Steenstra GCM concept for Electric Indy Race Car Animation

Seeing the need to become more environmentally friendly in racing as well, this animation shows our initial thoughts in that direction.

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Cor Steenstra introduces Steenstra GCM Styletto during Electric Vehicle Business Breakfast in San Francisco

During a special Electric Vehicle Dutch Business Breakfast on June 17 at the Royal Dutch Consulate in downtown San Francisco, Cor Steenstra presented Steenstra GCM, the new American company which aims to produce high-end zero emission sports cars. During the presentation Steenstra also unveiled the latest guise of the Styletto, an electrically powered super sports car squarely aimed at the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini.
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Sticky: Styletto Design Optimization

Since the launch of the first pictures for Steenstra GCM of the Styletto, a lot of thought and critique has gone over many details of the design. After the 1/5th foam scale ideation model, it was time to optimize the 3D computer model in time for the presentation at the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco.

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1/5 Scale quick Foam Ideation Model

Justin Horton made a quick fifth-scale foam model of the Styletto, so we could try out some design experimentation on it. It is quite a dusty process, but it does get the creative juices flowing.

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Visit to MetalCrafters in Orange County

We took our visitors from Carros Magazine to one of our partner companies, Gaffoglio Family MetalCrafters in Fountain Valley, where George Gaffoglio himself gave us a tour of his facility.

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Swift Engineering in San Clemente

Our visitors from Dutch Carros magazine were being shown around the Swift Engineering facility by Swift President Jan Wesley Refsdal.

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FIRST AMERICAN 200 MPH PLUS ZERO EMISSION SUPER SPORTS CAR TO BE BUILT IN CALIFORNIA

MISSION VIEJO, CA Sep 7, 2009: Renowned international car designer Cornelis Steenstra has just released the first images of his latest project, a zero emission super sports car called STYLETTO. This first American zero-emission super car offers a low slung, extremely aerodynamic body, gull-wing type doors and ample seating to properly accommodate 2 occupants in a space not normally found in these types of exotics.

Steenstra earned his stripes as designer at Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and Mazda’s European Studios, and was Strategic Design Manager Europe for Hyundai/Kia in Germany, before starting his independent consultancy Foresee Car Design, Inc., in California. Aside from his normal consultancy work for Porsche in Germany, Steenstra also executed a myriad of projects for OEM companies like Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, MG-Rover, Peugeot and Fisker, and was involved with several start-up companies, including several “clean vehicle technology” companies.

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