Created by the team here at diseno-art.com, the Dune Tracer
is a unique vehicle which was designed to be used for
transport across inhospitable desert areas. Primarily
conceived as a recreational vehicle, the Dune Tracer is
a one-person vehicle with a unique dual-mode tracked wheel
At low speeds (below 20mph) the tracks can be operated
in a manner similar to a tank - allowing the vehicle to
rotate around it's own axis. At higher speeds the tracks
act more similar to conventional car wheels with the front
ones providing the steering function. The driver controls
the tracks and steering via two individual joysticks.
Throttle and braking is done with conventional foot pedals.
The engine is mounted behind the driver. It is kept cool
even in the extreme desert temperatures thanks to the
multiple air vents and intakes which allow air to circulate
freely around the engine.
The Dune Tracer features an integrated air conditioning
system which helps keep the driver cool - even though
it is an open cockpit. The AC system pipes air up through
the fabric weave of the seat and around the feet. An additional
vent located at the top of the seat provides a cooling
breeze over the drivers neck and head. An adjustable height
removable roof panel provides welcome shade for the driver.
Due to its sturdy construction it also acts as a roll
bar in the event of a rollover accident.
The styling of the Dune Tracer has been influenced by
a variety of sources. Including the desert beetles which
manage to roam the extreme environment by raising their
bodies above the scorching sands, and WWII fighter planes
which displayed graphics and paintwork designed to disguise
the aircraft and blend into their environments. The black
paintwork surrounding the dash and trailing edge of the
front body panels are designed to reduce the suns reflection
and reduce glare in the driver's eyes.
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