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Design Studio Skyrill, located in the capital Manama, Bahrain, presented Jaguar XKX Roadster Concept,
designed by the legendary sports car Jaguar E-Type 1961 release. Brothers Ali and Hussein Almossavi, owners of an independent design studio Skyrill, located in the capital Manama, Bahrain, in collaboration with the Albanian designer Marina Muftii introduced the concept of Jaguar XKX, which is based on the known model of Jaguar E-Type, launched into production back in 1961, and became one of the automotive legends. Jaguar E-Type (or Jaguar XK-E) is very successful for its time, sports “supercar”. Given a much smaller and cooler power plant than conventional, the aerodynamics was conceived in a new innovative way. The side deflector intakes of the front were made broader, so a much larger amount of air does not get stuck by the engine, instead, it flows behind the front wheels, getting out behind them and sliding along the doors and then taking another shortcut through the rear wheels and out from the big rear openings, greatly reducing the total flowing path and subsequently drag. Almost 60% of the energy used by a typical car at highway speeds is spent to counter air friction. Obviously, that is A LOT of energy spent for a function that is indispensable, but not the primary (to push the vehicle forward). The body of the XKX is covered by a layer housing microscopic ripples of piezoelectric cells, which, stimulated by the pressure of the air flowing over them (the actual air friction experienced by the car) produce electricity that is fed back to the vehicle’s battery, increasing both efficiency and performance.
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