Clay Creating The Buick Avista

clay creating the Buick Avista

Many car enthusiasts are disappointed that Buick’s Avista concept will not be going into production. Interestingly enough, there is a new video showing how buick was clay creating the Buick Avista. Although we at Paul Sur Buick GMC are also saddened the Avista won’t be coming to life as a production model, we are highly intrigued by the newly released video of how the clay version of the car was created.

Buick actually had clay sculptors turn the 2D paper concept into a 3D model. In the video, Buick designers discuss the challenges of creating the clay car. Perhaps the most difficult challenge was creating the door, as it was designed to be longer than normal. The sculptors rose to the challenge and succeeded using design influences from the Greek Parthenon to stretch the door’s lines.

Buick creative designer, Aaron Stich stated that, “Concept cars stretch the imagination and inspire the direction our production portfolio is heading. This door is just one example of how everyone in the Buick design studio is jumping at the chance to create designs that will stand the test of time and be more beautiful than the last.”

The Avista concept debuted at the Detroit Auto Show and created quite a bit of buzz, even winning the award of Reader’s Choice for Best Future Concept. We are saddened that this car will not be going into production, but we encourage everyone to watch the video showing clay sculptors creating the Buick Avista.

The Buick Avista Concept is Racking in the Awards

clay creating the Buick Avista
Buick Avista Concept

Buick Avista

There are cars that win awards; then, there are cars that win awards before they’ve even gone into production, like the new Buick Avista Concept.

The Buick Avista concept recently earned the “Best Future Concept” Reader’s Choice Award from the Detroit News, as well as an EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence for a Concept Car at the North American International Auto Show. This marks the second year running that a Buick concept vehicle has taken home the prestigious EyesOn Design title.

The Buick Avista Concept is an ultra-sleek compact coupe, engineered with ultimate performance at the top of its list of priorities. It features the new electronic precision shift technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 2+2 layout. Even cooler (and more futuristic) are the touch-pad door handles and standard 3.0-liter twin turbocharged V6 engine. We hope that Buick decides to put this vehicle into production because we would love to see one of these puppies on the road!