i've been a fan of the tata nano ever since it came out... for one major reason... potential... its rear wheel drive and rear engine layout could possibly evolve into something pretty awesome if tata is willing to take some risks and venture further into new markets. an example would be a more compact 2 door version rather than 4 doors. this would make the car lighter, cheaper and faster. another few potential deviations could be rally versions with better engines, and so on. Here is one of my ideas that i have been thinking of... inspired by the mini jem, I thought of designing a micro sports car or kei-car styled sportscar, based on the nano's wheelbase, so that it could not only be affordable, but fun to drive, and possibly enhance the automotive culture of India.... here's the basic idea....
as you can see... the wheelbase is maintained, while the bodies are lowered, and the back lengthened a bit, so as to accomodate a larger engine... possibly a 600cc kei-engine or from a motorcycle.
further form studies to be developed..... :)
An aspiring Transport and Product Designer. Am working hard to fulfil my life's dream of becoming a Car Designer in a Design Firm, and eventually, my own :)