Design

GTX1

Taking its inspiration from the original GTX1 from the late 60s The contemporary GTX1 was originally designed by Kip Ewing in an effort to extend the production run of the modern Ford GT. While his design and business case wasn’t adopted as a regular production program, Kip was able to sell the project to Ford management as a one-off coachbuilt vehicle for the 2005 SEMA show. The car was the undeniable hit of the 2005 SEMA show and was subsequently featured in over 18 magazines, securing 8 exclusive covers and over 68 pages of exclusive coverage. The car has been featured in numerous books on the history of the modern Ford GT, Notably; the GTX1 was driven by Jeremy Clarkson, Britain’s premier automotive personality, who pronounced the car, “…as good as anything I have ever driven.” Since then, over 30 GTX1s have been produced to date; many featuring custom carbon upgrades by Ewing.
GTX1

TWIN TECH

Commissioned by engineer and entrepreneur David Piontek, Kip Ewing authored the conceptual design of Twin Tech sports car. The remarkable Twin Tech uses a longitudinally mounted Harley Davidson V-twin engine driving a rear mounted transaxle. Kip’s proposal highlighted the mechanical elements of the vehicle, using these components and the structure to complete the design without substantive bodywork. www.twintechcars.com
Twin Tech

FERRARI SPEEDSTER

Prior to designing the GTX1 roadster, Kip was approached in regard to developing a similar concept for the Ferrari 360. The dramatic design eliminated the roof in total along with the a-pillars. The windshield was significantly reduced to create a wrap-around windshield reminiscent of early Ferrari Barchetta racers. While the project did not materialize, it did serve as inspiration for the eventual design of the GTX1. The GTX1 was originally conceived to have the same wrap-around windshield as this Ferrari concept. However; in consideration of what was planned to be a production program, a full windshield and side glass was incorporated into the GTX1.


This Ferrari 360 concept is an excellent example of the design consultation services offered by Ewing Inc. Let us partner with you to create such a vehicle as a bespoke example or series build project.
FERRARI SPEEDSTER

 

ASTON MARTIN CONCEPT

In the mid-90s Kip Ewing created his vision of a mid-engined Aston Martin supercar. This design exercise was predicated on Kip’s experience as a former engineer at Aston Martin, and was designed in consideration of the resources and constraints they then operated under. The design incorporates an aluminum extruded space frame with composite shear panels. The design incorporates the 5.4 litre Aston Martin twin-cam V8. Suspension was a development of the C4 Corvette, utilizing this car’s knuckles and forged control arms. The design of this car served as good practice towards solving many similar challenges on the Ford GT.
Aston Martin