TQ Auto Bond: Tesla T1 Concept

We don’t know much about the 2030 24 Hours of Le Mans — it’s a long way off — but it’s a safe bet the cars won’t look the same as they do today. This Tesla T1 Concept is an educated guess at what a futuristic racer might look like. Originally conceived for the Michelin Design Challenge 2017, it uses free-standing wheels with in-wheel vertical turbines to pull the air through ducts and into a large turbine at the rear of the car, creating more power in the process. As a whole, the system is speculated to produce 1,000kW of power — equivalent to over 1,340 hp — in a car that weighs only 900 kg. To help manage all that power, it has grippy Michelin tires (naturally) and both the front and rear axle can turn independently, causing the wheelbase to shorten and make the car more agile.

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Photos: Omar Alfarra Zendah

 

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