Our sister site Concept Phones sometimes covers mobile devices meant for people with impairments, so why not find a supercar for the same public? Audric is this vehicle, tailored for people that are victims of paralysis for example.
It appears that Thorium is a big deal and this material is supposed to generate even more energy than plutonium. This could power the car for 100 years by using 8 grams of this type of material. A company called Laser Power Systems has created a concept for a car engine that runs on Thorium.
Startups don’t only make cool apps or devices, but also… supercars. American startup Trion has just made the news, thanks to their upcoming Nemesis supercar, that offers a crazy 2000 horse power and it’s detailed below.
It’s been a year since the Trion Nemesis was announced and now we’re getting there, since renders have appeared. The vehicle has been shown in a life size version to potential customers during a special event in California. Trion intends to make multiple models of the Nemesis, one of which will be a limited edition and sell for $2.2 million.
Apparently, that car comes with an unusual bonus: a share of the company. There will also be the Nemesis N1-RR, priced at $1.6 million and the Nemesis N1-GT, with 1,400 horse power output and a lower price tag. All these models pack twin turbo V8 engines, all wheel drive and an 8 speed gearbox (sequential). The Nemesis will reach 100 km/n in 2.8 seconds and it uses a lightweight carbon fiber chassis, with Inconel elements.
As usual for a race car, we get large and arched front wings, as well as a big rear wing.
via motor authority
I don’t know if you’ve heard about the Dacia, but it’s a brand of East European cars from Romania, that was quite appreciated in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. It’s also getting some traction now in Europe after Renault bought the brand and made some affordable vehicles. Well, a local designer from Romania, Alexandru Bogdan Maris imagined the original Dacia 1300 flagship turned into a 2014 vehicle.
The young designer is a student at the Transylvania University, dealing with Industrial Design and his pen brought us this automobile. He has a background with this sort of concepts, finishing up a Dacia Logan Coupe model in 2009 and now the Dacia 1300 concept 2014. Back in the 1970s, the Dacia 1300 was a big deal in the local car making factories.
The new model keeps the original elements of the oldie but goldie: the chromed elements, the grille, headlight shape and tail light as well and even the placement of the gas tank port. This is supposed to be a luxury car and we’re dealing here with a Dacia concept that measures 5.1 m in length and 2 m in wide.
The design is quite aggressive for a Dacia and we’ve got seating for 4 people inside and a very spacious interior. Inside we should find a powerful V8 engine and an electronic motor, apparently. What do you make of this piece of the past transported into the future?
As laptops and mobile phones converge to singular devices, so do the cars and motorcycles… The result? Hybrids with three wheels, of course. The 4 wheel aficionados might consider this a sacrilege, but it’s the way of the future after all. Higgins-Aube shows us a bit of that not so remote future, through the ENERGYA concept vehicle:
This is a side-by-side two seater which some might consider a bike, but it’s certainly more than that, as it includes the components of automobiles that usually come with 4 wheels.
There’s even a name for such a concept, the “motomobile”, as stated by Higgins-Aube. Behind the neat looks hides a 200 HP motorcycle engine, that powers a single rear wheel.
[via Yanko Design]
Although this supercar is still a concept, its limited production is taken into consideration, specially now that it has landed in North America. And just in time for the 2008 Meadow Brook Concours D’Elegance…
The Bertone BAT 11 was first noticed at the Geneva Auto Show in March and you might want to know that it uses the Alfa Romeo 8 Competizione platform. Some folks have already named it the future Batmobile, while others just see it as an ugly concept car. Maybe it’s because of it lack of curves and angular design, but at least the rims are sexy.
Ladies and gentlemen we have a winner! A winner of the unseen technology award at the Interior motives design 2007 that is, the MAG, a magnetic vehicle concept designed by Matus Prochaczka.
The vehicle is based on magnetic power and uses an electric engine with the same polarity as the one on the road. That can only mean that in some alternate future we’ll have polarized roads with magnets on the side, in order to put in motion such hot rides. The MAG is a 2 seater with a hot design, that reminds me of a high-heel shoe, but it’s not quite feasible because of the lack of compatible technology and roads.
Should we also mention that this car is “green” and very comfortable thanks to its adaptable seating?
If you’re not satisfied with the latest innovations of the automakers, you’ll have to get yourself one of the do-it-yourself cars. In case you didn’t even know that those even existed, they do and they’re called “kit cars”. One such lovely vehicle is the Sondergard, designed by Jesper Hermann.
This is a Danish car that’s based on the Pontiac Solstice or the Opel GT for Europeans and it can be considered both a retro style ride and a futuristic vehicle. This baby goes from 0 to 100 (kmph) in just 4 seconds and it will enter production in 2009. Excited? Learn how to build it and get your tools!
[via Yanko Design]
This concept car is not your daily ultra supercar, but rather a vehicle for the middle class man or woman. It’s an unnamed ride for now, but it uses a neat system that shifts the car’s main body to the travelling direction.
The Diamond Car behaves like a motorcycle, specially in corners, where it balances the centrifugal force by leaning its main structure to the side. Quite a car for tech-obsessed geeks, not that it’s a bad thing…
I know that this is not a supercar, but still it’s an amazing vehicle, created by Jake Loniak, design student. Yamaha Deus Ex Machina is an electric wearable motorcycle, as unbelievable as it may seem. It can park vertically and it can only hold one passenger.
The contraption is controlled with the aid of 36 muscles plus 2 linear actuators and it can go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds. However, it has a 75 miles per hour top speed, pretty decent for such a crazy concept.