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Build your own vehicle with replaceable parts

21 July 2016

The Dodge Osis, created by artist Thomas Belhacene, is an open top, two seater roadster that offers a fun driving experience and is easy to modify.

The Dodge Osis concept (Credit: Thomas Belhacene/Behance)

The project involves a partnership with the DODGE and CHRYSLER Design Studios at Art Centre College of Design. The challenge was to design a timeless, iconic and affordable car. All of this was to be achieved in 14 weeks….

So, the Dodge Osis was born. It is powerful, lightweight, affordable and easy to modify. The designer states that “it offers drivers the satisfaction of building and customising their own vehicle through an array of replaceable parts.” By building a universal platform, Osis is upgradable over time, so the design and look becomes timeless.

One of the biggest features is the replaceable panels, allowing each individual to have their own design that fits their unique lifestyle. 

The Passenger Cell is the iconic piece of the design. This is where the two passengers, batteries and electric motors all sit. It’s made from Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic that keeps the passengers safe. The front nose and rear tail will be 3D printed and engineered with a crash structure. 

The Dodge Osis without panels (Credit: Thomas Belhacene/Behance)

The headrest, mirrors, headlights, taillights and panels can all be customised and replaced. 

This design has been envisioned for the year 2020, so for now the concept alone will have to satisfy. 

To see the designs, click here.

Information and images courtesy of the Behance website.

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