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Fast and the Furious: Future Concepts
BMW vision next 100
BMW has pronounced its century celebrations in Munich by sharing its vision for the next 100 years with the unveiling of its hugely impressive - The “Vision Next 100” concept car is a deluxe, self-driving, emission free, sports car with an overall futuristic varnish.
The most enthusiastic concept of BMW has two driving modes – boost mode and ease mode – along with a line-up of hi-tech gadgets. When you want to drive, the car helps you not only by illustrating the most favorable driving line on the windshield under the "Boost" mode but also employs the assistance of a digital “companion” portrayed as a the symbol of intelligence and connectivity of the car that learns about the owner and is equipped with 360-degree radar and a full-display windshield that warns about obstacles.
Ease mode allows the driver to literally sit back, relax, and let Artificial Intelligence to do its job. In this mode the steering wheel retracts and the seats change shape to support a much easier driver-passenger communication. In the meantime, the windshield can be used for entertainment.
Aston Martin DP 100 Vison Gran Turishmo
The Aston Martin design team spent some restless six month to come up a radical machine, the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo, a conceptual twin-turbo V12 generating 800bhp supercar that only exists in the virtual world, unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
DP-100 is calculated as a proper GT race car, with a low nosed cab forward styling hood to give maximum space for a large V12-based power train behind the driver. With well-defined chine-line at each side on the upper quarters, running from the rear of each front wheel, upward and rearward to define the car’s segments and chiefly its eminent rear haunches.
The overall look is enhanced by the Race-bred aerodynamics, but designers have shown some guts to avoid the wings. But the air flow is crucially used in key places ducted straight through the car to create the apt down force. The central front air intake has a unique Aston grille-shape, along with a pair of ducts that assist air straight through the body to exit across a very large, Le Mans-style diffuser.
Porshe Mission E
Porsche with the announcement of its plans to make the all-electric Mission E concept a reality, rose more than a few eyebrows when it confirmed. The Mission E is a completely electric vehicle powered by two motors that together producing more than 600 hp able to propel the four-seater from zero to 62 mph in less than 3.5 seconds with a range of about 310 miles. The car adopts technology from the Le Mans–winner 919 hybrid racecar and many exterior-design elements found on the 911 and 918 Spyder, but fortunately the drive train in all new.
The cars distinctive feature consist an eye-tracking system installed in the cabin uses cameras to detect the driver’s focus on which dashboard instrument. Then the instrument’s menu can be activated by pushing a button on the steering wheel to which some information is projected on a holographic center display controlled by hand gestures.
The car also features a new type of matrix LED headlights and deep vertical inlets that channel air through the front end to improve cooling and aerodynamics. Porsche also introduced a Turbo Charging with the Mission E enhancing the capability of the car’s battery to get charged from empty to 80 percent in only 15 minutes, but for the requirement is an 800-volt charger that delivers 300 kW of power.
Mercedes Benz IAA
The IAA is an example of Mercedes-Benz’s achievements in the field of aerodynamics and electronics. The IAA’s shape evokes the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow racecars, including the W 125 from the 1930s and the W 196 R driven by Formula 1 champion Juan Manuel in 1954 and 1955.
The IAA is fed by a new plug-in hybrid power train that produces 275 hp and enables an electronically achievable top speed of about 155 mph. Mercedes installs a shape shifting technology in which at a speed of 50mph or greater the tail extends more than 15 inches to help achieve some drag. Designers used 3-D modeling software extensively to create the car’s complex geometric shape and virtually test airflow around the car.
Mercedes-Benz has already equipped the IAA’s Car-to-X technology in which cameras housed in the car’s side air outlets replace exterior mirrors which helps it avoid collisions with cars or other objects, and touch sensors on the steering wheel allow you to keep your eyes off the dashboard and on the road.
Acura after launching the NSX sports car introduced the Precision, showing what its next generation of production line might look like. The Precision borrows design elements from the second-generation NSX, while there is no word on the powerhouse but it is rumored that it could be a 3.5-liter engine twin turbo V6 configuration to supply the precision a maximum power of 500 HP.
Michelle Christensen, head of exterior design for Acura, says the design was “inspired by a constellation, or a spider web that has some fractal elements. It features an elaborated version of the NSX’s sharply angled nose and employs its “floating” C pillar. Part of the LED headlamp assembly was created using 3-D printing, When on, it highlights all the little details.
Audi Avatar Quattro
The Audi Avatar supercar concept is the cupcake of the cyber world, a design created by Edwin Conan who was inspired by racing car Auto Union Type C Streamline 1937. The year 2032 is going to be enriched with this supercar, projecting a very light and aerodynamic body made of eco-friendly material and the ability to cross from 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.9 seconds.
The future generation of supercars focuses on environment friendly means because the distressed ecosystem of large cities is not able to sustain the huge amount of exhaust gases and waste which increase the craze of electrically powered cars among the automakers. Concept car Audi Avatar is also the result of it.
Audi Avatar uses long range supercharge-ion battery, that powers four in-wheel electric motors with total capacity of 544 horsepower which makes it able to achieve a top speed of 360km/h and also that this futuristic road racer comes with three bucket seats
Nissan claims that the car is designed for both human- and robot-control, but the human driver has to grab the wheel in case of emergency which is the customary failure mode. The IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System, which according to Nissan is an autonomous-driving setup Piloted Drive. With the IDS, the car can snatch control if driver is not able to drive and continue the journey safely
Nissan reveals that piloted drive will be released in two phase, Piloted Drive 1.0 which will be first offered in Japan before coming to China, Europe, and the United States is a single-lane driving at sub-highway speeds. Piloted Drive 2.0 will come with the ability to deal with highway speeds and multiple lanes, including merging and changing lanes.
While on piloted mode, the four individual seats get faced in toward the center to facilitate conversation. The steering wheel retracts and a wide touch screen appears on the dash. The cabin is embellished in soft shade. Nissan quotes that “It’s like relaxing in a living room”.
Switch to Manual Drive, and the seats face straight ahead, the interior lighting changes to cool blue, an instrument cluster appears on the dash, and a head-up display switches on.
McLaren with the focus on its principle ‘everything for a reason’, German designer Marianna Merenmies won the second prize International Design Awards, under the alternative fuel vehicles category. The JetSet fabricated with ultra light carbon fiber composites for the chassis, body, suspension systems and even the wheels which keeps the 100% electric car weight to an absolute bottom.
Mclaren jetset with its refined lightness and aerodynamic efficiency is at its perfection in this single seater concept. With drag-reducing draped fenders iconic McLaren styling in the front meets a futuristic backside fit. Because there’s no rear seat, the body is narrower and lower to further enhance aerodynamically.
In the words of Merenmies “attractive design that would appeal to a high-end customer typical to the McLaren brand,” which makes it F1 inspired aerodynamics. Power would theoretically provided by an electric motor, while weight would be expected to be well under 1000 kg because lightweight carbon fiber, these would surely add up to provide a memorable driving experience.
Ferruccio as the name suggests is the symbol of ferocity highlighted by impaling points and sharp edges with the most eyes catching part is its front end. The spiked design is the personification of aggression. According to Hostler, the rounded shapes found on the front and rear wings were inspired by the glossy and wavy lines of the Muira.
Ferruccio which is packed with the entire extreme aerodynamic styling resembles more a super jet than a car. Ferrucio by its looks is expected to conquer the skies just as easily as the road, which is absolutely in the context of Lamborghini’s current design language aims to resemble a “stealth fighter,”.
ferrucio in its design department represent the shades of all previous lambhorgini which include the low windshield and tochus design of the original Countach, the squashy and more rounded front fenders of the Miura and the jet-fighter lining of the recent beasts of Lamborghinis such as the Reventon and the Aventador LP700-4. Hostler’s haughtiness and high intellectual concept is said to merge the shapes and design details of various Lamborghini supercars from different eras.
Ferrari F80 Supercar
Adriano Raeli, the Italian designer who is behind this concept. The sharp nose and aggressive rear reminds the shades of Ferrari supercars past, but the belligerent intake systems and aerodynamics make it an entirely unique concept from top to bottom.
The Ferrari f80 would be the future supercar idea which will suit the artistic and future people masterly. As the planner, Adriano Raeli is not only concerned in the visual part. They are additionally considering the specialized parts of its gadget. Under the hood, Adriano expects Ferrari to include the displacement to a twin-turbo hybrid V8 under the hood using Ferrari’s KERS technology.
The Ferrari F80 concept could play the role of successor of a $1.4 million, 959 hp piece of engineering genius the Ferrari LaFerrari which is a worthy successor to Enzo. A hypothetical 1,200 horsepower would come from this mighty beast, giving it a 0-62 mph reach in only 2.2 seconds, and a flabbergasting top speed of 310 mph.