This e-scooter looks like it’s from the future, but you can ride it now

A Vietnamese design studio has created Bandit9 Nano, a vehicle that looks like something out of a 1960s sci-fi movie: it looks like a concept design, but it’s not.

Bandit9 is a custom motorcycle and automotive design studio based in Vietnam. The shop usually creates fast vehicles, such as race bikes and cars, with designs sitting at the “intersection of science fiction and art.” 
For once, the studio didn’t focus on speed but rather on efficiency by creating the Nano, an e-scooter with an unusual and retro-futuristic design.

For the scooter’s body, Bandit9 designers moved away from plastic and used Rolex Steel (904L) instead, painstakingly polished to give the vehicle a seamless look of surgical precision. The sleek silver finish is intended as a statement of luxury, says Bandit9. It showcases the maker’s insistence on portraying it as an object to behold, and that could belong to an art exhibition. The body frame is made from an elongated unibody piece of metal, which gives it a distinctive retro feel. 

Nano comes in a standard version, with a top speed of 45 km/h, and Nano+, which can reach 75 km/h. Unlike many other e-scooter concepts, you can actually already order the Nano from Bandit9. Prices are not even that high, considering the competition. The standard version of Nano could be yours for €4499, while Nano+ costs €4990.

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