The Hawk: a one-seater future car with a canopy like a fighter jet's


The other day Charlie White offered up some car technologies that could save Detroit, and on that list was "build a tiny car like the Smart." Well, I've got a provision to that motion: make those tiny cars look good, like the Hawk. New Zealander Alex Hodge's slick concept car is billed as being small and lightweight, which is easy to believe as it's just a one-seater. Hodge describes the Hawk as follows:

Powered by a Honda RC51 V-twin 999cc engine, with a redline of 10,000rpm, 120RWhp and a theoretical top speed of 233 kilometers per hour. Wearing three 19inch lightweight alloy wheels equipped with twin rear and front disc brakes, you wont have any problems stopping in a hurry.

[A] fiberglass outer shell and alloy chassis give you the aerodynamics needed to achieve the level of performance you expect from a roadbike, with the comfort of a car. The interior is a combination of molded plastic and leather trim, with digital dials giving you the vital information about your vehicle."

Check out the gallery below for more of Hodge's Hawk in swanky black — and check out that cool fighter-jet-style overhead canopy instead of a door.




Alex Hodge, via Coroflot