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!
Design Talent Showcase – Alfa Romeo AW30 by Olcay Tuncay Karabulut
Designer: Olcay Tuncay Karabulut
Portfolio Link: https://www.behance.net/
Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly-expanding automotive news magazine.
He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.
Mr. Burkart is available for all questions and concerns by email Tom(at)car-revs-daily.com.