Can You Imagine a World Where Transparent Cars Are a Thing?

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Photo: Instagram | huydrawingcars
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We are all mesmerized by the amount of work that goes into building a car from scratch. That's even more impressive when it comes to blue-blooded exotics developed to feast on apexes every now and then. We are also aware that the future of the motoring world is all-electric and self-driving, and we are steadily heading toward it.
However, even in the autonomous era that doesn't seem to be that far away, we reckon there will still be cars developed with a functional steering wheel and pedals. These will probably cost an arm and a leg, and we can expect some groundbreaking novelties from them. What are those? No one knows for sure. Otherwise, we would have had them around, and they wouldn't be on the sci-fi side of things. But if it's one thing that might happen, that would be see-through body panels.

Mind you, we're not talking about glass but some revolutionary material that will keep occupants safe in the event of a crash and would also allow the vehicle in question to reveal its mechanical secrets beneath them. That would pose new challenges to future engineers, who would have to seal most things from water and dust, as no one wants to see dirty nuts and bolts in a transparent car.

You might be wondering what triggered our daydreaming mode, and that would be a rendering signed by huydrawingcars and shared on Instagram over the weekend. It imagines the modern-day Lamborghini Countach, which adds the LPI 800-4 suffix, with transparent body panels. The CGI vehicle looks like a work of art, and something like this would belong in a museum. Just how realistic are the internals depicted from beneath the see-through body panels? Only a Sant'Agata Bolognese company's engineer could answer that question, but for the most part, they look real.

The icing on the cake is that sonorous V12 engine that features no forced induction trickery. The naturally aspirated power unit uses a supercapacitor and produces 803 horsepower (814 ps/599 kW). It is hooked up to a seven-speed automatic transmission and enables the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) acceleration in just 2.8 seconds, which is as fast as the Aventador SVJ. The top speed stands at 221 miles an hour or 355 kph, according to the official spec sheet, or more than you'd be able to achieve legally in most parts of the world – unless you live close to a no-restricted section of the Autobahn, obviously.

We'd certainly be hyped about a transparent vehicle, no matter what material the body panels would be made of, and could probably spend hours looking at it from most angles. But would it mesmerize you too? Head to the comments section below to drop a line and let us know if it would keep you up at night.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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