Back in 2017 I listed a number of my own ideas for Elite that could be added to the game. In the article I published a line drawing for an Surface Reconnaissance Vehicle (SRV) concept, the "Cicada".
Since the existing SRV was named the Scarab, I was continuing the beetle naming convention. The concept was for a larger, but still modular ship-deployed ground vehicle, purpose-made for surface drilling. Enabling players to drill for oil & gas deposits. Fast forward to this week and CMDR DMC_Rules has published an amazing concept art of the Cicada on Reddit.
The result looks amazing, bringing the concept to life.
Maybe this might be something Frontier could go on to develop? Here's hoping!