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Zaha Hadid Architects | Z Car I

Objects Zaha Hadid Architects | Car I

Zaha Hadid Architects | Car I

Concept:
The Z.CAR is a two-seater city car with a three-wheel base. Using Hydrogen as a source of energy it is a very quiet zero-emission vehicle. The inclination of the passenger pod is speed adjusted. At low speeds it is in the upper position and gives the driver a better street vision. A shortened wheelbase then also requires less parking-space. At higher speeds the pod lowers on the hinged rear suspension, moving the car’s center of gravity closer to the road for safer handling and improved aerodynamics.

Zaha Hadid Architects | Car I

© courtesy of Kenny Schachter ROVE

Zaha Hadid Architects | Car I

© courtesy of Kenny Schachter ROVE

Reflecting the organic language of the office, the shape of the car is streamlined in order to generate a fl uid design with minimum wind friction. The body consists of lightweight carbon-fibre composite with a large asymmetric door hatch giving the passengers a panoramic vision. The interior design is based on ergonomics embracing both driver and passenger that sit side by side. The steering wheel connects with “drive-bywire” technology to motors that operate the steering mechanism and it holds controls that manage other functions.

Location: London, UK
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects | Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Program: design of a concept car
Client: Kenny Schachter
Project designer: Jens Borstelmann
Size: 3.80m length * 1.80m width * 1.70m height
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