Vi­sion­ary

NINE TOP DE­SIGN­ERS SKETCH OUT THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE RAPIDLY AP­PROACH­ING FU­TURE

Automobile - - Contents - By Ge­org Kacher

Nine of the in­dus­try’s top de­sign­ers pen a peek into the fu­ture.

We re­cently asked nine of the world’s most re­spected au­to­mo­tive de­sign­ers to sketch a ve­hi­cle for us and pro­vide their thoughts about it. Our only rule was that they should cre­ate a fu­ture vi­sion that’s a lit­tle more than a decade away. In other words, to sim­ply draw what­ever came to them. What they came up with was pre­dom­i­nantly prag­matic in ap­proach. Some draw­ings are closely re­lated to ac­tual fu­ture projects, but oth­ers are sim­ply flights of fan­tasy. What shines through in all of them are each de­signer’s con­sid­er­able skills, a keen sense of ded­i­ca­tion to their pro­fes­sion, and a strong be­lief in the fu­ture of the mo­tor car as the pre­vail­ing fa­vorite means of per­sonal trans­porta­tion—ir­re­spec­tive of propul­sion sys­tem and means of reach­ing its des­ti­na­tion.

DRAW­ING BOARD In­finiti’s Karim Habib de­liv­ered an in­ter­est­ing sur­prise with his sketch, which likely isn’t what you would have ex­pected.

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