The original 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer Concept Car was a privately funded vehicle that formed a basis for the second (C2) generation Corvette Stingray. Automotive designer Dejan Hristov’s decided to give it a modern makeover for its 60th anniversary, complete with curved lines, a sculpted hood for better airflow, and a a rear-camera that beams footage to a screen on the car’s dashboard instead of a rear window. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Nissan teamed up with Mackie’s of Scotland to create an all-electric ice cream truck concept of the future. Based on the e-NV200, it doesn’t require the 40 kWh battery to keep all the ingredients chilled, but rather uses Nissan’s ROAM portable power pack, made from the battery cells of earlier electric vehicles. Just two of these power packs (1.4 kWh) are enough to run the soft-serve machine, freezer drawer and drinks fridge. Once those power packs are drained, they can be recharged in approximately 1-hour using a 230V mains supply or 4-hours using the van’s built-in solar panel roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
How about an autonomous electric vehicle with an integrated hot bath? Introducing the Honda Onsen. When the door opens, you’ll see that one half is a normal bench seat facing backwards, but step into the other part? It’s a gimbal-stabilized, watertight cylindrical cell that can be used as a high-tech hot spring of sorts, complete with a massage jet-equipped seat. Getting too steamy? There’s an outlet to funnel the steam out of the cabin. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Industrial designer Hasan Kaymak likes the new 2019 Apple Mac Pro, but felt that the computer could use a few tweaks to make it the ultimate all-around machine, while not looking like a giant cheese grater, and thus this project was born. Instead of the dual-sided CNC machined detail, that was replaced with the slot and mesh you’re used to seeing. Other features include: 8 USB-C ports, two audio jacks for audio mastering, and push rod access. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Let’s face it, there are far less supercars powered by naturally-aspirated engines than ever before, so it’s always refreshing to see somethinng like this Ferrari Aliante Barchetta concept by industrial designer Daniel Soriano drawing power from a Flat-12 engine, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Design wise, this roadster is inspired by several Ferrari and Pininfarina designs through the 2000s – Enzo Ferrari, LaFerrari, etc. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Now that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is delayed due to its display issues, future models probably won’t be making the same mistakes, and that includes a folding iPhone if Apple were to ever make one. This concept ditches the notch for an under-display, front-facing camera (s) and its 6.5 inch Super Retina display doubles as a speaker/receiver using piezoelectric technology to boot. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
How about a supercar designed to go anywhere? Meet the Lamborghini Sterrato, based on the Huracan Evo. Featuring an increased ride height, widened wheel tracks, 20-inch wheels wrapped in specially-developed tires with higher side walls that improve grip as well as bump absorption, LED bumper lights, and of course a roof-mounted LED light bar for navigating in complete darkness. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Apple is expected to launch the latest version of iOS on Monday at its annual conference, WWDC, in San Jose tomorrow at 10am PDT. Michael Calcada, a Toronto-based UI/UX designer, has released a new iOS 13 concept video ahead of the worldwide developers conference that showcases “many new innovative features and improvements along with the power of augmented reality in your pocket.” To start, there’s an “always-on display” to take advantage of the power-efficient OLED displays on the latest iPhone models for showing the time and status indicators as white text against a plain black background. Read more for the clip and additional information.
Photo credit: Invisive
The Bugatti Chiron, a mid-engine two-seater sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, is the successor to the Bugatti Veyron and first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016. It’s named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron and also shares the name with the 1999 Bugatti 18/3 Chiron concept car. Industrial designer Invisive gives us a glimpse at what a successor could look like in the form of a “Type 103 Concept”. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Dmitry Lazarev
Industrial designer Dmitry Lazarev envisions a Lamborghini supercar that draws inspiration from the automaker’s past and prsent models. Meet the Lamborghini Forsennato. Featuring the line-based headlights from the Terzo Millennio, with an Aventador-inspired front profile, taillights that appear to be from the Veneno, and wheels from a Huracan. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.