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JORDAN GENDLER Automotive design portfolio


CONTENTS ABOUT ALL ABOUT ME

LOLA B18 HYBRID HYPERCAR

tRIMOTO MOTORCYCLE TAXI EV


ALFA ROMEO 177 EXECUTIVE SALOON

CITROEN VISIONS FOR THE BRAND

PORSCHE ENTRY LEVEL SPORTS COUPE

MULTI

SEMI-AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR 2014 MICHELIN DESIGN CHALLENGE

misc

MISCELLANEOUS SKETCHES AND RENDERS


LOCATION COVENTRY UNITED KINGDOM

JORDAN GENDLER contact me jordangendler@gmail.com CHeck out more of my stuffjgendler.tumblr.com coroflot.com/jgendler or just google me!


ABOUT ME

an aspiring undergraduate automotive designer from Coventry in the UK with a love for technology, bright colours, science, loud music, biscuits and Cars. I like to let my work do the talking. Currently studying at Coventry university in 3rd year and looking for interships and placement opportunities across the globe.

me aged 6


2018 LOLA B18/ROEV ELECTRIC HYPERCAR


EMOTION

LUXURY

KEY WORDS AND INSPIRATION

TECHNOLOGY

WHAT IS LOLA?

Lola Cars was created in 1958 by Eric Broadley and is Great Britain‟s oldest manufacturer of pure racing cars. Lola‟s have raced in many classes including Formula 1, endurance sports racing and Indycars. In 1997 Martin Birrane became its owner and Lola Cars in now part of a group that includes composites and special projects divisions. Lola Group is now a global supplier of advanced technology in areas as diverse as aerospace, defence, automotive, motorsport and communications. In January 2012 Lola unveiled the Lola-Drayson B12/69EV all-electric Le Mans Prototype Car. Its aim was to be the fastest electric powered car to lap the Le Mans circuit. In 2018 Lola will hold its 60th anniversary and like other great racing car companies before it the company is proposing to design and build its own commemorative road going electric supercar in very low volumes . This will use a gas turbine powered generator pack to give it an extended range capability. The B18/RoEV will showcase all of the capabilities of the Lola Group.

INNOVATION PRECISION PASSION STATE-OF-THE-ART WORLD CLASS

Lolas history is rich in motorsport and racing, but lacks any vehicles designed for road use, this also means that there is not a road car design language present to develope. This new design must embody everything that Lola represents and be recognisable as a Lola without overly relying of the classic racecar shape to create the brand connection.

ASTON MARTIN ONE 77

Wheelbase Length Width Height Weight

2791mm 4601mm 1999.5 mm 1222 mm 1630kg

 Max power 750 bhp (760 PS) 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.7 seconds Max speed 354 km/h (220 mph)

COMPETITOR BENCHMARK ANALYSIS

Production run Price when new

MERCEDES-BENZ SLR STIRLING MOSS

Wheelbase Length Width Height Weight

77 £1,200,000

2700 mm / 106.3 in 4820 mm (190 in) 2190 mm / 86 in 1220 mm / 48 in 1568 kg (3450 lbs)

Max power 641bhp at 6500rpm 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds Max speed 350 kph (217 mph)

Production run Price when new

LAMBORGHINI REVENTON

Wheelbase Length Width Height Weight

75 £660,000 (current SLR owners only)

2665 mm / 104.73 in 4700 mm / 184.71 in 2058 mm / 80.88 in 1135 mm / 44.61 in 1665 kg / 3671 lbs

Max power 650 Bhp 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) under 3.3 seconds Max speed 356 km/h (221.2 mph)

Production run Price when new

20 £840,000

The 3 benchmark vehicles each represent a pinnicle of thier generation of design language and an uncompromised performance vehicle for each of the manufactures. All 3 are now incredibly valuable as collectors items and although are now behind in terms of performance and tech relative to more modern supercars, the drama and desirability remain. This is what the B18 must be for Lola.


BUYERS

Potential buyer for a car of this calibre will have incredibly high expectations for performance, luxury, finish and uncompromising design. A limited run, high cost vehicle such as this also needs to very collectible, and to be seen as a piece of art and technology as much as vehicle, as a lot of owners could choose not to drive the vehicle frequently.

LIANG YAJUN AGE GENDER NATIONALITY HEIGHT WEIGHT

26 MALE CHINESE 5ft 8” (1.727 m) 9st 9lb (61.2kg)

EXTREMELY WEALTHY APPRECIATION FOR EXOTIC CARS LARGE CAR COLLECTION Liang yajun is a wealthy businessman and car collector. Liang has almost limitless funds to persue his dream of having the ultimate car collection. Liang is a full on ‘petrol head’ and appreciates everything from extravagant styling, to simple engineering, but he particularly cherishes his rare cars. Liang knows of the lola brand and its history, and has placed an order for thier forthcoming roadcar, hoping for cutting edge car technology, performance and a new benchmark for hypercars he loves.

KEY MASS PRODUCED

EXTREMELY LIMITED PRODUCTION

Aston Martin One-77

Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss

Lamborghini Reventon

COMFORT ORIENTATED

RACING THOROUGHBRED

Rolls Royce Drophead coupe

Bugatti Veyron

Ferrari 458 Italia

HIGH LUXURY

RAW ENGINEERING Mclaren F1 LM

GRAHAM COOPER AGE GENDER NATIONALITY HEIGHT WEIGHT

48 MALE BRITISH 6ft 1” (1.85m) 13.4st (85kg)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING DRIVER LOLA RACING HISTORY HISTORIC RACING DRIVER

Lola B18/RoEV

CLASSIC APPEAL

CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY

MARKET PLACEMENT

Graham Cooper is a retired world championship winning race driver, and avid motorsport fan. He is still envolved in historic racing and has a garage of luxury and classic cars and is looking to add to that collection. After driving many Lola racecars in his career he has high expectations for their forthcoming road car, hoping it will recapture the adrenaline and rush he felt from his years of racing. Graham thinks a lot of newer supercars are too clinical and wants a car that gives the raw feeling of driving, even at lower speeds.


INITIAL DEVE LOP MENT

EARLY KEY SKETCH


SMOOTH SHELL OVER CARBON BODY


DEVELOPMENT

LOLA T70 The Lola T70 is one of Lolas more famous racecars, so its DNA needs to be present in the B18 for it to be recognisable as a Lola


3D PACKAGE LAYOUT

Two piece bodywork, pure flowing forms drawing from Lolas history emerging from sharp agressive forms which reinforce the Can-Am and Le Mans racecar style proportions and drama.


KEY SKETCHES


FINALISED DESIGN

INTERIOR The interior of the B18 needed to reflect the exterior in terms of materials, design language, and the bespoke concept car style ‘wow’ factor. Taking inspiration from the cocoon like driving experience in Le-Mans race cars, and the HUD and information display in fighter jets. Split forms repeat the exterior with a soft/sharp divide and a band that closes around the driver.


SPECIFICATION Overall length 4601mm Overall width 2000mm Overall height 1350mm Weight 1090kg Max power 940 bhp 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 2.3 seconds Max speed 400 + km/h (248 + mph)

Production run Price when new

6 POA

OPTIONS Bespoke Lola racing livery with orange iridium glass coating

FINAL DESIGN

PACKAGE


FINAL INTERIOR


GRAHAM COOPER GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED As one of the first Lola B18 owners, and renowned racing driver, Graham Cooper is invited to debut the B18 at Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb, and demonstrate to the public the performance attributes of the new rare hypercar.

Poised on the start line at the bottom of the hill, Graham Cooper steps into the Lola B18 and puts the car into afterburner mode ready for its run, and gets ready as the turbines spool up

The car bursts of the line and accerates up the hill and into the first corner, power is vectored to the front wheels to assist traction and active suspension prevets the car from squating

On entry to the first corner, the active aero components are deployed, and the exhausts and angled up over the rear spoiler to dramatically increase downforce through the corner. Power is vectored automatically to respond to oversteer and understeer

Accelerating down the straight and under the bridge, dynamic vents are opened to increase air intake to the turbine generators which now glow red hot, and into the engine bay for additional cooling

Nearing the top of the hill, the active suspension levels the car through tight corners such as ‘the wall’ and carry maximum speed up to the top section of the hillclimb

On delivery, Liangs car is positioned in the middle of his private garage, complete with Lola memorabilia as his most prized car

Under the bonnet, the inboard pushrod suspension is visible, a long with a small space hollowed for hand luggage such as a holdall bag

The doors open upward and forward, like the classic racing Lolas, and reveal a spartan, driver focused, cocoon like interior

At the Camm-tail styled rear, the period racing inspired wheel aero covers can be seen, along with the one-piece hollow rear light construction

The rear engine covers lift in a butterfly wing motion, providing access for a Lola engineer to perform maintenance, and for added drama and presence at a concourse or show

After taking delivery of the Lola B18/ROEV to his personal garage, to add it to his car collection, Liang takes a look around the car and takes in the details of the crowning jewel in his collection.

GARAGE TOUR

LIANG YAJUN

Accelerating over the finish line at the top of hillclimb, the Lola B18 sets a new lap record for road legal and electric vehicles

The active vents can also be retracted while stationary to reveal the turbine intakes while parked, along with the bespoke period racing inspired two piece alloy wheels


POWER MANAGEMENT

Free 3D mechanical parts from www.grabcad.com Active electronically controlled spoiler acts as air brake, downforce wing and aero stabiliser at high speed

Jet exhaust manifold with active exhaust gas vectoring for aerodynamic performance

DRIVING MODE

Lightweight hyrdroformed 20� Magnesium alloy racing wheels with road semi slick goodyear sport tyres

CRUISE

In cruise mode the turbine generators are inactive, all power is drawn directly from the battery until depleated at which point the turbines will fire. Electric motor consumption is reduced to a minimum to increase range to maximum. Without any engines running, this driving mode is also silent.

Front and rear active multilink pushrod suspension electronically managed in unison by ECU Liquid cooled permanent magnet motor, 850kW peak power (rear motor only) with integrated reduction gearbox Active cooling and jet turbine intake vents

High performance Lithium Ion battery packs (2) 100kWh capacity 300km range (without turbine generation)

Lightweight iridium coated plexiglass canopy

DRIVING MODE

SPORT

In sport mode, the turbines are actively recharging the battery and run at a constant speed to preserve fuel. The electric motors will draw maxium power only when needed and additional power will be sent to the front wheels to assist handling and performance. Excess power being generated by the turbines will be used to further charge the battery.

DRIVING MODE

CFRP titanium weave ultra lightweight body shell

Axial-flow gas microturbine generator with DC output converter direct to batteries and/or electric motors

Integrated brake cooling ducts

Small front motors for electronically controlled partial 4WD

AFTERBURNER

In afterburner mode, maxium power is delivered from the battery by the turbine directly to both front and rear wheels and vectored by the ECU when needed. The turbines in this mode accelerate as demand for power increases running the motors up to their maxiumum potential output. The battery provides maximum output and does not recharge in this mode. Afterburner mode is required to reach top speed and the maximum performance figures.

Electronicaly adjustable high performance actuated active front multilink pushrod suspension

one piece carbon fibre monocoque tub chassis with resin bonded CFRP subframes


Trimoto 2014 Motorcycle Taxi EV Group project


KEY INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES Jordan Gendler Luke Robus Sam Lucas Thomas Lumley Louis Gospel MOTORCYCLE TAXI WITH A FULLY ENCLOSED CELL FOR PAYING PASSENGERS

Motorcycle taxis are agile and maneuverable and often the quickest way for a passenger to get around an urban environment. While fast, they are open to the elements, considered unsafe, and have close to no luggage storage. The closest intermediate between a bike and a conventional taxi in this sector is the tuctuc/ rickshaw used most commenly in India. The tuctuc shares none of the agility or speed that a motorcycle has. This project is a study of what a happy medium between both vehicles could be.

SCALED PACKAGING AND ERGONOMIC RIG


BENCHMARK VEHICLE TVS KING The TVS King is a stereotypical rickshaw/tuctuc type vehicle, famously used in there thousands in India. Recognisable by its short but tall proportions and singular front wheel, it presents a example of the current package and technology in motorcycle-car hybrid vehicles.


Because the trimoto vehicles primary use is to carry passengers, the passengers comfort and interaction are key to the design. After the interior design was developed, we created 3 personas in 3 locations that we would focus the user interaction around, each with their own requirments and issues. The Business man - Commuting into working using the trimoto taxi, carrying a briefcase, wearing a suit, and looking for speed of use. The Tourist - Travelling to hotels, she has a suitcase and backpack with her, and a langauge barrier that needs to be catered for The Reveler - Using Trimoto to get back home after a night out, ease of use while possibly inhebriated is paramount. Are Resolving the interior design, we created a story sequence for each of our unique personas to demostrate how trimoto creates the perfect taxi experience for each of there needs, from phone charging and easy-access luggage storage to language translators and NFC cash-less payment.

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Strong graphical ‘blade’ is instantly recognisable NFC pad for easy cashless payment for entry to the vehicle using a smartphone or prepaid card

Large passenger greenhouse for optimum cabin lighteness

Large cabin greenhouse provides maximum driver visiblitly

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trimoto


LONDON

Single piece tub chassis functions as a safety shell and makes manufacture of differing models easy

Panoramic glass roof stops small vehicle from feeling claustrophobic

SAN FRANSISCO

Integrated lights keep exterior design clean and simple Batteries and drivetrain located low down to give best weight distribution and stability

HONG KONG


Alfa Romeo 171 Executive saloon


This short project was to explore what the Italian marque Alfa Romeo could use as a first vehicle to enter the chinese market. Using the brands heritage and european image to support a E-F segment vehicle tailored to the Chinese markets and cultures requirements. Large interior space, premium looks are essential to compete with cars such as the BMW 7 series and Jaguar XF which are in the same market segment. Within the Alfa Romeo brand the 171 sits one step above the old 166 as the brands largest luxury car and flagship saloon vehicle. The design language must also be an evolution and reinterpretation of the famous shield shaped grille.

HERITAGE

MODERN

ALFA ROMEO MONTREAL

ALFA ROMEO 4C

INSPIRATION

ALFA ROMEO DUETTOTTANTA ALFA ROMEO CANGURO

ALFA ROMEO TZ3 CORSA

ALFA ROMEO 2600 SZ

CHINA 9.95 million passenger vehicles sold between January and October in 2012 (8% increase on 2011) 83 vehicles per 1000 people A fast growing economy and population with disposable income combined with rising car sales show a recognised potentially extremely large market. With european marques recognised as more premium than native chinese manufactures they appeal to a fast growing middle class and wealthy chinese citizens in the market for a new car. It is also recognised that in chinese culture car qualities are judged very differently from european or american markets. Comfort, brand and interior space are all thought of higher than performance or praticality and a design would need to reflect that to suceed in the market.


EARLY FACSIA DEVELOPMENT RENDER

KEY SKETCH


171

SKETCH DEVELOPMENT


ALTERNATE FRONT LAMPS


FINAL DESIGN


VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITROEN BRAND


An exploration of the future of the citroen design language and brand

Potential sub DS3 premium citycar


Reversed rake C-pillar


Luxury SUV Citroen C-Crosser replacement


Alternate front grill and fascia designs


Sport saloon C4 replacement


Flagship sports car


DS


Porsche Entry level sports coupe


1 week sketch project Set by Porsche Sub-Boxster entry level sports car

MOODBOARD

INITIAL SKETCHES & DEVELOPMENT

PROFILE DEVELOPMENT


FINAL PROPOSAL

New Porsche family light graphic


MULTI Driven/Undriven 2014 Michelin design challenge entry


In the new future, technology will advance quicker than infrastructure can cater for, and vehicles will be increasingly expensive to run, limiting the average family to a single semi-autonomous vehicle. This vehicle must be a true do-everything multipurpose car. Big enough for a families worth of luggage, small enough to drive in the city and manually park, comfortable, and fun to own.

HOLIDAY

COMMUTE

UNDRIVEN With autonomous driving, a car could become a much more appealing prospect for long distance travel such as holidays. Long motorway journeys would be autonomously driven so that all the passengers are free to relax. In this situation the interior needs to provide entertainment and social interaction or isolation for each of the occupants and as much comfort and space as the vehicles size and footprint will allow. The vehicle also needs capacity for large amounts of luggage

UNDRIVEN When the vehicle is used for commuting, busy motorway and urban roads will be dealt with autonomously. During this time the driver could use his time to prepare notes/check times and appointments/read news and relax before work in a stress free environment.

DRIVEN While on holiday there could be many opportunities for manually driving a car to be a pleasurable experience. Driving dynamics need to be good despite the vehicle not being primarily for spirited driving. Ergonomics of the driving position and tactile experience of driving also need to be factored in and adjusted from autonomous mode where such characteristics are unwanted.

DRIVEN If in a commute, the driver wants to take control of the vehicle, because of the need to get out of the vehicle in a unconventional location, or drive somewhere that is not recognised as a ‘road’ such as a building site, or would just otherwise prefer to control the vehicle for a portion of the journey then the transition between driven and undriven must be seamless and safe.

BENCHMARK

BMW 330d touring Multitalented -Small enough to commute in and park in normal circumstances, but large enough to carry multiple suitcases worth of luggage and seat 4 adults comfortably -Driving dynamics are sporty for driving pleasure, but ride is comfortable and quiet for long journeys. -Optional specs allow for adaptive ride settings -Near ‘sports car’ performance figures but runnings costs kept low and affordable by efficient diesel engine -Practicalities impact on styling kept to a minimum, and vehicle still looks attractive!

This inner ring represents where the car cannot be placed. As a single vehicle for a family it needs to perform more than adequately in all 4 criteria. The vehicle has to be more than just a ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’

Compromises -Without autonomous capability, the vehicle cannot perform the multiple tasks as it cannot move to another location without someone in it. -Although only insignificantly larger than its matching saloon model, the vehicle is still large enough to be difficult to park in very tight urban environments -Conventional car requirements (engine and gearbox) dramatically reduce the amount of space dedicated to the cabin within the cars footprint. Without these elements packaging could be vastly more efficient.

FOCUS

MARKET PLACEMENT

This ring represents where car will perform, through all 4 criteria. A new niche for vehicles that are true multipurpose, achievable by the replacement of the combustion engine with electric and autonomous ability allowing for drastically different layout and architecture.Compromises in all criteria will still have to be made, but will be as minimal as possible.


LIKES Good interior materials Easy to use controls and displays Light and bright colours Large luggage space Comfortable but sporty driving Talking to the family

LIKES Cute cars! Practicality and big doors Small compact cars Listening to the radio Lots of storage Checking up on the kids

DISLIKES Stressful commutes Dark claustrophobic interiors Oversized cars Convenience Wasting time

DISLIKES Uncomfortable seats Overcomplicated computers Plain looks Oversized cars

LIKES Listening to music Browsing the internet Sitting in the front Looking out the window bright colours

LIKES Annoying her sister Talking to everyone Playing games Looking out the window Fun looking cars

FAMILY

 DISLIKES The annoying family The rear seats of small cars Being bored Long boring journeys

DISLIKES Long boring journeys Small windows Not having anything to do Everyone being quiet

INITIAL CONCEPTS

MOODBOARD + INSPIRATION


INITIAL DEVELOPMENT


KEY FALSE SIDE GRAPHIC

NON AGGRESSIVE FRIENDLY FACE


Coloured graphical exterior ‘shell’ around a neutral form

CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT


KEY SKETCH


SOFT SCULPTURAL FRIENDLY FORMS


PACKAGE DRAWING


MULTI

SCENARIO STORY BOARD


FINAL DESIGN


MISCELLANEOUS WORK

Short term project Design development for the Top Gear “Peel P45” as featured on BBC 1


Organic clay form exercise

Hatchback

Photoshop

Retro Cadillac Eldorado

Renault Spider redesign Photoshop ~ 1.5 hour Fast marker sketches

~1 hour


Future Spitfire Photoshop ~ 1 hour

Alfa Romeo Sports tourer

Sketches

~ 30 minutes

Life Drawing


Mars land speed record racer Photoshop ~ 2 hours

Rolls Royce coupe Photoshop ~ 1.5 hours

3D smoke simulation and form exploration


Jordan gendler automotive design portfolio 2013


Jordan Gendler Automotive design portfolio 2013