Thursday, 18 November 2010

LA Auto Show Concept Car Comp

Concept cars are very cool, they bring a fluid forward-thinking style to bear on a ubiquitous piece of machinery. The LA Auto Show has a competition, the Design Challenge, which sees top-flight car manufacturers putting their creative talents to tackling this years theme.

While I like themes, they really need to do better than this:
The theme this year addresses society's shift toward minimizing consumption of the earth's resources. The objective is to envision an efficient, light-weight, four passenger vehicle (not to exceed 1,000 lbs.), that is both comfortable and safe, while delivering satisfactory driving performance without sacrificing the styling consumers demand.
Anyhow, the entries show off some rather gorgeous thinking and a freedom to design with the architectural swishy frame-like curvy swishiness. Check the site for much more information and imagery for each entry, but as we can see there is some real class in the conceptualisation as well as the rendering and visualisation of those ideas and the complex geometries.


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by GM]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Honda]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Maybach]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Mazda]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Mercedes-Benz]



[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Nissan]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Mercedes-Benz Smart]



[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Toyota]


[LA Auto Show 2010 - Design Challenge entry by Volvo]

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