Ford Australia designs Mad Max conceptsMon, 11 Jul 2011
With the iconic road movie ‘Mad Max' set to reappear on the silver screen next year, the Australian International Motor Show played host to two Ford concepts aiming to be the next 'Interceptor'.
Built in response to a brief from Top Gear Australia, Ford Australia's Research Centre employees created a variety of machines for Max. The entries, however, were whittled down to those from Nima Nourian and Simon Brook.
The finalists both pay homage to the original jet black 1973 XB Falcon GT Coupe and feature a variety of post-apocalyptic essentials, such as titanium-lined body shells, extendable wheel spikes and front-mounted tasers.
Ford Australia's Melbourne-based Asia, Pacific and Australia Design Director, Chris Svensson, said the project had been a spectacular success.
"It has given our team a lot of scope to really extend their imaginations and come up with some exciting new ideas," Svensson said. "The team has been able to get quite creative because the Mad Max car is not constrained by the normal design parameters imposed by a real-world vehicle."
The two final designs will be on display at the Australian International Motor Show. Voting for an overall winner will remain open until the end of July.
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By John O'Brien