First released in 1938, the Wolksvagen Beetle Cultissimo Coccinelle (created under the name « Type 1 ») has always enjoyed enormous popularity. As proof, it is estimated that nearly 22 million copies have been sold worldwide. Recently, the Norwegian designer Danni Koldal revisited the coccinelle and the result is just beautiful!
For this new version, the designer opted for a black theme with elegance and minimalism as his watchwords. In order to create a convertible car, he began by removing the roof and cutting the windshield in half with the help of a specialized garage and a body shop. Once this step was completed, he was able to devote himself entirely to the design of his 1961 Volkswagen Beetle Deluxe. The first thing you notice when you look at it is its matte black paint. Thanks to it, the Beetle, which was originally designed to be a cheap car aimed at a broad public, immediately looks like a roadster and thus enters another range. Danni Koldal also chose to lower the latter to bring an aggressive and sportier side. Add to that, wide wheels and chrome rims and a white border and the contrast is striking. As for the interior, the ambiance is very refined with black leather seats that give a remarkable cachet.
A « Superman » Beetle
By observing this coccinelle a little closer, we can see many details here and there. In fact, rather than simply renovating it to its own liking, the designer wanted to go even further by giving it a real spirit. To do so, he named it « Superman » and integrated a multitude of references to the world of the superhero. For example, we find the famous logo with the « S » in front of the windshield, the word « Superman » in white on the left rear and several quotes from the different films of the saga on different parts of the body. All of which is enough to seduce Superman fans with a perfectly controlled wink.
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