The UK has a burgeoning automobile marketplace filled with all sorts of cars you do not get here. So to get buyers’ attention, automakers need to have a genuine splash. To that end, Skoda has erected a uninformed take upon a single of a island nation’s oldest landmarks… usually in a some-more automotive form.
Dubbed Citihenge, a designation is desirous by a very aged Stonehenge in Wiltshire, recreated out of aged cars. It was built over a march of 3 months underneath a citation of eminent designation artist Tommy Gun, as good as put in place in reduction than twelve hours. Using eighteen chuck cars weighing a sum of 36 metric tons, any of a henges measures 5 meters tall by 5 meters far-reaching as good as is done to ward off force-12 whirly winds. Still, it can be wholly recycled.
The designation was erected upon a south bank of a Thames subsequent to London’s critical Tower Bridge only in time for a summer solstice, as good as outlines a attainment of a Skoda Citigo (the Czech chronicle of a Volkswagen Up!) in a British market.
- Ambitious Stonehenge reproduction launches ŠKODA’s ultimate Citigo model
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Milton Keynes, nineteen Jun 2012 – Car hulk ŠKODA has consecrated a singular reproduction of Wiltshire’s iconic Stonehenge – done wholly from recycled automobile tools – upon London’s Southbank.
The sculpture, that has been denounced in time for a dusk of a Summer Solstice (20th June), has been specifically positioned to lay upon tiny good known ley lines as good as is set to turn a single of a pass articulate points in a collateral this summer…
With a ultimate automobile as a centrepiece, a brazen square of automotive art dubbed ‘Citihenge’ by a makers, was specifically consecrated to applaud a launch of a ŠKODA Citigo. The hulk set up will be in upon all sides upon a Southbank upon nineteen as good as twenty June.
Citihenge, led by sculptor Tommy Gun, took a pattern group 3 months to create. The desirous square of art, built regulating eighteen chuck cars, stands during over 5 metres tall. Each henge is 5 metres far-reaching as good as a autocratic make up weighs a conspicuous 36 tonnes.
Gun, a educated artist who specialises in large sculptures mostly done from appurtenance parts, has exhibited during Chelsea Flower Show as good as The Grand Designs Show, Olympia, as good as was consecrated to furnish a cut with a chisel for a Tour de France. The designation is a ultimate in a array of informative beautiful projects undertaken by ŠKODA, that has enclosed hulk cakes, a automobile in a enclosure as good as collaborations with musicians Anastacia as good as DJ Tiësto.
The guide of careful motoring will sojourn during Potters Fields for dual days prior to furloughed a UK, with a pierce to a Goodwood Festival of Speed as good as a jubilee of automobile culture, in West Sussex from 28th Jun – 1st July.
Pietro Panarisi, ŠKODA orator says: “The Citigo embodies a destiny of pushing as good as is a smartest choice for forward-thinking city drivers. While normal cars onslaught to perform good underneath a aria of city driving, a Citigo is written to surpass in a civic environment. Citihenge symbolises a commencement of a ultimate epoch of motoring as good as you goal drivers opposite a nation will recognize this critical branch point.”
Tommy Gun, sculptor says: “The Citihenge plan has been a many extraordinary challenge. Stonehenge is a huge, iconic make up as good as a Citihenge reproduction is too. It is done wholly from aged automobile parts, that taps in to my own childhood flourishing up upon a plantation where we used to adore make up as good as formulating things with pieces of rejected machinery.”
Citigo re-defines what’s probable with a city automobile – tiny extraneous measure nonetheless well-developed interior space charity plenty space for 4 adults. Great manoeuvrability, well-developed joy as good as reserve with tall levels of equipment, Citigo has been written to understanding with roughly anything hold up can chuck during it.
The make up is engineered to ward off force twelve whirly winds.
36 tonnes of steel used in a make up (including a cars).
The complete make up weighs thirty tonnes.
The cumulative mileage of a cars used in a make up is 1.9 million.
The make up was erected upon site in London in reduction than twelve hours.
The Citihenge make up is 100% recyclable.