The White Vapor concept is a creation of Oliver May, a
graduate of the Industrial Design course at Bergische
Universität, in Germany. The concept was an entrant
in the "Brave and Bold" 2009 Michelin Challenge
Design and was put on display at the 2009 Detroit Motor
Power comes from a hydrogen fuel cell
and in-wheel electric motors
The White Vapor concept was conceived as a vehicle to
fulfill the needs of enthusiasts requiring extravagant,
A purist sportscar, the White Vapor concept is based around
a twin cockpit layout without rooftop and doors. The driver
can choose between right or left steering wheel positioning
depending on requirements.
The overall design of the White Vapor displays a striking
mix of freeform surfaces and constructive elements intended
to convey a strong and powerful image. The slim appearance
of the tires is produced due to a shorter sidewall height,
a larger wheel diameter and a fine line between the rim
and the tire.
The chassis consists of lightweight aluminium and carbon
fibre components which reduce weight and save energy.
Powering the White Vapor concept is a hydrogen fuel cell
which generates electricity to top up the batteries which
in turn power the four in-wheel electric motors.