Could this bizarre contraption actually be the automobile of the future? One ambitious concept artist seems to think so.
Barcelona-based sketcher Omar Alfarra Zendah has unveiled his interpretation of a Tesla T1 Concept that will run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2030. State-of-the-art in just about every sense, the sci-fi vehicle generates power by using freestanding wheels with built-in vertical turbines to pull air through ducts and into a larger turbine at the rear of the car. According to Zendah, the system produces some 1,000kW of power — equivalent to more than 1,340 hp — which is hella mighty for a car that weighs only 900 kg.
Furthermore, both the front and rear axles can turn independently, allowing the wheelbase to shorten during cornering to make the T1 even more agile.
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Tesla was recently announced as the second-most valuable car company behind GM.