New Meaning To Front Wheel Drive

I can already hear the keyboards of thousands of readers tearing into this concept so lets just step back and embrace the idea for a minute. The TAA concept car was designed with older people in mind, hence the retro styling. It evokes various eras gone by but quickly grabs you by the ankles and drags you into the future with it’s non-existant rear wheels. It’s all front wheel drive and gyroscopes to stabilize this electrically powered beast. Could such a concept work? I wouldn’t mind going for a spin.


Designer: Antonio Sunjerga

TAA Concept Car by Antonio Sunjerga

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30 Comments

  • widepers says:

    Could it work? Probably not, a simple equation would show that the weight of the part in front of the wheels should be at least 10 times the one behind (and with 2 people in, would make at least a ton weight in front, don’t bother correcting me, thanks :) ). Also, is this the line we want to follow, instead of going towards the small go-cart electrical vehicles for city living? Probably not.
    Regardless, pretty interesting exercise…

  • rusty says:

    learn physic fool, u forgot about axis momentum it could work but for now it hard to control maybe in future better materials fast cpu controller etc.

    for me interesting idea

    • H. Kilafew says:

      And what happens when you are doing 60 km/hr and you need to brake suddenly? The driver would find himself upside down with his brains smashed all over the pavement. Of course, if he bought one of these, the puddle of brains would be minimal because he probably has none. I see this design as no more than an interesting and estetically pleasing brain fart. Of course, it could possibly inspire other possibilities with practical uses. Creative thinking, but it needs work to be practical.

  • 陈洪杰 says:

    It is cool,but it does not work

  • Xuereb says:

    there can never be only go-cart type cars on the road there would have to be only those in the city which cant happen because we need big truck to move items to stores and schools and those are the most dangerous vehicals on the road for even against fullsized steel trucks.

  • Free says:

    NO, the first poster is correct, two wheeled cars “balance” by adjusting the center of mass to be right over the axles of the wheels (ie. the moment in front of the wheels needs to equal the moment behind). Since the concept has the passengers way behind the wheels, the front of the car (much closer to the wheels) will have to be proportionally heavier.

  • 陈洪杰 says:

    It is cool,but it does not work

  • M_Crow says:

    i can see a resemblance between this automobile and the heels designed by designer Antonio Berardi.

  • Colin Pan says:

    There must be some extra power unit to support the rear end, i.e. a small jet pack with adjustable propulsion. Without some sort of measures to take care of the weight distribution, the car will tilt upward if some one is seated in.

  • Tanguy says:

    that’s a fast rearward concept… switch it on and it’ll keep trying a wheely rearwards, can be fun for a while… 😉

  • wow a dragster, as in the ass will drag on the ground always and forever.

  • IAmThatStrange says:

    Even if it worked, I’d have a hard time feeling comfortable riding in it. I’d be checking how farm my ass was from the ground constantly!

  • SkyWay says:

    All the technical problems aside, for once I can say that the looks are spot on 😛 It isn’t even trying to be plausible like many other ludicrous designs out there.

  • Dyyami says:

    The reason why a segway is able to stand-up is because the segway is able to place the centre of the weight in vertical alignment with the axes of the wheels; I do not see that happen in this concept, but the idea is really inspiring though!

  • mif991 says:

    By the time the technology is available, the ones who love the retro styling and Star Wars movies will be gone…if the back of the car is “flying” why not the whole thing?

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  • seemii says:

    To be honest with u, this is too bad for yanko, it is not possible to make, it is not revolution or innovation, it all looks like a result from playin around in 3ds max.. The overall design could need a few more hours as well..

  • Ryoku says:

    Did you people not read at all? The designer clearly states a plan to use gyroscopes to balance the vehicle, not any sort of aerial propulsion technology or a counterweight in the nose. Gyroscopes, if advanced enough for this design, would also prevent the car from flipping in a sudden stop from high speeds. Read the description, people.

    • design+ says:

      Haha. Yes he can also state perfectly clean unlimited fuel from water but that doesnt make it work.

      if you had a half a brain, you would realize gyro mechanics doesn't allow this thing to work in static or dynamic situation.

      try thinking next time. okay?

      lol

  • Ryoku says:

    Did you people not read at all? The designer clearly states a plan to use gyroscopes to balance the vehicle, not any sort of aerial propulsion technology or a counterweight in the nose. Gyroscopes, if advanced enough for this design, would also prevent the car from flipping in a sudden stop from high speeds. Read the description, people.

    • design+ says:

      Haha. Yes he can also state perfectly clean unlimited fuel from water but that doesnt make it work.

      if you had a half a brain, you would realize gyro mechanics doesn't allow this thing to work in static or dynamic situation.

      try thinking next time. okay?

      lol

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