Mazda MX-5 – Body Kit2019-04-23T15:41:20+00:00

Project Description

Mazda MX-5 – Body Kit

Year: 2013 – 2014

Project

The design of a car should always be characteristic and distinctive. In one direction, sports cars are experimenting a lot with conceptual developments provoking their style and aggression. I was given a project from a client to make a body kit detail set on the main design of the Mazda MX-5, 1994 model. The idea was to develop a set of products that built a new aggressive style of the car: a front bumper with a pointed bottom and adapted apertures for directing the air jet cooling the brake discs; front left and right fenders, with a characteristic shape on the side – fender flares; left and right side skirts, which are connected to the left and right rear fender flares of the rear fenders.

Front Fenders

Front Bumper

Fender Flares and Side Skirts

Development

For making each basic model and shaping it, I used industrial designer clay. A specialized material that has been used in modeling and prototyping – in automotive design and overall in product design and industrial design. For matrix molds as well as finished parts I used composite materials – glass fiber, resin and gelcoat. The function in the body kit details is more pronounced where it is needed. In the production of the body kits, I took into account their long-term use over time and overcoming possible structural problems during assembly and dismantling.

Conceptual Development
3D Modeling
Models and Prototypes
Adaptation of Manufacturing