After designs the movie Captain America, Simon is hired to design the villain’s vehicles in sequel too. Simon has just re-rendered one of new designs – the almost psychedelically cool Schmidt Hydra V16 Coupe – in a beautiful HD quality short film, which you can watch at inewsdesign.com.
The result is an combination of Auto Union Type C and Avus stream-liner, Mercedes 540K, pre-war Bentleys, and the half-track Mercedes G4 staff car favoured by Hitler and his generals in the Wehrmacht. This car is also a teaser for Simon’s next project, due to be unveiled in May 2013. ‘It’s my own futuristic automotive franchise,’ he says mysteriously. ‘There’ll be a book first, and it features all my usual obsessions – speed, racing, heroism…’