More than being edgy, the Tesla Cybertruck was unconventional. Now I’ve always voiced my disdain for the Cybertruck’s design… but that doesn’t mean I hate it as a concept. I just believe it’s a little too absurd for a car that is designed for sale. That being said, if Elon tweeted the Cybertruck design as a cool designer-made concept, I’d definitely appreciate it for its game-changing design. That being said, the Cybertruck has also sparked its fair share of design concepts created using the low-poly design language as inspiration… and I’ll be honest. Some of them are pretty dope.
Take for instance the Rimac 2080 Hyper Cyber. Designed as a part of Rimac’s Design Challenge on Instagram, the Hyper Cyber is an edgy, retro-techno-punkish bike with a low-poly body in the signature metallic finish. The bike sports an unusual seat design that’s molded in a single piece, with negative spaces that give it a cushioning effect, and quite like the Cybertruck, it’s missing rearview mirrors too. That being said, it does come with a traditional-looking fuel tank, although that could just be a power inlet for charging… and there’s a distinct lack of cracked glass surfaces too, a detail whose absence I surely can appreciate!
Bulletproof, sledgehammer proof, enough torque to pull another car uphill, and faster acceleration than one of the fastest coupés in the world. To a layperson, that would sound like the feature list of a Batmobile, would it not?
I’ve honestly wondered what the Cybertruck design language would look like on other sorts of cars, and Khyzyl Saleem’s newest concoction seems to answer that burning question. Saleem’s redesigned Cybertruck assumes more of a low-slung racecar format, with wheels that are just as useful off-road as they are on the tarmac. All in all, Saleem’s redesign looks like the kind of vehicle I’d see Master Wayne sitting in, although it DOES lack that signature all-black paint job.
The redesigned Cybertruck assumes the avatar of an off-road roadster, although it retains the Tesla vehicle’s edgy bodywork. The lack of a truck-bed at the back allows the car to be slightly smaller, while the absence of a roof is made even more noticeable with the presence of a rear-windscreen. The car even comes mounted with fog-lights on the back, which seem to complement the vehicle’s massive wheels… I guess this Cyber-roadster is made for dealing with any sort of road conditions. Extra points if you noticed the hidden pair of rear-wheels, visible from the back.
The ubiquity of electric vehicles can undeniably be attributed to Tesla. Had it not been for Elon Musk’s vision to make battery-powered four-wheelers the gold standard, we wouldn’t see the entire automotive industry scramble towards competing in this new field… however, there’s an exception that can be directly linked to Tesla’s non-involment. Two Wheelers.
Tesla has dabbled in most sections of the four-wheeler industry, from sedans, to pickup trucks, roadsters, semi-trailer trucks, and even quad-bikes. There’s an obvious lack of two-wheelers in Tesla’s product portfolio, and James Gawley took it upon himself to fill that void, at least with a concept. Meet the Tesla Model M… designed to make electric bikes more of the status quo, the Model M comes with a unique aesthetic that deliberately chooses to create a negative space in its design where the fuel-tank would be, almost poking fun at its fuel-guzzling ancestors. The bike’s curvy outer body harks to the curvilinear design-language of its sedans like the Model X and Model S, and a massive dashboard occupies a significant amount of space where you’d expect the fuel tank’s inlet – giving you a whole host of data from your speed and battery level to the bike’s performance and even a detailed map to help you navigate. Pretty cool, right? And it’s compatible with Tesla’s Supercharger network too!
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Haters are going to say this isn’t real. Design-literate haters are going to say this isn’t ergonomic. Before you lose your mind because of some deep-seated logic that every single thing needs to make sense, relax, it’s just a harmless concept.
A concept’s biggest objective is to open the mind to possibilities. To spark the imagination, to inspire… not to be feasible. That’s what this is. The Tesla CyberBox is an exploration/exercise in taking the design language of one product and superimposing it onto another as a neat CMF experiment. The CyberBox comes with an edgy console that looks borderline Alienware-worthy, and a controller to match. Made with that same nude metallic finish and sporting the same sort of edge-lighting as Tesla’s pickup concept, the console and controller do a pretty remarkable job of carrying automotive details onto consumer tech design. Designer Martin Hajek’s commitment to the tiny details is absolutely awe-inspiring too – for instance, if you take a closer look at the controller, the joysticks are styled as wheels, and you’ve even got a polygonal ring where the joystick meets the controller too, perfectly mimicking the mud-guards on the Cybertruck. Even the XYAB buttons on the controller come with a Tesla-inspired twist, sporting glyphs from the company’s logo!
I know what some of you are thinking, though. The low-poly design on the controller would be uncomfortable to hold… and a metallic body would cause it to heat up, burning your hands if you play for too long. Don’t stress yourself out, though. The world has much bigger problems than a conceptual design that doesn’t (and hopefully won’t ever) exist. Just think of it as a Render Weekly challenge!
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The fusion automotive concept is so cool, humans don’t deserve to drive it.
Meet the E.V.E. Countach, a Lamborghini with strong Back To The Future vibes. Envisioned by Khyzyl Saleem, the car comes designed for the year 2090, and packs airless tires, DeLorean-style thrusters that lead me to believe the car is a portal into the past and future, and perhaps the most important detail, a cockpit with no space for a driver, because the E.V.E. Countach is capable of navigating the four dimensions on its own.
The car comes with an edgy aggressive design that can be attributed to Lamborghini’s DNA, but with a touch of the Cybertruck. A metallic paint job, edge-lit headlamps and taillights, and exaggerated polygonal body panels give the Lamborghini a strong Brubaker-meets-Tesla appeal. The concept automobile seats just one, but it’s sure to give you quite the ride. Large windows and a sunroof allow you to observe your surroundings in stunning detail as you drive on roads, highways, and interstellar time portals… plus there are even rear-view mirrors, just for good measure.
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