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Gian86
07-22-2005, 01:53 AM
Here's this weird looking 1-seat car concept from Zagato design:<p><IMG SRC="http://put.edidomus.it/auto/mondoauto/attualita/foto/140705_zagato_01_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://put.edidomus.it/auto/mondoauto/attualita/foto/140705_zagato_02_big.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: quattroruote.it

against the wall
07-22-2005, 07:39 AM
i bet that car rolls over easily.

Santeno
07-22-2005, 07:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bonzo¬Ěs montreaux</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i bet that car rolls over easily.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Stability can be compensated for by adding weight to the under body (like MB does by partly sandwiching the engine below the passenger compartment. also powerful gyroscopes in the under carriage (like those used in segway's) can be used to counterbalance the car.<p>In all, a cute concept but poor design. I wonder if the designer gas any idea of the expense of producing such a large domed piece of glass for such a small vehicle. Also I'm guessing this would lend to some "interesting" results during crashes. another thing it looks like entry is not achieved through conventional doors (please don't tell me it's via sliding canopy). Oh yeah, and no windows. Poor design indeed.

Velocitas
07-22-2005, 04:15 PM
<br>No kidding. On a sunny day, you'd get roasted like a Thanksgiving turkey!<p>The money you save on gas you'd blow on SPF 50 sunblock. <br>

Toxic
07-24-2005, 01:00 PM
Were does the engine go and how much power could you put in of thoes things?

taskbearer
07-25-2005, 02:27 PM
A vespa is better, cost a lot less and would save more fuel.

DoMiNo
07-25-2005, 03:01 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>taskbearer</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A vespa is better, cost a lot less and would save more fuel.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And--amazingly--would not look as dorky.

AXLE
07-28-2005, 01:26 AM
Looks like an egg in one of those littles cups you eat them from when they are soft boiled.

iamalittlepepper
07-28-2005, 10:05 PM
I got a feeling that it won't be glass.. it would be laminated lexan equivalent. Which also cut down on weight and cost.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Stability can be compensated for by adding weight to the under body (like MB does by partly sandwiching the engine below the passenger compartment. also powerful gyroscopes in the under carriage (like those used in segway's) can be used to counterbalance the car.<p>In all, a cute concept but poor design. I wonder if the designer gas any idea of the expense of producing such a large domed piece of glass for such a small vehicle. Also I'm guessing this would lend to some "interesting" results during crashes. another thing it looks like entry is not achieved through conventional doors (please don't tell me it's via sliding canopy). Oh yeah, and no windows. Poor design indeed.</TD></TR></TABLE>

taskbearer
07-29-2005, 02:42 PM
I am working on a similar design myself, but with tandem seating and single rear wheel. <br>I am not really a fan of such designs as I find them a little excessive compared to a motorbike.

Redline
07-30-2005, 09:55 AM
It's amazing to see how much you people get worked up over some concepts, but on other equally if not more rediculous ones you like for their weirdness. Seriously guys, its just a concept, calm down.

car-fan
07-30-2005, 10:18 AM
Translate Volpe... it means Fox... maybe a prototype for Volkswagen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">