Compact Microlino EV gets the off-roading capable treatment courtesy of this concept which is tailored for adventurers who need a compact car for their camping to the trails.
A few months back we saw the cool Microlino Camper that’s one of the most compact and lightweight campers one can think of. Unlike other conventional campers or trailers, the Microlino is unique in its own rights with a small footprint and the capability to provide cozy shelter for two people to sleep on their short adventure trip. Now designers Dejan Hristov and Vladimir Matijasevic have envisioned another avatar for the all-electric Microlino originally created by Micro Mobility Systems.
Meet this robust version of the compact electric vehicle, ready to take on the treacherous trails for boundless adventure. The Microlino off-road modification brings with it the assurance of a robust chassis and reinforced exterior body frame to take on the harsh road conditions, as well as inclement weather. The solid metal framing on all sides provides protection from accidental bumps into rocks or trees, and also doubles as a platform for keeping essential tools or accessories. This brings freedom to pack in more stuff for the journey. Secondly, there is a rack on top to keep things like surfboards or extra luggage.
Tires, suspension, and underbody also get the off-roading capable treatment as the ride height understandably gets a boost. Since the vehicle is meant for dusty roads and difficult road conditions, there are extra fog lamps on the reinforced metal protection. The rear section can be either used to carry a couple of bicycles or an extra set of tires. The size of this modified Microlino off-roading vehicle is the core advantage here, and ideal for ones who always wanted a small hatchback to suffice their needs for adventure trips.
No matter which angle you look at the Ferrari CascoRosso from, it’s a treat to look at, with every corner containing a detail that adds more character to the concept. This rather impressive looking Ferrari isn’t an official design from the company, though… it’s from the mind of Macedonian automotive designer Dejan Hristov.
The Italian term CascoRosso translates to “Red Helmet” in English, which somewhat lends credence to the car’s sinewy, almost bike-helmet-like design. There are multiple breaks in the car’s surface, resulting in well over 15 panels on the outer body lending to the car’s complex and beautiful surface design. Its overall demeanor closely resembles the F8 Tributo, with a few exceptions like the absence of visible headlights. I’d venture a guess that they sit right behind the grille detail, lighting through the slats. The car even ditches the side-view mirrors for more advanced cameras that occupy a fraction of the space but offer better visibility. The conceptual CascoRosso features a hybrid front-engine and rear-wheel-drive setup, along with option of placing the battery behind the cabin for an optimal distribution of weight. The back of the car even sports an unusual split-spoiler system on either side of the rear-fender. These spoilers sit flush against the surface and automatically raise when you hit high speeds. Lastly, the carbon-fiber rear gives the car a signature split-color design, adding a little bit of black to the gorgeous red paint-job. Iconic circular taillights sit on either side of the rear panel, practically working as an identity for the Ferrari brand itself… if the wild stallion logo in the center wasn’t enough!
The CascoRosso is a fan-made concept and is in no way connected with the Ferrari brand. The use of Ferrari’s logo is purely for representational purposes.
Marking the 60th anniversary of his favorite car, the ’59 Corvette Stingray, Dejan Hristov’s put together a conceptual tribute to the 1959 vehicle designed by Pete Brock, Bill Mitchell, and Larry Shinoda, retaining elements of all previous Corvettes in an eclectic way, in order to fully preserve the DNA of the brand, while adding Hristov’s personal signature touch.
The 2019 Corvette Stingray concept comes with a much more defined and sinewy design language than its predecessor, with curved lines, highly elevated and sharp wheel hoods, and a sculpted hood that makes way for air-ducts to cool the car’s innards. Hristov sacrifices the rear windshield as a creative decision, but also proposes a rear-camera that beams footage to a screen on the car’s dashboard. On the inside, the Stingray Concept has an 8-cylinder engine, and is combined with a modern hybrid drive.
As a part of Hristov’s conceptual series, the Stingray concept comes in two variants, a Coupé and a Convertible (shown at the bottom), and retains the car’s frontal-engine setup, a detail that Chevrolet plans to deviate from with their own Stingray announcement a month from now.
With the demeanor of a more aggressive brand like Lamborghini (the Urus, specifically), the Jeep Ayastigi Trackhawk Coupe concept aims at giving the Jeep aesthetic a revival. The dual-colored setup, says designer Dejan Hristov, is reminiscent of Cherokee warrior armor, with the two colors symbolizing the color of the armor versus the color of the skin. (The name Ayastigi means Soldier in Cherokee too)
The Ayastigi is a big-class SUV Coupe, says Hristov, comparable to models like Lamborghini Urus or the Porsche Cayenne Coupe, and follows an aesthetic that would best be described as ‘in line with the Trackhawk or Cherokee’. It could exist with both electric and hybrid variants, although Hristov believes the best engine for the job is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk’s petrol engine (707 hp, 6.2L SRT HEMI V8 Supercharged).
The car is designed to be sufficiently advanced, ditching the rear-view mirrors for cameras, visible as tiny fins on the base of the A pillar and the top of the B pillar, which almost give the Ayastigi a devilish demeanor, with tiny horns on its head. The Ayastigi also ditches the rear windshield and adds a pop-up cover which helps in providing the active downforce the car needs. The front bumper also opens up (with its lower half descending when needed) providing the aerodynamics needed for road-driving, and returns to its closed position for better off-road travel. Sufficiently advanced and audacious even for the Fiat Chrysler-owned American brand, the Ayastigi is a reimagined direction for Jeep, giving it the power, aggression, and the attitude it deserves!
Designer: Dejan Hristov
The Jeep Trackhawk Coupe is a conceptual piece of work and is in no way affiliated with the Jeep brand.
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As you know, we love a far-out concept car more than anybody, however, it’s the realism of the Porsche 911 Mission E that we’re obsessing over. This exploration into an electric version of the 911, called the 911 Mission E, actually looks like something we might expect out of the Porsche house. While it mimics the frame and overall dimensions/shape of the classic 911, it also sports a few trends found in the e-automotive movement.
Enclosed fenders, scoopless side panels, and a covered nose are all aesthetic changes you won’t find in any petrol vehicles. This seamless new look is equally sporty as well as functional in terms of aerodynamics. Other interesting design notes include seemingly opaque windows and headlights. With its monocoque cladding, the aesthetic takes on a liquid yet no less aggressive look for the 911. Which version do you prefer?
The original BMW CS E9 was an important automotive achievement that brought BMW to the forefront of carmakers and set them apart from big players like Ford and Volkswagen. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the E9, designer Dejan Hristov has redesigned it with a fresh facelift for the 21st century.
Like its predecessor, the BMW GCS tribute is a long coupe with seating for 4. Unlike the swing doors of the previous, however, it sports a cool pair of gullwings that make perfect sense for their size. Its exaggerated, sharp nose is also reminiscent of the original but, for the most part, its styling is largely on par with BMWs more curvaceous, modern design language.
The inside is the true star of the show. It features an unbelievable panoramic display in contrast with a minimalistic control panel. Drivers can use the display to enhance their view of the road ahead or keep an eye on kids in the backseat with rear facing cameras. The more obvious use of the display is complete customization of the interior aesthetic. Users can set and swap out their visual vibe for a myriad of interactive environments to match any mood!
Designer Dejan Hristov calls it the “Tesla Killer” but it is, in fact, still a Tesla! I think what he means is that it aims to replace the current Model S by giving it a few far-out features and a boost in range and power.
Aesthetically, it’s arguably less refined than the existing S and almost appears to have an aftermarket body kit with exaggerated fenders and design details like a continues line break that encircles the entire car. Up top, the roof is an entire solar panel that provides supplemental charging power to the battery system. Under the hood, it sports Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with a maximum power output 255kw each, producing 1367hp… that’s almost double that of the current top-of-the-line Model S!
For enhanced aerodynamics, it completely ditches the side mirrors for hidden cameras that give a more comprehensive view of surroundings. Perhaps the most interesting feature is the new digital nose. It not only displays the iconic Tesla logo on a screen, but it indicates real-time road conditions to passing drivers. A snowflake might indicate snow ahead while a caution symbol could indicate a crash. It’s a cool twist on the front end that we’d love to see come to life!