This is the concept EV ‘Prophecy’ – possibly Hyundai’s take on what Porsche should’ve done?
Did Hyundai just think ‘screw it, let’s just make a Porsche’? – that’s what it looks like with the Korean car company’s latest concept – the Prophecy EV… so does that mean in future all cars will look like Porsches? Well that can’t be a bad thing then!
Hyundai says Prophecy has an ‘iconic silhouette of perfect proportions that have been inspired by an aerodynamic design’ – or should that be ‘aerodynamic silhouette’ inspired by an ‘iconic design’ – think you pulled the old word switcheroo there guys!
“We have brought to life yet another icon that establishes a new standard for the EV segment as well as pushing Hyundai’s design vision to even broader horizons,” said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center.
“A part of that expansion is what we call Optimistic Futurism, a design concept embodied by ‘Prophecy’. With Optimistic Futurism, our aim is to forge an emotional connection between humans and automobiles.”
Well I’m feeling something. Could it be optimism? Maybe sarcasm? Sorry! Gotta admit though, it is pretty. And you gotta love the ‘application of Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy,’ they even used the word ‘voluptuous’ – you just know sex got serious when that’s mentioned.
So smitten were they with this superb execution of tracing-paper design, they didn’t mention anything about the tech on this, and besides, who cares when it has a joystick. Yep a joystick. Although that means no steering wheel.
But then it does prophesise autonomous driving, so best just sit back and ‘take time to decompress, aided by low intensity ambient lighting, while gently soothing modulated colours encourage rest and relaxation’. Far out Man.