Citroen Taranis concept
Futuristic Citroen Taranis Two Seater Off Road Racer Concept
The Citroen Taranis is a two-seater off-road racer concept.
The Taranis is powered by electric motors located within each wheel hub which lower its centre of gravity and greatly improving handling.
The name Taranis is taken from the Celtic God of Thunder or wheel god, often depicted with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other.
With its large outboard double-jointed wheel set-up, the Taranis has a huge footprint, resulting in an intimidating presence and generous travel in the suspension. It can therefore take on the most uneven terrain that many 4x4s could not attempt.
The double jointed front swing arms help to reduce what would otherwise be an enormous turning circle.
A luxury finish combined with a unique layout sets this off-roader apart from other concepts, with gullwing doors adding a final touch of flair.
With this personal project, Peter Norris intended to create an unconventional vehicle for use in the Paris-Dakar rally.
About the Designer
Peter Norris is a 35 year-old designer from Rochester in Kent, UK. He studied transport design at Coventry University and then entered the entertainment industry.
Among his experiences are a seven years-period at Nottingham-based Free Radical Design, where he created virtual vehicles for videogames such as Timesplitters 2 and Star Wars: Battlefront III.
He has also worked at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation) in London and at mobile games company Ideaworks 3d, where he was involved in the creation of several of driving games.
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Awesome looking car.
Excellent modeling & rendering skills.