Paying tribute to legendary car engineer and designer Giotto Bizzarrini, the Veleno was created by Borys Dabrowski in 2011 for his final year at Coventry University.
The aggressive, almost organic surfaces of the car take inspiration from nature and in particular by poison dart frog – hence the name “Veleno” (Italian for venom).
The concept features a number of futuristic technologies, aimed at saving weight and increasing energy efficiency.
The drivetrain adopts an electric motor and a fuel cell system with nanotube tanks. Hydrogen is generated from renewable sources like algae and organic waste.
The structural elements are made from CentrAL – a composite material with layers of aluminum and glass fiber – and graphene – a very strong, one atom-thick mesh layer of graphite which is the basic element of carbon nanotubes.
Among he distinctive features are the wheels, which use an array of rollers, with a layout similar to that of mecanum wheels, enabling the car to move laterally.
As Borys explains, “I’ve always been a fan of Giotto Bizzarrini’s cars, so for my Degree Show project I wanted to design a vehicle which brought together the look and feel of one of his machines with the kind of futuristic technologies I think will be commonplace in 2030.”
About the Designer
Borys Dabrowski is a designer and Alias Modeller at a Turin-based company.
He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Automotive and Transport Design from Coventry University and attended an Alias Automotive Intensive Course at Majenta Academy.
(Image Courtesy: Borys Dabrowski – text: Car Body Design, cutoday.net)