Posts Tagged ‘concept vehicles’
August 22nd, 2012 - From conception to realization, the transportation designers at French based auto company Lazareth, control all of the construction operations on their vehicles. Because of this process, there are very little limits to what Lazareth’s talented team can build – enter the Wazuma! This Batman-like vehicle is a custom built, V12 powered, with a horse power of 350! The Wazuma is like a flattened down motorcycle with two extra wheels, causing the rider to drive in a horizontal position. The vehicle is unique in many ways, the most obvious way is it’s “W-wheeled geometry,” which consists of 2 largely spaced front wheels and 2 closer twin rear wheels. Another obvious unique quality to the Wazuma is it’s high price tag of a whopping $250,000.
(Photography Courtesy of Lazareth)
There’s a reason that little tykes are obsessed with drag racing remote controlled cars over curbs, into mud puddles and generally wreaking havoc on the neighborhood. They’re fast. They’re versatile. They’re indestructible. Peugeot’s XRC concept car is like one such coveted remote-controlled cars, only blown up life-sized and built to be rallied.
The fundamentals are similar, but the Peugeot XRC packs a punch. This baby is one of a kind, forged to surf deserts and tackle tough terrain. Dreamed up by CGI specialist Tiago Aiello, the vehicle mimics a typical RC car and yet the unique design takes on a life of its own, an almost arachnid-like quality. One thing’s for certain, if the concept car takes life there will masses of middle-aged men across America reliving their youth like nobody’s business. (Let’s just hope that they stop at the car, and don’t revert back to footie pajamas.)
Looking like a wickedly futuristic Batmobile prowling the streets of Gotham, the Citroen Taranis is actually a hybrid vehicle – part car, part bike. Created by British-born video game designer Peter Norris, the streamlined, charcoal grey fairings are interrupted by sleek ‘gullwing’ doors and sits like a tarantula, poised to pounce. The vehicle’s moniker was borrowed from the Celtic god of thunder, which is fitting seeing that the car is powered by electric motors within each wheel hub. With the motors sitting at a lower center of gravity, the design allows for improved handing, not to mention the double-jointed swing arms that provide unparalleled turning abilities. Taking design cues from Hollywood crime-fighting vehicles there’s no arguing that the Citroen looks like it drove right off the set of Transformers 7.