Gallery: TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Mazda’s Futuristic KAAN Racer


Mazda’s aggressively styled KAAN concept vehicle represents an innovative foray into the future of racing. A finalist in this year’s Design Los Angeles Automobile Design Challenge, the all-electric car envisions a transit system where vehicles are propelled by roadways imbued with “a sub-level electro conductive polymer” powered by solar panel farms in the Mojave desert. The emission-free vehicle sports a sleek aerodynamic profile and is powered by electric motors encased within wheels infused with electric pickups.

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  1. Zepion March 15, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Looks great but it would need a flat surface to travel or maybe it’s only for indor activities or can it transform and adapt to it’s surfaces.

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  3. rek November 22, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Presumably it turns by adjusting the differential for the front wheels, but it would be a very wide and shuddering turn. It wouldn’t be able to mount even a well-worn speed bump either. Futurmobiles running on grids are wonderful, but if you can’t “off road” in an emergency you’re going to be a victim of one sort or another.

    Beautiful all the same.

  4. flashbar November 20, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Looks like Fiskars lost their lead designer.

  5. al2041 November 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    How does this Great looking car turn? So so awsome it sould have a rotary in it!

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