Swedish designer imagines a floating exhibition space, with a 630-horsepower supercar to match.
Yesterday we brought you five of our favorite automotive-designed speedboats, but this is another matter entirely. Independent designer Eduard Gray has just released images and details of his latest project, and it takes the relationship between land and water - or more precisely, car and boat - to a new level. Called Xhibitionist, this megayacht design is an extrovert's wet dream, in one sense or another. The vessel (if built) would measure 75 meters (~250 feet) from bow to stern with a 14-meter (45-ft) beam.
So what has Gray included in such a large vessel? The more apt question may be what it doesn't include. Inside the swooping automotive-inspired form you'll find Tiffany lighting, a Steinway piano, Cornish double staircase and Vision Systems smart shading. There's a panoramic viewing window in the bow, a sprawling sundeck at the stern, a Jacuzzi on the fly deck, and an engine room showcased behind glass. The main hall has been designed to be adapted to retail purposes or as a collector's car garage at sea. There's LED lighting surrounding the vessel, but the showpiece is the deployable platform on the front deck that can serve as a triple helipad, solar panels or a stage for a beachfront concert.
To go with it, Gray has designed a matching supercar called Xhibit G, powered by a 630-horsepower 6.0-liter V12, with an aluminum chassis and carbon bodywork. The interior has been designed in white leather, carbon fiber and chrome, with a Bang & Olufsen sound system. After all, if you're going to dream, you might as well dream big.