Alfa Romeo Essence Concept

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As we gear up for the wonders to be presented at this year Paris Auto Show, we thought it's best to begin some type of a warm up session by presenting you with yet another concept spawned in the brain of a Photoshop artist.

We are talking about Sam Holgate, a British design graduate and his work, the very unorthodox interpretation of the Italian brand Alfa Romeo. His concept is titled Essence and is only meant to be built sometime after 2035. Until then however, Holgate has already begun working on the project and came up with a few CGIs.

As any self-respecting future car, this one too is powered by electricity alone, coming from yet unspecified motors and batteries.

The most interesting feature of the Essence however remains the fact that its body is envisioned as being manufactured out of shape memory plastic, shaped by the air flowing over it, a strange material which is lightweight, strong and, above all, can return from a deformed state to its original shape.

"This fabric layer has ‘motion memory' - the vehicle holds its shape for long periods of time allowing you to see how dramatic movements create a unique sculptural form-making the user to stand out form the crowd," Holgate explains to CarBodyDesign.

Of course, as with any other design studies, this too has little chance of making it into production. Holgate is a 22-year old design student who recently graduated from Coventry University and the Essence is, if you like, part of his resume.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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