best of 2008

mazda furai design sketch
mazda furai design sketch

这不是一个非常全面的年度回顾,I'd recommend thebob官网汽车设计年鉴如果你喜欢那种年度信息的话。2008年确实看到我开始写这个博客,因此,我将努力说出2008年最佳和最差的汽车设计。bob官网There were also some vehicles that cause me to sit on the fence a little- undecided as yet on their success or failure.

In the autumn Paris was a show highlight with the French industry being resurgent.雪铁龙在2008年值得特别提及——不仅仅是因为我的朋友们的设计被推出了!They created a few significant concept cars this year,包括一个接近我自己的工作兴趣的-燃气轮机设计developed for the Gran Turismo PlayStation game,and also continued to follow their own unusual path for production designs.雷诺提出了一两个好的概念,但是他们的生产车有点缺,除非是三门的梅根。马自达继续以同样的“流程”产生更多的概念。他们几年前开始使用的设计语言。最终的结果是芙蓉。

马自达芙蓉发动机罩
马自达芙蓉发动机罩

Similar to the Citroen GT,由于它的中置引擎超级跑车的形式,这是一个令人印象深刻的比例和戏剧性的毫不费力。马自达的主要特点是它的切片表面和曲线,但硬边车身。它还有我最喜欢的新技术元素之一,发动机的负压进气。取代了这种中置引擎设计的气箱通常的屋顶勺,furai使用一个中央叶片将空气像鲨鱼鳍一样沿着两侧向下吸入。它不会让造型向前移动,but it simply looks great.

宝马吉娜概念车
宝马吉娜概念车

宝马今年推出了一款概念车,我相信这是几年前发明的,但只在内部显示。It was revealed to the public in 2008,and therefore is a close runner up for best concept.这听起来很奇怪,但这一设计非常超前,为宝马当前的火焰表面设计语言提供了灵感。设计语言被大量复制,因此,最初的设计理念显然是为了激励自己的设计师,而不向竞争对手展示。The GINA concept is stunning,with ground breaking use of flexible fabric skin so the car can physically change shape.它确实有“张力”我在这个博客的其他地方提到过,by the fact the skin is fabric stretched taught across a frame.该设计启发了目前Z4生产的汽车,which gives us a clue to its age.

今年一个被忽视的概念是Pininfarina Sintesi。This was a curious design that was at once classical with lovely old style Pininfarina curves,但同时,它的建筑风格激进而现代,engineering and proportions- brilliant,如果有点奇怪的样子。

Pininfarina还提供了我个人最喜欢的年度生产汽车,尽管它将在2010年之前不会出售。This car will actually be sold directly by Pininfarina themselves,是电动汽车

pininfarina b0
pininfarina b0

称为B0。它不仅看起来很棒,it has zero emissions and even has solar panels in the roof.

今年生产汽车的其他亮点是莲花埃武拉,a simply gorgeous car that at once looks new but also as if it has evolved over years of design tweaks (like a 911 that has just appeared suddenly!).日产GT-R最终在全球发布,并主导了每一次性能测试,thoroughly beating cars costing twice the price.Porsche were alarmed enough to publicly complain to Nissan that they couldn't replicate a claimed Nurburgring lap time,using the GT-R they purchased for evaluation.A great piece of PR for NIssan,considering Porsche were worried enough to buy a GT-R and try!Nissan replied by politely offering to send their own test driver to teach Porsche how to drive a GT-R.The car is utterly fantastic,设计独特。融合了双门轿车天际线GT-R的根,with a more purposeful aerodynamic coupe roofline.The roofline even has a sharp dividing line- literally showing the two genres that have been fused together.Another great example of Japanese design appeared this year from Toyota.The Toyota IQ is quite obviously inspired by the Smart car,即使名字告诉我们,but Toyota have done that very Japanese thing of improving and re-engineering the idea to a very practical solution.智商实际上可以容纳4个成年人,3非常舒服,或两个+行李。In another national stereotype,Toyota created this space by reducing the size of every component in the car- a bit like a cool Sony laptop.Honda meanwhile decided to trump Toyota's half-hearted hybrid technology by releasing a production design that is the most significant change in car engineering for 100years.The FCX Clarity is a hydrogen powered fuel-cell car,on sale,now.A stunning achievement (although slightly cheating,as Honda subsidises each car by perhaps $100k's) and the future of the car industry for sure,with its only emissions being pure clean water!

2010 CAMARO SS
2010 CAMARO SS

在世界其他地方,事情显然是复古的。菲亚特推出了疯狂可爱的500,这可能是多年来新车的便宜货。阿巴特版也在其额外的运动腰包中得到了完美的评价。The US car industry is on the brink of total failure- which frankly they almost deserve,由于劣质产品。That would be a shame of course because we'd be deprived of amazingly macho and pointless vehicles such as the new Camaro and new Dodge Challenger.雪佛兰卡马罗是我个人的最爱,因为它的造型更先进,but sadly it won't be on sale until 2010!Lets hope they're still around to sell it… both cars show that the US really know how to style great looking cars.

最后,尤其是对一个肯定不是复古设计的特别提及,它也不是传统的。它甚至都不是一辆合适的车。但在设计上,KTM X-bow确实是独一无二的。我非常喜欢这辆车的设计,这是一项工程。With that perfect amount of styling quite literally laid over the top in the form of aerodynamic fairings that only a motorcycle design studio could pull off so perfectly.有一些特点,特别是在最小的内部,that have been played with on concept cars for the best part of 20 years and finally it takes a motorcycle manufacturer to be brave enough to put them into production.防水可拆卸仪器“计算机”pod anyone?对,是的,请!

X弓箭比赛
X弓箭比赛

接下来,我将写一篇关于2008年一些最糟糕设计的评论。should be fun.我将把这里提到的汽车陈列室留给你。

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