H Ford κατά την διάρκεια της έκθεσης της Μελβούρνης παρουσίασε τα 2 πρωτότυπα αυτοκίνητα που ετοίμασε για την 4η ταινία Mad Max. Τα πρωτότυπα έχουν μέγεθος 40% και έχουνε δημιουργηθεί σε συνεργασία με το Top Gear Αυστραλίας.
Τα Mad Max Interceptor έχουνε σχεδιαστεί από τους Nima Nourian και Simon Brook με τους αναγνώστες του περιοδικού να είναι αυτοί που θα αποφασίσουν πιο θα περάσει στην παραγωγή. Η τέταρτη ταινία θα ονομάζεται Fury Road και θα σκηνοθετηθεί πάλι από τον George Miller και θα πρωταγωνιστούν οι Tom Hardy, Teresa Palmer και Charlize Theron.
2011 Australian International Motor Show: Enthusiasts Get Behind Ford’s Mad Max Interceptors
MELBOURNE – July 1, 2011: Almost 10,000 car enthusiasts have voted to choose the next Mad Max Interceptor.
As interest in the Mad Max Interceptor “Next Generation” project goes global, Ford Australia and TopGear Australia magazine have extended the voting period through July for readers to pick between the two new spectacular Interceptors concepts being crafted by Ford designers.
“We’re delighted that both our readers and the social web community have warmed to the car,” TopGear Australia Editor, Stephen Corby, said. “The level of interest has really taken us by surprise, particularly with on-line media.”
The two 21st century concepts have been designed by Ford for TopGear Magazine Australia to help celebrate the revival of the Mad Max action movie genre.
Diehard fans around the world have welcomed the latest designs, even though it is more than 30 years since Hollywood director, George Miller’s original Mad Max movie hit movie screens.
Ford Australia’s Melbourne-based Asia, Pacific and Australia Design Director, Chris Svensson, said the project had been a spectacular success.
“It has given our team a lot of scope to really extend their imaginations and come up with some exciting new ideas,” Svensson said.
“The team has been able to get quite creative because the Mad Max car is not constrained by the normal design parameters imposed by a real-world vehicle.”
All employees of Ford Australia’s Research Centre are behind the after-hours project, which – apart from Australia – has gained a strong media following in the United States, Spain, Italy, France and India.
Led by chief designer passenger cars Asia, Pacific and Africa, Todd Willing, the two Mad Max concepts are accompanied by real-life graphics.
TopGear Australia magazine has followed the progress of the cars from the concept stage, right through to full-blown Computer Aided Design. Their progress has been well documented in TopGear Australia magazine with readers being asked to vote on which concept they prefer.
In the latest July issue of TopGear Australia, which has just hit newstands, the concepts have been further refined and journalist James Stanford has been allowed unprecedented access to the design studio to see the models being built and talk to the design team about the process.
The two 40 per cent-size clay models weighing around 130kg are finished to the highest levels, with detailing and trim highlights.
The two competing concepts – by designers Nima Nourian and Simon Brook – are worthy adversaries that are limitless in their imagination, technology and weaponry. Both cars use industrial-strength weaponry like “tasers” mounted in the front of the cars to zap bad guys on bikes straight off the road.
Other futuristic movie features include a titanium-lined body shell to interrupt police scanners and wheels with extendable spikes to shred enemy vehicles.
Planning has started to film the new Mad Max instalment, tentatively called Mad Max 4: Fury Road.
The original movie starred Mel Gibson and a jet black 1973 XB Falcon GT coupe-based Interceptor.