In design and appearances, the Halcyon is a masterpiece. You can feel the shivers all over your body, when looking at this remarkable concept eco vehicle. Ralph Tayler-Webb has combined with love and passion aspects of an owl with the ones of a futuristic Bugatti. If he would have spent more time designing the concept, he might have attached wings to it and there you would have it: the beast of the year 3000.
Besides its futuristic and powerful aspect, the Halcyon is foremost an electric powered vehicle. Its porous aluminum foam structure combined with its aerodynamic design grants the Halcyon the speed of a race car and extends the progress of technology towards heights few have ever reached. The porous aluminum foam is similar to the hollow bones of an owl: lightweight and rigid.
Safe and fast at the same time, you can easily imagine the impact the Halcyon could have on open roads. An interesting factor about the Halcyon is that its wheels are covered which could be a problem when changing tires. Or maybe Tayler-Webb thought this through with a special system, where the tires pop out automatically.
Story of design
Open-minded and creative are top priorities in this industry, and Ralph Tayler-Webb proved it right with the time he spent studying owls and other birds in their environment. Ralph’s legacy of the Halcyon started with him drawing on paper each bird in flight, especially owls, to create that perfect look.
What’s even impressive is that Ralph carved the owls he studied in flight from hardwood, sketched them in charcoal and added watercolors. The model we see today has been entirely created in clay and cast in resin. The story of the Halcyon exceeds technological and eco vehicle innovations to the extent of art.
The design is amazing enough to attract Hollywood
As many eco vehicle concepts during the past years, the Halcyon doesn’t have many chances to become a limited edition too soon. We could await a prototype and hope future investors would help this project come to life and extend it to a business, but that could take a while. The design is amazing enough to attract Hollywood, if the producers want to recreate science-fiction worlds.
Whatever the future holds for the Halcyon, it’s easily one of the most impressive eco car concepts out there and Ralph Tayler-Webb deserves respects for his elegant, efficient and environmental friendly contribution to the future of urban transportation. This is truly a vehicle you could be proud of, wouldn’t you agree?
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