The Torq Is The Autonomous Electric Race Car That Nobody Even Knew They Shouldn't Ask For


Full points for weirdness though, that counts with concepts.

We can't even call the Torq, a concept shown in Geneva by the engineering and design firm ED, something nobody asked for. This is for the simple reason that it probably wouldn't have occurred to must people to not ask for a windowless autonomous electric race car. But this is still ultimately just a concept, something meant to depict one vision of the future and not a serious production vehicle, and it's the right kind of strange for that kind of a car.

It's powered by four electric motors, producing a total of 429 horsepower and 1,328 lb-ft of torque. It has scissor doors, but the hinges are at the rear, just to make it a bit more insane. Screens give passengers a 360 degree view of the outside world in much the same way that windows generally do. It is meant for use on either the road or the race track, although autonomous racing sounds dreadfully boring. Just the same, the car is highly entertaining and charming in the way that things can be when someone spends quite a bit of money on something purposely weird.

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