• Feb 15, 2006
Nissan of Europe has released a bevy of images showing every nook and cranny of its upcoming Geneva-bound concept, the Terranaut. The 4x4, according to the company, was designed for “scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers” whose office is the great outdoors.

It seats three people in an interior quite obviously modeled after a U.S.S. Enterprise shuttlecraft. The “spherical laboratory” is accessed from a seat that swivels 360 degrees to give any intrepid scientist access to all of the vehicle’s workstations. Those workstations leave room for only one passenger-side door, while the driver’s side has two swing-out doors with no b-pillar. What’s the chance of seeing the Terranaut on the street? Pretty good if you own a Holladeck.

Bunch more pics after the jump…

[Source: Nissan Europe]


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      Kim
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is not a very good vehicle for families. If you have two children one will not be able to go.If you are blessed with twins how will you get them home from the hospital, try again and think obout families. Not single people who want to impress their girl or boy
      • 8 Years Ago
      wow, it's a beautiful vehicle hopefully I will still be alive to drive one of those baby.
      Angel
      • 8 Years Ago
      Will ya'll stop saying how there's not enough room for more people and all these other uneccessary things...Miatas are also very limited in passenger seats but people who fit the description for one still buy 'em. Same thing for this vehicle, most of you don't have make enough money to buy this thing anyway. I applaud Nissan's courage in finally making something so innovative. But it will change in it's creation, they always do...probably just to make it a little more practical but, I think this car is definitely something new and great that us humans can do with technology. It's hard to make progress if we keep servicing soccer moms and the average Joe.
      • 8 Years Ago
      oh my god!
      i guess that the dude who designed this, was a little bit to obsessed with the whole startrek thing?

      and its ugly!
      LINDITA
      • 8 Years Ago
      THIS CAR IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I WOULD JUST LOVE TO HAVE ONE. PERFECT FOR WORKING OUT DOORS! GREAT JOB!
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      • 8 Years Ago
      That's awsome

      But where's the stereo ? and coffee machine ?
      I need coffee manchines!
      And a sound-system to blast the windows with Black Sabbath
      • 8 Years Ago
      I didnt realize all the commotion about this thing.
      Let's try to clean things up a bit.
      1) This was not designed for soccer mom. STOP trying to retrofit it.
      2) It has more functionality then just for scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers. For example: mobile gamers who go to game expos; digital photograph (movie and still pictures); news reporting; disaster recovery; not to mention the military capabilities.
      3) The clear box on the back is there for putting hazardous material in it so the computer can analyze it.
      4) The Phasers on the side door are cameras instead of mirrors.
      5) N.A.S.A. didn't build a space craft with a car seat and trunk space for you to go grocery shopping either. that was not the "CONCEPT" be hide a space shuttle.
      Todd
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thank you to Whiplash for noticing the Holodeck Holladeck goof. Thought I was going to be the only one to spot that and point it out.

      This concept car looks pretty cool to me. I think it's got the makings of a bridge for cars to finally move into the 21st Century (because, even with all the hybrid technology and whatnot, our cars are still mired in the 20th Century.

      I think Terranaut could very well prove a preliminary step towards flying cars, which "they" need to get busy building already. "They" are already building mini-jets that some people have likened to "SUV's with wings." The Terranaut could be the bridge...or the first step toward finally getting flying cars.

      I don't know about you, but I'd really love to just give the finger to all the snarly, gridlocked traffic and break the surly bonds of earth and fly from place to place in my car, rather than having to be confined to the clogged roadways. Let's direct money not to building or expanding the highways, but rather to getting the cars of the future now.

      Flying to work...there's a concept for you.
      Pete
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is really cool. Great concept for the engineer on the go! My mother was a Treky and she would have gone GaGa over something like this!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      it's got a BUMPER DUMPER , too (2nd to last pic)LOL
      • 8 Years Ago
      am i the only one wondering about the possibilities to an independent filmmaker? it appears to be a location 'studio'. every filmmaker will want this 'work' vehicle. i'll test one! somebody call robert rodrigez!
      Jay
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm confused... where exactly does the flux capacitor sit?
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