Notice Anything Strange About This Car?
Look closely. It’s easy to miss at first glance.
The mystery is solved after the jump . . .
A little research reveals that this Progressive Automotive X Prize contender appears to be driven by the creator himself, Rick Woodbury. He has a website all about his revolutionary vehicular innovation, but don’t go there because google says it “may harm your computer.” Instead, watch him extol the Tango T600 in this mildly hyperbolic youtube video where he claims its top speed is 200 mph and that a Ferrari wouldn’t be able to keep up (except on the price tag, where it goes for around $150K). Of course, it was eliminated from X-prize contention for failing to meet the necessary 90 mpg fuel threshold.
I’m all about revolutionizing transportation, and a one person-wide vehicle that could double the capacity of lanes on all our freeways does sound like a palatable idea, but as an outspoken proponent of bicycles and stuff, I feel like there’s a better way to go about this. With that said, feel free to zip this thing up and down the 5 all you want!