Guy Negre, the engine's French designer, is figuring on the cars's shell being composed of fibreglass or hemp fibre, over a tubular chassis fixed with aerospace adhesives. Three seats across the front! The dashboard is really an on-board computer with abilities like a phone, GPS and traffic information, etc. Electrical wiring has been reduced by 20 kg (44 lb) and the key is a card that works by proximity - walking up to the car with the card in your pocket will automatically open the lock. And the weirdest thing is that the suggested price for such a wonder is only $10,000 USD. This is partly due to the fact they have designed their own mini factories to produce the MiniCat, with 23 countries already wanting a piece of the action. Hope they can pull it all off. Might ramp up the speed of development elsewhere in the auto industry. ::MDI Air Car [by WM]
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NB: We originally mentioned this car in early Oct 04 but with nearly 700 entries since, you may have missed it so we've dusted it off and refreshed it for your enjoyment once more.