Electric Car by Ugur Sahin Design
Toruk Cars are a group of automotive engineers and designers who
are working to create an electric car which offers performance and
efficiency in an attractive package. The group, based primarily in
Turkey, are soliciting ideas and concepts from participants around
the world in order to develop a car which will eventually go into
The Latest step for the project is to bring on board the Dutch company
Ugur Sahin Design, who are becoming fairly well known in the automotive
design world for creating a variety of vehicles, but who have made
their name designing extensively reworked Corvettes.
The Ugur Sahin designed Toruk Electric Car features fairly sensible
proportions, looking much like many other hatchbacks on the market
today. But it does have a few tricks and features which set it apart.
Firstly the face is distinctive due to the lack of any large grille
openings and the stylish LED lighting. Secondly the steeply rising
shoulder line which flicks upwards from the front wheel gives it a
more sporty stance than most hatchbacks. And thirdly, the rear-hinged
rear doors allow almost completely unhindered access to the interior.
Toruk and Ugur Sahin Design are positioning the car to appeal to a
very specific person based on feedback from respondents to their survey.
The average buyer, according to Toruk, will be a 28 year old who is
6 foot (184 cm) tall and weighs 170 lbs (77 kgs). These statistics
have been used as a reference point when designing the interior of
As the Toruk Electric Car is still in the development phase, the specifications
of the drivetrain are still changing, although the group say they
are receiving support from 9 different companies at present, supplying
the battery, motor and software amongst other things.
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