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Filed under: Etc., Green Culture, Transportation Alternatives, Toyota, Japan
This is the Toyota Camette. Sure, it looks a little like the coolest microcar from 1962 that you never saw, but it’s really a brand new “toy” Toyota that will be unveiled at … Continue reading
While the recent 911 GT3 R Hybrid demonstrated that an electromechanical flywheel hybrid system could boost both efficiency and performance, the Ferdinand relies on ultra-light construction to optimize efficiency. Everything non-essential was removed and what was left was stripped to the bare essentials. The revolutionary foil over tube-frame construction yields a total mass of just 220 pounds (!) a number that makes the Lotus Elise look like a total porker. The slim tires feature exceptionally low rolling resistance and the simplified controls let the driver stay focused on the task at hand. The Ferdinand is not quite as swift as the hybrid, but sometimes that’s the price you have to pay for zero emissions. Check out its debut run at the Salzburgring in Austria after the jump.