JetSet is a unique design by German Marianna Merenmies, awarded with second place in the International Design Awards of 2011. It has two wheels in the front and two wings in the back, questioning whether it can run normally or not. You’d thing it’s a flying car. McLaren couldn’t be closer to that than now. Its front aspect clearly spoils its identity, a McLaren vehicle in all its nature.
Marianna’s JetSet concept car is lightweight and aerodynamic, her goal being to create the energy efficient car of tomorrow. But how good is the JetSet and what can we expect from it in the next 20 years?
The exterior of the JetSet is all carbon fiber built, from the chassis to the body and the wheels. The idea of it all was to create a minimalist concept, which could save space and fuel efficiency. Luckily the car’s all electrical and that’s not all. Its rear-wings serve as drag-reduction draped fenders, so watch out world, the JetSet might come out in 2015.
Its length and height is about 3.7m and 1.03m. Unfortunately it’s only a one-seater, so maybe its start will be in the Formula 1 and later on become a city vehicle, when car pooling will be a lost memory.
The JetSet could prove a bit expensive, at about £50,000, so don’t think to buy it, unless you have the tastes to burn rubber (and fenders). What’s a huge plus to the JetSet is its carbon composite, capable to save your life upon impact in case of a collision. The same fiber keeps the car’s total weight to a minimum, to maximize its speed and fuel efficiency.
We’ve enjoyed learning about the JetSet and all it stands up for. It’s green, energy efficient, light and safe. What could you want more from a vehicle? We could use an extra seat, that’s for sure, but as Marianna presented, putting an extra seat would lower its standards as a sports car. Do you think McLaren’s JetSet will be a reality in the next ten years?
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