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This was recently posted online. Talk about the perfect definition of dieselpunk car:

“It is challenging to re-interpret something from that past which has a very imposing and impressive character like the original car, into a modern shape without losing its core essence. Many things like the proportions and lines, the impression some shapes give, are very essential to re-capture in the new design. While keeping the past DNA, injecting modern design elements which are in coherence with the past, is always a challenging task for every designer.”

The new Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe ll concept by Ugur Sahin Design

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FANTASTIC! I'll take TWO!

Lovely. I much prefer the original model from 1925/1935, though the modern take is very beautiful for today's standard of automotive aesthetics. Also, the small fin that's been retained on the back pleases me.

This design will never, ever make it as is into production... but I sure wish it would!

I agree with you both. However, it may serve as a good exercise in learning how to retain "the past DNA, injecting modern design elements which are in coherence with the past" to greatly improve modern automotive engineering.

I think the challenges in designing this car is an excellent analogy to what we as Dieselpunks are trying to do. How do we combine the zeitgeist of the 20s - 40s and combine it with modern sensibilities and technologies to create something new? It sounds good in principle but I know as a lifestyler dieselpunk its at times a challenge.

Has anybody else here scanned through the 40 shots in the Images Gallery ???

All I can say is, . . . Batman, eat your heart out! (the Original, of course!)

I'd STILL take TWO!!!  LOL

Interesting. The front end looks very RR, the full width rear turn signals look like a modern Cadillac and the rear roofline,trunk shape like an early 1980's Cadillac Seville. The rear 2/3 of this car is what I think those Seville designers really were trying to do. 

Like the legendary Delahaye, the Jonckheere Rolls is one of those originals it is simply impossible to improve upon . . . and they didn't, but they sure did build a real beauty regardless.  In addition to the lovely centerline rear fin already mentioned, I love it that they kept the ROUND compartment doors and skirted fenders.  Classic and classy.

Side note, I think the dash on the original is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen.  Flawless, stunning, work of automotive art. 

I completely agree with you about the Cadillac resemblance from behind (which to be honest, I am just not very fond of), but mein Gott is that a beauty from the front!



Stephen Statler said:

Interesting. The front end looks very RR, the full width rear turn signals look like a modern Cadillac and the rear roofline,trunk shape like an early 1980's Cadillac Seville. The rear 2/3 of this car is what I think those Seville designers really were trying to do. 

For some reason this reminds me of the BG cylons.  No idea why.  If they ever get made, and I win the lottery, I drive one of these dressed as a cylon.  You heard it here first. 

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