This Mini concept isn't too cool for school
Meet Deep Orange 7: a rear-wheel-drive all-electric concept conceived and built by students from two very different schools a continent apart. A crew of 18 young engineers from Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR) collaborated with a design team from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California to produce a "2025 Mini" at the behest of BMW Group, who sponsored the project.
Still, it is an interesting approach with regards to its architecture. Instead of a uni-body, the engineering team developed the vehicle to be built from four different modules: front, middle, rear, and greenhouse. This would allow them to change one or more of the main components to create variants from convertibles to four-door sedans.
Check out the video above if you haven't already for other unique details about the project. We also would like to send out a big congratulations to the students involved, many of whom might take on engineering your future vehicle at their new-found employers.