Opel Icona – Can it be Real?

Okay, so there are cars and there are boats, but what if these were blended together into a car that can be driven on both land and water? Wouldn’t that be amazing? For sure it would be, and with that in mind we present Juan Pablo and his unique concept of one such vehicle.

The project was designed for the Umea Institute of Design 2010 and was developed at Opel, Germany.

Like I said earlier, the main purpose of the project was to demonstrate a car or boat (let’s just call it the ‘craft’) that can be used on water and on land. But  it doesn’t end there, other objectives of the craft is to present consumers with a vehicle that can withstand the environmental and social challenges of the future. Yup, we are talking about the pollution issues and traffic issues.

The car is designed to be compact, comfortable, and energy-efficient to make sure that all the needs are catered. You won’t just get a weird-looking vehicle that for sure is an energy-efficient vehicle; but inferior in looks and comfort level. In fact, those are the areas where this car beats down others. It presents us with a solution that can cater nearly all our needs; required you don’t want to do something entirely different instead of saving the planet.

The project is created for 2050 so we have to wait till then to see this thing. For now, you can take a look at the pictures and appease your cravings. The craft will be a V-shaped vehicle that can travel on both land and water. Well that does for sure sound appealing but I guess we will have to wait for 2050 to check out the car’s actual performance. Looks wise, no doubt the car is awesome. There couldn’t be anything more to it. And, to be honest, I think of all the futuristic vehicles I have seen till now, this one stands out.

We wish you all the best Juan and also hope that this vehicle comes out sooner.

Check out some more car concepts here: Gravity Cars by General Motors and The MoonRider.

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