We dive into the world of automotive design with three staggering cars that all have one thing in common – their exterior is designed by Danish designers. The three cars span from a high-end German automaker to a high-tech Japanese car company and there ought to be something for every taste. Enjoy!
Photo by BMW
Designer: Anders Warming, Board of Management Member for Design at Borgward Group AG, former Head of Design at MINI and Automotive Designer at BMW Group.
After seven years with the BMW Z3, the Z4 was introduced as a totally revamped successor at the Paris Motor Show, in 2002. This two-seater sports car went on sale later that year while Chris Bangle was Head of Design. Although, it was the young Dane, Anders Warming, who designed the first generation Z4. Marking yet a controversial design from the Bangle-era at BMW Group, the original E85 Z4 was produced until 2008 while the sculptural lines of this upmarket roadster assumable will last for a long time to come.
Photo by Toyota
Designer: Stephan Jubt Rasmussen, Exterior Designer at Toyota Europe.
The newly released, subcompact crossover SUV Toyota C-HR revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show is one to watch. Designed by the upcoming Danish automotive designer, Stephan Jubt Rasmussen, the C-HR looks futuristic and sporty while preserving an elegant environmental footprint. This is due to the hybrid technology housed under the bonnet and the sleek aerodynamic lines that lets the new Toyota cut through the winds.
Photo by Aston Martin
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Designer: Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO at Fisker, Inc., former Design Director at Aston Martin.
This two-seat, two-door coupé with bonded aluminum structure for strength and lightness will make most car design lovers drool. The 4.38 meter long coupé features a hatchback-style tailgate for practicality with a large luggage shelf behind the seats. In addition to the coupé, a convertible, known as the V8 Vantage Roadster, is available. Hailed as the leanest and most agile car in the company’s lineup, the Vantage is the best-selling Aston Martin of all time.