BMW Sports Coupe Concept – Independent Design Study

Interesting | June 18th, 2010 by 10
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Rendering artists continue to use their imagination and 3D skills to model what they believe a futuristic BMW supercar should look like. The latest 3D …

Rendering artists continue to use their imagination and 3D skills to model what they believe a futuristic BMW supercar should look like. The latest 3D sketches come from the talented Russian designer Krasnov Igor, the usual suspect in some previous concept studies, including a four-door Ferrari and the Marussia supercar.

Drawn under the asymmetrical design style, a conceptual proposal labeled BMW Sports Coupe is introduced by the Russian artist.

No naming convention has been tied to this independent proposal, but the model seems to be inspired from the GINA Concept with its fabric-skinned exterior. The drawing also incorporates some design cues from classic BMWs, like the 328 Roadster.

BMW Sports Coupe Concept   Independent Design Study

Clearly, this is simply an exercise and the likelihood of such a concept or production car, is small, but nonetheless, an interesting concept too look at.

[Source: Krasnov Igor via Carscoop ]

  • Giom

    It’s very interesting as a concept. Pretty it aint, but it’s not meant to be.

    The asymmetrical lines and features are interesting and so are the ‘ripples’ in some surfaces. I like the amount of thought and planning that went into this project – big nod to Krasnov.

    I CHALLENGE the viewer to look at this as a CONCEPT, not a new car from BMW or something that’s going on sale in a few years. Put some thought of your own into it and lets advance in this area of design studies.

    • bob

      I challenge the viewer to see this for what it really is: An artist looking for new work/client(s).

      Sorry, but slapping a couple kidneys on the nose does not a BMW make. Iconic cues such as the kidneys, Hofmeister Kink, etc., are only part of the process. I would suggest to anyone that they research “PSD”, to gain a fuller understanding of BMW design.

      Every BMW concept has had a *purpose*. This does not.

      • Billy

        I agree. BMW has such a strong design identity that the name cannot be simply applied to any concept.
        The problem, I think, is that transportation design studies dilute iconic traits of individual brands, while instead in-house training from BMW allows you to learn and think BMW.
        This isn’t a bad concept, in fact, I really like it. But it just isn’t a BMW.

      • j.bavarian

        Looks like something Leepu and Bernie would make from Chop Shop London Garage…. Ugly.

  • plaxico

    as ti mile Gospe ala je ovo gadno, ea ništ od ovega bmw nisan ni očekiva. Horrific!

  • Giom

    I hear you guys… and you are not wrong.

    But, concepts are mainly direction changers.

    Case in point… Remember the XCoupe from a few years back? It was – not good looking, but, it did spawn ideas that lead to new directions. Quite a few BMWs afterwards were inspired by it’s wayward design eliments, and they weren’t bad looking. Z4 for one.

    With that in mind, I would call this design study a seccess. Not that it points to BMWs future design, it just shows an alternative direction. Love it or hate it, it’s not wrong.

    • bob

      What ‘directions’ is this expected to ‘change’? It would be unfeasable/impossible to produce a vehicle with no backlight, no CHMSL, inadequate A-pillars, etc.

      The essential problem here is that the artist is piggy-backing BMW’s stature. Would anyone care if they said, “Here’s what I think the next Peugeot should look like.”? “The next SEAT.”? “The next Skoda.”?

      From BMW’s perspective, it can be flattering that people think of their brand first. However, as for the future direction of auto design, this has little merit.

      Now, if by “direction changer”, you mean a return to a past-looking, retro aesthetic then, um, okay, I guess…

  • FreudeKing

    They are just trying to make this look like the 328 from decades ago. A super sports car today is definitely not like this.

  • X5SoB

    BMW has used asymmetry before, and though it wasn’t pretty on the X Coupe either, it wasn’t as awful as this. And the effete “wrinkles” are tacky at best. I looked at the other two concepts listed, and I must say, this guy needs more practice and better rendering program software.

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