Wednesday, 9 November 2011

LA Design Challenge 2011 competitors imagine "Hollywood's hottest new movie car"

Hollywood is not only famous for movies, but for showing us motor cars as they should be. James Bond's gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5, the magical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bullitt's indestructible Ford Mustang, Marty McFly's time-traveling Delorean and all of the incarnations of the Batmobile - these are the cars we walk into the dealer's showroom hoping to see, but never do. They exist nowhere except on the screen or as movie props. So what will become "Hollywood's hottest new movie car"? That's the question posed to automotive designers in the 2011 L.A. Auto Show Design Challenge. Drawing on the latest technology, decades of design experience and a healthy dose of imagination, here's how designers from major car companies have met this cinematic challenge... Continue Reading LA Design Challenge 2011 competitors imagine "Hollywood's hottest new movie car"

1 comment:

eon said...

I wouldn't say Bullitt's Mustang couldn't exist in the real world. It was an off-the-shelf GT with the 302 four-barrel and four-speed manual (240 BHP). The only mods to it were a race-ready suspension (a factory option if you knew which boxes to check on the order sheet) and full racing harnesses for the driver and cameraman.

Incidentally, in the chase sequence, when Bullitt misses the turn at the bottom of the hill and does a tire-smoking reverse; that wasn't scripted. McQueen actually did miss the turn. And being a racing driver in his spare time, knew just what to do. That's why they left it in.