This was a commission for a friend of mine who owns a first gen Scion TC and he wanted me to work my "Magic" on it.
thie first thing that you'll notice when you see this car is the massive Turbocharger sticking out of the hood, as a matter of fact, the exhaust is integrated into the Turbine (sort of a cue taken from the Scion TC Twin winged racer Christian Rado uses for Time attack racing [link] ).
this beast does well over 650 horsepower and around 630lb/torque, iin order to transfer that amount of horses, its driving the 4 wheels via a Haldex 4WD sourced from a ST205 Celica GT Four. suspension wise, this car has a full racing suspension, the widebody kit is one-off with functional scoops on the front to cool the engine and the front brakes. interior wise, it was stripped and gutted being a race car and all, a 14 point cage (a trademark of mine putting in a rollcage in most sports cars, since i value safety as well as performance)
the color is a metalic red off a Scion FR-S with a set of white stripes.
the wheels and tires on this ones are a combination of race slicks on 18 inch forged aluminum wheels and Brembo racing brakes on slotted calipers.
i spent well over 2 weeks working on this drawing last month and delivered it to Ricardo Maldonado, a friend of mine who commissioned me to do it. i've pics of his Dark Cherry TC but i won't upload them yet.
My entry for the Lexus IS Design Contest. I went with a design that's exaggerates the existing body work, while adding elements that push its bold and provocative styling further.
Changes include: - Aggressive new front and rear fascias - Fender intake with bold side skirts - Black chrome accents - Smoked taillights and darkened headlights - Larger 10-spoke black rims on low-profile performance tires - Ice Silver metallic paint
This was a ton of fun, and while my process was a little roundabout, I'm happy with the result. I sketched over the photos, created vector outlines, then painted it. I modeled the rims in 3D, which was the most difficult part of the process, trying to get the lighting of the models to match. But yeah, I really enjoyed this project, since I'm a huge car buff. Plus it was enjoyable to work on something different.