In fall 2010, the Kia motors company in association with Sivan co. for first time in Iran lunched a car design competition. There were 346 works in three categories “amateur, semi professional and professional” in competing with each other and the judgment of this competition was done by Peter Schreyer and his team in Korea design centre. Finally the Kia Rush concept got the 1st place in professional category.
Also this work is the bronze prize winner of Futuristic Car Design Contest and it displayed at Seoul International Motor Show 2011 Electric sports car for tomorrow’s world Undoubtedly the challenge regarding to automotive design in the next decade would be modifying the fuel. On the other hand developing a strong identity is much more important than before. Rush Concept has been designed, consideration these two significant factors.
>> The Rush Concept is a high-performance demonstration for future technology and innovation. The 330kph (205mph) four-wheel drive supercar is capable of reaching 100kph (62mph) from rest in 3.4 seconds with zero tailpipe emissions during urban use. Even in range-extending mode it emits just 28 grams of CO2 per kilometre thanks to its ultra-efficient micro gas-turbines which provide charge to four 145kW (195bhp) electric motors.
>> The energy created by the turbines and stored in the batteries is transmitted to the road using four independent electric motors. Using individual motors has benefits in terms of weight saving and distribution, packaging and efficiency. Each motor weighs just 50kg but produces 145kW (195bhp) of power and an astonishing combined total torque output of 1600Nm (1180lb ft).
>> A secondary ‘Rush Concept Co-Pilot’ touch screen in the centre of the dashboard is bended towards the driver and performs a predictive function, suppressing superfluous information and allowing the driver to concentrate on the task in hand. As its name suggests, this seamlessly manages the relationship between car and driver. By syncing with technology such as smart-phone calendars for instance, it will recognize that the driver is due to attend a track session at Le Mans and will not only offer to calculate a route but also suggest activating high-performance modes once on the circuit itself. Once accepted by the driver, this information wipes seamlessly to the main binnacle display. Carbon-Fiber Monocoque Chassis Carbon-Fiber Monocoque designs are favored amongst high-performance cars and racing cars today for their overall structural integrity and the fact that one can design a monocoque out of lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and expect the resulting vehicle to be light, stiff, and stable at high speeds and in tight corners. These types of particularly advanced monocoques can even be molded to create diffusers and ground effects which generate huge amounts of down force. Project submitted by Kayvan Naderi.