American Automaker Turns Young Man's Dream in Reality: The Ford Reflex

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Amazing. Someone finally made my car. At least they have the concept built. The Ford Reflex will be displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month—then they will give this car to me. Isn’t that nice of them? I still can’t get over it. Anyway, this sexy beast has a diesel/electric hybrid drivetrain powering the front axle, and an additional electric motor on the rear. (I’ll pump it full of my best biodiesel, of course) Solar panels grace the roof and help juice up the lithium-ion battery for the hybrid system. Interior sound insulation is made from Nike Grind, a material created from pulverized sneakers (but the legend is it's really made from the shoes of the poor suckers who lost to the Reflex drag racing). They claim it can get 65 mpg—but not the way I’m gonna drive it! Daryl Hannah already said she'll go out with me. :: Auto Week