Posts Tagged ‘concept cars 2011’
This year’s 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest in Maranello, Italy debuted some pretty hot rides! Young and aspiring transportation designers turned out to submit their design for the Ferrari Aliante. Amongst the talents was design trio Daniel Soriano, Magnus Grettve, Arun Kumar, who came together to create this beautiful red beast! Ferrari should definitely take a stab at bringing this sleek scarlet vehicle off the drawing board, and onto the streets!
(Photographs by Daniel Soriano)
This week we took a moment to catch up with one of our favorite transportation designers Xuacu Pérez to check in and get the scoop on his latest concept vehicle, the Honda RA-X. You can tell his excitement when communicating the intracate details of the RA-X because he instantly says “The model is a two-seater MR engine and rear transmission with a capacity greater than 350/400 hp, the position of the exhaust pipes is inspired by the RA300 F1. The measures are: length 4050 / height 1163 / 1940 Wide.” (We kept in the details of that last part for all you car enthusiasts out there!).
We asked Perez to touch a little on the design on the RA-X and he explained that he “wanted to innovate the surface on the side which makes smooth crossing lines that form a theoretical X. The engine is visible through a glass. Predominate at the rear of the engine vents and optical technology-led groups with a triangular shape. On the front inlets merge with optical groups. Although dominated by steep ridges has sought a soft and smooth surfaces which give character and dynamism to the model.”
Momentarily, the RA-X is a concept car waiting to come to life, but we can’t help but recognize that it is visionaries such as Perez who are raising the bar in transportation design. Hopefully in our lifetime cars with this amount of detail and integrity will be obtainable by the masses.
(Photographs Provided By Xuacu Pérez)