• May 10th 2006 at 12:06PM
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Here at Autoblog we are flat-out fascinated by concept cars, the wilder the better. The design shown above is one of the award winners in the Royal College of Art's recent "PLASTicon" project, sponsored by GE Plastics (the creators of lexan and other wonder materials).

As you might expect, the creative use of plastics was one of the contest themes, and the creations of the winning "Material icons" team certainly fill the bill. Ana Zadnik's pictured concept vehicle is envisioned as a plastic form stretched over a flexing metal structure that allows customers to spec the length of their vehicle to suit their needs.

More after the jump...

[Sources: General Electric, Car Design News]

Another Materials icons team design by Daniel Sjoholm targets a unique market niche - celebrities. This particular "Celebrity Utility Vehicle" is designed for Icelandic celeb Bjork, and uses the colors of Iceland as its inspiration, while the AWD electric powertrain marries Iceland-style mobility with the environmental statement so important at red carpet affairs. (And it's much cooler than George Clooney's Tango.)

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      • 9 Years Ago
      Corey, you hit it spot on. That "car" has looks similar to the nurses and other weird beings that appear on the SH series.
      • 9 Years Ago
      'Silent Hill' hmmm. OK, I can see that.

      I get more of an art deco toaster, with hints of 'Tron'. Finishing with just a pinch of white-trash dreamy unicorn air brush wall art for the exterior 'graphic'.

      If I visualize the concept with windows it does hold a certain interest to me. But... WTF? As the beltline, cutouts, A & B pillars are so critical to the overall look and feel of any car - it just seems to me like a very rough shape study, hardly even a fleshed out model.

      • 9 Years Ago
      The top one has a "Silent Hill" feel to it.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Actually I` ve been to this exhibition, and the "toaster" one is not a car, but minibus or something, yes, but I agree, i would prefer to see a tuned Ferrari instead.
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