Ultramodern Formula-E Racer

This ultramodern tribute to Le Mans is a low-slung GT with a design language reminiscent of famous names like Pininfarina Modulo, Cadillac Cyclone and the Norman Timbs Special. Like the classics, you can see the same fluid curves and dramatic shaping from tip to tail with emphasis on the fenders and roofline. It also takes inspiration from sci-fi fantasy and robotics, resulting in the use of clean surfaces, layered design and glossy areas in contrast with carbon fiber of the semi-exposed chassis. It also sports an innovative charging system under the hood that aims to revolutionize Formula-E racing. While current racing platforms are restricted by the need for long recharging, the ELYTRON is equipped with induction charging that keeps it running on the electrified track. Designer Fabio Ferrante: “That’s the importance of advanced design. Not just shapes but strong concepts that bring to the table a new recipe, using the ingredients that technology gives to us… with just a pinch of creative thinking.” And don’t forget our list of the most expensive car of the world.

The Roborace’s Futuristic Car for The World’s First Driverless Racing Series

FIA‘s electric series Formula E, announced Daniel Simon as their chief design officer for their next racing competition “Roborace” – a driverless, electric and connected race car. The futuristic automotive designer is renowned for his work on hollywood sci-fi films such as “Tron: Legacy” and “Oblivion”. He was also a senior designer at Bugatti and later went on to design drones, motorcycles and spaceships throughout his career. “We’re living in a time where the once separated worlds of the automobile and artificial intelligence collide with unstoppable force,” explains Daniel Simon. It’s fantastic to be part of this journey; it triggers all my big passions – motor racing, design and advanced technologies. My goal was to create a vehicle that takes full advantage of the unusual opportunities of having no driver without ever compromising on beauty. Racing engineers and aerodynamicists have worked with me from the beginning to strike that balance. The Roborace is as much about competition as it is entertainment. Therefore – and quite unusual in today’s racing world – beauty was very high on our agenda and we work hard to merge the best performance with stunning styling. It was important to us that we generate substantial downforce without unnecessary parts cluttering the car to maintain a clean and iconic look. This is largely made possible by using the floor as the main aerodynamic device and we are currently developing active body parts that are more organic and seamless than solutions today. I am excited to be part of the daring team of people who are making this happen.” “Roborace” will make its debut during the 2016/2017 Formula-E season showcasing safety and extreme driving capabilities.