Bizzarrini Veleno Concept by Borys Dabrowski

A Coventry University student exhibited his vision for the future of car design, in June 2011, at the School of Art and Design’s Degree Show.

Borys Dabrowski, 21, from Poland, came up with his concept for the Bizzarrini Veleno – an environmentally-friendly, biohydrogen-powered ‘hypercar’ for the year 2030 – in tribute to the legendary Italian car designer Giotto Bizzarrini.

Inspiration for the look of the high-tech, low carbon vehicle came largely from nature and in particular from the amphibious poison dart frog, whose aesthetics and movement Dabrowski studied before designing the sleek Veleno sportscar.

The Veleno features a wealth of cutting-edge technologies, including a powerful electric motor and fuel cell designed to take advantage of hydrogen, generated from renewable sources such as algae and organic waste, otherwise known as biohydrogen.

The vehicle also benefits from ultra-lightweight construction, and would be manufactured using the ‘miracle material’ graphene – so called because of its revolutionary properties which makes it 200 times stronger than steel and lighter than carbon fibre.

One of the most innovative features on the car is the design of the wheels. Connected to the chassis via advanced hydraulic suspension – which can raise the whole body to make getting in and out of the car more comfortable – the Veleno’s wheels shun conventional tires for a series of smaller rubber ‘rollers’ around the circumference. This design enables the wheel to roll forward and backward in the usual way, but also allow direct lateral movement for those tricky parking spaces.

Dabrowski, a final year Automotive and Transport Design student at Coventry University, said:

“I’ve always been a fan of Giotto Bizzarrini’s cars, so for my Degree Show project I wanted to design a vehicle which brought together the look and feel of one of his machines with the kind of futuristic technologies I think will be commonplace in 2030.

“The Veleno isn’t just a few sketches which I’ve made into model. I’ve put a lot of research into the design to prove it’s a credible concept car which could one day be produced for real.”

Source: Borys Dabrowski

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