A designer from China proposes a new approach on off-road vehicles. The focus moves from the traction power on the power-lifting machine. Future off-road vehicle will float over obstacles rather than to take in full.
Goodbye to 4 × 4 traction, goodbye suspension, farewell the jeeps roll. At only 21 years, Yuhan Zhang enrolled in a design competition in China a vehicle that is able to overcome any obstacle simply floating above it. Volkswagen Aqua received a special mention in the “Car Design Award 2011“, and is, without doubt. a special machine. With two propellers directed towards the ground, the hovercraft rises above any land, water and snow.
Floating vehicle operates with three engines – one based on hydrogen fuel cell that creates air cushion underneath and two individual electric motors which provide directional control. Interior open space is big enough for two people, keeping the design in minimalist lines, based on basic necessities.
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