One Liter Racing Madness

What kind of vehicle race would you see if each driver were limited to only one liter of gasoline? Thats what Moritz Martin is asking right here. Inspired by growing interest in speed and energy efficiency races, Martin’s concept challenges the driver to summon their tactical intelligence and skill to finish the race using only the energy of one single liter of fuel. Setting the race on thin water film areas and projecting the track on in interior display of the vehicle, this type of racing’s only been seen thus far in science fiction arcades.

Racing has become stale (Nascar fans throw popcorn and soda cups like rain) SO this is what’s needed to spice it up!

Inspired by the insanity of Swamp Buggy, Land Speed Record Races and the Eco Marathon.

Skimming across the water using almost no energy at all, retractable wheels for easy interchangeability between glide and drive. Wheel-mounted air nozzles for frictionless steeering, steering unit programmable to operate multi-directional operations all at once.

I can’t imagine how this wouldn’t be totally engaging and fun!

Designer: Moritz Martin

1 Liter Racing by Moritz Martin








  • M. Jensen Didulo says:

    Human powered vehicle racing has already started solving many of the problems only now being posed by Martin.

    In fact, the constraints for HPV racing are even more difficult since humans are typically capable of supplying only a few hundred watts of power. For instance, Varna Diablo and Virtual Edge. Varna Diablo is now running over 90 kph over one full hour and 130 kph in a sprint. Virtual Edge is a vehicle that uses a video camera to project the road to a rider that is sitting back at an angle so extreme that direct forward vision is impossible.


  • AlienzExist says:

    Nice Illustrations!

  • Dave says:

    Looks interesting, but whats the actual goal?

    Adding the condition of only one litre of petrol would definately mean tactics would be needed, but is the race won by whoever travels the furthest or by who completes the set course the fastest?

    I’m guessing it’s something along the lines of giving the cars just enough fuel to finish the race, and then the drivers having to carefully manage their reserves to try and be the fastest without running out. Definately could be interesting, but man how frustrating will it be when the top 5 cars run out on the last lap, then the more conservative drivers come through to win.

  • Todd says:

    Very nice !

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