This is the Cadillac Word Thorium Fuel Concept, a nuclear-powered futuremobile from designer Loren Kulesus. The Cadillac World Thorium Fueled Concept car theoretically powered by an onboard nuclear reactor that uses thorium as its fuel.
The main idea behind the development of the concept: to present the design of a car that can work in daily mode for 100 years without repair and refueling.
The wheels of Thorium are also curious, representing a combined unit formed of 6 wheels, on each corner of the car. The math is pretty simple; you have a car with 24 wheels.
Kulesus said apart from adjusting the Cadillac WTF’s 24 tyres every five years, not one element of the vehicle would need to be added or subtracted in 100 years.
What is known is that the owner of such car would need just 8 grams of thorium for a lifetime. Using this amount in the unit could power an average car for about 300,000 miles 482,800 km with no harmful emissions at all.
We know we shouldn’t get so excited every time a hyperactive design student draws up some impossible-to-build futuristic concept. But we do. So there.