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Koenigsegg GT Concept Shows Submarine Look, Keeps Engine Up Front

Can you see the Koenigsegg design DNA in the styling cues of the independent rendering staring at us from behind the screen? These are certainly present, but this is not the sole reason for which we're talking about the contraption right now.
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You see, this Angelholm Grand Tourer (more about this bewitching proposal in a moment) is part of the #KoenigseggSketchChallenge, a still-open adventure that calls for independent designers to share their vision of the Swedish marque with the world. Introduced by the automotive producer's new design boss, Sasha Selipanov (his resume happens to include the Bugatti Chiron), the challenge is set to end on Friday, December 20.

As you'd expect, such an adventure has generated plenty of eye candy in the form of hypercars, the form that defines the brand. Nevertheless, there are multiple artists who help us imagine the possibilities that lie ahead for Koenigsegg, such as an entry for the upcoming Le Mans Hypercar class and even a concept that involves lending the company's expertise to somebody building an SUV via Koenigsegg's new RAW Design House.

Returning to the machine portrayed in the Instagram posts below, this wouldn't be Koenigsegg's first Grand Tourer - for one, the Regera hyper-hybrid was also built to serve the purpose of covering country after country in a rush, all while keeping its occupants relaxed.

However, the vehicle showcased in these renderings would be the first Egg keeping its engine ahead of the steering wheel. Of course, this demands a long hood, which is exactly what can be found on the rolling sculpture we have here - at least from where I'm standing, the front-mid-engine layout adds elegance to the design. And we can say the same about the muscular, yet streamlined areas covering the wheels of the vehicle.

The greenhouse is surprisingly short for a vehicle that aims to offer velocity thrills in a practical manner (think: visibility limitations), but this could be addressed en route to production. Of course, we can't talk about this without mentioning that such a machine could pack a three-seater layout, with this appearing to be gaining popularity these days.

Now, you might want to know more about the birth process of this Koenigsegg Grand Tourer. Well, let's hear it in the words of Mikael Lugnegård, the designer behind the pixels, who's been in the business for fifteen years.

"[After the first idea was axed by the pixel master] a new design was roughed out in Maya, sculpted in Zbrush, retopologized in Maya and linked into 3Ds Max for rendering with Fstorm. The first day, just a 15h workday. Day Two: I built a simple yet flexible studio scene with a few different light rigs and a groundmaterial, which gave me good flexibility for different looks. For the car, I used my car paint mixer (based on Pattons flake map)," the digital artist explains.

Now, as Koenigsegg's Design Chief explained to me last week, the machines portrayed in all these sketches won't be used by the company for its future models. Then again, the expanded-operations future they paint for Koenigsegg seems like it could happen, doesn't it?

 
 
 
 
 
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I thought that Jesko could use race partner on the track. Here is Koenigsegg Brita RS. Here's my humble contribution to this little magnificient challenge. It grew pretty big with so many really tight contributions. Back in days this would have given me a ton of performance anxiety but now it's just a blast to be able to come up with something that, hopefully, people appreciate. My plan was simple: - Create a beautiful GT with strong proportions and an elegant overall demeanor. Koenigsegg has up until now, done back -forward mid-engine cars. This would the first pure GT. - Give it a number of well articulated Koenigsegg design cues and find a balance between race and red carpet. - Set the design in one day and make images in one day. - Create renderings that tell of different variations/editions of the car. - Take the opportunity to work a little xtra on lighting and composition. - Have a ton of fun - Drink many Monster's I pretty much kept the plan intact, but boy was this two long days. My first idea was killed (weak idea) and I thought I'd jump this and then Sasha posted that the top 3 were getting a signed cap by Christian. That made me go all in. A new design was roughed out in Maya, sculpted in Zbrush, retopologized in Maya and linked into 3Ds Max for rendering with Fstorm. The first day, just a 15h workday. Yeah. 3 Monster Ultra's. Day two I built a simple yet flexibel studio scene with a few different light rigs and a groundmaterial that gave me good flexibility for different looks. For the car I use my car paint mixer (based on Pattons flake map). A great material that has a ton of creative options. Here you go @sashaselipanov #koenigseggsketchchallenge #cardesignitaly #cardesign #cardesignsweden #cardesignitaly #autodesign #car #design #automotivedesign #sketch #carsketch #carrendering #automotive #cardesigner #industrialdesign #transportationdesign #conceptcar #conceptdesign #Lugnegarddesign #mlld #sketchbook #drawing #cardesign #cardesigndaily #dailysketch #dailydesign #carsketching

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I thought that Jesko could use race partner on the track. Here is Koenigsegg Brita RS. Here's my humble contribution to this little magnificient challenge. It grew pretty big with so many really tight contributions. Back in days this would have given me a ton of performance anxiety but now it's just a blast to be able to come up with something that, hopefully, people appreciate. My plan was simple: - Create a beautiful GT with strong proportions and an elegant overall demeanor. Koenigsegg has up until now, done back -forward mid-engine cars. This would the first pure GT. - Give it a number of well articulated Koenigsegg design cues and find a balance between race and red carpet. - Set the design in one day and make images in one day. - Create renderings that tell of different variations/editions of the car. - Take the opportunity to work a little xtra on lighting and composition. - Have a ton of fun - Drink many Monster's I pretty much kept the plan intact, but boy was this two long days. My first idea was killed (weak idea) and I thought I'd jump this and then Sasha posted that the top 3 were getting a signed cap by Christian. That made me go all in. A new design was roughed out in Maya, sculpted in Zbrush, retopologized in Maya and linked into 3Ds Max for rendering with Fstorm. The first day, just a 15h workday. Yeah. 3 Monster Ultra's. Here you go @sashaselipanov #koenigseggsketchchallenge #cardesignitaly #cardesignsketch #cardesign #cardesignsweden #cardesignitaly #autodesign #car #design #automotivedesign #sketch #carsketch #carrendering #automotive #cardesigner #industrialdesign #transportationdesign #conceptcar #conceptdesign #Lugnegarddesign #mlld #sketchbook #drawing #cardesign #cardesigndaily #dailysketch #dailydesign #carsketching

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