Imagine a utility-rich future where the nonfungible tokens (NFTs) one purchases are not only their key to the metaverse and the features of that project, but also their blueprint for a 3D-printable real-world item?
Matthew Cunningham, the founder of Y0 NFT (pronounced “Y Zero”), in partnership with Craig Lieberman, the technical adviser for The Fast and the Furious, is set to speed things up in the metaverse as they blend the lines between science fiction and reality with Y0’s utility-packed 3D NFT concept cars.
Hollywood design meets Web3
Known for bridging the gap between science fiction and reality, Cunningham’s current and former clients include: Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Netflix, Lionsgate, Amazon Studios, BMW, Toyota, Hyundai, Google, Legendary Pictures, Mack Trucks, Volvo and Volkswagen Group, among others.
Cunningham has designed vehicle concepts for directors like Steven Spielburg, Jon M. Chu and Adam Wingard, and for productions like Star Trek: Picard, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Space Jam 2, the upcoming Russo brothers project Citadel for Amazon Studios, the film adaptation of the wildly popular Borderlands game franchise starring Kevin Hart, and the future Godzilla sequel currently shooting in Australia.
For the first time ever in Web3, Cunningham and Lieberman are applying Hollywood-grade vehicle design to create Y0 NFT’s “Syntax,” a 3D NFT concept car project that will allow for game-changing driving experiences in the metaverse and the ability to 3D-print NFT concept cars. Moreover, Cunningham mentions that Syntax pays homage to sportsman Briggs Cunningham (no known relation) and two of his Le Mans cars — the 1950 Le Monstre and 1954 C4-R.
An NFT project of this caliber demands partnerships of equal importance, which is why Cunningham and Y0 NFT have officially partnered with Craig Lieberman, an American producer who served as technical advisor in the Fast & Furious franchise, to scale Y0 NFT.
For the past 40 years, Lieberman has been a deep-dyed automotive enthusiast. Even before obtaining his driver’s license, Lieberman had been tinkering with cars, having successfully built five Japanese sports cars by the youthful age of 19! In a recent conversation, Lieberman voiced, “My passion was not inherited, it was acquired. To me, cars are canvases on which we create images of speed and power. They’re rolling art, to some extent. Perhaps, I’m romanticizing it, but that’s the way I truly feel.”
With his overflowing passion, dedication and drive, Lieberman was able to land two of his vehicles for a primary role in Universal’s film, The Fast and the Furious. With a plethora of success on the big screen, Lieberman was then invited to co-create vehicle designs for EA Games’ Need For Speed Underground, which went on to generate $15 million in sales — clearly Lieberman is a perfect match for Cunningham’s Y0 NFT.
“We aim to be one of the most utility-rich NFT collections released to date,” said Y0 NFT’s Web3 advisor and blockchain architect, Nicholas Papillon. “Y0 NFT’s mission is to provide limited edition, cutting edge, world-class vehicle design in -multiple digital formats, directly to the collector, aficionado and gamer, utilizing a decentralized design, distribution and build pipeline.”
Y0 NFT: License to build
The green flag waves, engines rev and Y0 NFT takes the lead — but before getting back to racing, let’s take a look at how Y0 NFT cars are made.
Y0 NFT cars are carefully designed and fully realized using the same digital design processes applied in luxury car design and Hollywood blockbuster films. When talking about the utility and benefits this partnership will bring to the design of Syntax, Cunningham states, “Like all good design, which is a balance between beauty, utility and theme, Y0 NFT design relies on a constellation of systems combined to produce a unique experience for each collector. Each Syntax owner’s experience will be different based on their desired level of interaction, knowledge-base and affordance of time to properly observe its myriad characteristics.”
With this forward-thinking ethos, Y0 NFT will donate a significant portion of proceeds from all its projects to foundations that align with the same theme as the concept vehicle.
Metaverse takes the lead
What good is a brilliantly designed concept car if one can’t drive it? Luckily, Y0 NFT cars answer that question by providing all holders with one-of-a-kind metaverse utility. One’s Y0 NFT car, also known as a Digicar™, is drivable in the metaverse and parkable in their virtual garage, Every Y0 NFT Digicar™ comes with its own glTF file for virtual display — and additional industry standard file formats which will be airdropped, that enable 3D printing
Looking forward, this innovation could pioneer a bridge between the metaverse and reality by allowing users to participate in the build of a Y0 NFT car prototype. Given proper funding and lead time, this would eventually allow for the production of concept cars that originate in the metaverse. Moreover, this would give holders of a Y0 NFT car licensing rights.
With Web3 on the brink of worldwide adoption, Y0 NFT positions itself not only to become a trendsetter, but also to be the glue between NFTs, car enthusiasts and Hollywood motion pictures by providing the world with brilliantly designed 3D NFT concept vehicles and enabling a game-changing driving experience.
To learn more about how Y0 NFT will shift Web3 into fifth gear and get a glimpse of its Phase 1 prototype, visit its website today. Moreover, follow Y0 NFT on Twitter, Discord and Instagram to stay up to date with its latest advancements, innovations and roadmap.