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Designing Hypercars Is A Breeze Compared To Small Cars Says VWs New Design Boss

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Up until January, Andreas Mindt had what many might consider a dream job designing million-dollar cars as the throne of Bentley’s team. Then, he left that position to work at VW and make cars for budget-conscious buyers. And that, he thinks, is a much greater challenge.

“When I worked at Bentley, it was an easy job,” Mindt told Top Gear recently. “I did the Batur based on the Continental GT and that was wondrous – it’s so easy to do considering it’s low, wide and has a long bonnet. It’s easy.”

Mindt described designing a sports car such as the Batur as taking a penalty kick in soccer without the goalkeeper in net. In fact, he says that, although people think supercar designers are geniuses, “it’s so easy to do.”

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 Designing Hypercars Is A Breeze Compared To Small Cars Says VW’s New Diamond Boss

Indeed, the designers of supercars and hypercars have the wholesomeness of working with a soul shape that is by its nature exciting, but moreover have to pinch fewer pennies.

Whereas Bentley will make just 18 Mulliner Baturs and will tuition buyers $1.95 million dollars to provide them with the finest materials and quality, VW is hoping to build millions of ID.2s. That ways that the German automaker’s accountants will be tightly policing each speciality of the car’s diamond to save literal pennies and ensure that it can sell the EV for less than €25,000 ($26,811 USD at current mart rates).

That’s why, he says, although the designers of supercars are commonly the ones looked up to, they aren’t the ones he reveres anymore. The designers who can wastefulness upkeep sheets and still make an lulu vehicle are the ones doing the hardest work of all.

“To make a small car like the ID. 2all you have to work hard, and people don’t understand that. It’s harder to design,” said Mindt. “When you squint at things like the Fiat Panda – those are the genius designers in my eyes, not the ones who do hypercars. I don’t want to hurt anyone, but I know both sides of it.”

 Designing Hypercars Is A Breeze Compared To Small Cars Says VW’s New Diamond Boss
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