• Oct 12, 2007
click above image for full gallery of the 2057 Mazda MotoNari RX

The Car:
The 2057 Mazda MotoNari RX is not so much a car you drive as a mobile suit you wear. Once the driver dons the MotoNari RX, he and the car become virtually indistinguishable. A suit worn by the driver is one interface through which the MotoNari RX can be controlled, while acceleration and turning are handled by two "armrest mounted control points". Handling appears to be influenced also by the driver's own body, which can lean into turns like a street luge racer. Mazda claims four omni-wheels can turn the MotoNari RX in any direction.

The Future According to Mazda:
Cars in the future will be designed by Michael Bay and will look like limbs that have been blow off of a Transformer. The Mazda MotoNari RX, for instance, was inspired by Megatron's foot.

Weirdness Factor (1 - I could buy that today, 10 - OMG WTF): 9



The annual LA Auto Show Design Challenge entries have been revealed and we'll be showing off the entire series today on Autoblog. The challenge's theme this year is "Robocar 2057" and we think each team tells a story with their design of how that particular manufacturer views the future in 50 years. We'll tell you those stories, which are entirely fictional, written by us and not associated with the actual automakers involved in any way, as we introduce you to the cars, and at the end of the day we'll have an unofficial poll to crown our own winner.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      I assume these are pictures of the car AFTER the required crash tests!
      • 7 Years Ago
      My refridgerator has omni-wheels that allow it to turn in any direction. Unfortunately everything designed by Michael Bay explodes in two hours, usually less than 30 minutes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Transformers, awesome!!! Finally, I can be lying down when I drive.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think I'll walk, thanks anyway :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      so with that odd seating position, is my ass protected? think of the random tree branch you've run over that bounces up and hits your under carriage. well now that under carriage is your butt.

      ouch...
      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      What the hell is up with all these weird cars today? First it's one that was made because the Skynet was lonely and know we have a rip off of the PS2 game Kinetica? Lame...
      • 7 Years Ago
      There's no form in this design, the idea feels like a rip off of rollerman.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVrlA3-f29g
      • 7 Years Ago
      Can this interface with a CX-7?

      I kinda like those now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh, now I know that are Mazda Artcars swimming in my toilet everytime I sat on it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stolen straight from Nick Pugh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      imo.. it looks more like Megatron's crap. should transform into a crappizoid and shoot out constipated missles and diahreatic flame thrower
      • 7 Years Ago
      thats stupid and a waste of concept money
      • 7 Years Ago
      Look at autos in the late 40's and compare that in style, quality, ability, performance, value and design to the vehicles of today. If you're still looking for speedometers and ignition switches in these 2054 designs, I've got a box of 8 track tapes for you. As for me, I like the look of the Mazda design and can only wonder how far along in new and emerging technologies designers in 50 years will get.
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