The ŠKODA 110 was an iconic vehicle before it got a makeover for its film debut in Czech horror movie ‘The Vampire of Ferat’. The ŠKODA 110 SUPER SPORT prototype then gained a cult following once the movie was released in 1982.
Fast forward nearly 40 years and the 110 Super Sport ‘The Ferat’ is set for a modern makeover and imagining courtesy of ŠKODA’s French designer, Baptiste de Brugiere.
ŠKODA is a partner of this year’s Prague Comic-Con and will be celebrating 40 years since the Ferat’s original premiere on the silver screen. Baptiste jumped at the opportunity to deliver a modern interpretation for the show and as part of ŠKODA’s ‘Icons get a makeover' series.
Baptiste set gave it more modern fluid lines to deliver that modern look while also allowing the Ferat a more muscular rear end to give it that supercar feel and look that you see in such vehicles today. The descending lines from the front to the rear of the vehicle are retained from the original Ferat with a modern twist.
The large front grill from the original Ferat is maintained and given a fresher look that is keeping within the design spirits of looking menacing just like the original did in the 1980’s. Baptiste includes a ŠKODA power dome which would allow for a raised bonnet molding. The LED headlights have been incorporated to complete the scary façade with the lights serving as a visual nod to the fangs that you would find displayed by a stereotypical vampire.
Baptiste sketched the Ferat from memory after visiting the original which is housed within ŠKODA’s Museum’s depository. From there, he was able to reflect on the emotions the car invoked and its overall proportions. As he transitioned to computer design the modern reimaging began to come to life especially when the colours were added. Baptiste utilised the traditional Black and Red colours often used when capturing the gothic atmosphere of vampires on screen.
While the modern reimaging of the ‘Ferat’ remains as a design on paper, as an exercise in free design principles, we can’t help but be excited should it ever make the jump from paper to fully working prototype. For now, though we are happy to marvel at how stunningly beautiful the modern take on this cult classic really is.