Bolwell Ikara concept

The Bolwell Ikara concept takes a look at the design premise of a simple, lightweight driver-focused vehicle, which can usefully re-purpose mechanical systems from existing production cars. This design philosophy was evident in the original Ikara; of which a small number were manufactured in the 1970’s and made use of a VW Golf powertrain, mid-mounted for neutral front/rear weight distribution. This new version is designed to run a mid-mounted Subaru flat-4 engine with the Sube transaxle at the back.

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Mazda XCM Concept

Mazda XCM challenges the conventional cross-country mountain-bike. Control geometry is based upon a typical 29 inch cross-country bike, but with a unique design which eliminates high maintenance items such as external gears and hydraulic suspension dampeners.
* Eggbeater pedals used in CAD model are the work of Brian Martina (GrabCAD), while the Hayes Disc brake calipers used are the work of ‘SG’ (GrabCAD).