Personally, I tend to follow some discipline and logic on the way some topics get posted here at TBs . Namely that some posts should not appear before a presentation of the topic, at an initial post with generic considerations and other things...
Or if I put in my head not to publish some kind of posts, before finishing other ones meanwhile started (yes, I haven't yet finished the 8297 Off Roader review, while all pictures and videos are done for weeks...).
Because the world moves faster than I can cope with, most of the times, these kind of principles tend also to jeopardize my goals with TBs and making news not to be posted while they still are really news...
This way, opportunities are sometimes lost and I decided change this as possible.
In resume, being methodical can turn to be a considerable disadvantage...
So despite not have written yet about TECHNIC supercars in general, some amazing creations from Crowkillers, or even not having raised a poll to know if there is still anybody not eagerly waiting for a new real supercar from LEGO, let me present here this... gorgeous?, amazing?, astonishing?, splendid?, magnificent?, awesome? (don't know which adjective would better fit in this case) work from Nathanaël Kuipers with his 'Concept Car'.
Nathanaël Kuipers (also industrialiesigner at BS), went for a design venture at TLG some years ago and after his return, decided to present us with this supercar design announced by himself at LUGNET.
According to him, the idea of a new supercar was rejected several times at TLG and in part because of that, he wanted to present one of his own creation. Easily we can understand that wouldn't be correct to make it while working for TLG.
But definitely and from the pictures we can see, it suggests that such TLG decision had nothing to do with designers running out of inspiration...
Differently from others, this model seems to include a not too exaggerated number of parts. So IMHO it should be a very viable project, from a commercial perspective.
This model benefits from a unibody structure as Nathanaël named it, on top of which several functional modules fit. Like: front suspension, rear suspension, V12 engine, standard 6 (5+1) speed gearbox, seats, etc.
Because of that, it could be 'easily' customized and it will not be a surprise if we see some new modules in the future by Nathanaël.
He applied modern techniques and parts to build a car which some may find similar or inspired on the 8448 (Super Street Sensation, Mk II) as himself referred at the LUGNET announcement.
This model modularity allows for engine placement in the car front or back, while transmission can be manually set for front or rear drive, through the driving rings that can be seen from the bottom side (click on the image below for an enlarged view).
Look at the images below and admire the body smooth lines, the perfect and creative head lights design, the detailed and modern design interiors, etc.
Loved that windshield black frame and the contrast it makes with the car body, in red.
More pictures at the Nathanaël's aka industrialdesign BS folder.
Loved, every single detail!
More about other Nathanaël's creations to come.