cell with 4 electric motors
The TVR Sonitus concept was designed by Mark Przeslawski
during his final year at Coventry University studying
Transport Design. Przeslawski developed the Sonitus while
also working on another project, the ESC
concept, at the same time. All hard modelling and
CAD work was done by Przeslawski.
The Sonitus was conceived as a way of celebrating one
of the most adventurous British sports car manufacturers,
and combining it with an innovative drivetrain.
Przeslawski took inspiration from the excitement which
surrounded the space race and jet age, a time when records
were being broken almost daily and technology was developing
at an amazing rate. This feeling of excitement and ingenuity
led to TVR being the chosen brand for the Sonitus project.
The drivetrain of the TVR Sonitus concept consists of
a bio-diesel fueled gas turbine engine, electric motors
and batteries. This hybrid system allows the turbine to
continually run supplying a unique noise to the Sonitus,
whilst the batteries and electric motors flatten out the
power curve, delivering instant power, torque and acceleration
at all times.
The voluptuous styling and bulging arches are immediately
identifiable as belonging to TVR, while the long bonnet
and cabin located toward the rear give the Sonitus traditional
sports car proportions mixed with contemporary shapes.
The wavy slit-like headlights suit the lines of the car
perfectly and provide the starting point for a shoulder
line which runs the length of the vehicle.
The interior has been designed to reflect both TVR's traditional
interior design cues, and also the unique powersource.
This has resulted in a high centre console, which is familiar
to most TVR's, combined with a stylized reference to the
gas turbine engine.
Similar and related vehicles:
ESC (Electric Super Car)