The main goal of this project was to approach the design of a vehicle in a holistic way, and to create a car with a strong man-machine connection.
Project Caden is inspired by racing cars, with a central driving position arranged in a 1+2 seating layout – the same of the McLaren F1.
The inspiration from historic cars is also reflected in the use of materials: the body is made by hand-beaten aluminum panels, formed using a metal shaping buck created using laser-cut wood sheets.
From a technical standpoint, the car is based on a riveted and bonded aluminum monocoque tub, and features a suspensions system with inboard dampers and pushrods inspired by Formula One.
The bare-to-the-bone philosophy is also highlighted by the absence of body finish, and by the exposed chassis.
(Source: Carlos Salaff via Core77, MotorHeist.com)