Trans Am by Ryszard Szymanski, Poland

2009: Brave + Bold. America’s Next Iconic Vehicle.

Drawings on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Ryszard Szymanski, 36, currently lives in Poland. In the mid-1990’s he worked in a design office of the Jelcz bus factory. He then moved on to designing vehicle accessories for Heko company. Currently designing is just his hobby. The presented works have been made in the 3dsmax program.

In 2003, he took the 2nd place at the Ford TeSto contest. The subject was a new design of the Ford T. He also won the 1st place at the contest for spiritual successor of Fiat 500 from 1957.

In 2004, he took the 3rd place at the contest for the successor of the Warszawa car. He is also a three-time Michelin Challenge Design finalist with his designs being selected for 2005, 2006 and 2009 challenges.


Trans Am Concept is a new idea of the American muscle car. In 1980, Szymanski saw a Trans Am in Poland. It was the first American car he had ever seen.

The engine (V8) is powered by Hydro. There is a seven-speed sequence gearbox. Transaxle System Active exhaust silencer may change the exhaust volume level between high and low. The chassis was shaped aerodynamically, which gives good road adhesion and better acceleration.

The Suspension System: Wheel steering is powered by electrical power transmission ‘drive-by-wire’. Double disk brake calipers are controlled by ‘brake-by-wire’ system. Body paneling is made of carbon and aluminum.

Any other important information to display on black back, where there are rear lights and bumper – with possibility of choosing the type of information “need distance” or “thank you”.

The lights are LED-System. A Night Vision System is placed in the drivers goggles that self-activate at night. It is a simple vehicle and comfortable while driving. The proportion between power and weight guarantee best performance and great fun. Besides, this car is fully non-toxic for the natural environment.