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New Lotus Concept Cars: Lotus Eigne

By luanpa in | January 19, 2010 | Comments Off on New Lotus Concept Cars: Lotus Eigne

Lotus Eigne is an electric sports-car concept that wants to offer more practicality from the Lotus sports-car. It is design by David Fearnley, with a 2008 graduate of the Transportation Design Course at Northumbria University, England.

The Lotus Eigne concept was designed to be more practical usual vehicles from Lotus. So the exterior design of the Eigne channels air to the back of the car making it very aerodynamic, and improves the handling by creating extra down force thanks to the integrated spoiler from the back. The large intake from the car allows the cool air to reach the rear in-wheel motors.  The in-wheel motors offer rear biased four-wheel drive for more control while maintaining the rear-wheel drive feel.

The interior of Lotus Eigne is also amazing! David Fearnley designed a very modern interior for the Eigne that can accommodate the driver in front, The generously-scaled central space of the cockpit can accommodate two adults and a child, behind the driver thanks to a 1+2 seating arrangement, made possible thanks to the in-wheel electric motors which eliminate any obstacles on the floor pan. Because of the center seat the doors incorporate a section of the roof to allow access to the car.

The batteries which power the electric motors are sandwiched in the floor pan to keep them cool and lower center of gravity for better handling.

About the designer

David Fearnley has graduated from the Transportation Design Course at Northumbria University with a 1st class BA(Hons) degree on 17th July 2008. Among his professional experiences is a collaboration with JCB Excavators which led to two placements within the Industrial Design Department. He is currently seeking internship and employment opportunities.

Lotus Eigne concept

Lotus Eigne concept

Lotus Eigne concept

Lotus Eigne concept



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