At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating, and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to get inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.
To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite automotive designs from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool automotive designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to sharing it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!
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1. Uber Balance
Korea-based designers, Min JU Kim and Hyeonji Roh designed ‘Uber Balance’ – an innovative fleet of delivery scooters for Uber Eats. The scooters have been equipped with 3-axis stabilizers that make sure your food reaches you in one piece. The all-black scooter is retrofitted with a slim, lightweight gimbal that helps to stabilize the food box in the middle. The scooter is a single-seater that’s large enough for the rider, and to store food parcels.
Called ECHO, this self-driving concept trike features a trio of hubless wheels – with the two on the front reinforced with massive suspension systems to take on any bump on the road. The trike doesn’t have a rider seat, and it is a stark view of sophistication level 5 autonomy will bring to the fore. Can you imagine this automotive marching forward along with a herd of Spot the Dog robot and an army of Atlas humanoids?!
3. The Lamborghini Vision Event Horizon
Designed by LYC.Design, the Lamborghini Vision Event Horizon is a stunning car that amps up the Italian marque’s design language in an attempt to differentiate itself from the company’s older, ICE cars. What stands out with this car is the headlight and taillight treatment, which feels slightly different from other Lamborghinis. The front of the car gives me Acura NSX GT3 Evo vibes, albeit with crowbar-shaped LED-strip headlights.
4. The Model M
Designed by Víctor Rodríguez Gómez, the Model M is designed keeping in mind the tight urban spaces, hence, the detachable handlebars make complete sense. The electronic kickstand makes the ride easy to park without any hassles. When it comes to adventure escapades, Tesla Model M has your needs covered. Right where the fuel tank of traditional bikes is, there is a detachable bag with its own battery that powers the lights and the multimedia system.
5. The HV-001
Automotive designer Ayoub Ahmad created the HV-001 using an interesting technique called parametric design or generative design by defining a set of conditions and allowing those 3D algorithms to design an organic-looking automotive to completely fulfill those conditions. The design looks almost like a skeleton, which is no coincidence since natural evolution works in the same manner – it designs skeletons based on a certain set of conditions!
6. Fordzilla Hypervan
Designed by Keyu Deng, and called the Fordzilla Hypervan, this dune buggy drew massive inspiration from the reptilians. It features a matte black color, that signifies a Godzilla influence, and matte orange hues on the outside and the inside of the ride, displaying a sharp character. The battery on the rear indicates its rear-wheel-drive origins, and therefore, a better balance and handling.
7. Yamaev’s Tricycle Concept
This odd and interesting-looking tricycle scooter concept was designed by Alexander Yamaev and features a rectangular side profile that slices through the air sharply and cleanly. It has a unique wheel setup with a large front wheel, that surrounds the scooter’s transparent bubble-shaped cockpit. It also features two rear wheels that interestingly separate at low speeds for stability, and unite at high speeds for maneuverability.
8. The R&D_Fun Bike
Called the R&D_Fun Bike, this unique bicycle is Stylo Creative’s take on a modernized bike for our modern times! It was built for “simplicity, performance and aesthetic”. This completely comes through in the bicycle’s colorful personality and clean + minimal visuals.
9. The Polestar CP1 Concept
Created by Lukasw Wenzhöfer, the Polestar CP1 Concept is an accessible, likable, and realistic version of the Polestar sports bike. It has a super cool geometric edgy design with high riding positions that elevates the ride’s performance status supported by the high-grade suspension system. The focus of this design is on ergonomics and functionality.
10. The Polestar Move2
Designed by Jen Ellison, the Polestar Move2 is a semi-autonomous, shared micro-mobility solution designed for a conceptual ‘Polestar Smart City’. It aims to be a form of comfortable personal transportation in a compact and sustainable package. The aim of the project is to discourage the ownership of cars, and instead provide a reliable, multi-modal transportation experience.
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