Embraer P1 Phenom by Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho, Brazil

2017: Le Mans 2030: Design for the Win.


Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Eduardo de Carvalho, 35, was born and raised in Brazil. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in Product Design, and later Transportation Design specialization. Carlos is a two-time (2005 and 2006) finalist for Michelin Challenge Design. He has also been a finalist in the Motor Trend Design Contest (2003) as well as being a finalist for a Brazilian magazine’s design competition.

In September 2005, Anisio Campos, a well known Brazilian designer called him to join Obvio!, a new company he was developing. The first mission was to make two cars from scratch in 50 days, a sporty one and a micro-car. Both of these cars were in the San Francisco Auto Show, the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Orlando Auto Show.

In 2007 Carlos joined Embraer Design Team, and is currently working at the Conceptual Studies phase, designing new aircraft concepts, configurations and the exterior design language.

His interests include sketching, renderings, modeling, oil painting, engines, new technologies and creating new concepts.


Embraer – P1 Phenom Hybrid with Michelin TireWings

Phenom 300, produced by Embraer Executive Jets is the most delivered business jet three years in a row. To celebrate this we present a new concept of what would be a racing car with the top notch aircraft and race technology made specially for Le Mans race in 2030.

The new Michelin TireWing replaces the aerodynamic drag by induced drag, creating downforce even at lower speeds. Each TireWing is continuously rotating to maintain the best incidence, increasing the downforce or reducing the drag. Since each TireWing is faster than the car itself, because of the wheel rotation, it creates effective downforce even in lower speed.

Up to 4 wing tires contact the ground at the same time providing a great grip. The tires work as springs as well reducing the suspension weight.

Two turbofan engines provides power for a high top speed on Mulsanne’s straight and generates energy for the 4 (four) electric engines on the wheels for the initial acceleration.

Making use of the fly-by-wire technologies, the wings are adjusted for every corner in every lap.
The pilot´s suit provides real time feedback, enhancing the awareness of the vehicle performance. Safety is provided by the pilot’s suit that inflates in case of emergency.

The pilot’s vision is upgraded by the EVS (Enhanced Vision System) also used in aircrafts. A HUD (Head-up display) replaces the cockpit’s screen, so the pilot can always have the eyes on the road. The canopy/windshield is single rigid structure aircraft composite structure with a light weight transparent aluminum skin.

The Le Mans race has a lot in common with the aeronautical world. Seeking safety, lightweight, low fuel consumption, reliability, performance and adventure. For that reason in Le Mans 2030, Embraer P1 Phenom is a design for the win.