Volkswagen Corrado by Patrick Moczarsky
The German automaker VW has only made one vehicle that they feel confident calling a sports car when they introduced the Volkswagen Corrado back in 1988 as a successor to the lightweight fun to drive Scirocco, and ever since the the sleek two door went the way of the dinosaurs in 1996, enthusiasts have been dreaming about the car’s return to the market. So when VW started showing off their IROC concept and eventual Scirocco street car, it only begged the question, what about a new Corrado?
The crew at Miranda Media certainly aren’t the first, but seem to have come up with the best rendering that we have seen so far with their take on a future Corrado. While we always figured the old SEAT Leon Cupra R would make a great base, their concept is a dynamic blend of the old model and progressive design with a little Golf R hidden underneath. The concept features a subtle rear spoiler that can raise automatically, just like the original, a set of lightweight alloy wheels, aggressively swept back headlamps and larger intakes in the front bumper.
Press release after the jump.
Some of us have already wondered what a new motor vehicle on the basis of VW Corrado for serial production would look like. Miranda Media specialists were also intrigued by this question, so they have developed four conceptual sketches that represent the impression based on the view of a new sports car in its serial production and tuning versions. "That’s exactly what the new VW Corrado should look like, and no way else", says Patrick Moczarsky, a professional designer and graphic artist of Miranda Media.
The expensive concept car represents a dynamic blend of the old model and progressive design. The first draft should focus our attention on how the future Volkswagen car can comprise all the features in a compact model with traditional optics. The project has made it absolutely clear that the old VW Corrado must give place to the "New Corrado", which could be successfully introduced with the motto: it’s time to say goodbye to the old outfit!
Some design features were remained, however, and replaced by ordinary modern parts. The first thing that strikes the eye here is a small rear spoiler that can be pulled out automatically, just as in the old Corrado.
Light alloy wheels (Schmidt Revolution) together with a flat roof and a notably protrudent vehicle body of the tuning version contribute to the revolutionary, truly sport-looking image. The hood lines running up between aggressively styled headlights in a deep curvature make the design even more expressive. Large air holes flank the front side and rear end of the body, thus causing the feeling as if the car merely absorbs the street.
"We realize, of course, that Volkswagen will not present such a car right now, but the flight of imagination is so fascinating that it won’t give us a moment’s rest", says Patrick Moczarsky from Miranda Media.