Designing supercars is easy compared to small cars, says VW boss
Mindt mentioned that designers who balance the budget sheets yet manage to design attractive cars are the ones who work the hardest.
According to reports, Andreas Mindt, the design head at Volkswagen & previously the head of Bentley’s design team, thinks designing small cars for budget-conscious buyers is a much greater challenge than designing million-dollar supercars.
Mindt, who designed the $1.95 million worth Bentley Mulliner Batur, said that it was easy to design because it’s low, wide and has a long bonnet. He added that designers of supercars and hypercars have the advantage of working with a body shape that’s by nature exciting. Also, these designers have little constraints when it comes to cost, allowing them to provide customers with the best materials and quality.
However, for a small car like the ID.2, which Volkswagen hopes to build millions of, the car’s design undergoes a lot of scrutiny to save literal pennies to ensure the car remains within a specific price bracket. Mindt mentioned that designers who balance the budget sheets yet manage to design attractive cars are the ones who work the hardest.
Mindt further stated that designers who came up with cars like the Fiat Panda are, in his eyes, geniuses, not the ones who style hypercars.
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