The Volkswagen Kai-Nalu was a concept vehicle which was
created by Josep Ferriol, a Spanish designer and graduate
of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. The
Kai-Nalu was created as part of his final year thesis.
The Volkswagen Kai-Nalu is a futuristic sports car concept
that features a unique design which is composed of two
distinctly different elements. Inspired by the waves of
the Mediterranean sea as they smash into the shoreline
and rocks near where Ferriol lives, the Kai-Nalu features
a flowing glass upper section - which is designed to mimic
the sea, and angular, jagged bodywork underneath - which
represents the rocks of the coastline.
The mixture of the two differing shapes and textures is
designed to present a dynamic and forceful appearance
- much like the waves themselves. The Kai-Nalu's styling
is quite controversial, and it isn't going to be to everyone's
taste. However in a world where many sportscar and supercar
concepts follow the same predictable formula, the Volkswagen
Kai-Nalu is refreshingly bold and different.
Other highlights of the concept include highly stylized
wheels which were inspired by the appearance of bicycle
wheels. The VW logo in the center is balanced and mounted
on a bearing so it always remains upright. The clear roof,
windows, and upper bodywork also provides a glimpse of
the vehicle's electric drivetrain, which features two
seperate motors, one is mounted up front and the other
at the rear to help balance out weight distribution.