honda air concept
 
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nov 10, 2010

honda air concept

the honda air is a new vehicle concept designed by honda’s advanced design studio in pasadena, california. the concept was created for the 1000 pound car design challenge put on by the la auto show. the vehicle takes its lightweight inspiration from skydiving and roller coasters, using compressed air to powered its pneumatic regulator system. this system ‘utilizes turbo vacuums and external air-flow to regenerate tank pressure for extended range and increased boost for an estimated 100 miles’. to keep the car lightweight, all components are mounted directly to the chassis, eliminating unnecessary structures. the exterior is made from vegetable based plastic wrapped around the body with an open-air style. the concept is estimated to weigh only 800 pounds.

http://www.laautoshow.com/DC10

  • wonderful, kudos to honda and honda’s advanced design studio in pasadena. we desperately need to develop our thinking when it comes to personal transport systems

    tricky says:
  • small revolution in car design?? if BMW and Honda do this, can we say so? I speak about converting car body into sculptural sheet construction without covered bags of empty space inside the metal body. returning to separate mudguards in different design quality?

    watcher says:
  • Art thrives on restriction! A resounding success. And Pasadena continues to lead! From Greene & Greene to Art Center and all its progeny . . .

    reality says:
  • I love it. It would be great to see this become a reality in the NEAR future. Could it be?

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    dfsdg says:
  • wow it looks like someone got wasted the night before a presentation, then whipped up some shit real quick in auto cad claiming it was feasible.

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  • WOW… Awesome…. its like a dream to me.. We should ride it by wearing a stylish [url=http://www.sareez.com/]Salwar[/url]

    Ankit says:
  • I am old enough to remember when 1950+ vehicles were judged only according to elaborate useless “fins”.

    Some may declaim this as only dreams or CAD and mirrors, but form and function as integral and coequal parts are the only way that personal vehicles will survive.

    stanedavis says:

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