EUROPA i6 MID 2010 LOTUS CONCEPT CAR

EUROPA i6 MID 2010 LOTUS CONCEPT CAR

This is a concept from South African designer Idries Noah the Lotus Europa i6 which looks a bit like the Elise/ Exige.
The Europa i6 concept study is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive sports car inspired in terms of design by the classic Europa and Elite as well as by the latest Lotus models. The independent designer supports that ideally, the Europa i6 would weigh in at about 2,030 lbs (920 kg) with power coming from a 2.0-liter supercharged inline six-cylinder engine.
In theory, he says that the sports car would sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7 seconds and on to a top speed of 165 mph or 265 km/h. Leaving aside the theoretical technical specs, Idries’ take on a compact mid-engined Lotus sports coupe hits the spot. Too bad it exists only in the digital world.
“I really liked the old classic Europa with the high rear section. It had character. The latest version looks very similar to the Elise/ Exige, not quite Europa. I decided to give it my own take. Inspired by classic Lotus cars, Europa and Elite. Also taking some current Lotus trends into consideration. It’s called the 2010 Europa i6.” Idries Noah said.

EUROPA i6 MID 2010 LOTUS CONCEPT CAR

FC Sport Honda Concept Cars

FC Sport Honda Concept Cars

Honda revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sports car concept, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The stunning design is meant to invoke the concept of a high-performance, low-weight hydrogen sports car. The FC Sport demonstrates Honda’s vision for making environmentally responsible vehicles that are also fun to drive. The "FC" stands for "Fuel Cell" as in hydrogen fuel cell—the same technology powering the FCX Clarity. With a 3-seat, driver-centered cockpit, a fuel cell powerplant opens the door for unprecedented engineering flexibility, allowing for a lower center gravity than any modern, piston-engined sports car. The FC Sport is symbolic of a future in which alternative fuel and zero emissions will rule the sports car world.
“The Honda FC Sport explores how to satisfy automotive performance enthusiasts in a world beyond petroleum,” said Dan Bonawitz, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “People who love sports cars will still have a reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future.”
The high-output Honda fuel cell powertrain and a sleek, aerodynamic body contribute to the vehicle’s performance potential. A modular approach to fuel cell component packaging and the electric drivetrain contribute to the FC Sport’s low center of gravity with the majority of vehicle mass distributed between the axles, creating the balanced weight distribution sought after in sports cars.


FC Sport Honda Concept Cars

Haizea Lancia Concept Car

Lancia Haizea Concept Car

The Lancia Haizea concept style is based on mass asymmetry. The full scale model (length 4.965 mm, width 1.935 mm, height 1.420mm & wheelbase 2.720 mm) has been developed around a frame devised in such a way as to provide the utmost level of both active and passive safety. The mechanical parts of the rear wheel drive engine are housed in a central-rear position, and together with the addition of two electric motors placed above the front wheels, an excellent compromise in terms of distribution of weight, traction and mass has been reached.
The passenger compartment, designed around a central chassis developed lengthwise and to which the seats and the instrumentation panel are anchored, absorbs energy in case of a head on collision and provides the structure with both an aesthetic and a functional purpose, not just a load bearing one. This particular chassis structure, “dressed” externally in such a way as to highlight the vehicles architectural values, plays on the asymmetrical disposition of the vehicle’s masses in order to induce a strong sense of movement in the viewer. This movement recreates a feeling of speed thus arousing the sensation of an encounter with a wind (Haizea: “wind”, in the Basque language).
The Haizea concept is a car designed by its students in Transportation Design. The students, led by Hernan Charalambopoulos, Course Coordinator and Head of IED Automotive, came up with a concept car that highlights the brand's sporting essence.
IED “Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin” is now well established as one of the top international automotive design schools. Each year they have one of their designs displayed at the Geneva Car Show. This year, the concept car project is named Haizea. Focusing on the Lancia brand this car is really one of a kind.


Lancia Haizea Concept Car

Loremo Electric Concept Car

Loremo Electric Concept Car

The Loremo AG, originally announced as a 157 MPG diesel, is now expected to release an electric version in tandem. The diesel version sports a 20 hp diesel motor, a top speed of 100mph, and a 0-60 in 10 seconds. No fancy converters or hybrid schemes; just a straight up efficient diesel. It’s electric brethren will boast a range of 150 - 200 km, an engine output of 20 kilowatts with bursts of 40 kilowatts, and will presumably have better pick up than the diesel version in light of its electric drive train.
The concept is refreshingly simple: make an ultra-efficient car that’s light, has exceptionally low drag, and sips diesel with a small engine. The car that is a combination of innovative technology and back-to-basics thinking.
The Loremo design is interesting. The whole of the front of the car, windscreen, dash and steering wheel included, lifts up to allow entry and exit. There are no doors which enables the patented chassis to be built from a few sheet metal components at a weight of just 95kg. The seats do not move. The steering wheel, controls and pedals adjust to the driver.
This concept are rear wheel drive with mid-mounted engines. The GT gets a 36kW three cylinder turbo-diesel instead of the 15kW two cylinder version in the LS.
The Loremo blog suggests both models will be initially built with six speed manual gearboxes with the automatic to come later. You can find more specifications, including the surprisingly low prices, on the Loremo Facts page.
The Both versions of Loremo cars are expected by early 2010 or late 2009.


Loremo Electric Concept Car


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