Four Stroke Rumen 450 PR Photo

The Four Stroke Rumen is described by its maker as "more an object of art than a utility for daily transport." Rubbish. We'd love to squirt through congested highway traffic in this retro interpretation of a 1930's sports car. This elegantly designed gas-powered two-seat antique debuted at Frankfurt, probably while I was off consuming large amounts of free pastry in the Press Center.

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The Rumen weighs only 1,100 lbs. and is powered by a 700cc inline three-cylinder engine that can be had in three engine tuning levels with output up to 100 hp. Despite it?s old world charm, the RWD Rumen is chock full of modern technology including a six-speed gearbox, leather-lined and air-conditioned interior, ABS and a carbon-fiber composite body atop a tubular steel frame. The Rumen will base around $50,000 and be available both as a finished vehicle and as a kit-car. Four Stroke does have plans to export the Rumen to the U.K. and U.S. markets.
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