Machines of Adventure

Machines of Adventure

Helicopter cameras, bus-size megarovers, imperceptible stealth planes, a motorcycle more similar to a 1950s F1 car… they’re all wild concepts from the imagination of Michal Jelinek! Check em out and keep on the lookout for more from the designer’s latest release titled Machines of Adventure: Prologue.

0 Designer: Mike Jelinek

Renault Zero

Renault Zero

It’s the Batmobile of EVs! A hyper-stylistic step forward for the Renault brand, this electric vehicle promises to usher in the future with class, cool, and environmental consciousness. Rivaling the Tesla in EV innovation and sustainability, the Renault Future EV has the appearance of a cobra about to strike – fierce and rounded, with fun features like fan blade rims. It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s the Renault Future EV. 

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

The Surf Car was designed for dudes and dudettes who love to hit the waves! The open-wheel E-SUV tackles both the sand and water with transforming “paddle” wheels that give it unmatched maneuverability on seaside terrain. Its roof doubles as a rack to store surfboards as well as a place to kick back, relax and catch some rays. While it’s designed for the beach, a street version would make an awesome looking SUV for the road!

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

The Koenigsegg Prestera was designed with one purpose in mind… thrills! Inspired by extreme sports, the vehicle triggers the driver’s adrenaline with a dynamic carving and shifting weight balance system that creates stability in turns and exhilaration in the driver’s seat. Tucked in the cockpit, the driving experience is closer to that of riding a motorcycle or even a horse. This creates a deep connection between driver and machine where even the smallest movements are shared.

0 Designer: Richard Stark

Smiling Opel

Smiling Opel

Steel Drake’s design for Opel (Buick in America) gives the brand a much-needed breath of fresh air. Called the Lancorte, it looks a bit like a cross between a CR-Z and an Eclipse… sporty but reserved for the older target customer. If its price point is as low as the brand’s other models, the coupe will be worth it to impress the neighbors for at least a moment. Favorite feature: those side dimples! Hit the jump to see what I mean…

0 Designer: Steel Drake

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Deal On Wheels, The e rx Magic!

Some of the challenges that the current green and hybrid cars face are high costs and restricted range or capacity. To overcome these, we have here the e rx, a battery-powered electric vehicle concept. It mainly features an optional range extender that can be rented at gas stations or car dealerships. Essentially this kit contains all components inside one compact box: combustion engine, exhaust system, cooling unit, and fuel tank.

0 Designer: Maila Thon

100 Years of BMW

100 Years of BMW

Designed for the year 2017, the BMW Rapp concept is a celebration of the brand’s century-long history, paying tribute to Beemer’s founding mechanical engineer, Karl Friedrich Rapp. The concept attempts to capture the most prominent design features across different models over the years such as the under-angled front grill, reverse doors, and high position tailpipes… rolling them into a single 2-door roadster with a hybrid aesthetic of retro and modern style.

0 Designer: Dejan Hristov

Sound DNA

Sound DNA

In the shift to electric vehicles, there’s one thing we’re really going to miss about our old combustion engines… the sound! Whether your tone of choice is a low grumble or high-pitched whir, the voice of the vehicle has forever been a deciding factor for new car owners. While it doesn’t offer a solution to maintaining the sound experience, the Spectra concept vehicle’s unique form was inspired by the Doppler effect created by today’s F1 cars.

0 Designer: Teeravit Hanharutaivan

Making Your Life Electric

Making Your Life Electric

Introducing the MYLE: a super-sub-compact personal vehicle that makes Smart Cars and Minis look like monster trucks! The single-person electric transporter was inspired by and  designed for urban areas in India that are notorious for crazy traffic congestion. Less than half the size of a compact car, the MYLE zips drivers around in a climate controlled, highly maneuverable, efficient personal pod with the smallest footprint imaginable. Smart who?! I’ll take mine in matte white, thx!

0 Designer: Sivakumar Thangavelu

Mini Without the Hassle

Mini Without the Hassle

The smaller the car, the harder it is to get in and out of… right? Wrong! Product Tank’s latest design delivers the ease of loading up a large SUV in a super-compact city car that even the big boys will appreciate. To help facilitate spaciousness, the interior focuses on the thinness of each element. Everything from the seats to the steering wheel is just a fraction of the sizes you find in other cars! Hit the vid to see all the features!

0 Designer: Product Tank

A Car Without Compromise

A Car Without Compromise

This bizarre (and awesome!) concept car might look outlandish with its exaggerated proportions, odd stance, and overall indulgent aesthetic… but then again, I just described every other Mercedes too! But the Mercedes Giuseppe is dfferent- it’s an F1 racing machine that, over-the-top as it looks, was designed in every detail to minimize air resistance. With independent winged front arms that adjust width and a flexible body that changes with the track, this thing wants to do one thing… WIN.

0 Designer: Jaemin Park

Bolt Mining

Bolt Mining

Miners are under great risk when they undertake a procedure called bolting; a way of preventing rocks falling or ceiling collapse. The usual way is to use bolting rigs (bolting machines) that drill and screw in 3-meter long bolts in the mine tunnel. However while doing this, the miners also get exposed to unbolted (not reinforced) ceilings while executing manual tasks. The Boltec .04 is a bolting rig that adds an extra protection.

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Micro Taxi

Micro Taxi

With the footprint of our personal vehicles shrinking, it’s likely that taxi designs will quickly follow suit. With consideration to the fact that taxis generally carry just 1 or 2 passengers at a time, the Ago Taxi eliminates that useless front passenger seat, positioning the driver in the center and passengers in jump seats closer to the front. Saving all that space inside means the overall size of the exterior can also be made smaller. It’s sensible styling at its best.

0 Designers: Maxim Shershnev & Tigran Lalayan