The Concept Coupe highlights the problem of poor visibility in modern
vehicles and promotes the idea that the windscreen pillar (A-pillar)
could be eliminated.
The problems associated with A-pillars are not widely appreciated.
Drivers of road vehicles are generally unaware of the many physiological
factors that make it difficult to identify a risk of collision in the
direction of the A-pillar (unlike private pilots who are required by
the Civil Aviation Authority to pass an exam in human physiological
limitations before they receive their licence). Unfortunately the handful
of safety studies conducted on A-pillar obscuration have been fairly
For this reason, the selling point of the Concept Coupe is not improved
safety but the sheer joy of driving a vehicle with an eye-opening degree
On a technical note, the Concept Coupe's massive window area is facilitated
by the unique cantilever roof. Its rigidity is derived from a boron-steel
structure, while modern seals ensure reliable glass-to-glass joins in
the vicinity of a conventional door.