Mars is looking increasingly like humanity’s next step, and we will need to be prepared for everything once we manage to get there.
The terrain of the Martian planet is barren and dusty and the gravity is only about a third as strong.
This is why vehicles will need to be adapted for the Red Planet and one designer has already challenged himself to design a vehicle that will be able to travel all the far the monstrous,
Mount Olympus Mons – the most important mountain within the entire scheme.
With a peak of 16.7 miles tall, Olympus Mons is three times taller than Mount Everest.
This is why French automobile designer Romain Gauvin has set about designing a supercar that will be able to travel up the huge mountain.
The car, named the Olympus Mons Racer, has ‘floating’ wheels which can constantly reconfigure to the tricky terrain and also allow it to travel faster than the fastest car – the Bugatti Veyron which has a top speed of 254 miles per hour.
Olympus Mons Racer is slick in design The Mount Olympus Mons Racer has ‘floating’ wheels which may perpetually reconfigure to the tough parcel
Olympus Mons Racer is slick in design and looks as if it straight out of a futuristic sci-fi movie.
Mr. Gauvin, who works for Citroen, wrote on his website:
“This design began out as a purpose hurdle on Instagram, the concept was to create a futuristic dragster for Mars.
“The mountain is called Olympus Mons and this racer is meant to race all the way to the top where the atmosphere is so thin it was once believed to reach actual ‘space’.
The Olympus Mons Racer Olympus Mons is [3times taller] than Mount Everest.
“The most noticeable feature is probably the wheel system. It is composed of an array of pods orbiting a central coil with no mechanical contact between them.