The horse-drawn buggies of the early 19th century served as the primary source of inspiration for the Fayton concept car. Designer Utkan Kiziltug's EV has an atypical design with carriage-like wheels, a transparent body and a sunroof designed to look like a horse's mane.
The body of the Fayton concept car was designed to look like the phaeton horse-drawn buggy. The vehicle's wagon-like wheels and comfy, yet unconventional seating are the biggest ties this vehicle has with 19th century transportation. As mentioned, the sunroof is inspired by the mane of a horse with its four separate panels opening up to let light in and looking like a horse's hair in the process. While Kiziltug's design has a body that belongs in the past its engine and dashboard are as futuristic as they come.
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By: Michael Hines - Published: Jan 28, 2012 • References: yankodesign