Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paging David Hasselhoff: Sebastian Toddenroth’s High-Tech VW Schwimmwagen

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Remember in Baywatch, how the cast used to tool around in canary yellow cute utes with jet skis strapped to their trays? Did you ever wonder why they didn’t just eliminate the middleman and employ WWII-era Schwimmwagens?

German industrial designer Sebastian Toddenroth certainly toyed around with the idea and the result is the Volkswagen Rescue Rover concept you see pictured here.

The driver sits at the rear, with a stretcher and an integrated first aid kit built into the body ahead of him / her. The wheels are of the Mecanum type with AWD, thanks in part to the electric motors built into each wheel hub. There’s no propeller; rather the tires are designed to act as miniature paddle wheels and propel the craft forward.

All told, Toddenroth’s design is an effective mix of innovative-yet-proven ideas that could feasibly work in real world conditions. All its missing is a buxom blonde is a bright red one-piece swimsuit.

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By Tristan Hankins

Designer: Sebastian Toddenroth via Yanko

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