Each year at the annual Easter Jeep Safari our favorite off-roading automaker releases their concept designs for the future. This year, Jeep showed off seven new designs that range from vintage to modern. Our favorite was the 4Speed, a Wrangler-based designed that aims to pack all of their usual power and performance into a smaller, more light-weight package. Shortening the traditional Wrangler by 22 inches, the 4Speed sports a carbon fiber hood, fender flares and a carbon fiber rear tub. A raked windshield, wider door openings and a custom built cage all lead to a design that makers dubbed "aggressively swept back."
Opener BlackFly Flying Car
One part car, one part plane, the BlackFly flying car is a step towards the future promised in the Jetsons. Dubbed an electric personal aerial transportation system, the BlackFly features triple-redundant flight controls, isolated batter cells, cruise control, landing assist, vertical takeoff and landing capability and a small storage footprint that allows you to store/park anywhere. From the companies official site:
Opener's BlackFly heralds a new era of aviation. Time and money spent traveling and maintaining infrastructure will be reduced. People will go places they never thought possible.. Opener - the parent company behind BlackFly - aims to bring this to market next year with initial pricing expected to cost around the same as a standard SUV.
BMW R NineT Aurora Concept Motorcycle
Turkish designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem has broken the mold with his new conceptual take on the NineT from BMW, one of the most popular bikes for designers to customize. This is one of the best variations that we've come across and truly breaks the mold from both a design and performance standpoint. The Aurora is still in concept form and was commissioned by GB Motobike of Instanbul, but with the amount of fanfare that its received, we wouldn't put it past them to release an early alpha of this design in the near future. You can check more of Mhemet's works on his Instagram linked at the end of this post.