This is how the supercar of the future might look
EVER wonder what supercars are going to be like in the future? As the petrol engine becomes smaller and smaller due to tightening emissions regulations around the world, carmakers are going to have to lean on electric energy in a big way.
Maniac V8 and V12 supercars might not exist in the next two decades, but the good news is that some car companies are already getting creative when it comes to high-performance electric motoring.
Holden, yes the brand that’s synonymous with V8 muscle cars in Australia, recently presented its design study for a Bugatti-thumping electric car that can reach a theoretical top speed of 480km/h.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Holden’s first win at Bathurst in 1968, General Motors’ Holden Design Team has explored the technological potential of the future through the Time Attack Concept racer; conceived and executed entirely in-house at GM Holden (even though it may look like something that Pininfarina had a hand in making).
Unlike the conventional format of supercars, the Holden Time Attack Concept racer is envisioned as a single-lap tear-away, pitted against the clock.
This type of racing is commonly known as time attack in motorsport circles.
The car was developed entirely virtually, using sophisticated simulation technology.
While it might not make it into production, bits and pieces of it might find its way into GM products in the coming years. | Motoring