NEWS

Updates, announcements and press coverage regarding design releases and developments.

SERIOUS AUTONOMOUS FUN!

Airox concept released with short film.

Vargön, Sweden – Airox was developed on the news that SAAB AB would once again venture into the automotive market with their advanced AI technology developed for the aerospace industry.

The design is an exploration of how this new chapter in SAAB's long history could be embodied in a self aware, fun loving car design that ties in elements of SAAB's automotive design language together with the design elements of it's fighter jets.

The face of the car wears the grin of the modern SAAB design language while the sides gape with the fighter jet air intakes that feed air through the car to cool the high performance batteries and optimize airflow through the body of the car. These aerodynamic themes are also present at the front of the car where air flows past intakes next to the lights and is deflected via air rams to change the downforce at the front of the car through different handling situations.

Perhaps most remarkable about the design are the dynamic spoilers positioned aft of the cockpit which deploy during high speed handling to affect airflow and downforce independently or in unison to achieve better cornering and stabilisation. They are also useful for communicating different moods togehter with the built-in screen in the front grill to the owner of the car or passing pedestrians.

The power for the car is thought to be high performance electric and the 0-60 time is superfast. The handling is supernice and the ride is supersmooth thanks to the micro-adjustments made by the dynamic airflow systems.


RELEASE THE KRAKEN!

Gray Design releases the Kraken Superyacht Concept.

Vargön, Sweden – The Kraken is a lighthearted design study exploring the limits of yacht design. It takes it's inspiration from the Vapour GT concept to create a matching set of extreme vehicles for land and sea.

It is laid out as a catamaran and has four decks including accomodation in each hull. The wildly raked windscreen is in fact a skylight for a large lounge on the owners deck and the pilot house is raised to give good panoramic visibility around the entire vessel.

The metallic paintwork is accentuated by intense red highlights, chrome brightwork and dark stained teak decking. There is a large beach club and reception area at the aft of the yacht and a large space for a helipad at the bow.

The Kraken is truly a monster of the seas, intimidating regardless of whether you are a pirate or not.


GRAY DESIGN ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OF HYPERCARS AND SUPER YACHTS

GRAY to bring to market a holistic compliment of super yachts with matching super performance hyper cars

Sweden – Gray Design (GRAY) announced today with Ronn Motor Group (RMG) that they will bring a unique offering of integrated super performance hyper cars with a performance super yacht to the luxury market.

“We are excited about forming this alliance with Ronn Motor Group (RMG) to complete the experience for our customers with being able to segue from the super yacht on sea to hyper car on land,” said Eduard Gray, CEO of Gray Design/Zeus Twelve.

The GRAY super yacht is the Fairwei that is designed to cater to the obsessive desires and provides an environment of leisure and harmony to rejuvenate it’s passengers. The Fairwei draws parallels to the game of golf where players pursue greater levels of perfection, refinement and experience. It therefore has appointments of pleasant green areas to create an enhanced environment of relaxation, a tee off point to practice drives above the flydeck, while the deck at the side and aft have chipping and putting greens to work on the short game. The interior has been kept minimalistic and uses simplistic colour schemes together with crystal embellishments to add a touch of the ethereal.  An indoor swimming pool and spa division create the perfect calm for unwinding and feeling refreshed. 

“The Fairwei is perfect partner for our soon to be announced exclusive 2017 RMG “ Bird of Prey,” “The Hyper Hybrid’s” final design will be developed with Gray Design and is perfectly aligned with the Fairwei to provide a continuum of high performance experience for the customer from sea to land and back to sea” says Ronn Maxwell, CEO of RMC.

The RMG’s tentative development name “Bird of Prey is an all-wheel drive hyper-hybrid producing a massive 1,200 plus horsepower with Formula One electric drive technology and performance and one of kind ultra-exclusivity. The automobile, reflecting the beauty of Ronn’s first offering the “Scorpion” will be a limited edition, exclusive offering, providing the latest technologies and designs to operate in the same rarified space as Pagani, and Koenigsegg as an integrated compliment to the Fairwei with first delivery scheduled for 2017. Announcements coming soon!!

The companies report that there will be limited release of the Fairwei and Bird of Prey set with an estimated cap of seven to maintain the exclusive nature of this offering.





Thorium Prototype hits the Road

In February we took delivery of our prototype from expert chopper builders, Calle Carlsson, of Calle's Chopperdelar in Moheda, Sweden. The quality of the build is fantastic and we are looking forward to attaching the new carbon fiber panels and taking it on a world tour shortly. Our friends from local newspaper TTELA were there to share the moment with us.




Winner of the International Yacht and Aviation Award

Eduard Gray took home the prize for 'Best Concept up to 40 Meters' at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards in London. The awards ceremony was held at the Hulingham Club in the center of London and was attended by yacht design companies from around the world.