Some fantastic, out-of-this-world designs to feature today from Turkey!
Olcay Karabulut's Alfa Romeo AW30 design takes a look into the future of renewable-powered racecars. And not just coal-fired EVs... this AW30 hopes to hit 200-mph around the world's racetracks thanks to two constants: sun and wind.
The solar component is intended as the solution under 100-mph, after which it synthesizes energy via dedicated turbines. This might sound far-fetched, but is certainly worth exploring. If only for the unique design solutions it inspired.
The proportions take a radical shift: much longer and lower than current F1 cars. Next, the intakes are far more elaborate. The side scoops do not just pull in cooling air; they actually ram that air through the AC charging and drive system to top of the batteries on the move. A hypercapacitor could make 200-mph cruising a net-neutral in terms of energy consumption. Practically, this means the body is filled with intakes, has an ultra long and sheer rear side intake, and of course the closed-canopy design expected for the 2019 season in the name of driver safety.
The twin jet-plasma energy nacelles in back are a lovely closing flourish.
Whether the design is a home run for your eyes or not, you have to admire designer Olcay's dark vision... of a very eco-light racing future!