Designer David Obendorfer isn’;t going to operate for BMW, but possibly the German automaker need to give him a get in touch with. His CS Vintage Notion exhibits a singular ability to comprehend the brand’;s traditional design and reinterpret it for these days. He isn’;t some amateur, both. Obendorfer has an industrial style degree and has been penning the interiors and exteriors of yachts from the Officina Italiana Layout for 5 years, which counts luxury shipbuilders like Riva and Sanlorenzo amid its consumers. His website demonstrates a genuine passion and knack for modernizing ’;60s and ’;70s European vehicles, too.
Obendorfer prefers to reimagine classic automotive styles. “Retro cars are not copies of their predecessors or renovated specimens, rather they are meticulously studied reconsiderations, strongly rooted in modern fashion,” he tells Autoblog. For the CS Vintage Notion, he worked to update the appears of the seminal BMW 2000CS and its E9 chassis whilst putting them on a contemporary platform. Obendorfer’;s inspiration comes from his belief that the later on CS models’; style is partially accountable for defining BMW styling, with its shark-nose front and 4 round headlights.
The CS Vintage Concept’;s form starts with a jutting hood and a quartet of LED headlights, but the total layout actually comes collectively in profile. The Hofmeister Kink at the rear pillar with the BMW Roundel is a nice nod to the originals, however the proportions even now locate the best fusion of traditional and modern day. The interior is minimalist, with a huge expanse of wood for the dashboard at first glance, but the latter opens to expose the car’;s infotainment method.
“The layout with the 4 round headlights has proved to be a winning fashion pattern that BMW has been carrying on for over 35 many years,” stated Obendorfer about his inspiration. Judging by his operate proven in the gallery over and the video under, it would appear there is a lot of life left in it, as well.