O Γιώργος Γουγουλάκης, μας έστειλε και τις τέσσερις προτάσεις που έκαναν οι μεταπτυχιακοί φοιτητές του τμήματος Transportation and Automobile Design του Πολυτεχνείου του Μιλάνο υπό την επίβλεψη της Fiat. Από τις τέσσερις ομάδες, μέχρι σήμερα έχουμε δει τις δύο, αυτές των Γιώργου Γουγουλάκη, Michal Cerva, Cesar Pieri και Andrea Urso και των Jaime Cervantes, Andrea Coccia και Chetan Rajput. Ας δούμε και τις προτάσεις των Ville Hakkanen, Alessandro Savi, Maurice Silva και των He Fulin, Giacomo Iachini, Srinath Ganjam
Η πρόταση των Ville Hakkanen, Alessandro Savi, Maurice Silva είχε ως στόχο να δημιουργήσουν ένα sportive και στυλάτo αυτοκίνητο για μεγάλα ταξίδια, ενώ αυτή των He Fulin, Giacomo Iachini, Srinath Ganjam είχε ως στόχο να δημιουργήσουνε ένα πρωτότυπο με μοντέρνες γραμμές ΠΟΥ να θυμίζει από μακριά ότι είναι ένα Maserati. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για τα concept study μπορείς να βρεις στα δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθούν.
Από τις τέσσερις προτάσεις ποιο σου άρεσε περισσότερο; Ευχαριστώ Γιώργο.
Description of the project
Our goal was to design a Maserati Gran Turismo with classic proportions but also with sportive and modern lines. But the biggest challenge was to design a Gran Turismo that everybody could recognize that it is a Maserati even without the logo on it!
The most important element of the car is the surface continuity on the lower part. The length of the front overhand is reduced and for not losing the classic Maserati proportions with the long hood, the greenhouse is moved 10cm back. To have a more aggressive look that would help also the aerodynamic, the back wheels are covered and the wheel cut is bigger than the real size of the wheels to give the impression that the car has bigger wheels! In the front part is maintained the typical grill of Maserati which is bigger than the one of the existing model not only for giving a more aggressive look, but also for cooling better the V8 4.2 liters Maserati engine. On the side of the car, they are two theorics which break the main volume of the car, for giving a more relaxing image to the eyes. Except of the sportive character that this car has, it must also be very comfortable for the passengers. For that reason, the whole roof is made from glass, for having the best possible visibility and by this way comfortness.
This kind of cars must be studied in every single detail. So, one of the most important details are the front wheels, especially because those on the back are covered. For not losing the continuity effect, the wheel comes out of the main volume of the car and gives the impression that is in continuity with the whole car even if we watch it from the front, the back or the top. The car use the Michellin airless tires.
The main volume of the car “hugs” the lower volume which are the biggest part of the front bumper and the whole back bumper. The front bumper is separated in two parts. The one where is the grill and the other one where are the aerodynamic details. The cut that separates the front bumper in two parts is the point where they meet the extensions of the side theoric and from the lower line of the grill. The back bumper is on unique surface and the elements that break this single volume are the lights, the exhaust and the air structor.
LED technology is used for the lights to give a more “fresh” impression and for having better lighting results. The back lights reproduced the trident which is the Maserati emblem.
The mirrors have a cylindrical form and they are positioned on the A-pillar using mini cameras.
For the interior the car has the same effect like the exterior, with soft surfaces that make the environment more relaxed for the passengers. The tunnel “runs” all the way from the back part to the part where are positioned the instruments, for separating the interior in two different words, one for the driver and one for the co-driver. The instruments have cylindrical form that give a sportive look but maintain also the classic character. The middle cylinder which is the speedometer is positioned ahead of the other two. The left one has the engine rounds and the right one provides information such as the gas level and the temperature of the motor. On the left and on the right of the three cylinders there are positioned two screens where the driver can see the images from the minicamera mirrors.
The steering wheel has the central part fixed, which is a big screen and when the car has the engine turned on, it can be seen the navigator over the Maserati emblem. The top part of the steering wheel is cut for having a better visibility to the instruments. There are three spokes where the two produce the Maserati trident combined with the levers of the gearbox that have been made like the Formula 1. The seats have their base made from aluminum and the other parts from leather, to be light and modern.
Maserati GT –Garbin – 2020
The Maserati GT -Garbin- Is a design study of what it can be the future for the Maserati Gran Turismo. The authors are the graduated from the Politecnico di Milano Jaime Cervantes, Andrea Coccia and Chetan Rajput.
The Maserati GT – Garbin – is the project thesis of the students Jaime Cervantes (Mexico), Andrea Coccia(Italy) and Chetan Rajput(India)during the Master in Transportation and Automobile Design at the Politecnico di Milano, Sponsored by FIAT group.
As part of the “Trident Legacy” we were influenced by the strong lines of the Maserati Ghibli (1967-1973) without the target of making a “retro design”. The name Garbin, was took from a west summer wind that occurs in Italy.
From fashion design was took like a symbol of elegance the Armani Collection Privé 2010, which use discontinues shapes and overlay luminescent fabrics, translating that inspiration in solid surfaces gives the effect of been “floating” (like in The Opera theatre of Valencia, by Calatrava), Topic also seen on the interior, full of the high tech and premium materials.
The Body was made with overlay surfaces and “floating elements” where the structure and the surface became one stronger element, spicing this ideas with luminescent materials and backlighting surfaces. The same concept was used to develop the interior in which the view is dominated by the surface that connect the door panels to the dashboard, been also the connection between the interior and the exterior, using as “joint” element the engine window.
About the Designers:
Jaime Cervantes: graduated from the Master in Transportation Design at the Politecnico di Milano, with experience in OEM companies and a Degree in Industrial Design at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico.
Andrea Coccia: graduated from the Master in Transportation Design at the Politecnico di Milano, with experience on 3D modeling and virtual prototyping and an Architecture degree in Italy.
Chetan Rajput: graduated from the Master in Transportation Design at the Politecnico di Milano, with experience on 3D modeling and virtual prototyping and an Engineering degree in India.
Presentation Maserati GT 2020 – 3InDA
(Maurice Silva, Alessandro Savi, Ville Hakanen)
Our vision of the Maserati GT is a sportive and elegant car made to do long road trips. Those characters are essentially traduced in the design by fluidity, sportivity and escape. The game of two levels shows the structure and helps the car to be lighter. In the interior, it represents two opposite feelings: exciting or quiet travel, both oriented in the driving pleasure.
More in details,
Maserati is a brand with strong values like sportiveness, elegance, innovation and comfort. Those were transmitted to the concept. In the same time, strong vehicles of Maserati inspired us, especially the Maserati A6 (GCS 53), the Maserati Birdcage and the last Maserati GT.
After we interpret the concept of Gran Turismo as a sportive car, performant, elegant, but most of all for us it’s a car to do road. It’s not only for the weekend, we have to travel good inside. And it has to be pleasant for the passengers and entertaining for the driver.
So it’s a sportive car with the most of being for a young family.
The concept will be in a world where there will be a diversity of cars more pronounced between the city and the cars produced for out of city like highways, high speed ways. So our concept was made to be in the high speed roads.
In our concept, we express the values up there in all the design of our car.
On the exterior, we express first of all the aspect of a vehicle to do long distance with a fluid design that follow the air in which the car move.
The fluid and dynamic surfaces leave the air get round the car. On the upper part, the air pass directly and without being interrupted on the surface that combine the bonnet, wind shield, the roof and the rear, leaving a hole for the air intake.
We light and empty the whole car and silhouette with game between two levels of surface, an intern and dark skin; and a light apparent structure. Like this the whole looks lighter, dynamic and fluid, like it was part of the movement of the air.
We also worked on the expression of the values and strong physical aspect that make a Maserati. Like the muscles very expressive inpirated from the Birdcage. The front is re-interpretated being merged with the rest of the body doing it more fluid. The rear is wanted to be stronger, very sculpted and sportive with powerful extractors.
Then the interior was thought with two goals: the pleasure of driving and the comfort of the passengers. So the driver has his own space with all that he need to drive, on the other hand the passengers have a space for them with all the tools they want to entertain themselves during the long travels. The whole still spaceful enough for all.
After the design follows and is the extension of the extern with a hard level under, and a softer and lighter level upside. The whole express the idea of fluidity of the extern. All of this to have at the end a hospitable set for a young family.
The last aspect, and not the least, the big glass surfaces were specially drawn to unit the external environment to the internal one. Like this the passengers of the car can enjoy the view, the extern environment and in the same time, the external environment enters inside to give more light, to make feel a feeling nearer of the nature. This creates an intern environment more welcoming for the passengers.
At the end, the concept is a Maserati, an innovative Gran Turismo, fluid and dynamic ; that allows make long travel entertaining ourselves as driver as passenger.
This project was done by the ” Beffect” team of 3 designers ( Giaccomo Iachini – Italy; He Fulin -Singapore; Srinath Ganjam- India ) from the Politecnico di Milano’s Master course in transportation design.
It is a design study for a new Maserati GT in 2020 and was sponsored and supervised by Fiat Group.
The main inspiration is in biological forms of an eagle and the muscular tendons of athletes in motion – as an expression of freedom and dynamism. Also, the classical GT volumes from the Maserati GTs in the 70s played a major influence in the design
The exterior volume is a classical GT volume– with a longer bonnet (than the current Maserati GT) and a fastback sloping roof. This is to try to give the impression power under the hood and yet ample space and comfort for the passengers.
The general language followed in the exterior is of 2 main forms – mechanical and biological.
This is seen with a “tendon” than separates the 2 languages and runs from the front (beside the front grill) through the wheels to the side and up to the back, finishing at the rear diffuser. “Bones” like features are also seen under the tendon at the side, in the vertical grill and the aerodynamic splitters in the rear diffuser.
Above the tendon, mechanical features are seen in an aerodynamic flow energiser between the C-pillar and the greenhouse, rear hidden spoiler and the hidden side view camera in the front fender.
The grill is totally redesigned from the current Maserati line-up as a proposal of new face for the brand.
Other features are the lights are using OLED technology and a special lighting feature as seen in the rear lights that uses the hole (created between the spoiler and the v-shaped cut at the rear lights) to encapsulate and emphases the rear lights when illuminated.
The surfaces are more sculptured as seen from the “tendons”, on the bonnet and in the dynamic fender-belt line that gives motion between the muscular front and rear fenders from the side.
Also, the A-pillar is hidden under the greenhouse to give more emphasis to the wing like body feature that encapsulate the greenhouse.
The interior language is basically to try use the encapsulating effect in as seen in the exterior rear lights and greenhouse.
Hence, a tape like feature is seen to wrap around the central tunnel to and link to the dashboard. Similarly, 2 muscular volumes at the sides forms a special feature used for the seating system that uses both the central tape and the sides to “hug” the passengers to give the sensation of bucket seats. Hence, the seats are also less wide at the bottom where the thigh support was.
Also, following suit the interior philosophy, the steering is also integrated to the central instrument display that is encapsulated within an upper dash – that is once more wrapped around by the air ducts. Upon which, the air ducts are then again encapsulated in the side walls.
Two little “pinch” features on the bonnet that links visually to the 2 large air ducts of the air conditioning system also helps to give a sense of continuity between the exterior and interior.
The interior is a fully leather interior to give a sensation of luxury important for this class and segment; but with a modern touch screen GPS and acclimatisation controls in the “tape” feature.
1) He Fulin
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Blog: http://fulinhe.blogspot.com
- Background: Master degree in transportation design from Politecnico of Milano and mechanical engineering bachelor degree from National University of Singapore . Work experience Delphi automotive Systems and internship in Inovo Design Srl.
2) Giacomo Iachini
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- Background: Master degree in transportation design from Politecnico of Milano and mechanical engineering degree from Politecnico delle Marche. Experience in Isao Hosoe design and Same deutz-Fahr.
3) Srinath Ganjam
- Email: Srinath.Ganjam@gmail.com
- Background: Master degree in transportation design from Politecnico of Milano, with experience on 3D modeling and virtual prototyping and a Science degree in India.