Standing out in the realm of million dollar hypercars is hard work. With manufacturers traditionally focusing on refining the way their cars look and feel, little attention has been given to the humble key itself – until now.
Whilst Tesla’s Model X key pioneered it with a novelty trick they called ‘Party Mode’ (flashing lights synched to music), BMW took it to the next level with a 7 Series key that could drive the car automatically out of a car spot. Designer Iskander Utebayev wanted to take it further so apparently (it’s still being debated of the videos are real) he’s created futuristic concept keys for some of the world’s most exotic hypercars.
His Instagram page, Bat Not Bad, shows off eight striking designs of keys which can start anything from a Bugatti Chiron to a Lamborghini Centenario. Each key features fingerprint I.D and is custom designed to match the aesthetic of each car. Whilst it is enthralling to watch, there’s little evidence to prove that the product actually exists – Utebayev’s bio link takes users to a page for his alias, Alex Richman. That page is under construction.
Nonetheless you can check out what could possibly be the future of car keys in the clips below.
LaFerrari Concept Key
Lamborghini Centenario Concept Key
Mercedes-AMG GT R Concept Key
Koenigsegg Regera Concept Key
You can see the rest of Utebayev’s work on his Instagram page.