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08/04/08

Ghaffarian's 'Magic Tricycle' wins top award in Car Design News contest


An Iranian student, Seyyed Javad Ghaffarian, has managed to capture the top prize of Car Design News international competition in the student category.

Car Design News, one of famous news agencies on car designs holds a competition on car designs every year being monitored by a 10-member panel all among design managers of major car factories.

The match is held in two sections of students and professional fans.

The designed car dubbed "Magic Tricycle" can be used in roads and streets as a tricycle car and is able to be changed to a motorcycle in traffic jams.

The Magic Tricycle is a unique concept in the way that it drives on all three wheels for normal highway use, but can rotate around a longitudinal axis running from the front to the rear right wheel with the left wheel elevated into the air so the vehicle can be ridden as a motorcycle in more congested areas. To facilitate this, the seats rotate to keep the occupants sitting upright and the airborne wheel opens up blades which work like a helicopter tail propeller to aid stability.

Iranian designer Javad described the design process to Car Design News and said that "One of the biggest challenges in this concept was designing it in such a way to be beautiful, attractive and harmonic in both its two shapes." - Source: Car Design News

See more photos and the 3D model on Car Design News web site.

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