This Hyundai Kite is every Hot Wheels enthusiast’s dream car

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.


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

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.
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