Oct 28, 2008
2008 LA Design Challenge
What will you image the the World of Motorsport in the year 2025? This year's LA Design Challenge will tell you, they choose the "Motorsports 2025" as this year's theme. You can see the concepts come from the Audi, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen. The upper pictures are the Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero.The 2008 LA Design Challenge includes Audi R25, Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer, Chaparral Volt, Honda The Great Race 2025, Mazda Kaan, Mitsubishi MMR25, Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero, Toyota Lemans Racer, Volkswagen Bio Runner."Luxury racing arrives in the Formula Zero Racer by incorporating the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing. Reminiscent of the Mercedes Benz racing heritage of the 1930's, the Formula Zero Racer is loaded with technology designed to extract the maximum thrust from the electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail. Each team is allocated the same amount of stored energy and it is left to the teams and drivers to manage the variables to win the race. The winner is determined by total elapsed time combined with the energy efficiency factor. Spectators at the Mercedes Benz Formula Zero racing Series are treated to a new dimension of racing as the transparent track is visible from all perspectives - even from below!"