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Michelin Challenge Design Terrena

Michelin Challenge Design Terrena

Michelin Challenge Design Terrena

Michelin Challenge Design Terrena on-road mode

Michelin Challenge Design Terrena off-road mode

Michelin Challenge Design Terrena
Make Michelin Challenge Design
Model Terrena
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine V12 hydrogen fueled


The Terrena is powered by a hydrogen fueled V12 engine.
The Terrena concept was one of the vehicles put on display at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show as part of Michelin's Challenge Design competition. For 2009 the brief called for a "brave and bold" design which represented America's next iconic vehicle. The Terrena was created by Marcos Ignacio Madia, a student at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina.

The Terrena was influenced by the idea of almost unlimited travel across land. To achieve this the concept can adapt itself to suit various terrains.

For on-road and high speed driving conditions the wheels widen and the height of the car decreases to provide more stability and control. For off-road driving situations the Terrena increases the diameter of the wheels, while reducing their width and the height of the car increases.

Powering the Terrena concept is a front mounted, hydrogen fueled V12 engine which develops a massive 650 horsepower. The engine is clearly visible through a window in the front section of the vehicle.

The styling of the Terrena is characterized by crisp angular lines and contrasting colors. The large wheel openings are necessary to adequately accommodate the variable size wheels. gullwing doors provide access to the simple exterior which features a pair of supportive sports seats and a futuristic steering wheel. As an additional safety feature the exterior of the Terrena is covered with a flexible material which helps absorb the impact energy in the event of an accident.


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