The Toyota MOB concept is the work of Spanish designer
Jorge Marti Vidal. The concept was developed during his
final year of the Masters degree course in automotive
design at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.
The Toyota MOB is a striking looking sports car which
features unusual bodywork inspired by the idea of the
Mobius strip. The car is made up of two continuos panels,
which weave their way back and forth through the vehicle
to create to create the structure as a whole. The two
strips make up everything from the bodywork and chassis,
to the seats and dashboard. The shape of the unusual five-part
wheels was inspired by the appearance of blooming flowers.
The main material used in the construction of the Toyota
MOB would be an organic material called "liquid wood".
Basically it is formed using the waste product of lignin
- which is left over during the manufacturing of paper.
The lignin is then combined with wood fibers to form a
composite material which is durable, recyclable and easily
formed into complicated shapes.
To further improve the Toyota MOB's eco-friendly credentials,
the proposed drivetrain is all-electric - with each wheel
getting its own dedicated motor.
Marti Vidal envisaged the Toyota MOB as a environmentally
responsible racing car, but it could just as easily act
as a lightweight sports car. As such the car is fitted
with a small cargo area for storing personal items.
Toyota MOB dimensions:
Length - 3,643mm / 143 inches
Width - 1,787mm / 70 inches
Height - 1,063mm / 42 inches
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Toyota 2000 SR
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