Hydra Schmidt Coupe Concept from Daniel Simon for ‘Captain America’

September 11, 2012 at 09:13

Daniel Simon is a known name in the world of car design. He once worked for Volkswagen, but failed to satisfy their thirst for creativity, designing the exterior of traditional cars and later Simon became interested in writing a book on car theme «Cosmic Motors», the output of which has done a lot of resonance, but his true calling, he found only in Hollywood. From his pen came cine machines for films “Throne”, “Prometheus” and “Oblivion” as well as Hydra Schmidt Coupe, which became famous in the film “Captain America: The First Avenger,” which was released on the big screen in 2011.

Hydra Schmidt Coupe Photo

Hydra Schmidt Coupe Photo

The car should look like, as a representative of the auto style of 40s, but its appearance should match the role assigned to the plot: the idea of the director, Hydra Schmidt Coupe – was the fastest car of its time, with a hood that hides the 16-cylinder engine from the airplane. As a result, after a review of many options, among which was the racing car class Grand Prix, Auto Union Type C 1937, the creators chose symbiosis of Mercedes-Benz 540K, and Mercedes-Benz G4, flavored with elements from Bentley and Duesenberg. Need to install the chassis of the truck dictated the impressive size of the.

Hydra Schmidt Coupe Image

Hydra Schmidt Coupe Image

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