Curvaceous Electric Hypercar Looks Slick, Isn’t Real

AUG 15 2018 BY JACOB OLIVA 9

Don’t worry, it isn’t venomous either.

Electric hypercars are dime a dozen these days. Pininfarina has the “ultra-low volume,  ultra-luxurious” 2,000-horsepower PF0, Alieno has the out-of-this-world 2,610-horsepower Arcanum, and Dendrobium also introduced the 1,800-horsepower D-1. Even more popular brands like Jaguar and Porsche (in cooperation with Rimac) has announced the intention to join the electric hypercar bandwagon.

Little did we know, there’s another emerging ultrafast electric vehicle lurking around the inter webs…or so we thought. Called the Merkler Mira GT Concept, this bonkers creation of Mihael Merkler looks so real, we actually thought it is indeed real. Although Merkler classifies his Mira GT Concept as a supercar, the combined 1,400-hp output from its four motors could qualify it as a hypercar.

Besides, one look and you know this hypercar is for anything other than usual. What piques our interest is hyperrealistic Merkler’s renderings are. It even looks more legit than some renderings from actual carmakers, which makes us wonder, is he working for a brand that we didn’t know of? That’s a mystery we won’t be able to answer just now, but we digress.

Merkler is generous in sharing details about the Mira GT Concept. Aside from its insect-like appearance, the vents are functional, as it houses three wind turbines. These turbines are made to regenerate electricity, which is stored in the battery. For his concept, the faster you go, the more electricity will be stored. Cool idea, really.

In addition to that, Merkler also envisions the airflow through the vents is sectioned so that it can cool the other parts of the vehicle that needs cooling, such as the motors situated on each wheel, air conditioning, battery, and brakes. The airflow is projected to go through up to the rear vents as well. The triangular “exhaust,” on the other hand, isn’t for emissions but it’s there to dissipate the heat.

Another cool thing about the Mira GT Concept is its use of cameras instead of mirrors. See that antenna-like thing? Yeah, those are cameras.

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9 Comments on "Curvaceous Electric Hypercar Looks Slick, Isn’t Real"

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TM3x2 Chris

This will appeal to Lambo buyers provided it comes with loud speakers emitting “vroom, vroom” sounds.

WARREN

From far away, the front end almost looks like the rear end of a car. Not a very aerodynamic nose? Wind turbines?? You will never gain as much as you lose due to increased aero drag.

TM3x2 Chris

The three holes in the front end are used to produce the reverse thrust to help stop the car.

Vexar

@Jacob Olvia You need to save the art renderings for a Friday feed.

NeilBlanchard

It’s only a rendering …

MT Michael

This is neither attractive or realistic, regardless of render quality.

The generator “wind turbines” should have been a dead giveaway that this is at best a teenage fantasy, or perhaps even a pitch to hook and scam gullible investors. This isn’t even a legit concept.

“What piques our interest…” …is there a committee to review these things at InsideEVs, or is Jacob Olvia using the proverbial “Royal We” when talking about “our interest”? Does Jacob do any due diligence when posting for InsideEVs? If there is a committee, there is a major editorial review problem here.

Ooh, look! Bright colors! Huge performance claims! Shiny object! Disengage critical thinking and POST IT!

pjwood1

Finally, a headline I can believe!

pjwood1

Finally, a headline I can believe.

Bahahaha.