IRG03 - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Racer

Me and my friend Stephanie are currently working on a body shell design for Imperial College's Formula Student racing car. It will be the first hydrogen fuel cell racing car to enter the event and is expected to be the first vehicle of its kind in the world. It's a work in progress, but I got a few images to show you guys now.


The first alias model we did... it's not going to look like that, because it has put on some weight.


Ah... the first 1/5 clay model, it's now been totally butched by me...
More update in the next few months when we'll mill the master out and make the real thing!

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Gabriel
We did this project with Daihatsu and Suzuki last December. The aim was to create an European K-Car (a very small Japanese car). I based my design on Japanese pop-art, design minimalism and a large dose of Poku (Pop + otaku)...whatever!


Totally inspired by Takashi Murakami!


Clean round forms and “Kawaii” Japanese for cute - apparently a highly valued aesthetic quality in Japanese society. I tried to convey a sense of playfulness in this design.


The infamous back pic of the car... some people likes it (the Chinese did!) but then some pretty classic line from one site...lol
"More like cars with cancer."
"Wow! They've reinvented "The Homer"."


Anyway, I don't give a shxx because I was on dezeen!!!


The car has room for 3 and a naturally a Samoyed!

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Just in case you don't already know, I quit my job and went back to study back in September last year. I'm doing a MA Vehicle Design course at Royal College of Art in London Town... here's some pics!


Well... jumping around like crazy Toyota drivers at Greenwich (GMT)


This is our studio... heaps of work gets done here I swear!


Car designer... pretending we're in a car


Christmas party... beers and car


We're in London after all, so we went to a tea party and ate biscuit.

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