The Lancia Bordo Concept is a beautifully simple design proposal for a light weight Italian roadster. The concept was developed by Coventry University Transport Design graduate Thomas Gilbert. Key to the design of the Lancia Bordo is its simplicity. This was carefully managed by using a core feature line to characterise the car. Gilbert explains: “The car’s overall form is quite soft and organic, with this line being the only hard-sculpted feature of the body-side. My aim was for it to be striking through its simplicity and purity – free of visual ‘clutter’ so that it can be as bold and dramatic as possible.”
Personally I think the Bordo has stunning proportions, especially when viewed in profile. It’s low slung stance and almost non-existent overhangs are virtually textbook for a small sports car. While the minimalist design of the body panels makes a refreshing change from the more complicated and overly-styled appearance of some contemporary sports cars.
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