Being an adult means being busy. Work, family, friends, hobbies, weddings, coronations, groupon parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, the list goes on and on. Where does one find time in their busy schedule to hit the gym? How does a modern American adult remain socially connected and financially productive, while also finding the time to get their heart rate up and sculpt their guns? This problem is compounded for residents of most western cities, like Phoenix, Arizona, where so much of the non-working day is spent in one’s vehicle. UK based independent designer Da Feng delivers a solution to this problem with the GYM Car.
Da feng has managed to (almost) seamlessly work in a step machine, rowing machine, bench press, and a pull-up simulator into the cockpit of this ultra modern concept vehicle. Swiveling, pedaling, pulling, pushing, all of these movements are built into and combined with the actually handling of the vehicle when on the road. The GYM Car is eco friendly as well, in that the energy generated by the work out goes directly into the hybrid vehicle’s battery.
The exterior is equally as impressive, with turbine like rims, pointed nose, and open-wheel suspension, the car looks like a combination of a fighter jet and an F1 race car.
The obvious question still remains: Is it safe to pump iron and pedal at full speed while driving on a busy street? The answer: Probably not, but that is not entirely the point of the design exercise. This vehicle shows us that the “Swiss Army Knife” approach to modern technology, the combining of multiple purposes in one machine most exemplified by smart phones, is making it’s way into the automotive world.
Phoenix Valley auto enthusiasts should plan on attending the Phoenix Arizona International Auto Show to learn about the most recent concepts and innovations in the auto industry, including edge pushing designs and concepts from around the world, taking place at the Phoenix Arizona Convention center over Thanksgiving weekend.