Thursday, October 6, 2005
: The Volant Concept takes the new JC brand to new heights, another example of the company's no-nonsense sporting intentions.
Simple, clean design screams nothing but driving pleasure.
The Volant takes immense emphasis on its wheel arches, like the Vurig. Large fender flares with a central low-set body gives the Volant a low-slung, ground-hugging stance. As with the Vurig, wheel placement is key: all the way to the corners, no less. It's only natural that the large emphasized wheels are beautiful, sharp designs. At front are triangular headlamp/airdam combination motifs, with the trademark JC T-shape grille incorporated in design. The simple design pulls from the front, running smoothly to the back, interrupted only by an asymmetrical one-seat cockpit.
The Volant flies on the track.
Sporting a lightweight, no-nonsense body crafted of carbon fiber, the Volant is incredibly light yet incredibly stiff. The body is directly welded onto an aluminum chassis; parts of the chassis, such as the air intake and the interior frames, showcase the chassis. The stiff, light body, combined with the extreme wheel stance and a powerful 400 horsepower, 4.5.l turborcharged V8 engine underneath the expansive hood totally behind the front axis give the Volant amazing handling and blood-pounding speed.
The Volant Concept will be unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show, alongside the production Vurig and Vurig R.
Modified by knihc2008 at 2:59 AM 10/7/2005