The name Zeppelin may be linked to a rock band to most of us. However, it is actually a model in the late 1930s, a beautiful sedan that was pretty much in the class of the Rolls Royce Phantom.
Myung Jin Jung, a student of Hongik University’s car design course created the design for The Honda Zeppelin concept car. The concept car Zeppelin was created as his final year thesis – a luxurious sedan for the future was the brief design. The 2030 Honda’s luxury sports sedan, zeppelin concept car, was created with a design direction of ‘high-tech dynamic’, by applying design elements of aerodynamic form.
As the name suggests The Honda Zeppelin was partially inspired by airships. The mass impression was achieved by mixing elements of soft volume from an airship with powerful lines that are common luxurious automobiles. One of the more unusual features of the concept car Honda Zeppelin is the asymmetric styling line which starts from the hood, along the roofline, and all the way to the rear end. Another unique feature of concept car Honda Zeppelin is its slit-like windscreen which can be used in the design thanks to a comprehensive video display on the inside that gives the driver a far greater field-of-vision than the windscreen could provide.
The concept car Honda Zeppelin’s interior was influenced by first class seating in aircraft and, cozy salons is accessed through large gull wing doors on the sides. For increase in the versatility of the concept car Honda Zeppelin’s, the interior is fitted with swiveling front seats that can be turned through 180 degrees to face the rear seats; this layout is known as “Entertainment Mode”. A premium sound system from Bowers & Wilkins is also equipped in the interior.
One won’t find a dashboard in this Honda Zeppelin concept car. Due to its use of voice recognition technology everything is controlled with only the minimum amount of movement as all the necessary information and other elements needed for driving are displayed on an interior panel of the car. As the concept car is inspired from an airship, the interior is reminiscent of a first-class seat of an airplane.
As the front row of seats can rotate 180 degrees, so when the car is not moving, the front row seats and the back row seats can be arranged to face each other. This arrangement makes it possible for a brief meeting, to enjoying a cup of tea and even working in your car. No idea of when we may be seeing this vehicle on the roads.
The new Zeppelins price will start at US$524,000 for the 57 and a quite an outrageous US$610,000 for the 62 version, which makes them the most expensive sedans in the world, that is even before any options are tagged on. While this latest version brings the number of Maybachs to seven: the 57, 57S, 57 Zeppelin, 62, 62S, 62 Zeppelin and 62S Landaulet.