(http://assets.cgsociety.org/nvart/417731_1276261957/1024bound)The Axial is a gas turbine powered car. I believe that in the future the idea of a "turbocar" will be revisited and the throttle lag problem completely eliminated. We already have gas turbine powered battle tanks, an energy efficient car is the next step. Unlike turbine powered cars of the past, which used a centrifugal flow compressor, the Axial uses an axial flow compressor, which is more efficient. The design keeps the powerplant and cooling systems behind the passenger compartment for comfort. Gas turbine cars can use a variety of fuels, this is their main advantage over internal combustion machines. Automotive gas turbine engines are also lighter than their internal combustion equivalents.
Modeling and rendering all done with Lightwave 3D. Photoshop for textures.