Saturday, April 23, 2011

Automotive | Car Concept For The Futures by John Villarreal

Automotive Concept from John Villarreal is an attempt to envision where automotive design might go in the future. As the car design is evolving with each passing day, the designer thinks supercars would get even more visceral and engaging. As a result, Automotive Concept is bold and its shape communicates stability. The concept features a cabin similar to the cockpit of a future jet fighter and when you settle down in the racing seat, you are not looking through the canopy but at a 180 degree monitor setup. The wrap around monitor in front of you is driven by the cameras in what would be your side-view mirrors that also provide a 180 degree rear view.

Apart from this, the other advantage of using cameras is that these cameras are also night vision to allow total stealth navigation at night if you choose. The concept has two modes of operation: Speed and Cruise. In the first mode you go for the top speed, whereas in the latter you have the canopy open to enjoy the wind whipping by and the sun barely piercing your sunglasses.

This high performance super car is to be outfitted with a mid-engine twin turbo V-12 engine, capable of developing a whopping 923hp, 8200 rpm, caged inside the extruded aluminum chassis with carbon fiber components. V12 will be mated to a 6 speed mechanical gear box for that full man and machine experience.

Featuring a 4 wheel independent suspension setup and a top speed of 217mph, Automotive Concept is expected to do the quarter mile in 10.7 seconds at 137 mph.
Designer: John Villarreal






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