LocalMotors.com is not just the hub of a budding OEM manufacturer of trucks, motorcycles and trikes -- but actually a full-fledged design community.
Collaborative engineering and project management takes a huge hive of intellectual capital. It is fun to browse around the design section of the site to find exciting ideas, fantastic renderings of the future, and draft design projects that will make you gag in horror.
Buried deep in the pages, however, you can find some really exciting achievements in design. Stuff that no company or even Gran Turismo concept is doing yet.
Such is the Puma Boulevard Racer by Dutch designer Cabino Leerentveld. This advanced proposal takes a look at what a carbon-fiber monocoque supercar might look like when deconstructed to its basics. Think of this like the Ariel Atom, but replace all the steel roll-bars in the frame with an integrated carbon-fiber exoskeleton.
Minimal, racy and sleek despite the lack of bodywork, Sabino's Puma Boulevard racer is just an idea today. But in the future, it would be a screaming Lamborghini-fighter with a Local Motors badge.
See more from Sabino Design via the below links, and watch this space for a look at some of his other wild ideas.
2020 Puma Boulevard Racer by Sabino Leerentveld