• Aug 19, 2008
The Lexus Nuaero concept would look right at home running alongside its movie star sibling that appeared in Minority Report, though that concept vehicle got all the looks. Unfortunately, that's not saying much. Jon Radbrink has penned a futuristic blade of a car that comes out looking for all the world like a Stanley Pocket Surform. The forward thinking doesn't stop with the Hobie-Cat exterior, there's plenty of future-dreaming inside the Nuaero. Pedals have been banished for a steering wheel-based setup that operates sort of like an aircraft yoke. Radbrink thinks that people's hands are better for driving than our feet - something about accuracy. Mhm. John must ride the train a lot; we see plenty of inaccuracies happening out there by people using all four extremeties. While we're all dreaming, the Nuaero is intended to be rendered in lightweight materials, so it would theoretically offer the space of a larger vehicle while only pressing the scales with the equivalent weight of a SMART ForTwo. At least we now have a design for this years Pinewood Derby. Thanks for the tip, Ian!


[Source: Gizmodo]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Two words: ATTACK MODE
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is designed by RCA Student. I've seen it in cardesignnews.com. Guess He must be working Toyota now. Good Job!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I feel like I've seen those wheels on another concept, probably one eb110 linked no doubt.

      At any rate, I always wondered whether wheels like that were even possible. Seems like they'd be terribly unbalanced without significant internal re-weighting. Plus you have the brake cooling penalty. Seems like a pretty inefficient design - but then again, this is a concept, whose very purpose it is to often dream without regard to practicality.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If those wheels became popular, they would keep the wheel weight industry afloat! Other than that, it's interesting to see that in the year 2500, or whenever this type of styling will be acceptable, Lexus will still have the same "L" badge. Other than that, I don't think Batman would approve.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I thought the LF-A was the most hideous Toyota design of all time. Now the LF-A is the second most hideous Toyota design of all time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Slice me nice!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like the car Hiro Protagonist drives in Snow Crash
      • 6 Years Ago
      The perfect car to slam into a tree or telephone pole.
      • 6 Years Ago
      that is horrible. Looks like a rejected concept for a bat mobile
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am sure the IIHS would have fun with that front end setup, lol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This project was created by a recent RCA graduate. We're certain to hear a lot more about him in the future.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is there any function to this form?
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