Inspired by a previous “challenge” among colleagues, he decided to create a virtual replacement for the Toyota Supra, a model that hasn’t been updated for a long time.
The design process started with an analysis of the features of the Supra Mk4 model and a research on recent updates of several car models.
This helped define the key features for the project: the new Supra should be an all-new model, with a sporty yet classy appearance, a wide stance and a compact, well balanced look.
The design was also influenced by the current Toyota line-up, and in particular by the surface language used on the Prius.
After having defined the main proportions through exploratory thumbnail sketches, the design was then transferred it to 3D, with some minor adjustments.
As Andreas explains, “The main feature of the concept is the intertwined rear leading up to the roof, that creates a very dynamic and fresh shape.”
“The next distinctive feature is the shoulder line. A very simple continuous line going from front to rear.”
“Another key design element is the lights. They are kept very simple, almost illustrative. I found that this enhances the modern look of the car and also helps express a high tech and ‘futuristic’ feel.”
“I am quite the fan of the expression “less is more” and the lights of the car is a direct result of that.”
About the Designer
Andreas Fougner is a professional 3d artist in the video game industry. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden and in his personal projects he loves to tackle the challenge of making realistic and believable designs.
- website: Bullfinch Visuals
(Image Courtesy: Andreas Fougner)