The project took the second place at the Art Center SABIC-sponsored Project “Design for Alpha”, and features a layout and surging structural form that enable excellent aerodynamics.
Sun incorporated many uses of plastics, including shape memory polymers to allow the body to conform to aerodynamic efficiencies.
Electrochromic plastics allow the cabin to blend into the upper body for a private and seamless aesthetic, and the upper body can switch back again from a solid color for privacy to a clear transparent for enhanced visibility.
Thermoplastic composites make possible a stronger, light body and also allow for the use of one larger door for entering and exiting the vehicle.
(Image Courtesy: Art Center for Car Body Design)