The Tatra 903 Concept is premium fuel cell/electric vehicle with "a unique combination of emotional styling and aerodynamics efficiency."
“The water drop shaped back refers to one of the most characteristic values of Tatra, the aerodynamics – same as covered rear wheels.
"It may look retro, but in the term of aerodynamic optimisation it has its own purpose.
"The A-pillar has moved in the axis of the car – again, not just a quotation of split screen theme pointing back to the original models, but certainly a safety factor designed to offer a better view from the car.” describes Mike Jelinek.
“I didn’t want to refer to any model from the history of this legendary manufacturer, but I tried to catch something like the spirit of Tatra cars and bring it to aesthetics a the 21st century.” said Jelinek.
Nowadays, Tatra doesn’t produce any passenger cars, just heavy trucks, but the heritage hidden in the extraordinary cars is still waiting for rediscovery.
More information can be found in the No. 14 issue of the Czech car design magazine AutoDesign&Styling.
About the Designer
Mike Jelinek worked in many roles for design studios at Skoda Auto, Volkswagen, Citroën, GME, Daimler just to name few.
Today he works as a senior consultant for conceptual design at Autodesk where he is responsible for the automotive design customers.