CARchitecture – Classic Car Design meets Berlin Architecture

If you’ve been around town today and spotted a transparent truck driving in the streets that was carrying a slick blue sports car you haven’t been dreaming! You most certainly came by the mobile showroom of the new Ford GT that is passing through Berlin today and tomorrow (August 25 and 26, 2015) hitting the most popular spots of the city including Alex, Potsdamer Platz, Ku’damm, Gendarmenmarkt, the Victory Column and many more.

As a little tribute to this impressive new car I created a set of 3 new architectural collages in the style of my previous Kreuzberg collages that melt the aesthetic of the Ford GT with some iconic landmarks and contemporary architecture of Berlin. Enjoy this new series and get more info about the car and its tour through Berlin in the glass truck after the jump.

If the design of this car seems familiar you are not mistaking. The new GT is a revamp of the classic Ford GT40 from the 60s, one of the most iconic sports cars of all time and now a sought-after and rare vintage car. The 2015 version sets new standards in terms of lightness, efficiency and aerodynamics. Its body is made of super lightweight carbon fiber and the engine is powered by the innovative Bi-Turbo-EcoBoost technology.

Much like Snow White in her glass coffin the new GT has been presented in its transparent showroom already in London and is now making it’s second round in Berlin before it will make its official launch right in time of the 50th anniversary of the triple victory of the classic GT40 at the 24h race in Le Mans back in 1966.

If you want to catch a look at the car you will be able to do so today and tomorrow at various routes. Note these times are only estimates.

August 25, 2015

9-11h: Autohaus Dinnebier, Alexander Platz, Hackescher Markt, Museums District / City Hall, Friedrichstraße, Checkpoint Charlie
12-16h: Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstraße / Gendarmenmarkt, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, Potsdamer Platz, Victory Column, Kurfürstendamm, Kantstraße, Schloss Charlottenburg
16-19h: Schloss Charlottenburg, Bellevue, Central Station (stop at Washington Place), Wedding, Autohaus Dinnebier

August 26, 2015

9-15h: Autohaus Dinnebier, Potsdamer Platz, Leipziger Platz (Mall of Berlin), City Center, Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Tempelhof Airport
15-19h: Tempelhof Airport, Mediaspree District, Oberbaumbrücke / Friedrichshain, City Center, Prenzlauer Berg / Mauerpark, Gesundbrunnen

Thanks for the support by Ford

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Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of iHeartBerlin. He takes photos, makes videos, and writes texts mostly about what's going on in Berlin. His vision and interests have shaped iHeartBerlin since its conception back in 2007 - and he hopes to continue bringing you the best of Berlin for many years to come.