The Toyota Rugged Sports Coupe Concept is a new interpretation of a sports car.  It combines on-road performance with off road capability and fun.  It is a concept car built in Torino, Italy for the 2001 Chicago Auto Show.


This was the first show car that I designed as a young designer.  I had my design chosen and I developed the vehicle through the final fabrication in Italy.

 RSC Design Rendering

RSC Design Rendering


Concept, Theme, & Early Sketches

The concept of this project was to redefine the idea of a sports car.  How can we bridge the gap between on-road and off road enjoyment?

The theme of the RSC is a combination of a sleek and sporty profile with the toughness and strength of a truck.  It has large flares pulled wide, sculptural yet sheered for a modern flavor.  

 

Key initial sketch


Image Galleries

Vehicle Development:  

Renderings, Sketches, & Scale Model

  Design Rendering & Sketches Gallery

Design Rendering & Sketches Gallery

  Press Photos Gallery

Press Photos Gallery

Vehicle Images:  

Press Photos & other final pictures