZ models could look like 15 years ago

The new ZAZ-1102 model, which later received the name - "Tavria", ready for production in the late 1970s (read more here!), Reached the conveyor only in 1987. By this time, the car, despite all its changes compared to the initial prototypes, looked quite modern, like ...

The era of unbridled artistic creativity or the conceptual vehicle fleet of Russia at the turn of the century. Part 10. WHA

The era of unbridled artistic creativity or the conceptual vehicle fleet of Russia at the turn of the century. Part 10. WHA

Previous articles on the fate of domestic car factories Part 1AZLK Part 2 GAZ Part 3. IZH-Auto Part 4. UAZ Part 5. RAF Part 6. LuAZ Part 7. ErAZ Part 8. SeAZ Part 9. ZIL In the last decade of the 20th century, the Volga Automobile Plant named after the 50th anniversary of the USSR entered more than successfully, in comparison ...

Top 10 ugliest cars for 2019

Top 10 ugliest cars for 2019

Hello! So I was ripe to make my own rating of the most unattractive cars in terms of design. For convenience, I decided to divide the rating into two parts: five cars will be from the non-premium segment, and five from the premium segment. In non-premium, I "delegated" one car from ...

No sympathy

No sympathy

May there be Big Changes ahead, I WILL NEVER LIKE IT! (C) I love cars, although I don't really understand them. However, from childhood to this day, this is my hobby and passion. I like a lot of different cars, different classes, eras, designs, purpose and value - about some of them I somehow ...

Racing DNA in the Ferrari SP38 Deborah.

Racing DNA in the Ferrari SP38 Deborah.

Apparently, Ferrari decided to support the theme of unique cars and released another one-off project. All fans of dry facts can go down in the comments and write how it looks like a Ford GT, Lotus Evora or Lamborghini Huracan. More patient and adequate readers can close ...

Porsche 70 anniversary. Part 1

Porsche 70 anniversary. Part 1

Greetings friends! This year the Porsche company celebrates its 70th anniversary and I decided to collect all my works on this topic in an article (if they fit into one post). I tried different directions: from graphics to sculpture, from installation to monumental "fresco". And I can say for sure, this is not yet ...

Translation CAR - "Wot, no Germans?" (January 1999). Part 2

Translation CAR - "Wot, no Germans?" (January 1999). Part 2

The first part is here Article: Wot, no Germans? Magazine: CAR Magazine, January 1999 Text: John Simister Photos: Charlie Magee Take a look at the cars on this page. Don't you notice anything? Of course, they look great, they are well assembled, and well equipped. And of course, they have the right stamps. IN…

Unique BMW M1 Procar restored in the USA

Unique BMW M1 Procar restored in the USA

The magnificent BMW M1 supercar was originally created by the Bavarian concern in order to smash the rear-engined cars of compatriots in the racing series of the highest echelon of motor sports. The history of the M1 is widely known and described. But interesting facts emerge in thoroughly studied stories. ...

Unpublished / About how modern descendants of the legendary domestic cars could look like

Unpublished / About how modern descendants of the legendary domestic cars could look like

In the next publication from the "Unpublished" series, unlike other articles on this topic, abounding in text and detailed technical characteristics, today we will focus exclusively on beautiful design. As you know, in our vastness, the potential of many talented people almost never c ...

The Chinese have their own Tesla. NIO brand.

The Chinese have their own Tesla. NIO brand.

What can I say, of course the Chinese are great! Only forward . They learn quickly. And now we got to electric vehicles. Of course they had them before, but they are of the same design and quality that no European would have looked. But this is something - super-kicking, and if I had not seen it in Beijing, then no ...

The history of the destruction of design thought

The history of the destruction of design thought

For many years I have been tormented by the question of why people's striving for individuality sometimes oversteps the boundaries of reason. The desire for self-expression through property objects is elevated to a cult. Ultimately, the awareness of exclusivity comes to the fore. "Not like everyone else" - the keywords of the infected with this ...

Dedicated to Nuccio: Bertone has put up a unique Nuccio for sale

Dedicated to Nuccio: Bertone has put up a unique Nuccio for sale

Greetings, dear readers! Usually new cars are more expensive than used ones. The opposite situation is in the case of exclusive models, which in the "used" condition may be more expensive than new ones. And with Bertone Nuccio, everything is generally difficult! In 1912, the Carrozzeria company was founded in Turin, Italy ...

What if you are not like everyone else.

What if you are not like everyone else.

The question is complex. If you were born on February 29, all your life you felt special, but did not understand how to express it, you have a long way to find your own Self in this world. But one thing is for sure right now, it is contraindicated for you to drive a car like everyone else. Oddly enough, in our page ...

Break the template

Break the template

Few people know that the distinctive appearance of the FIAT Coupe is the handiwork of the notorious American designer Chris Bangle.He started his work at the Fiat Centro Stile in 1985 and soon became a chief designer. By the way, Alfa Romeo 145 is also his work. These facts from the biography of Be ...

My art. Ferrari 250GTO series.

My art. Ferrari 250GTO series.

In order not to inflate the blog with a million single-photo posts, I will add all the previous works on the 250GTO series into a common entry. Second series, 1964. If anyone does not know, I will explain. The usual 250GTOs, which you have already seen in my blog, had a Scaglietti body (1 series), but in 1964 they received an update ...

Our Pobeda. Though drawn!

Our Pobeda. Though drawn!

Hello. We have a big, not even big, but a huge country. The economy rushes up =) we have a reliable president, we put everyone on the world market. Everything is fine, but there are no victories. I'm talking about the global breakthrough victories that remained in the distant USSR. And we all need Victory. I'm talking about global victories ...

Panhard CD 1963-1965 - The face is terrible ...

Panhard CD 1963-1965 - The face is terrible ...

In the 1960s, designer Charles Deutsch built racing cars with aerodynamic bodies and small air-cooled motors for the French company Panhard. Despite the modest working volume of engines (less than 1 liter), Deutsch cars developed a speed of more than 200 km / h and were quite competitive ...

The man who created the Blade Runner's transport image once painted a Soviet car

The man who created the Blade Runner's transport image once painted a Soviet car

When it comes to what the future will look like, it would be sacrilege not to mention the living legend of Sid Mead. From the gloomy, cluttered dystopia of Blade Runner through the clean office spaceships of the Star Trek to the cybernetic metropolises of the Throne, Sid Mead is arguably the most famous dis ...

Fantasies on the topic: how the Volga could look.

Fantasies on the topic: how the Volga could look.

Designer Sergey Barinov is a great fellow. He put a lot of work into these concepts. But. Background. Everyone's so beloved GAZ-24, was copied from a car with a fantastic design Jeep Wagoneer 1968, Is that the "Wagoner" was a "jeep", and the GAZ-24 sedan. That is why she likes everything so much. Because…

Sabra is a sports roadster from Israel! WTF ?!

Sabra is a sports roadster from Israel! WTF ?!

At the well-known Bonhams auction, an interesting car once again appeared, although it is worth giving credit, others are not put up for sale there. But this time the case is special, the rarity is not even in excellent condition for the 1962 model, not in a ridiculous run of 1000 kilometers, not in limited ...

"Let them scream - ugly ..." - a brain explosion named Nissan Autech Zagato Stelvio

"Let them scream - ugly ..." - a brain explosion named Nissan Autech Zagato Stelvio

The ratings of the ugliest cars in the world are both a hackneyed topic and a reliable one. A rare car resource on the Internet or on paper denied itself the pleasure of jumping on the bones of cars that were unlucky enough to be born not only as beauties, but even as gray mice. The only pity is that fa ...

Attention to the screen. We look closely at cars in native cartoons

Attention to the screen. We look closely at cars in native cartoons

Remember this plot? Young surgeon Ben is called to work in California. Ben drives to a dream, but accidentally knocks down a fence in an unknown town, and, by the decision of a judge, works off his guilt in a local hospital. Ben is angry and wants to leave as soon as possible, but the provincials are kind to him, and later the surgeon will be of interest here ...

Development of automotive interfaces. Dead end or road to the future?

Development of automotive interfaces. Dead end or road to the future?

What should be the intermordium - or, speaking in Russian, the interface between man and machine? Since I constantly drive a variety of cars, I have some thoughts on this topic. The other day I read "Auto Review", where Mikhail Podorozhansky criticizes the KIA Stinger for the touchscreen, instead of the usual ...

Skoda convertible? Skoda crossover convertible!

Skoda convertible? Skoda crossover convertible!

Greetings, dear readers! What can students do with a car in an effort to personalize it? Oh, a lot! And if you give the students the support of an automaker, then a crossover-convertible may appear at all. And even under the Skoda brand! But the Czech automaker is not afraid to go ahead ...

Volga 2020 from Kazan

Volga 2020 from Kazan

Small autonews from Kazan. Last week, my fellow countryman named Alexander Storm (I honestly don't know - real or pseudonym) uploaded renderings of his first design project to the behance.net design resource, calling it: Gaz model Volga 2020 concept car. The news unexpectedly aroused interest in the ...

Dome Zero - Japanese Lamborghini

Dome Zero - Japanese Lamborghini

Hello dear readers! In the world of expensive and fast cars, available, as a rule, only to wealthy connoisseurs of automotive art, you can meet heroes with different "types": there are exclusive supercars that amaze with both their price tags and all kinds of features. How right ...

Post-apocalypse machines

Post-apocalypse machines

In the comments to almost any post with cars from Mad Max or similar, no, no, yes, there is a skeptic who will write - what an unrealism, why in post-apocalypse conditions people do not drive economical prizes, which is logical in conditions of fuel shortage, but morally obsolete , huge, senseless ...

Luigi Colani: the most Italian among German designers

Luigi Colani: the most Italian among German designers

There is such a good word - conceptualist. A person who creates something so unusual that it will be possible to comprehend his development only after many, many years, if at all. Those interested in modern automotive trends are well aware of the attention now being paid to reducing ra ...

Cosa nostra of the Bertone clan

Cosa nostra of the Bertone clan

The story of Carrozzeria G. Bertone is the story of one marketing genius and three artistic geniuses. Founded in 1912 by Giovanni Bertone, the carriage workshop has grown into a world-famous brand in 105 years. And Bertone owes much of its success to Giuseppe (Nuccio) Bertone, Joe's youngest son ...

Not once Tinto Brass: how a supercar turns into a utilitarian "barn"

Not once Tinto Brass: how a supercar turns into a utilitarian "barn"

It would seem, what is easier? If you need a supercar - welcome to any of the Italian stables, to the British DIY craftsmen, or at worst to a Chevrolet dealer. You need a spacious station wagon - but it's not a question, almost every self-respecting manufacturer keeps a cargo-passenger in the line ...