THE TRON CAR QING YI. In August 2013, I was contacted by producers for the Tron ride in Shanghai Disneyland to return to the grid of Tron. It has been an absolute joy. The goal was to create – under creative guidance of GM China, GM North America, and Disney – a vehicle unique enough to capture the audiences fantasies after they exit the exhilarating Tron roller coaster. The post-show exhibit is sponsored by General Motors’ Chevrolet division, therefore I have been working closely with creatives of both Chevy and Disney to distill the perfect essence of Tron and Chevrolet into one machine. The result is the ‘Qing Yi’, which is now on permanent display in true scale at Shanghai Disneyland, China. Featuring two capsules for riders in Lightcycle-inspired position, and a liquid, high-frequency rendered body shell which smoothly adjusts to steering movements of the front wheels, this high speed cruiser blends styling queues from a real world Chevrolet Corvette with elements of the iconic Tron world Lightcycles.


DESCRIPTION FROM THE EXHIBIT: Qing Yi is a Tron transport that features Lightcycle-inspired ergonomics for pilot and navigator. Fusing a Corvette with cutting-edge technology from the world of Tron, Qing Yi has the unique ability to drive on and off the grid using the first generation light fusion reactor powered by Blue Light Energy.


FROM THE OFFICIAL GM CHINA PRESS RELEASE: Located in Tomorrowland, – a place of limitless possibilities that celebrates the hope, optimism, and potential of the future – TRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge joins the TRON presence already at Shanghai Disney Resort. The experience is easily accessible from TRON Plaza outside the immensely popular TRON Lightcycle Power Run, which made its global debut at the grand opening of the resort and is exclusively sponsored by Chevrolet. The new and exciting TRON Realm allows guests to imagine, create, and drive virtual vehicles through the incredible world of TRON, fulfilling Tomorrowland’s bright promise of the future, and making it attractive for guests seeking new worlds of adventure.


FROM THE OFFICIAL GM CHINA PRESS RELEASE: Qing Yi, the centerpiece of the TRON Realm, is a “Light Runner”-type Chevrolet vehicle with outstanding driving dynamics and technology.


TRON REALM, CHEVROLET DIGITAL CHALLENGE The Tron Realm exhibit, post show to the Tron Lightcycle Power Run, is home of the Qing Yi showcar and other Tron related Chevrolet attractions.

VIDEO This video is presented by Attractions Magazine. The coverage of the Qing Yi car starts at 2:50.

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