The future is always a fun place to go to, that is if you have a very creative mind, an above average talent in designing, and of course, a taste in cars.
Young designer, Liviu Tudoran, has all three qualities in abundance, and he proudly showed it off with a concept design for the sports car of the future – in Bucharest.
Calling it the Dacia SHIFT Concept, the futuristic-looking two-seater is powered by lithium-ion batteries with the electric engine located at the car’s front while the hydrogen storage tanks are situated right beside the concept’s rear wheels. Aesthetically speaking, the SHIFT Concept was inspired by the local automakers, Dacia, proving that Tudoran’s inspiration has some local flavor going for it. At the same time, Tudoran also used a number of architecture buildings as a model for the design of the SHIFT Concept.
Check out Tudoran’s futuristic design interpretation of the SHIFT Concept, a car that – in the designer’s mind, at least - could roam the streets of Bucharest in the near future.
Just one day before its official debut Dacia revealed the Duster concept - a totally new model in Dacia-s line-up. With the aspect of a sporting coupe and the utility of an MPV, Duster will become the first crossover in Dacia’s line-up.
Duster’s height of 1.49 metres, short front and rear overhangs (65cm and 80cm respectively), generous wheelbase (2.80m) and compact volumes (4.25m long, 1.64m wide) exude an overriding sense of robustness and sports appeal.
The concept features a broad bumper with two horizontal air-intake slits at the front; the grille is flanked by headlamps which wrap over the front wings to form a tapering line of light that stretches rearward towards the doors. The sporty look is accentuated by 21-inch, five-spoke aluminium alloy wheels, exterior mirrors positioned on the window surround and trapezoidal aluminium exhaust tailpipes.
Under the hood Dacia placed a 1.5 dCi 105hp engine that emits just 139g of CO2/km, equivalent to fuel consumption of 5.3 litres/100km.
Press release after the jump.
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