FORM EQUALS FUNCTION
The Bozca Zest’s design is aiming both gender's aesthetic preferences. The main inspiration of the car is a Falcon; headlights–eye, front part–beak, doors-wings and back part is like its tail. As a designer, in my opinion falcon is an animal, which is fragile, sharp, beautiful, feminine…etc. Females are more selective than males; this is why its design has more feminine features. About male side, the strategy is approaching them with dynamic, sporty-aggressive look and high technology on the board.
The Bozca Zest concept sets out to establish what makes a vehicle physiologically and psychologically practical and appealing to women & men drivers. As the vehicle is designed for both genders, female’s characteristics differ from a male’s expectation of a vehicle. Men want the vehicle to look sporty and to get to their destination faster, whereas female wants their creature comforts, useful interior like lots of storage area for carrying things such as accessories.
The chassis is designed to be built with a CFRP chassis in order to be lightweight and really strong in impact. In the front there are carbon fiber conical elements able to absorb impact energy. The energy trunk is also in the front part in order to have progressive shock absorption. The doors have a carbon fiber wave absorber. The body panels are thought to be realised with natural composite materials. They are a sandwich of linen and cork linked with and epoxy resin matrix. This choice permits to have a safe structural cell and lightweight bodywork. The wheels are built with recycled aluminum.
The concept has two big doors in wing shape which is opening like butterfly doors. It is making the car similar to real falcon’s wing moves. Also, there is not any rear mirror in the Bozca Zest. Instead of it, there are cameras to show rear part on the large screen. Rims are one of the most important parts of the car for appearance. Therefore, work on the rim design separately to give it some emotion. During the design development, inspired by water lily, which is a rare and elegant flower. The Bozca Zest design inspirations are from nature for making it fit to the environment.
Bozca Zest is a high performance eco-friendly car. It has a Full Hybrid - PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) propulsion. It has an Audi 5-cylinder turbocharged engine. The combination of direct fuel injection with turbocharging is a logical advance. A 2.5-litre engine capacity delivers a power output of 250 kW at between 5400 and 6500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at just 1600 rpm coupled with 4 synchronized electric engines.