We’ve been seeing a torrential and exciting downpour of automotive designs at Yanko Design for the past few months. Each automotive was innovative, bringing to us something we had never seen nor experienced before. From killer speed to dashing good looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every automotive we featured at YD broke some design barrier for us, and hopefully, they did the same for you as well. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of automotive designs that we feel were the best of the lot. From a wheel-less bicycle to a Porsche e-motorbike concept – each of these drool-worthy automobiles is mercilessly pushing the boundaries of the automotive industry. Automotive enthusiasts will be itching to get their hands on them, and take them for a spin on the streets!
1. Gordieiev’s Bicycle with Square Wheels
Meet the bicycle with square wheels! Designed by Sergii Gordieiev, this innovative bicycle is like a war tank moving on its metal tracks without any wheels! The wheels on the bicycle don’t actually roll, but instead, the rubber on the conveyor belt-like platform rotates as soon as you hit your foot on the pedal. It is completely usable in a city, and you can take turns on it.
2. Adventure Electric Unicycle
The Adventure electric unicycle was truly designed to push the boundaries of exploration! It features a beefy 4000 W motor capable of producing 200 Nm (147.5 lb. ft) of torque and 850 N traction force. This converts it into a powerful commuter that is ready to conquer steep inclines and uneven terrain with the utmost ease and efficiency! It accelerates from 0 to 50 km/h in just 2.5 seconds and goes at a top speed of 110 km/h.
3. Ford Mini Bronco
Designed by Naoto Kobayashi, the Ford Mini Bronco is a two-door four-seater off-roader that comes with a grid of square-shaped headlines on the front, and taillights at the back that light up to create fascinating new patterns! The Mini Bronco is ideal for a group of two or three people who want to hit the dirt road, and live off-grid!
4. Porsche 619 Electric Concept
Designed by Jackson Zhang, the Porsche 619 electric concept is an exciting response to Porsche’s plans to go electric by 2030. The 619 is the first proper electric motorcycle we’ve seen, and it features a unique design, putting Porsche’s automotive DNA in the backseat, while also creating something that is minimalist, geometry-driven, and iconic!
5. Wheel-less Bicycle
US-based YouTuber The Q recently unveiled the wheel-less bicycle, which quite literally doesn’t have any wheels, and depends on rotating elements to help push it forward. The bicycle quite literally works like a tank and features a rotating wheel belt that drives it forward, while ditching the usual large rubberized wheels. Given how small the wheel belt’s curved radius is, you can’t expect the bike to be super fast, but that is quite understandable.
6. Restorer NEV
The Restorer NEV is a chick four-wheeler with spacious interiors that can accommodate a family of four! It was revealed during the motorsports gathering at the Quail. The zero-emission urban ride is powered by a twin-electric motor drivetrain that is supported by pouch-cell lithium-ion batteries. This allows the NEV to reach a top speed of 25 mph!
Designed by the Turkish design trio – Yavuz Cinkaya, Osman Colcak, and Selen Sarkaya, the Lampago is a good-looking trike with vintage styling and modern features! The two-seater city commuter comes in 9 different color options including Ivory White, Ocean Blue, Sunrise Yellow, Lake Cyan, Stormy Grey, Desert Gold, Volcano Red, Forest Green, and Sunset Pink.
8. Pro.Zui Electric Scooter
Called the Pro.Zui electric scooter, this daily commuter features a sleek design aesthetic amped with cutting-edge technology to provide an excellent riding experience. The scooter showcases a range of 120 kilometers on a single charge from an advanced electric battery. It utilizes state-of-the-art battery technology to offer a long-lasting and reliable journey!
9. Lamborghini Centenary Tractor
In the late 1940s, Ferruccio Lamborghini started building tractors, and the company hand-built a limited-edition tractor to celebrate the memory of the Italian craftsmen. The 1960 Lamborghini Centenary limited-edition tractor is a fully-operational tractor being an amalgam of the 60s builds – the DLA and 2R DT, bear a rustic look, amplifying the nostalgic feel for someone who’s witnessed the era in question.
10. The Project M³ Concept Motorbike
Called the Project M³ concept motorbike, this automotive is designed by Richard Huang and features an ingrained biomimicry for motorheads. It has a head inspired by the dolphin, and the electric motor onboard is charged using a blowhole-like nose, imparting a lifelike presence to it. The dolphin is mirrored on the toothed wheel rims, and the front headlights section too.