• Oct 30, 2006
At some point in the future, automakers will engage in a hood ornament war to see who can build the car with the biggest badge. We've seen into the future and Volkswagen will win this war in 2054 when it unveils the New2 Beetle that features the company's famous logo laser etched across both of its doors. Actually, this is really a nice piece of concept art done by Carlos Agell, a Venezuelan designer who has got quite an imagination. In his mind, VW will drop the Darth Vader's helmet look of the current New Beetle sometime between now and mid-century, going instead for the tipped-over-cylinder look. The diameter of the New2 Beetle is 7.38 feet, though its length is a little over ten feet thanks to a protruding fish tail that presumably houses the NeoPlasma Magnetic engine and Laser Gyroscopic stabilization. It's also only 4.6 feet wide, so it'll be easy to park in the future where nearly all parking lots are full all the time (oh wait, that's today). Agell also envisions a NeuroDrive Guide System to replace those low-tech sat navs and a NeoCrete Liquid Metal Body that we presume doesn't need waxing, like, ever. The New2 Beetle can also accelerate to 62mph in a scant five seconds while on its way to a top speed of 186mph. Don't worry about it tipping, either; too many top heavy SUVs led the government to bank all turns nationwide in the year 2032. Sweet.

[Source: Carlos Agell via CarScoop]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      That South Park reference was EXACTLY what I thought about when I saw this thing, even before I got to the comments.

      Here's a link to an image:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:IT_%28South_Park%3B_The_Entity%29.jpeg
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Moovie was created by a Portuguese designer, André Costa.
      For Peugeot, NOT VW!!!!!!!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      i just hope it still has an ipod adapter and cupholders...and with that giant wheel theres no way that thing gets more than 18 MPG running on pure ego boost :-P
      • 8 Years Ago
      #3 you're exactly right.

      "Well it still beats the airlines!"
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks more like someone had a nightmare about waiking up in a drum (they were kidnapped or something) and they tried to get rid of this fear by converting the drum into an auto sometime in the near future

      • 8 Years Ago
      what the HELL is THAT?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it looks like an attempt to make a motorcyle safer. Its not crazy. It probably has some advantages like lower weight and less length. If the two wheels could operate in opposite directions, a car could pull up in front of a narrow parking spot and turn in place and then back in. The fuel economy would probably be better than a car but not better than a comparable motor cycle, but then it would be safer than a motorcylce. Add to the equation that people are living more and more individualistic lives and by 2054 cars probably will be able to drive themselves. These could be very useful. Shame on you all for being so narrow minded. I don't know what a neoplasma engine is and I wouldn't bet on it working, but this is a better idea than a segway and that was supposed to change the world.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks more like an alien lady bug. Where's the passenger seat? I'm sure I don't want to be in that thing alone. Not meant for anyone with claustropobia. The seat doesn't look comfortable and the wheels don't look reliable. I suggest a built-in barf bag.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tires will not be cheap for that bad boy:)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Asides from them both being based on a circle, I don't see many similarities to deserve it being called a rip off. There have been one wheeled cycles where the rider pedals in the hub before, it's a basic shape and concept.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Google it: Peugeot Moovie, heck Google Image search it!
      This guy Carlos Agell is ripping off a Portuguese designer, André Costa.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I kinda fun to read your comments, since it wasnt my intention by any mean to create a serious car concept. this was made just for fun and to exercise my visualization and 3D Modelling skills for a 3D Challenge. Anyway, thanks for all the comments ( specially to sQoolboy for see beyond the aparent, thats the way this world evolves) if you are interested in more of my works, take a look at http://curaremac.cgsociety.org/gallery/

      cheers,

      Carlos
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