Electric Super Car
The ESC (Electric Super Car) concept is the work of two
graduates from Coventry University's Transport Design
Course. Mark Przeslawski and Hanan Qattan created the
concept as part of their final year projects. Przeslawski
was responsible for the exterior styling, while Qattan
took care of the interior design.
The ESC project was born out of a desire
to create a super car aesthetic for
electric powered vehicles.
The ESC project was born out of a desire to create a super
car aesthetic for electric powered vehicles. The design
of the ESC takes into account the fact that one of the
underlining principles of supercar design - a loud, raucous
engine - is replaced by an almost completely silent, but
equally potent power source. The organic, fluid bodywork
is designed to highlight the environmentally friendly
drivetrain while also improving the performance thanks
to the aerodynamic shape.
Przeslawski says of the ESC. "Aesthetically the
vehicle is not loud and aggressive like super cars as
we know them today, the surface language of the ESC is
silent, pure and sculpturally embodies the driver."
While explaining how the bodywork enhances the ESC's handling
he explains. "The innovative 'wings' protrude
from within the organic shell to actively give the vehicle
down-force/lift to obtain maximum speed both through corners
and on the flats."
The single-seat interior of the ESC is unlike any other
vehicle and features an entirely unique way to encapsulate
the driver. The concept features an innovative 'bionic
weave' structure developed by Hanan Qattan. This structure
not only holds the driver in place, but also doubles up
as the chassis and safety device which runs throughout
the entire length of the vehicle. The weave itself is
not just a passive styling feature, the structure moves
and tightens around the driver to hold them in place during
extreme cornering, this is designed to enhance the sensation
of driving and aid performance.
The exterior and interior scale models were awarded 'Best
in Show' at the graduation show. The ESC will also be
appearing at 'New Designers' - a major design event held
in London displaying the latest in cutting edge green