Mutation1 by Jongpil Shin, Germany

2010: Electrifying! Beautiful, Innovative & Radiant.

Drawing on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Jongpil Shin is a man who wants to breathe soul into cars. For Shin, he believes it takes a lot of time, endurance and distress and also needs talent of a designer to think of new concepts. When all these are put together in harmony, and when a new thing is born, he also believes there is the soul of the maker soaked into it. Shin wants to be that maker.


The nature shows humans the way we have to make the things to prepare for the future. Also, the nature always has a perfect design. The automobile also changed its feature and function little by little according to environment phrases of the time, like what the nature does.

As global warming continues, many areas of the earth will sink under the water as the sea level goes up, in the long run, man-made islands will be built. Consequently, new transport concepts will be adapted as an automobile design to satisfy driving environment not only on the land but on the sea.

This automobile design was based on a flying fish which was good at flying and swimming. General amphibious automobile has four wheels in the land.