Douglas’s Bugatti grand tourer was arguably the most visually attractive car on display last night. The car is designed for 2025 and is aimed at the continent-crossing millionaire.
“I want it to be quite simply the best grand tourer money can buy,” said Douglas.
Gavin Smales – Nissan Z Concept
Where does Nissan go next with the Zed car? Reinventing an icon can always be tricky, but Gavin’s design mixes classis old school Zed car charm with the underground Japanese drifting scene.
His concept doesn’t look too far into the future – 2015 is when Gavin proposes his Zed would be ready for the consumer. And the best bit? It uses the GT-R’s powertrain…
James Taylor – Ducati Quattroruote
The concept behind James’s design was brilliant – what would a Ducati with four wheels look like? With a weight of less than 600kg and being powered by the L-twin engine from the Ducati 1198, James’s design wouldn’t look out of place next to the likes of the Ariel Atom or KTM X-Bow.
And all for around £25,000, too.
Seung Koo - Mercedes-Benz SLW 2020
Seung’s design is another to make use of in-wheel electric motors. He showcases a small, Lotus Exige-sized Mercedes coupe for 2020.
The design is more aggressive than anything within Mercedes’ range at the minute – Seung has tried to pitch the car at a much younger audience than Mercedes currently sells to.
Andre Picart – Formula ZE
Formula One has long pledged to ‘go green’, although there’s little sign of progress. Andre’s design is a revolution of F1 for 2020, making the cars all electrically powered.
The cars wouldn’t be silent, however. Andre has placed several butterly valves in the rear wing; more open as the speed increases, and the wind helps the car create a high-pitched and unique sound.
Reiss Finney/Andy Webber – Jaguar XK shooting break
My favourite, however, was the Jaguar XK shooting break concept created by Reiss and Andy. It looked every bit production ready, startling given it took the pair just six weeks to come up with the design.
The pair’s fellow students awarded the car the ‘Dear God Make This Now’ award. I certainly wouldn’t argue with that.