Mini Superleggera Vision is the latest concept from BMW Group to celebrate the meeting of time-honored and the contemporary at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014. It’s the result of amazing team work from MINI and Touring Superleggera, a gorgeous two-seater classic roadster that represents minimalist and emotional style of motoring. The electric drivetrain gives this concept car modern driving dynamics, the collaboration between these two experts company has resulted in blending the tradition of classic couchwork construction with MINI’s British styling.
Designer : MINI
Mini Superleggera Vision offers you an elegant transportation with athletic beauty in contemporary style, the classic Italian body meets Modern Britishness, giving you unique emotional appeal. Just like other cars from MINI, it only uses high-end materials such as leather, aluminum, beautiful black chrome highlight the clear aesthetic interior.
This electrically powered car offers fun driving experience with its stretched bonnet, long wheelbase and cool, short overhangs. Every detail is carefully considered to make sure you get optimum comfort, the wheels are set widely on the body for high degree of agility, the passenger cell is a little bit set back to further highlight the car’s dynamic impression. The overall appearance is sporty, elegant, and dynamic.
The CCC is a fascinating and futuristic concept car which is an ultimate solution for eventful city use with its compact design and mostly, the ability to transforming into a fully operational helicopter. When in the car mode, it is a three wheeled vehicle with 2 giant front wheels and one small rear wheel, which works as tail rotor when it transforms into copter mode. The blades remain folded hidden in car mode and can eventually pop out when required. The entrance is designed from the front through a pop up glass door and no passengers other than the driver are allowed to board on this single seater car-copter. The cockpit has a sphere at the driver’s right arm to control the CCC.
Out of so many releases by Mercedes Benz, this has been the most unseen model of racing car. This car is named as Formula Zero, thereby featuring a new concept in the world of motor sports racing. Unlike a normal racing car, it is fitted with an elevation so as to provide an extra thrust to the wind consequently making it more difficult for the drivers to maintain the efficiency of the car. Hence, energy efficiency will be the integral part of sports with this Formula zero racing Car. Entire new concept of racing has been evolved, combining the thrill of formula one and the theory of track dynamics.
[Press Release] Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of North America
Luxury racing arrives in the Formula Zero Racer by incorporating the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing.
Reminiscent of the Mercedes Benz racing heritage of the 1930’s, the Formula Zero Racer is loaded with technology designed to extract the maximum thrust from the electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail.
Each team is allocated the same amount of stored energy and it is left to the teams and drivers to manage the variables to win the race. The winner is determined by total elapsed time combined with the energy efficiency factor.
Spectators at the Mercedes Benz Formula Zero racing Series are treated to a new dimension of racing as the transparent track is visible from all perspectives – even from below!
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Designer : Alan Barrington, George Yoo, Kevin Verduyn via IGreenSpot