Sunday, September 21, 2008

Concept Ice Vehicle Built by Lotus

Malaysian-owned sports car maker, Lotus, has engineered a new creation known as the Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle. Its main purpose is to run on ice.

A one seater vehicle measuring 4.5m long and 4.5m wide with a weight of 350kg. Designed and built by Kieron Bradley, a former Formula One chassis designer but now with Lotus.

People has created nicknames for this vehicle already - Ice Buggy ....... Ski Buggy

I don't mind the name, just get me one.








It has an ice penetrating radar. Seems very hi-tech.
This vehicle was created in aid of the Moon Regan Transantartic Expedition team in South Pole. Meaning - it's not for commercial sale. After they have finished the expedition, the team will keep maintain the vehicle for me.
It runs on the E85 Bioethanol fuel, an environment friendly fuel.

Reading: Ice buggy takes 84mph route to the South Pole - Times Online

(Pictures source: Autoblog)
Tags: Lotus, Ice Buggy, Ski Buggy, Concept Ice Vehicle, South Pole, E85 Bioethanol, Kieron Bradley, Formula One Chassis Designer, Moon Regan Transantartic Expedition

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3 Comments:

Anonymous cc said...

Looks like a pimp up version of a chopper. Very futuristic.

22 September, 2008 14:29  
Blogger foongpc said...

Interesting, but I don't really care about that. I'm more interested in a car that runs on water, or a car that can autodrive so I can sleep in my car while on the way to my destination. LOL

22 September, 2008 21:12  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

cc - oh yes, nice invention

foong - proton mimpi on the way

23 September, 2008 12:21  

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