Designed for the future of Le Mans, this Tesla T1 Concept is a possible contender for one of motorsports' most prestigious events. While it is scheduled to be released and built in 2030, it allows us to take a glimpse into the future of electric automobiles in racing.
The T1 Model is based on the Gorlov helical turbine concept, and incorporates turbines in all four wheels. All these four turbines feed the air through ducts into a fifth turbine in the back of the vehicle, allowing it to run on renewable wind-generated energy. Not only do they offer an eco-friendly way to charge up the car, they also give it increased power and acceleration. The turbines are 3D printed from aeorgel and are safely locked between high strength magnesium and graphene tires.
The T1 features a 'dynamic axis system' that allows the car to turn from the center of both axes, allowing for increased agility and speed in curves. Because of this system, the wheelbase loses length and becomes shorter, making the T1 even nimbler. Powered by a 1000Kw engine with 1340 HP and 1770 lb-ft of torque, this 900 kg vehicle seems like a serious contender for the LeMans title.
While it's not certain whether the car will ever be developed, it is quite an impressive sight to behold. The design of the concept was made by Omar Alfarra Zendah with five other transportation design studios for the Michelin Design Challenge 2017. It features aggressive and well-rounded curves that scream futurism; a look that almost all automobile makers are trying to achieve.