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Ford GT-V Concept


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Overview: In profile and from the rear the GT-V concept is a handsome looking car. But there’s a bit too much going on at the front – which makes the headlights seem totally lost in a sea of grilles and air intakes. In addition the windscreen looks to be near-vertical – which would have dire consequences for the car’s aerodynamics. So in terms of looks the Ford GT-V concept is a mix of win and fail.

As it’s an independently-designed concept which isn’t destined for production, the engineering and drivetrain underpinning the car is merely a series of words and numbers plucked from the air – but they help to get a feel for the car’s purpose. For the GT-V concept Ciprian has chosen a clever hybrid drivetrain which would offer a three-fold benefit. By combining a supercharged V8 with a 162 horsepower electric motor, the GT-V concept would offer exceptional performance  – while also reducing fuel consumption. When required the electric motor could provide an extra boost of power thanks to a ‘push-to-pass’ button. At lower speeds or for shorter journeys, the electric motor could be used on its own for zero-emission motoring.

To further reduce fuel usage, the Ford GT-V concept would be fitted with an advanced stop-start system which would cut the engine when the vehicle is stationary.

Lightweight composite materials would be used throughout the car to keep weight to a minimum.

Designer: Andrus Ciprian

Biz Cafe


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Overview: I’m embarrassed to admit it but I was one of the first people to criticize the concept of cyber cafés and even bet they wouldn’t last. To cut the story short, I had to swallow my words and I’m here to make amends. What we have here is the Biz Café – a concept targeted towards the jet-set workaholics who need gadget ready environments even while relaxing with a cup of coffee. Think about it, most restaurants and glitzy places in town have access to our social profile and instantly ping the world with a status update! So yes, in the future we will need a semi-office environment, even in cafés, so that we don’t lose out on work!

Designers: Youri Hong, Moonhwan Park & Hyoshin Kim [SADI]