Some independently designed concept cars nicely lend themselves
to certain manufacturers. Others - like this one from
the Ukrainian designer Islyamov Patel - are so unique
and wild that they are difficult to attribute to a certain
auto maker. That's why he just gave it the cryptic and
alphanumeric title of 'RX00047'.
The styling of the RX00047 was inspired
by racing cars of the 1930s
The RX00047 is a eye-catching futuristic single-seat sports
car which was inspired by the open-wheel configuration
of racing cars from the 1930s, and also supposedly the
"Eliminator" album by ZZ Top - although quite
where this second influence has had an effect is difficult
to pin down.
It would also appear that the design, or at the very least
the paintwork, of the RX00047 is somewhat inspired by
WWII aircraft. The chrome finish, coupled with the various
oversized intakes and power bulges make the vehicle look
a bit like a classic fighter aircraft with the wings and
tail chopped off.
From pretty much any and every angle the RX00047 exudes
the feeling of speed. It's a fantastically beautiful car
- in a brutal and functional sort of way.
While the RX00047 concept stands about as much chance
of going into production as the fabled glass hammer, Pavel
has proposed a hydrogen fuel cell power source for the
vehicle which would give it that increasingly important
'green' element to the engineering.