Inside the Vorsteiner Design Studio: Development for the F82 M4 GTRS4 Wide Body
Vorsteiner possesses a unique dedication in creating things with their bare hands. From original hand-drawn sketches, to clay modeling, to each carbon fiber component hand-laid by their master craftsmen.
Vorsteiner shared with us exclusive images inside their design studio in Orange County, California. Their GTRS4 project shows their dedication and what it takes to create an original design from the ground up. It's extremely unique to see an aftermarket company spend countless hours in the design process with using clay modeling, only seen by the best OEM manufacturers.
It's one thing to take design cues and tweak them a bit, but it's gratifying to see someone's imagination take shape.
Enjoy this build thread as Vorsteiner releases more images to us, this is just the first part of their design and development for the GTRS4 F82 M4. Vorsteiner has announced that they will unveil this vehicle at the SEMA Show. However, additional finalized & painted photos will be sent to us this Thursday!
1. 3D Scanning
Scanning using a 5-axis 3D scanner with Blue Light Technology.
The vehicle is scanned using a 5-axis scanner along with a 3D alias software in conjunction with blue-light laser scanning technology and digitized. Circular targets are also placed strategically below panels ensuring an OEM fit using existing factory hardware.
2. Clay Modeling
The clay modeling begins! Using automotive modeling foam and the highest quality industrial plasticine, we begin shaping the rear quarter panel, moving toward the rear end. Vorsteiner's in-house master craftsmen with over 10 years of experience carve, shape and chisel the clay to it's final shape.
A specialized heater ensure clay is malleable throughout the weeks of modeling.
Specialized modeling foam ensures that the shape remains relatively light preventing any sagging or sliding.
Modeling the entire vehicle using nothing but a rendering on a sheet of paper!
The basic concept of the rear quarter panel is created. Dozens of corrections are made during this stage to ensure the panel flows with the rest of the vehicle's leading edges.
Adjusting the radius for the 50th time, yet still not finalized.
Seeing the excess clay removed from the vehicle was surprisingly beautiful.
More photos arriving shortly!!