The first images revealed showcase a futuristic concept that incorporates Daniel Simon‘sÂ trademark design DNA: clean, precise surfacing and iconic geometries combined with sleek proportions and a meticulous attention to details, which brings hisÂ 3D renders to life.
The raceing vehicles have a wheelbase of 2,8000mm and feature an aerodynamic bodyÂ consisting ofÂ a central rocket-shaped volume sitting on a main floor element and connected with the fenders in the front and rear wheels area.
As Daniel explained on hisÂ Facebook page, “the goal is to create a highly entertaining venue for the unstoppable rise of autonomous technology. Our design attempts to blend optimized aero, cooling, packaging and best performance with clean, iconic looks. We all don’t know how the future of racing will look like, so I am excited to be part of that exciting and inevitable exploration.”
Below we report the official video presentation along withÂ Daniel Simon and the company CEO’s first official comments. For more updates on his work make sure to check hisÂ officialÂ Facebook page.
Daniel SimonÂ commented: “Weâ€™re living in a time where the once separated worlds of the automobile and artificial intelligence collide with unstoppable force. Itâ€™s fantastic to be part of this journey; it triggers all my big passions – motor racing, design and advanced technologies.”
“My goal was to create a vehicle that takes full advantage of the unusual opportunities of having no driver without ever compromising on beauty. Racing engineers and aerodynamicists have worked with me from the beginning to strike that balance.
“The Roborace is as much about competition as it is entertainment. Therefore – and quite unusual in todayâ€™s racing world – beauty was very high on our agenda and we work hard to merge the best performance with stunning styling.
“It was important to us that we generate substantial downforce without unnecessary parts cluttering the car to maintain a clean and iconic look. This is largely made possible by using the floor as the main aerodynamic device and we are currently developing active body parts that are more organic and seamless than solutions today. I am excited to be part of the daring team of people who are making this happen.â€
Denis Sverdlov, CEO of Roborace, said: â€œWe are honoured to have Daniel working with us on this project as chief design officer. His passion and experience are undeniable and I believe itâ€™s already set to be one of the most iconic vehicles in automotive history. We nicknamed the competition the â€˜global championship of intelligenceâ€™ as an open challenge to the worldâ€™s smartest minds, so its only fitting that the car should be one of the smartest ever to be made, thanks to Daniel it may also be the most beautiful car ever to touch a road surface. Itâ€™s gaming, motorsport, technology and entertainment all rolled into one. I passionately believe that the future of cars is about software; driverless, electric and connected and Roborace will help to make that a reality.â€
For more information on Roborace visit roborace.com.
(Source: Roborace, Daniel Simon)