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We’ve been seeing a torrential and exciting downpour of automotive designs at Yanko Design. Each automotive was innovative, bringing to us something we had never seen nor experienced before. From killer speed to dashing good looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every automotive we featured at YD broke some design barrier for us, and hopefully, they did the same for you as well. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of automotive designs that we feel were the best of the lot! From a fluid Alpha Romero supercar to a hybrid racer that gives you the thrill of a hyperbike – each of these drool-worthy automobiles is mercilessly pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry! Automotive enthusiasts will be itching to get their hands on them, and take them for a spin on the streets!
1. The Ducati Ghost
The Ducati Ghost comes outfitted with a hybrid engine, featuring a single-drive with a slipper-clutch that can couple/decouple the electric drive as needed, “so you can either use the petrol engine in tandem with the electric motor, or you can use it as a generator for the batteries.” The use of a high-performance lightweight electric motor allowed Kemnitz to employ a complimentary small but high-revving horizontal twin-cylinder engine with a high peak power output. “Normally the weakness of such engines is that they have no torque in low/mid revs, but that’s where the electric motor assists”, Kemnitz states.
2. The INSECTA
The INSECTA obviously gets inspiration from nature, but it uses sophisticated technology as per the designer. The appearance of the super flying car is a bit aggressive, especially with the red color paint. It seems the car also looks like a super-sized and fancier drone. If there is a luxury drone, this could be it. We can also imagine it in other colors and finishes. The flying car is propelled by a drone and an electric engine drive. The elises can charge it by simply expanding them up.
3. Volkswagen GT3
This new upbeat Beetle now has a much lower ride height and the sleek elements borrowed over from the Porsche add the zing. Just pop some attention at those front splitter, side mirrors, tail fenders, rear diffusers, and the sharper lights. Khyzyl put in a lot of effort shaping the side body from the front and rear to achieve a flowing look that doesn’t seem out of place. Hop on those Rotiform BTL rims with the sporty Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and this concept car is all dressed up to set the city streets on fire.
4. The Falcon Solar aircraft concept
Looking more like the Tesla Model S of the renewable energy-powered aircraft world, this is the Falcon Solar aircraft concept that takes to the skies with its wide wingspan. This concept design breaks the accepted norms of aircraft design with an advanced set of wings that have a curved shape. One thing that caught my eye is the inverted wingspan compared to the real flacon bird. Stacked against the overall body ratio of the solar aircraft, the wings are quite large, perhaps to provide superior lift and lessen aerodynamic drag.
5. Alpha Romeo supercar
This concept has a peculiar resemblance to the Audi Skysphere and the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR. That sharp flowing rear end, long side profile, and futuristic wheels – all coincide with the design cues of the two flamboyant concepts, automotive pundits have highly praised lately. The exhaust on Klaus’ concept design is almost like a pointed “V” – so edgy it could cut a paper in half, literally. The front section has a dominating presence, while the super flowy middle section is highlighted by the all-glass top that’s an extension of the windshield to the rear minus any pillars.
6. DeLorean EV
This iconic car is in fact all set to hit the limelight on August 18, 2022, at the prestigious Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. From what we see in the teaser image, the EV is going to follow the norm with a modern silhouette and this concept gives our imagination wings. If we ignore the rear that looks more akin to the Bugatti Chiron, the EV could be pretty similar to what we see in these renders. A bold form factor with an intimidating front could be on the cards. The side profile has to be sharp and flowing with a supercar-like domineer but slightly bend towards the coupe persona too.
7. Mazda MX-5 990S
The number “990” means a lot to Mazda. Concerned as much about shedding weight as a boxer leading up to his title bout, the Hiroshima carmaker has just launched a new lightweight addition to its current model ‘ND’ roadster lineup called the MX-5 990S. And it goes without saying that the naming refers to the car’s curb weight of just 990kg or 2,182 lbs. But being lightweight is nothing without handling prowess, or so say Mazda, so engineers added a new system called ‘Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) and four-piston Brembo brake calipers to further enhance the new model’s sub-1 tonne street cred and on-road manners.
8. e-Café Racer by OX
Ultra-sharp aesthetics of this two-wheeled hunk are in the perfect proportions to position it as a speedy café racer and a race track monster with the power to back its intimidating stance. The lightweight café racer e-moto will most likely get an 8-kW rear hub motor powered by dual removable batteries. It should hit a top speed of at least 110 km/h and go about 100 km on a single charge. By the look of things, the OX’s latest offering should get an upbeat digital instrument cluster perfectly juxtaposed with the classic-looking front section.
9. The SpaceX Fusion Concept
Dubbed the SpaceX Fusion Concept, the vehicle is in no way related to Elon’s ventures that are ultimately aiming to colonize Mars. But the ultra-futuristic vehicle hopes to dot the red planet’s landscape with its compact HB11 fusion reactor unit to produce clean electric energy – thereby powering the beastly engine. The designer Kellen Gustine wants to make the fusion reactor ecosystem in a closely-knit environment where the mobile HB11 fusion reactor provides consistent, sustainable, and mobile energy for a single family’s home and vehicle. For now, we are going to focus on this sleek clean energy-powered vehicle which is dominated by a cabin that’s held in place by the corners which brings unprecedented 3D contrast and volume. SpaceX Fusion is built for speed and maneuverability with its single-seat or three-seater dynamics.
10. Polestar H03 Hatchback concept
This Polestar H03 Hatchback concept reimagines the four-wheelers’ current success mantra with a sharper stance which I absolutely love. A hatchback designed for 2030 gives us a peek into the logical evolution we could very well witness. That balance of asymmetric and geometric shape displays the bold detour Polestar could be in stall for within a decade’s time. Not making a complete shift to a new look, the designer of this concept maintains the same sharp aesthetics. The front has the peculiar Stormtrooper helmet shape which is indeed a very nostalgic choice to make. Also, the aggressive side panels are reminiscent of the Darth Vader helmet which will without doubt please Star Wars fans.