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BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon Concept | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon with BBS E50

In case you’re not a friend of the Saharabeige BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon, here is a different version for you: medium grey with M-colored turbo stripes. Instead of placing them on the usual location on the front fender, I opted to put it on the door. This creates a nice mirror-like effect with the A-pillar, which is almost shaped like an arrowhead pointing in the direction of travel. Next up will be an El Camino style pick-up. Stay tuned!

BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon Concept | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Check out the BMW 2002 4-door touring this conversion is based on.

BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon Concept | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon

Creating the BMW 2002 Touring was so much fun that I decided to run with the idea and turn it into a panel wagon. I kept the shortened front doors to maximize cargo space in the spacious rear compartment. Having done that I noticed that the half of the vehicle looked rather bland. 2002 Turbo fender flares and BBS E50 center-lock wheels help tremendously to remedy this situation. Gotta haul those BMW Motorsport parts in style!

PS: Wait for the next iteration if you don’t like the period-correct Saharabeige (oo6) of this version. šŸ˜‰

BMW 2002 Turbo Panel Wagon Concept | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2016)

Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept Brochure | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)

Rare Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept brochure found!

Today, I was rummaging through some boxes full of old car magazines and dealer brochures. While thinking about all the nice cars that are about to become classics, I found something interesting: a Nissan information brochure from 1985. In this brochure, the CUE-X Wagon concept car is presented with all the features and details, including engine specs. Considering the brochure is now 30 years old… this vehicle looks very modern even by today’s standards. I’d definitely consider buying one, if they’d offer it with a RB26DETT!

Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept Brochure | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)

Nissan CUE-X Wagon Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2015)

Citroen BX CoupƩ 16 Soupapes | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Citroƫn BX CoupƩ 16 Soupapes

Let’s suppose you are a CitroĆ«n enthusiast who, at some point in his life, wondered why the French automaker never bothered to produce a two-door CoupĆ© version of the BX series. Well, dare I say it wouldn’t have looked ugly at all! The straight lines of the body actually are very inviting to try different styles, in my humble opinion. A shortened wheelbase, deleting the rear doors, adding a period correct set of alloy wheels and changing a few little things here and there make for a nice concept of what the CitroĆ«n BX CoupĆ© could have looked like. Et voilĆ , mesdames et messieurs, c’est fini!

Citroen BX CoupƩ 16 Soupapes | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2014)

Lincoln Indianapolis Concept SkiDoo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Lincoln Indianapolis Boano CoupƩ | Snowmobile

Winter is just around the corner – better be prepared in style.

The Lincoln Indianapolis Boano CoupĆ© concept car inspired me to create a vehicle suitable for the snowy season. The shape of the car didn’t need much tweaking. A healthy top chop, the running gear of a Ski-Doo snowmobile and a few minor tweaks is all it needed to look the part. It could even be quite functional.

Lincoln Indianapolis Concept SkiDoo | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2013)

Ferrari 412i Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Ferrari 412i 2+2 Shooting Break Concept

Frequent readers of my blog know that I do have a sweet spot for two-door wagons. Whether they are called shooting break or shooting brake is an entirely different story. I decided to call them shooting break, because some (European) manufacturers call their regular station wagons Break.

The Ferrari 412i 2+2 is a very nice base for a shooting break conversion. Straight lines would make it easy to perform this task in real life. Though I doubt that anybody would actually so that. Most people would probably just run away and scream bloody murder!

Ferrari 412i Shooting Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Citroen BX Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Citroƫn BX Break Concept

The design of the CitroĆ«n BX is actually based on the Volvo Tundra Concept by Bertone. Volvo rejected the design and Bertone recycled it when developing the BX for CitroĆ«n. The BX is an interesting car, but a little bland. The image of a base level BX driving on a typical French alley inspired me to give the car a much cleaner and more futuristic look. Would’ve been cool if they had actually built it like that, wouldn’t it?

Citroen BX Break Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Rolls-Royce 101EX Gullwing Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

Rolls-Royce EX101 Gullwing Concept

Strive for perfection in everything you do.
Take the best that exists and make it better.
When it does not exist, design it.
Sir Henry Royce (1863 – 1933)

Well, sir. A Rolls-Royce EX101 with gullwing doors just didn’t exist yet. So… I designed it.

Rolls-Royce 101EX Gullwing Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2012)

 

Volvo Tundra Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Volvo Tundra Concept Group B

Bertone designed the Volvo Tundra Concept in 1979. Volvo rejected it, but it was later used as a base for the design of the BX by CitroĆ«n. I thought the Tundra looks odd, with weird proportions and details. Therefore I decided to spice it up a little. Somehow it now looks like a period-correct Group B homologation model šŸ˜‰

Volvo Tundra Concept | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2011)

Pinin Concept Estate | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Pinin Estate Concept

The Pinin Concept had a huge influence on the design of many cars of the mid to late eighties. A beautiful and elegant vehicle, designed by Pininfarina. For a long time I wondered what it would look like as a more practical estate wagon. Just as elegant, isn’t it?

Pinin Concept Estate | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2010)