Taking inspiration from music – and in particular from the double bass instrument – the Chords Concept features a system of vibrating strings and a device capable of converting the resulting low frequency vibrations into energy – a technology called Mini Energy Harvester and developed at MIT. The strings are attached to exterior elements made in mahogany, while the body panels are made of carbon fiber and composite plastics. The concept has compact dimensions – with a length of 3,850 mm, a width of 1,650 mm and a height of 1,300 mm. The design language aims at translating into automotive forms the aesthetics and refined details of the classic musical instruments.
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(Image Courtesy: Giampiero Sbrizzi for Car Body Design)