LEVI by Alekseev Andrey, Russia

2009: Brave + Bold. America’s Next Iconic Vehicle.

Drawings on Display at Michelin Challenge Design™


Alekseev Andrey, 25, was born and raised in Russia. He received his degree from the Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts in 2003. He has experience in design and making vehicle components for an automotive body vinyl styling company. He is currently a freelance designer and is teaching design at the Kemerovo State University of Culture and Arts. Besides being a finalist in the 2009 Michelin Challenge Design, he was a finalist in the 2006 Russian Racing Car Design competition.


In the wheels of LEVI (levitation) there are no bearings. In connection, the wheel-nave is used as magnetic levitation. Electric engines are in a wheel and it is harmless to an environment.

Levi brakes by the electric motors of the back wheels. In a forward part there is magnetic rubber-metal sphere. Levi turns due to the difference of braking and acceleration of the back wheels due to application of a magnetic levitation friction in naves of wheels is absent. It allows to reach greater speeds and to prevent deterioration of mobile details. All that needs to be changed in this car is the tires.

At design of the car there will be features of an eagle which symbolizes American freedom. The huge back wheels and an easy, weightless forward part will remind us of American drag racing cars. All this gives boldness, resoluteness and uniqueness to this car.