“Romanian designer Iulian Bumbu has created new concept that integrates organic curves with traditional Lamborghini design.”
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… yes, Dacia is an Eastern European (Romanian) car brand, that is suffering from major case of design mojo right now, with a little the help from Renault parent. These maybe a little to far off to be a real car, but lets hope that some of the design elements here will make it to the production models down the line.
Dacia was reborn after a combination of quick cash injections and government protection, and has launched as a serious manufaturer of low cost and quality cars. Im speaking here about the new Dacia Logan that has become somewhat famous for the built quality, price and options. For now enjoy this slice of designed, well done!
Here are some of the points as presented at the 2009 Geneva Motorshow:
• Duster is Dacia’s first concept car and the fruit of close collaboration between Renault Design Central Europe in Bucharest, Romania, and Renault Design Technocentre in Guyancourt, France.
• Duster’s athletic stance adds an undeniable sporty feel to the brand’s hallmark robustness.
• Inside, the use of colour, generous cabin space and an original modular layout ensure a particularly convivial ambience for occupants.
5 point list for the original Z car
1.) A coupe design for safety and comfort.
2.) A style that would set it apart from other coupes.
3.) A design that allowed part sharing for lower development costs.
4.) An innovative use of design and technology.
5.) It had to be functional and fast.
“The outgoing 350Z was a great attempt to rebirth these original design philosophies… it appears Nissan’s attempted to combat this, shortening the 370Z significantly and returning it to the 99-inch wheelbase, long regarded as the “perfect” sports car wheelbase. This cut in length translates into a lighter, more taught Z; the added horsepower doesn’t hurt either. Katayama would be proud.”
For now, it remains in concept-land … Lets hope so GM will go to production with this concept, because this one is definitely a car that deserves attention. With this new design, the GM crew took it back to basics. Heavily inspired on the original, this is one sizzling design.
with this said… on to the pics.
“For now, though, the show car’s purpose in life is to celebrate 100 years of motoring history at GM, and of course, fight evil as “Sideswipe” in Revenge of the Fallen. As always, reception will be an important factor in production consideration.”
“Tobel, Switzerland – Ever since the Bugatti Veyron hit the scene, super car companies everywhere have been aiming to depose it is the most sought-after speed machine.”