The LA Design Challenge is all set to take us to the future, as the show is based on the theme: ‘The World of Motorsport in the year 2025′. Inspired by the great race (rather toughest race ever) of 1908, covering over 22,000 miles across three continents in six months, the Great Racer 2025 by Honda is one of the entries for the competition that promises to surpass all barriers and set new landmarks for the motorsports in the future. Featuring sonar or echolocation sensors, capable of sensing even minute changes in speed, terrain and altitude, for immediate switchover to any configuration, the Great Racer will not just run on earth and water but in the air as well. With such auto designs on board, the glimpse of the futuristic Motorsports is truly mesmerizing.
The 2068 Fuzo concept comes from designer John Mahieddine, and is intended to be a sci-fi VTOL flying car. As it takes to the air, the wheels on the car retract, and the four turbines move into action, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 400 mph. The three-seat concept is kept lightweight by the use of materials like carbon fiber, Kevlar and carbon nanotubes.
What you’re looking at could be the 2056 Alfa Brera with the optional hover package.
Called the Alfa Romeo Spix flying concept car, it was designed by a 2-D/3-D artist from Belgium (we think) who posted pics of his creation along with an absolutely stunning video on CGfolks.com. Can you believe he does this for fun? (Actually, it appears he’s begun a small design firm, but we can’t confirm that due to the language barrier.) Known as Creatix on the CGFolks forum, the artist explains his attempt to fuse an impression of power and robustness in a design that reflects what Alfa Romeos might look like in 50 years. The concept is very creative and just goes to show how much untapped creative talent is out there. We’re just saying, an automaker could do worse than having someone like Creatix on the payroll.
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The concept design today is not just restricted to the ones running on the road but designers today are coming up with exciting designs for both modes of transportation, be it on air or on water. These also include the designs aimed for leisure and pleasure, on these lines come the “Jetbike” designed by San Francisco based designer Norio Fulikawa. The concept looks hot as it can be said to be the racing bike of water because it is aerodynamically designed and has an awesome exhaust pipe and two fins to support its surge forward. All in all an awesome concept!