W e D e s i g n V o l v o

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The triology.

Concept Coupe, Concept XC Coupe and Volvo Concept Estate - presented in Frankfurt Motor show, Detroit Motor show and Genenva Motor Show respectively.

 All three received different awards:

Concept Coupe best in show in Frankfurt Motor Show from Auto Motor und Sport.

Volvo XC Coupe Concept won two prestigious design awards at the 2014 EyesON Design Awards at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show - “Best Concept Car” and “Best use of Color, Graphics and Materials”.

Volvo Concept Estate named ‘Car of the Show’ (Geneva 2014) by several international media.

More info here

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The new Volvo V60 Polestar is going to be present at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed from June 26th to 29th.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest motoring garden party in the world – a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport ‘royalty’ to create the largest car culture event in the world. 

The new Volvo V60 Polestar is going to perform a number of hill runs during the festival, as well as being present in the exhibition area. 
The car features a thoroughly developed chassis with high performance dampers and brakes which in combination with four-wheel drive and 350 hp from a turbo charged 6-cylinder engine creates a driver’s car for all year.
 
British racing driver Anthony Reid, who was a tough competitor for Volvo in the BTCC during the nineties, tested the Volvo at the Goodwood circuit earlier which can be seen in the following video:

Designer’s Lunch

Perfect weather to drive to town and enjoy a nice lunch, shades on, park at Damateo with the cool cars, shopping and off course get inspired from the cool stores around.

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Gryphon: Airborne lifestyle concept | UID Degree Show 2014

Many of us designers at Volvo Cars have been studying at the awesome Umeå Institute of Design in the city of Umeå in northern Sweden. One of our previous interns Erik Evers here at Volvo just finished his master in transportation design at that very school and we just wanted to show you his project. because it’s just awesome:

"The result of this degree work is a twin rotor aircraft called the Gryphon. The rotors are partly covered to provide protection both visually and functionally. The idea is also that the rings would provide better aerodynamics by stopping vortex rings to appear in a hover and create a larger lifting surface in forward flight. 

The Gryphon is semi autonomous and offers seamless control to the pilot through a brain machine interface together with controls in the pilot armrests. The spine shape that intersects the center of the fuselage goes down through the cockpit and forms the antenna over the pilots head, the spine shape houses sensors and also acts as a directionally stabilizing aerodynamic element. 

The ultimate goal was to achieve a vehicle design where the design concept and the technical concept were seamlessly interwoven and mutually supportive, a design without compromise!”

We want to congratulate Erik to a well made project, please check out the Gryphon and the other degree works here.