Breadvan_update_081: how to design a car?

Breadvan_update_081: how to design a car?

How we designed the one-off Breadvan Hommage

The briefing for the Breadvan Hommage was simple but big. A complete design makeover to the V12 based motorcar. The progress of this one-off car has been shown on our website. We have also posted on this car design project on our social media. Today we have a look at a selection of photographs. The progress shows through these images! The base vehicle we are converting can be seen in the first photo. Because, before we start sketching, the coachbuilding goals are discussed . In this meeting we, for instance, look at the hard points. This to fully understand the base vehicle. These hard points are rigid. They are not adjustable. For example: the suspension mounts, A-pillar base and crash-impact elements. At the base car we also discuss the possibilities the V12 base vehicle offers. Which first design ideas could be looked into?


How to design a car?

On the photo you see technicians started taking the car apart. This means removing glazing, for instance. The Italian sportscar is being dismantled. Also, technicians are taking away interior components. For instance: carpeting and panels. Also upholstery has to go. Taking away these items helps the team’s manoeuvrability in and around the car. And, more important: it reveals key elements of the space frame. This is what we have to work with. We have posted videos on the Niels van Roij Design YouTube channel discussing how we did this. You will be able to see everything we did. For instance, the video shows everything through photos and in a lot of detail. The questions answered in that video: what goes into designing a car? How did we design this one-off car? The video showcases all information on the first steps designing a one-off car.


Bespoke car design videos

The changes to the nose can be seen on the photos. New headlights, redesigned bonnet and fenders. Special air intakes and much more. All these design elements are discussed in the next videos. We have discussed: designing a one-off car interior. Looking at colour and materials of the Breadvan Hommage. Also designing details for a one-off coachbuilt is a separate video. A video on designing a one-off car, looking at the interior hard points is available too. We discuss what do we do before we start sketching. What are issues? And specific Breadvan Hommage problems? Of course we have included much footage never seen before! Have a look on our channel, listed below!
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