We have seen a fierce and exciting downpour of car design at Yanko Design. Each car was innovative and brought us something we had never seen or experienced before. From killer speed to dashing looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every car we showcased at YD broke a design barrier for us, and hopefully they did the same for you. That’s why we put together a collection of car designs that we thought were the best of them all! From an electric Mustang Ford should have built to a Cybertruck-inspired bossy cafe racer, each of these drool-worthy cars pushes the boundaries of the automotive industry mercilessly! Car lovers can’t wait to get their hands on them and take them to the streets!
1. The Charge Mustang
Easily one of the most visually impressive electric cars money can buy, the Charge Mustang bases its design on the iconic 1967 Fastback. If its bodywork is almost too similar to Ford’s own ’67 Mustang, it’s because Charge Cars use bodywork officially approved by Ford. Beneath this shell, however, is Charge’s electric platform, with floor-mounted batteries that turn the Mustang into an electric little pony. The electric platform the Mustang sits on is the result of a strategic partnership with Arrival, the UK-based automotive startup that is co-creating their custom electric taxi cabs with Uber.
2. The standard electric bicycle
Also known as the Electric Stand Bike, this eye-catching creation is the Polestar O2 Convertible of the world of electric kick scooters. The personal commuter is suitable for driving in maximum style through the streets of the city and the suburbs without burdening the environment. The electrically powered machine has larger front wheels and a single rear wheel for maximum control. In fact, the front wheels are almost three times the size of the rear, which comes with its own independent dual suspension system to handle the bumps with maximum ease.
3. The next wrangler
Arjun Kurunji has created a bold reinterpretation of the Wrangler, both inside and out. This concept is a facelift beyond what we could have expected, and whether you like it or not is thoroughly subjective. Arjun has gone all out when it comes to taking a bold design detour for the Wrangler. It appears that he took inspiration from competitors including GMC Hummer EV, Land Rover Defender or the Toyota FJ Cruiser. In fact, this state-of-the-art version of the Wrangler is, in a way, like an amalgam of all these great four-wheelers – with the Jeep’s DNA still intact, of course.
4. 2022 Nissan Ariya EV
The Ariya looks well proportioned, sporty, sharp and unique. It’s a huge leap forward from the Blade. The top-of-the-line version has a 91 kWh battery, a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, has some innovative new technology, is great to drive, has a range of up to 310 miles and has a starting price of about $47,000 for the two-wheel model. . Nissan’s design brief for this car was ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism’, which allowed the design team to use key Japanese words to inspire their global design team to create the Ariya’s exterior, words like sleek, sharp and seamless. The overall design is definitely futuristic, but the most appealing part of the exterior to me is the front grille, which looks like a traditional grille but has some notable features. Nissan calls their grille a “shield” instead, as it shields hi-tech cameras, radar and sensors that aid in the car’s self-driving system and ACC.
5. Limited Edition Porsche 911 Sports Classic
This sports car is essentially a 911, powered by the 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine that produces 543 horsepower, mated to a seven-speed manual transmission. On the outside, it resembles the Sport Classic with the Ducktail Carrera RS 2.7 style rear spoiler, hood and a cheesy double bell roof, all made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic. Those double stripes, 60 medallions, Fuchs style rims and the gold 911 Sport Classic badging on the aft deck make it truly unique. To keep the essence of the Classic alive, the air intake is done in front of the spoiler and engine grille. The ride height of this exclusive model will be 10 mm lower thanks to the Porsche Active Suspension Management Sport.
Introducing Reverso, an e-bike that will ever reverse every car design instinct. I think we can attribute the design direction to the Cybertruck, which also challenges the standards with a design that was strikingly different from anything that came before it. The Reverso is also firmly in that league, with an aesthetic that’s hard to put into words just because I can’t quite find a frame of reference. Analyzing the odd design of the Reverso turned out to be a lot more fun and insightful than I expected. It started with asking myself what exactly I found ‘wrong’ with the design of the bike… and then I wondered if those attributes were really important in making something a ‘motorcycle’. After all, a motorcycle is just that: a motor attached to a bicycle.
This little concept car by Mexican-based designer E. Maximiliano Salas, rather mysteriously dubbed the SDAP, was designed to be equally exotic and enigmatic…although his 1980s car references are all too common. With pop-up headlights that are a big nod to a bygone era of supercars, the SDAP has a bit of Countach and Diablo, and a bit of ’84 F40 mixed in, making it quite an eclectic beast. The dark rendering isn’t accidental either, Salas wanted his offbeat concept to have a bit of a wait-in-the-shadow vibe, harking back to yet another ’80s phenomenon, the reveal of the time-traveling DeLorean in the movie Back To the future.
8. The storm
This majestic curvilinear beauty is thanks to Wayne Buys, better known by his internet name FabMan Creations. Wayne, who works from his home and garage in South Africa, designed this piece for a client who commissioned the project and even supplied him with an R nineT to work with. The final construction, which he calls ‘Storm’, is inspired by the aerodynamic shapes seen in airplanes. Although the Storm can’t fly like its inspiration, it evokes a sense of weightlessness in anyone who rides it, thanks to its shape that cuts through the air like an airplane would. The custom R nineT even has two huge air intakes on the base that keep the motorcycle’s boxer engine cool and airy.
9. The Tesla Model M
With more than just a brief glimpse of the Tesla Cybertruck, the Tesla Model M bike is made for urban junkies and individuals alike who enjoy taking to the serene hills on the weekends for an adventure or two. The bike’s leaning forward stance is adapted to cafe racers, and the addition of geometric lines stems from those architectural trends. The hubless wheels convey the futuristic character of the ultra-cool ride that mimics the Cybertruck’s gunmetal gray color. Those headlights, swingarm and saddle follow suit with their intimidating stance that fits perfectly with the overall build of the bike. To maintain the futuristic theme, the translucent digital display shows the current speed and real-time map for optimal navigation.
10. Mercedes Vision AMG
This car looks like it has traveled through time to a parallel dimension and cannot hide its superior alienated appearance. It has a very animated character, but mind you, this is what the EV will look like when it finally rolls onto the tarmac. Those triangular projector lamps (resembling the Mercedes Benz star logo), matte black glasses and the elongated tail add to its dynamic appeal. Everything from the long wheelbase to the contrasting short overhangs or the low-slung bodywork – give it a dominant way above its punch weight (if that’s not too judgmental).