On last July, graduate students from the Swansea Metropolitan University, based on the South Wales coast, have exhibited their final year Transport Design projects at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea Marina, UK.
Under the guidance of tutors Paul Morrow and Sergio Fontanarosa the students were encouraged to produce a high standard of surface development using traditional clay/hard modelling techniques.
Aston Martin Viceroy by Christopher Chilcott
The Aston Martin Viceroy is a hydrogen powered sportscar designed to rejuvenate the desire for the British thoroughbred, and inspired by the bespoke tailoring and prestige of Savile Row in London.
The design uses Aston Martin’s trademark elements, exploring expressive surface language with creases and pinches lathered with convex and concave surfaces.
Duesenberg 2100 by Christopher Bednarczyk
The Duesenberg 2100 project revives one of the most prestigious marquees of all times, Duesenberg, by creating a futuristic concept car inspired by the art deco period.
The Duesenberg 2100 can transport three crew members and three passengers seater along trans-continental highways at “nuclear propelled hyper-speeds”.
BMW Formula 1 by Guy Bancroft-Livingston
This design study aims at achieving ultimate performances and highly efficient aerodynamics using innovative design and technology, born on the racetrack and translated to production cars.
The design utilises BMW’s layered surfacing, an evolved design language combined with an underbody which reduces aerodynamic drag and increases ground effect.
Alfa Romeo Stradale 50 by Chris Connolly
The Alfa Romeo Stradale 50 is a design study of a sportscar for the year 2017, aimed at celebrating the 50th anniversary of the stunning Tipo33 Stradale, first produced in 1967.
As a mid engine sports car, it will be a first for Alfa Romeo in 50 years and will fill a current gap in Alfa Romeo’s range for a premium mid engine sports coupe.
The design combines the classic lines of the 8C Competizione and the aggressive angular graphics of the Brera and 159.
Ginetta G80 by Alan Matthews
The G80 is a mid-engine sportscar which evokes the emotion and character of Ginetta’s race car heritage.
The design, inspired by some of Ginetta’s historic cars, expresses aggressivity and underlines the extreme performances.
The Triumph Dunhill by Dafydd Davies
The Triumph Dunhill is a triple hydrogen fuel cell motorcycle, targeted to dynamic urban businessmen. The design combines the basic silhouette of a modern day motorcycle with a new aesthetics that matches the technology under the skin.
Bugatti Auctorita by Matthew Chandley
The Bugatti Auctorita is a design study of a luxury yacht that translates the brand’s exclusivity and luxury to the marine world.
The sleek design features a clean language with uninterrupted surfaces, with electro-thermic glass that blends into the hull.
(check back tomorrow for Part 2…)
(Source: Swansea Metropolitan University)