Friday, January 4, 2013

Rolls-Royce-Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II, by Ugur Sahin

Absolutely gorgeous, the original “Round Door
” Rolls-Royce Phantom I Aerodynamic Coupe was created in 1953 by Jonckheere Works in Belgium. The story of the car is wrapped in mystery, because World War II destroyed it completely, together with all records of it. What remained were some truly inspiring photos and a lot of questions, including “Who designed and who commissioned it?”

Almost 8 decades later, Rolls Royce invited designed Ugur Sahin to come up with an inspiring new version of the beautiful Phantom. The challenge was accepted and Sahin’s love for short bodies and exceedingly long hoods was again nourished. The result is a stunning vehicle whose shapes combine old and new influences in a unitary work of art.

The designer said that he did all changes guided by the word “respect”, thus avoiding to diminish the original charm of the car. Called Rolls Royce Jonckheere Aerodynamic Coupe II, the reinvented Phantom features a redesigned front fender with integrated headlights, a smaller rear fin, and a series of other new details. All alerations were made in a way that didn’t disrupt the stance and main proportions of the original Jonckheere Works Rolls-Royce.

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