The noble leopard serves as the inspiration for Ming-deng Tang and Bo-jyun Jhan's Nissan Guardian concept car. The Guardian was designed for Nissan's "Future Car Concept Design" challenge in Taiwan, which sought a car for the year 2030.
The Nissan Guardian is an off-road vehicle with a serious case of awesomeness. The Leopard is powered by a hybrid hydrogen fuel-cell and electric engine and features rooftop solar panels. The car is designed to connect with the driver by monitoring his/her blood pressure and heart rate; the speed and handling of the car are affected accordingly. The vehicle's unique doors open in a way that allows both the driver and passenger to escape should an emergency arise.
The Nissan Guardian borrows the two-tone look of the leopard (black and yellow) and its paws for its design. The wheels of the Guardian are designed to adapt to changing terrain, just like a leopard's paws.
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By: Michael Hines - Published: Jan 11, 2012 • References: tuvie