While we’re waiting on Tesla to come out with models – like the 3 – that will significantly increase its deliveries, we can only hope that someday the California-based automaker will have the financial power to bring to life such extravagant concepts.
For example, designer Omar Alfarra Zendah has decided that Tesla is going to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030, and along with four other students at IED Barcelona decided to bring to virtual life the winning vehicle. And this is a forward thinking take on the electric race car concept, one that needs to be visited for a moment. The students decided the T1 should come with a pair of tires at each corner of the vehicle, and an airfoil would be placed between them. When going at full speed around the track, the air flow would spin the airfoils and enerate electricity. In addition, a high-tech airfoil called a Gorlov Helical Turbine is tucked behind the driver and gathers even more energy.
Meanwhile, the T1 would be powered by an electric motor with 335 horsepower (250 kilowatts) at each corner, and the complete system would deliver some 1,770 pound-feet (2,400 Newton-meters) of torque. A 70 kilowatt-hour battery would be used for storage, and the estimated maximum speed of the racer sits at a healthy 255 miles per hour (410 kilometers per hour). Other included perks are active steering for both axles, for enhanced handling on the track.