XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

The styling of the XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars is unique as well, being part sports car and part buggy.  It’s open top design, wide, scooped body and large wheels speak of a dune buggy while its lower chassis and wide stance are all for sport handling. Designed to offer a unique driving experience, the hybrid XSeed concept vehicle by designer Marcos Beltrao seems to have taken it one step further. The XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars appears to have married the idea of an electric buggy and a roadster together, thus allowing the hybrid concept can be operated with gas and ethanol as well as an electric engine.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

The 1600cc four-cylinder engine that the XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars is powered by makes it a strong proposal for the sports cars market while its low weight and innovative design ensures a stand out yet economical performance on the road. The electric engine (thrusters located on each wheel), running alone or in combination with the flex engine produces excellent fuel economy.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao
The two engines together produce 225horsepower, making the XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars go from 0mph to 60mph in 4.5s. Due to the extremely lightweight and strong materials used in the XSeed, it reaches 760kg of overallweight. While driving the XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars, the batteries that power the electric thrustersare recharged by the regenerative brakes and shock absorbers system, which recover energy from brakes and oscillation of the shock absorbers. Thus, the autonomy of the car increases up to 60%.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

Made of carbon nanotubes, the tubular structure of the vehicle’s frame allows it to maintain a relatively low weight. The ceramic compound used to fashion the engine also helps in weight savings since it is much lighter than an engine made of aluminum only. Thanks to the silicon added to the ceramic, the engine is that it requires no cooling or lubrication and lasts longer. With lubrication and cooling being redundant features, the engine also does not need to have a radiator, hoses, pipes, filters and water and oil pumps which results in further space and weight savings for the vehicle. As a result, it loses weight and gains space and speed. The ceramic engine has its main components made of the same material. This composite has a very low thermal expansion coefficient and it resists extreme temperatures, exceeding metals.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

Magnesium alloy is used to fashion the swanky 22-inch alloys on the vehicle. Each wheel is also fitted with independent suspension while carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used to fashion the exterior of the vehicle to further reduce the weight of the vehicle. The vehicle XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars has an overall weight of 760kg thanks to the strong yet extremely lightweight materials used in its creation.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

Besides the engine and chassis being lighter, all car plastic parts are manufactured using the MuCell technology that reduces the weight of the material in about 25% without a significant lossin strength. This technology is based on the addition of carbon dioxide and /or nitrogen in the plastic injection process. The external body is made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) that results in a weight loss around 15% compared to the same in aluminum. The XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars has independent suspension in eachwheel. The wheels of 22 inches are made of magnesium alloy.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao

Everything about the XSeed Hybrid by Marcos Beltrao Concept Cars is based on current technologies being developed and so everything on the concept car is a real possibility. A very cool design and thoughtful amalgamation of several new-tech possibilities. Hopefully Marcos Beltrao, the man behind this concept will soon bring this car into production to make our dreams come true.
XSeed Hybrid Concept Car by Marcos Beltrao