Hyundai recently premiered the Hyundai Kite – a two-seater dune buggy concept vehicle that’s able to convert into a single-seater jet ski that looks like an enlarged version of a Hot Wheels diecast.

The Hyundai Kite was created by 15 transportation design master’s course students from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), a renowned Italian design school, in a second collaboration with Hyundai Design Centre Europe. Their previous collaboration in 2014 resulted in the creation of the PassoCorto, an ultra-lightweight sports car concept.

The Hyundai Kite is a doorless, roofless and windowless vehicle that can be used on the road and on water. It consist of a monocoque chassis and is designed to project freedom and a floating impression, connecting to the idea of spending leisure time near the water.It’s got a steering that’s shiftable from left to right, O.Z Racing wheels, SABELT seat belts and plug-in charging features.

The Kite is powered purely by electric with four brushless motors placed inside the wheels and a water jet turbine for travelling on water. The Hyundai Kite’s human-car interaction will be controlled by the user’s mobile phone to offer customers intuitive control over all the car’s functions.


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Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.