turbine jet engine
If Batman ever decided to start a new career in the world
of motorsport he'd probably be sat behind the wheel of
something like this, the Honda Pegasus.
The Pegasus was designed by Andrus Ciprian, a Romanian
designer who's created a number of interesting concept
vehicles over the past few years including the Hummer
RX-Z and Dacia
The Honda Pegasus is a single-seat racing car which features
styling inspired by some of the classic
concept cars from the 1950s, namely the GM Firebird
concepts - like the Pontiac
Firebird II - from the late 50s. This influence can
be seen in the array of wings, spoilers and air management
systems which are located all around the vehicle.
To match the airplane-inspired bodywork, Ciprian has proposed
a small gas-turbine jet engine as the power source. This
engine, located at the rear, would provide massive amounts
of thrust, so hopefully the spoilers and wings of the
vehicle would do their job and prevent the Pegasus from
literally taking off!
The wheels of the vehicle have specially designed vanes
which draw air in when rotating to help cool the brakes.
Obviously the Pegasus isn't destined for production, but
it's a fun and unique concept nonetheless which takes
two very different disciplines, classic concept cars and
modern racing cars, and fuses them into one jaw-dropping