09 august 2006


Zaha Hadid designer det meste, fra møbler til bygninger og nå også en bil. Z-Car heter det prosjektet.

Forløpig har engelske GTM kun laget en modell som utstillt under Hadids retrospektive utstilling ved Guggenheim-museet i New York, men det snakkes seriøst om å få bygget en kjørbar prototype.

The car was commissioned by a London art dealer who wanted something that would be both a work of art and method of transport. They have been working with an engineering firm in the UK to design a hybrid of electric and gas with the capacity to switch to hydrogen. It is a three wheeler, "shaped like a water drop" for minimum wind resistance - and has a large asymmetric front hatch that gives a panoramic front view.

It will be smaller than a VW Golf but larger than a Smartcar. The models at the Guggenheim will be sold as art. "We're working on building one functioning, road-going prototype," says Kenny Schachter ( who commissioned it) "The goal is that within seven months from today we will have one, fully licensed in the UK. And if it works, there's a good response and we can discern some kind of demand for the vehicle, we'll have all the moulds and everything. We'll be in place to take it forwards to low-volume manufacture."
- Trehugger.com

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