The faster you drive, the more fuel you have

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Transportation designer Olcay Tuncay has quite the idea. You know how wind causes aerodynamic drag while racing? How about we just harness that wind and use it to generate energy?! The Alfa Romeo AW30 is a futuristic concept Grand Prix racer that runs on wind-power. The engine, says the designer, is started using a solar-powered battery. Post ignition, wind power takes over as the air is channeled into the car body and is harnessed to power the 284 horsepower motor that sits inside this magnificent vehicle!

Designer: Olcay Tuncay KARABULUT

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3 Comments

  • JP says:

    The amount of energy produced by this system will be less than the energy needed to overcome the increased drag coefficient. Basic conservation of energy principle.

  • dave says:

    wow they have developed the perpetual motion machine! Or they are idiots.

    • I like how your skepticism got the better of you. The write-up may have addressed a function that seems impossible, but our posts (this being a design blog) are heavily image-centric. We hope you understand that we don’t allow feasibility to restrict us. A vast portion of our publications aim at showcasing good ideas and their aesthetic representations. So no, this isn’t a perpetual motion machine. It’s a car design that is just sexy as heck.
      What do you think?

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