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SMA Dragon XC6

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This started out as a random doodle I did in my work notebook during a training session over very general stuff we already knew.  It's the sixth revision of one of my concept cars for my little fictional car company, Smokey Mountain Automotive.  I'm still not satisfied with the design, but I do like where it is going.  I will admit it is a pipe dream of mine to design and produce a car.  It is a long shot, but I do work for a company that regularly interacts with car companies to help mass produce their cars... maybe getting to know the right people and the knowledge of mass production might open that door.

Of course any constructive feedback for improvement is more than welcome!!

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SMA Dragon XC6

In short: A vehicle of insane specs built to go (and stop) at insane speeds... insanely!

Engine/ Powertrain: Four 300 hp electric motors (one connected to each wheel) and two 3400 hp jet/turbine engines.
The electric motors provide most of the acceleration and control (especially at lower speeds) while the Jet engine provides most of the brute force in the mid to higher speeds as well assist with acceleration as needed.

Three power modes:
E mode: Mainly for lower speeds (below 160 mph) The electric motors do most of the work while the jet turbines provides additional electricity.
H mode: Mainly for the mid range speeds (between 50 and 220 mph) The jets will deliver additional power to the rear wheels mechanically through a specialized transmission, differential, and clutches.
J mode: Mainly used at higher speeds (120+ mph) and to boost acceleration. Almost all of the jet's power will be used to produce forward thrust.

Curb weight: 3100 lbs
Top speed: 430 mph
0-60 acceleration: 1.8 sec

Other notable features:
Customizable projection HUD on the windshield  for easy to read information such as speed, navigation, or obstacle warnings.
All functions of the vehicle such as suspension, engine, and aerodynamic behaviours can be customized through quick select options on the center console or through special tablet tucked into the armrest compartment.
The  custom tablet and available custom mobile device allow for full synchronization with the car from anywhere.
Bypass fans powered by the engines draw air from inlets underneath the car, sucking the vehicle to the ground.
The cameras above the windshield and the radar sensors in the bumpers scan the ground just in front of the car to allow for real time adjustment of the suspension and aerodynamics.
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DSegno92Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I bet Lamborghini would pay gold for a car like this.

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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist

Why thank you! I don't know if there are any fighting bulls or madadors named dragon yet...although Drago would be a pretty sweet name for a bull.

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DSegno92Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they had thousands of both in Spain, and Drago or variations are a pretty kickass name, so at least one of them is bound to exist
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EmpressRisingProfessional Digital Artist
I don't know anything about cars, but if you can DREAM it, then it can happen!
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
My parents told me something like that too! You can have anything you want, you just have figure out a way to get it that's ethical and legal.
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CupercrusaderHobbyist Artist
Sweet!
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manaistaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya bud! Who knows how many more redesigns this will go through though! :D
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CupercrusaderHobbyist Artist
You're welcome.
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