Literally! The Tesla T1 concept, designed for electric Le Mans racing of the future, has wicked styling. However, it’s what’s in the wheels that makes it special.
The design of each free-standing wheel is strictly based on the Gorlov wind turbine concept which allows air to be channeled from any angle. This eolic system was integrated to provide an independent air suction turbine in each of the four wheels. This canalizes the air through ducts leading to a larger 5th and final turbine at the rear of the vehicle. Here, the streams merge and are pushed out with incredible force. In combination with the electric drive, this means more acceleration and more power… it’s the holy grail of renewable energy!
Designer: Omar Alfarra Zendah