Old cars have more heart and soul but don't always function the best with todays demands so any idea that we can come up with that fusions the classic style with the functionality of today is perfect. Classic cars have great visual appeal. Unfortunately the dynamics along with driver comfort, ergonomics and equipment levels are usually somewhat lacking. RestoMod creations are basically the recycling of vehicles that were maybe discarded or become unusable.
We sit between the owner and the builder. Our aim is to work with the brief of the client, along with our own design thoughts and ideas, to provide the builder with a set of notes and imagery to work from to ensure that our clients gets the car of their dreams that we have designed and visualised for them. When purchasing a high-end new vehicle, the manufacturers have the ability to provide the clients with the tools and ideas to customise their car. Why can’t this be the same for your classic purchase. That is the design service that we provide for your ‘new’ RestoMod car.
After detailed discussions to agree on a design brief of feature and style requirements the design process begins. Over the space of a few weeks multiple design iterations are produced. Finer details such as stitching, materials, instrument designs and switchgear are then added. Only until you are happy with the complete look and feel are the designs finalised. Every feature, interior and exterior is modelled to scale in 3D to ensure accuracy.
Once the design has been approved by the client, a build and design manual is produced for your selected car builder to work from. This manual includes overview and detailed visuals of the exterior and interior, along with switchgear, instrument design, material sPecifications, notes and dimensions where appropriate.
An option that some clients require is the provision of 3D surface data that can be used in the engineering and production process of any new bodywork. This surface data may require minor re-working or the addition of engineering structures but it is viewed as a means of speeding up the production process and to produce PANELS & components as they were designed.
Bodywork and Aerodynamic Analysis
ANOTHER OPTION IS FOR The creation of an aerodynamic simulation report and study on the design to provide the following data: PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS, DRAG ANALYSIS, FLOW ANALYSIS & SURFACE NOISE ANALYSIS.
INTIAL ANALYSIS : An initial analysis is usually completed after the initial styling has been approved. This study will give us a baseline and indications on what areas could be modified to improve the aerodynamic performance of the vehicle. Suggested modifications will be fully documented.
MODIFICATION AND RESTUDY: Agreed modifications will be made to the car bodywork or the addition of aerodynamic tweaks and then the full study will be run again to show the improvements made such as reduced drag, increased downforce or better aerodynamic balance etc.
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