Hyundai has revealed its latest Prophecy concept car that has smooth lines and is designed to prompt an emotional response.
The all-black Prophecy is an electric and autonomous concept vehicle that aims to build an emotional connection between humans and cars using what the company calls “optimistic futurism”.
According to the South Korean carmaker, the concept represents its design language of “sensuous sportiness”, and acts as a smoother continuation of its 45 concept revealed in 2019, which had a more rectilinear form.
The car’s sensuous quality is embodied in its “voluptuous” side sections, which Hyundai likens to a “perfectly weathered stone”.
Taking cues from aerodynamic design, the Prophecy has an extended wheelbase and short overhang in addition to its smoothed-out body surface.
This streamlined design extends from the front to the rear of the car, and ends with a boat-tail line formed by the rear quarter panels, which are designed to give the vehicle a sense of motion when stationary.
Propeller shaped parts embedded into the car’s wheel also draw in air, which flows down the side of the body “like water over a stone”.
An integrated rear spoiler further enhances this effect by controlling downforce, aiding the vehicle’s stability when travelling at speed.