From designer Andrus Ciprian comes the Honda Pegasus, a curious combination of retro design and an anachronistic powerplant.
Ciprian, from Romania, might be the only CGI-jockey we’ve seen whose portfolio includes a Hummer dune buggy, a pony car Dacia and a shapely Mazda. His eclectic taste would make us fans even if his designs weren’t at all interesting.
Ah. But they are.
Ciprian is pushing the envelope with the Pegasus. It’s a single-seat racer with more in common with Harley Earl’s legendary Firebird concept cars of the 1950s than any Civic we’ve seen. Vents in the wheels direct air toward the brakes to cool them. With a turbine engine plus a body covered in scoops, dams and wings, this thing could push more hot air than Roger Ailes.
We wanted to ask Ciprian exactly why he chose the world’s most calculated brand as inspiration for such a wild concept, but our emails in rudimentary Romanian went unanswered. Still, it’s a safe bet that Honda won’t dump their fuel cell and other research programs for turbines anytime soon.
Thanks to Jeff at diseno-art.com for the tip.
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