Real world superbike from “Tron” designer

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

Tron
This is the super cool bike from Tron: Legacy.

In the 90s movie Tron, a computer programmer is transported inside a videogame, where he gets to interact with tons of futuristic devices. If you saw the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy, German designer Daniel Simon created the futuristic Light Jets, Light Runners, and Light Cycles. He’s also responsible for sci-fi vehicles in movies like Captain America, Prometheus, and Oblivion. Now, he’s teamed up with a British and German company to create the Lotus C-01, a real-life superbike!

The motorcycle is 400 pounds and carries a 200-horsepower engine, so it can blaze down the road ultra-fast. Its body is made up of carbon fiber and titanium, which allows the bike to be sturdy, yet light. According to Simon, he designed the Lotus C-01 to be low to the ground so it could hug the road like a Light Cycle. The British company Lotus will team up with German manufacturer Kodewa to produce around 100 of these babies. There’s no word on the price yet, but it’s pretty safe to say it’ll cost more than a week’s worth of allowance!

Images courtesy of Daniel Simon.