• Jan 13, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept

Here's another one from the world of unlimited conceptual design: the Cadillac World Thorium Fuel concept. Otherwise known as the Cadillac WTF. Created by Loren Kulesus, everything about the WTF has been created to last 100 years without maintenance. That's the reason for the element number ninety, thorium: to act as a nuclear fuel powering batteries that would power the car.

Elsewhere, every major system is redundant in case of a failure. And the wheels don't have individual tires - in fact, what's located at each corner is one combined unit made up of six individual wheels. That gives you 24 wheels in total, and each wheel has its own induction motor. Said Kulesus, "The vehicle would require the tires to be adjusted every five years, but no material would need to be added or subtracted." Here's to the future. While you wait for it, have a look at the Cadillac WTC in the gallery of high-res photos below.


[Source: Coroflot via Autoblog.nl]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      My first reaction was, WTF?

      No pun intended.
      Kali Kare
      • 1 Year Ago
      Please put this car on the market now...please put this car on the market now...please put this car on the market now...I really really really really want it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      And after the fuel gets old you can refine plutonium out of the spent fuel. WTF indeed!
        Chaz
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually if you really knew what you're talking about, you'd know that's impossible. Which is why no one uses Liquid fluoride thorium reactors. Despite the fact that they are FAR safer and cheaper than what's in widespread use today. As a matter of fact, a Liquid fluoride thorium reactor could be used to 'burn up' all the radioactive waste currently laying around waiting for someone to figure out WTF to do with it. Check out the Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquid_fluoride_thorium_reactor
        Chuck Harris
        • 2 Years Ago
        One of the advantages of Thorium energy is that it can not be used to make weapons. That's why the US abandoned development in the 50's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My concern is, can do I get in? Do I want to get in?. The answer to both is no.
        • 6 Years Ago
        My concern is, can do I go to college?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Whoever named this car is the most epic troll ever. Can't wait till this car drops by Australia:

      "Wossat?"

      "They call it the uh...World Thromium Fuel concept, yeah. The WTF for short."

      "Huh? The what?"

      "WTF, mate."
      • 6 Years Ago
      :) first autoblog post with "wtf" tag. i'm looking for more...
      cpmanx
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's a hoax. Try to find any official connection to Cadillac, or to General Motors.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I know it wasn't made by a Cadillac designer, but it looks more like a Mazda than any other brand IMO.
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      always thought WTF meant something else
      • 6 Years Ago
      well, i like the design and the concept is a neat idea....
      but couldn't you figure out a way to change the thorium reactor to run on something a little more weapons-grade.

      it would give car bombs a new bang, that's for sure.

      just wondering
      • 6 Years Ago
      Most people get bored of their cars and trade them in after 2-3 years. So how would the WTF appeal to US (over)consumers?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nuclear power FTMFW!
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