In recent years, Le Mans organizers have pushed for significant reductions in fuel, energy and tire usage. The open formulas available to achieve those results have made Le Mans the most relevant and exciting form of competition for manufacturers worldwide. This approach has inspired the creation of Audi’s diesel and diesel hybrid technologies, Toyota’s ultra-capacitor hybrid, Porsche’s V4 hybrid and Nissan’s radical DeltaWing and GTR-LM concepts.
Le Mans 2030 Concept Car has been designed for Michelin Design Challenge 2017, it aims to make car racing much more interesting.
Topic for Le Mans 2030 is FORWARDING INFORMATIONS TO SPECTATOR, because the number of motorsport fans decreases rapidly every year. It is caused by the complexity of this sport. Average fans simply don’t know why certain things are happening on the race track and they often feel confused = which results into the lost interest. In order to rescue this beautiful sport will have to make regulation changes and make it much more transparent and catchy for all the fans to retain or broaden the fan base.
There are three pivotal innovations,which would make racing much more understandable and reduce the steep learning curve which motorsport fans must get over initially.
1. Specially designed rear which works like parachute – when the driver hits brake pedal it opens and increases the aerodynamic drag rapidly. As a consequence, the deceleration will become breathtaking.
2. Tires are one of the most significant variables in performance. Any driver can loose up to 10 seconds during a single lap. However, it is very hard to read the tire conditions for the fans because they might not understand that the driver is having some difficulties or that there is something wrong with the tires. Therefore I have developed special tires with 4 layers and each of the layers is created in a different color. This in turn indicates the exact level of tire wear during the race.
3. Wheel rim with revolving flaps that could work like an aerodynamic brake and a cooling system at the same time for the electric wheel hub when the need arises.
Designer : David Voltner
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