COSMIC MOTORS. Come explore the vehicle designs of a far away galaxy called Galaxion where futuristic concepts exist in everyday life. Nine different spaceships, pods, race cars, giant trains, warships and balloons from various planets of the Galaxion system are shown from concept to completion. Daniel Simon is an established senior car designer who has spent the last several years focusing his talents on futuristic concepts for such automakers as Bugatti and Lamborghini. In his first book, Cosmic Motors, each chapter shows the design process of a unique vehicle, from the first ideation sketches to the stunningly detailed 3-D models to the final photo-realistic full spread renderings. Join Daniel in this virtual world of visionary vehicles!

A LOOK INSIDE. The Cosmic Motors Camarudo is a one-person motion device, powered by a small conventional turbine that only enables ground-level flights. Originally constructed on planet Oosfera from scrap parts taken from wrecked cargo spacecraft, it was affordable even for impoverished settlers. For them the gunner was the perfect device for hunting, allowing them to feed their families. Impressed by its simplicity and success, Cosmic Motors rebuilt these little ships for amateur races and junior pilot education. Equipped with paint ammunition, the CAMARUDO turned out to be the race ship for the young underclass generation. Many famous pilots made their first moves in this tiny beast. As a contrast to its scrappy origin, the CAMARUDO is often pimped and customized to an extreme level of prize and exclusivity. It was the first successful vehicle to spread the brand name Cosmic Motors.

A LOOK INSIDE. Page 52 / 53, chapter Cosmic Motors Sexy Magrela. Text sample: “On this page, you see some alternative layouts of the racer, but they appear less elegant. The idea of morphing a triangular section into an ellipse appealed to me and made me go for the design on the right. The other proposals could be used as competitors in the Railton Cup story. In all proposals, I play with design features derived from race vehicles on Earth: wings to adjust flight attitude, steering and air-braking, big air scoops, long narrow shapes, canopy-styled cockpits, and large graphics with numbers or sponsors. Designing conceptual vehicles requires the inclusion of some obvious design features that the viewer can relate to. As a result, a designer has to accept a downside—that your styling sometimes looks very “inspired by,” rather than highly inventive.”

A LOOK INSIDE. Page 136 / 137. chapter Cosmic Motors Galaxion. Text sample: “The ironically named “Black Edition” of the GALAXION is not approved by Cosmic Motors. With its great presence on the road, the car immediately caught the attention of the shady side of high society. Several coupes were sighted with all black body finishes, loaded with weapons and ammunition. This one here is a very tasteful interpretation of a gangster car, with sophisticated weapons and a stylish red cello case…though not necessarily with a cello inside. Also, the sexy company kept by the underworld crime lords who appear in this ride shows a sense for style. Their outfits are sexy and scandalous.”

A LOOK INSIDE. Page 152 / 153. Chapter Cosmic Motors Gravion Turbine Racer. Text sample: “The production side view on the right was done in tandem with the digital 3-D development, ensuring that the volume works out in every view. The high-rising, tentaclelooking antennae are mounted with cameras and sensors that provide all necessary information and scans for the driver. He maneuvers the GRAVION blindly, with the sensors getting the information directly from his brain waves. Only with that technology is a free positioning of the cockpit possible. The rotating cabin is clearly visible in the image above. Very high-side g-forces are possible in a professional GRAVION Cup race, so the cockpit rotation is a welcome relief for pilots’ physical strain. Also, the car can be flipped over 90 degrees for engine maintenance, and the rotated cockpit stays accessible for engine checks (as seen on page 1). The hubless wheels reduce the amount of moving mass; plasma-magnetic field processors in the wheels allow for stunning brake performance, aided by its twin front tires. The GRAVION team featured in this book, the Alfred & Dietmar Engineering Co. team, carries the name of my father and grandfather as a personal touch. The numbers on the car can vary from season to season, but are not dependent on the season’s ranking.”

A LOOK INSIDE. The fatal accident of the Redua brothers during a demonstration flight of the Cosmic Motors Sexy Magrela.


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