A unique, specially commissioned sculpture of a spectacular ‘alien-like’ supercar of the future will be on display at this year’s MPH Show and will be auctioned to raise money for charity (TBC).
Based in Ireland RoboSteel is an innovative company that creates sculptures from recycled steel. This year RoboSteel will be unveiling a concept supercar at Earls Court, London, between 4 and 7 November 2010 and at the NEC, Birmingham between 11 and 14 November 2010.
Included in this statue will be parts from 100’s of different cars and it is RoboSteel’s intention to create a one of a kind concept supercar by recycling some of the best bits from other cars.
To create the sculpture the components will be welded together, the sharp edges will be smoothed and polished and then the whole creation will be coated with several layers of lacquer to protect it from the elements.
The finished artwork, which is primarily made of recycled steel taken from cars, motorbikes and airplanes, weighs 500kg, stands at over 1 meter tall and is made up of 1000’s of individual parts.
The piece will take approximately 750 hours to complete and will be shipped to the UK from Ireland in 4 separate pieces, before being reassembled in Earls Court in time for the first show on Thursday 4th November.
Piyanuch Chanphet of Robosteel comments: “This is the first time we’ve used our design concept to create a supercar. The initial design for the car was created by the amazing India based art designer Toonrama. The RoboSteel concept supercar is based on the complex designs and structures of south Indian temples and the Kirtimukha sculptures that are positioned at the entrance to these temples. Dave Murphy from Dublin Ink has added an Alien theme to a second design drawing. RoboSteel will use both drawings to craft the Alien Supercar and we are really looking forward to this project”.
“All of our previous projects have been focused on building alien and futuristic creatures but we’ve been involved with the MPH Show for a couple of years now and it feels like the right time to develop our style, and design a concept car. This sculpture when completed will be one of a kind and destined to become a museum piece in the future”
MPH The Prestige & Performance Motor Show featuring Top Gear Live will take place at Earls Court from November 4-7th and the NEC in Birmingham between November 11-14th.
For further information about the show please visit www.mphshow.co.uk
You can also keep up to date on the concept supercar design and construction process by visiting www.RoboSteel.com