The custom-built, four-wheeled wedge dubbed “The Lo Res Car” is an extremely realistic recreation of a Lamborghini Countach, which Marcello Gandini originally designed. The purest shape possible was achieved by Rem D. Koolhaas and the United Nude team by using the style concepts evident in their earlier Lo Res Project.
The design is defined by an angular steel frame with smoked polycarbonate bodywork. When the Lo Res Car is fully functional, its occupants must raise the body from the front of the car in order to reach its functioning parts, which include an electric drivetrain, a tandem sitting cockpit, and a hexagon-shaped steering wheel.
The car won a 2016 design prize from Wallpaper magazine and has been featured in several music videos, including Rich the Kid’s New Freezer, which features Kendrick Lamar. The Lo-Res Car was developed in four prototypes for marketing objectives, including cameos in music videos.
Fixed tandem seats and a remote control-actuated clamshell bodywork provide access to the interior. There are two rows of lights on each side, and a control panel with an ignition button, a battery charge level indicator, and toggle switches for the car’s functions is located to the driver’s right. Lastly, a polished instrument panel with two small digital displays—one of which is a metric speedometer—sits in front of a chrome hexagonal steering wheel.
The back wheels are powered by a small 5-kW electric motor. Only the front discs can produce braking force since it is not fast enough.