SUPERSONIC – Super Car Inspired by High-Speed Jets
Brainchild of Serbian industrial designer Marko Lukovic, ‘SUPERSONIC’ is an amazing super car design with certain parts showing resemblance to some of the elements of a design of a high-speed jet; the tandem arrangement seats, resembling the cockpit and the aerodynamic body shape.
The car has a less overall weight as its exterior panels are made of light materials such as aluminum (with few harder metal-parts) and composite materials. The same materials have been used for constructing the inner safety cage as well.
At the front, it sports extremely large Xenon head-lights that are additionally equipped with blue LEDs, in order to make the exterior very attractive and eye-catchy. Moreover, the roof is made of photosensitive glass, and this stops the passenger from heating as it becomes instantly darkened with liquid crystal.
The car doesn’t have any doors and gaining access into the cabin is through lifting the canopy which is hinged at the front and assisted by gas struts.
SUPERSONIC is a three-wheeled vehicle, and the front wheel stays hidden while the rear two are equipped with circular Neon blue lights to ensure better visibility and safety in traffic at night. Each wheel is driven by its own electric motor, and all of them are powered by three new-developed light extra-durable Li-ion batteries placed at the rear part of the vehicle. Since these batteries are detachable, the owner can charge it from anywhere he wants, without driving the car into an EV charging station.
Furthermore, the steering of SUPERSONIC is based on the Drive-By-Wire system that replaces the traditional mechanical control systems with electronic control systems.
This concept was chosen as one of the winning projects of the 10th Michelin Chalenge Design, 2011 competition.
Designer - Marko Lukovic www.marko-design.com (Thank You!)
Images and information used with the permission of the designer
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