Friday, November 18, 2011

That's one way to reduce your urban footprint!

Someone used creativity (and a hacksaw) to produce this novel set of wheels.

I want to know what they did with the engine! A VW Beetle's engine sits in the center of the rear compartment. Judging by the side and rear view of that half-Beetle, it's not there any more - so where is it?


EDITED TO ADD: Thanks to some footwork by reader HeroHog, the mystery of the half-Beetle has been solved. Click here for the details.


Rich said...

I think they put in a much smaller engine in the regular place.

I don't think that thing needs more than 10hp. It's not going on the highway (I HOPE).

showhank said...

looks like a Photoshop job to me. Look at :20, the car almost looks translucent from the side.

Bryan Reavis said...

That's because it is. Looks like the cut side has been fared-over with Lexan.

I still don't see an engine though. Nor an exhaust pipe. I wonder if it's got an electric motor or if it's perhaps gravity driven.

Jerry said...

I was thinking electric also. Looks like batteries in the front compartment.

bruce said...

great way to "fix" a car that has had a mishap on one side.

Mikael said...

Well, you can hear it puttering, so I don't think it's an electric engine, I'm thinking go-cart engine, or small motorcycle / scooter engine.

It looks cute, but I can't help thinking it would be terrible to drive when it's raining! One side completely open to the weather.

HeroHog said...

the answer!
Google is your friend!

bruce said...

after watching them mutilate a really pretty bug, I take it back, the guy is an idiot.