Concept Cars > Bizzarrini Veleno Concept
The Bizzarrini Veleno is a futuristic and imaginative concept vehicle which was created by Coventry University Transport Design graduate Borys Dabrowski. The concept was his final year project, and also a homage to the famed automotive engineer and designer Giotto Bizzarrini.
The Bizzarrini Veleno concept's shape was inspired by nature, in particular poison dart frogs. The name "Veleno" is actually Italian for Venom, and the eerie green lighting and highlights perfectly suit the car's amphibian theme. The Veleno was designed for the year 2030, and as such it features a number of technologies which would be difficult, if not impossible, to implement on a production car today. The main structure of the car is composed of a new composite material called CentrAL - currently being researched for use in aircraft manufacture. CentrAL uses layers of aluminium and glass fibers to form an incredibly strong, light, and fatigue resistant material.
Powering the Bizzarrini Veleno concept is an electric motor and a biohydrogen reactor. The Hydrogen would be generated from a hybrid algae which produces more hydrogen than naturally occurring algae. Although from Dabrowski's description it's unclear whether the hydrogen would be used to fuel an internal combustion engine which acts as an electricity generator, or used to fuel and engine which works in conjunction with the electric motor.
The wheels of the Bizzarrini Veleno concept are another oddity. Instead of one single wheel, at each corner are a number of curved rollers. These allow the car to move laterally as well as forwards and backwards, effectively allowing for 360 degrees of movement.
The complicated opening mechanism of the doors was inspired by the way a flower opens its petals. Inside are three seats, two up front for the driver and a passenger, and one located in the middle of the car slightly further back for a second passenger. The futuristic and hi-tech design of the interior nicely matches the car's exterior. The dash panel is characterised by its clear lack of physical instrumentation, leading to the possibility of a comprehensive heads-up display which works in conjunction with the small steering wheel-mounted screen.