KarmannGhia Coupé redesigned by Brazilian students Car Design News — Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

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Saito’s sophisticated interior the judging panel

The awards took place a week the final decision was taken and below)

The original coupé, inspired the contest, was launched in in 1962 and remained in the market for 10 before it was replaced by the Volkswagen SP – the first car completely developed in the The VW Karmann-Ghia Convertible was also in smaller numbers. Both were local darlings, and the of launching a new model attracted a lot of with around 600 students competing alone or in teams.

Although designing a contemporary of a 60-year-old model is not actually a new the challenge was not easy, especially adapting to a completely different The rules of the contest defined the dimension – 2,500mm long – and a 2+2 configuration for the Coupé, while as with the VW New Beetle, the engine was from rear to front to more common platforms.


During the first stage of the the students’ interior and exterior skills were tested as as their ability to define the 10 proposals were chosen to be in the second stage, when detailed 3D modeling was required. The – presided over by pioneering designer Ari Rocha – consisted of one of Karmann-Ghia’s board of directors, Paulo Sandler, luxury consultant Claudio Diniz and Marcelo Castilho and your Artur Grisanti Mausbach.

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Prizes of R$100,000 (US$49,750), (US$29,800) and R$15,000 (US$7,350) awarded to the first, second and placed students respectively at a in São Bernardo do Campo’s convention

A multidisciplinary team made up of student Felipe Mazzeo and student Rodrigo Scarpetta the first prize. They their design’s architecture on an TT platform but the Karmann-Ghia identity was using expressive surface The profile of the Mazzeo-Scarpetta car referenced the through the front and rear silhouettes. In addition, features air-intakes, front and rear were developed by studying the old line before incorporating LED technologies.

The runner-up proposal from Oliveira carried the same and also displayed the best-resolved Oliveira also won last contest, promoted by Ford Marinangelo Nunes took place with a radical, redesign. The jury also Danilo Saito’s entry by it fourth place for its innovative and sophisticated interior.

The 10 design proposals for the new Karmann-Ghia can be seen in the picture gallery

Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe

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