Maserati Tramontane, Lightweight Electric Supercar

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Loading...Maserati Tramontane is a concept car created by designer Ondrej Jirec, from the Czech Republic. Jirec is none other than the creator of the Audi O, designed back in 2008. The Tramontane was developed as part of the designer’s studies at the Art Center College of Design (Pasadena).

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The new Maserati concept’s body consists of four distinct layers, which flow from the interior to the exterior. The first one is the exterior glass surface, sustained by a black frame that attaches to the chassis. Tramontane’s second layer contains the dashboard and the headlights and also protects the interior air vents and the speakers.

The impact-resistant lower section of the seats makes out the third layer. This one also extends to the exterior and carries the tail lights. The supercar’s fourth and final layer is located in the front of the vehicle and it serves as a case for the electric engine and as a dashboard. This segment is connected to the chassis and conceals all the electronics.

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Maserati Tramontane’s interior design is very simple. On the dashboard we can find a large gauge with digital display, for better navigation. The concept vehicle measures 4.25 meters in length, 1.17 meters in height and it is powered by two electric motors, one for the front wheels and the other for the rear wheels.

In conclusion, the Tramontane is intended to be “a lightweight electric luxury supercar”, to quote Jirec.

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Audi O Concept Car is Green and iPodish

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Loading...The Audi O concept is far more than meets the eye and you might as well call it “Audi-o”, as the vehicle’s main asset is the sound system. Ondrej Jirec is the designer of this beauty, using the classy and sexy Audi styling, with the grill placed between the headlights and all.

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Check out those huge glass windows and glass top, giving the Audio O a fragile, but elegant look. I wonder if all that glass can withstand an uber-loud system and you might notice that in the trunk of the automobile there’s a sort of mini DJ mixing set, or a portable studio if you want.

The concept car also packs Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, a 650 GB HDD and it’s a green vehicle we’re talking about, saving the planet as you mix your tunes.

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[via Tuvie]