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Fantasy Car Design Blends Reality, Sci-Fi Specs

Sometimes it’s fun to see what creative designers can come up with when they aren’t encumbered by pesky constraints like, you know, reality. For example, Portuguese designer Tiago Miguel Inacio has come up with concept car design that’s so futuristic it includes a teleportation feature.

Using the Batmobile from the Tim Burton films as a starting point, Inacio concocted the Mithos, a zero-emissions car with a 1.5 Mw electric motor, a theoretical top speed of 247 mph, crash-resistant, high-fiber body panels that “remember” their shape, and “quantum boost” technology that would allow it to levitate on electromagnetic freeways. Continue reading


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