What holds the future of the automobile industry? The answer would be autonomous driving and electric propulsion. Combine these two elements into a race car and you will get the Torq.

The extraordinary vehicle has been designed in Italy and the creators from ED Design are inviting the industry and universities to join the open source project.

Looking at the stunning renders, you will notice that the vehicle doesn’t have any windows. Drivers are however allowed to race. To create visibility, the interior has 360 degree wraparound monitors, eliminating all blind spots too.

Virtual reality meets a real experience. But you won’t see the 320Wh, 1800 Nm powerful race car at the track anytime soon. The company’s goal is to offer the vehicle in a mobile laboratory configuration to car manufacturers and research institutes within the next two years.

For now we’ll stick to the all-electric Formula E cars piloted by top drivers and other electric racing projects like record attempts and student competitions.

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Tim is co-founder of ElectricAutosport.com and works in international motorsport. He found his passion for sustainable racing by joining world's first competition for hydrogen electric vehicles in 2008. He does not doubt on the possibility of a break through of electric racing. And that deserves a platform to keep up to date and to interact. Tim operates on behalf of Formula Blue Media.

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