• Sep 6th 2007 at 6:05PM
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Click to enlarge the 1/4 scale model of the EXV-LS

Depending on whether you bought a Subaru or a Yugo, Malcolm Bricklin is either the phoenix who keeps rising from the ashes or the roach you just can't seem to stamp out. Either way, he's back and this time his Visionary Vehicles has shifted from an abortive attempt to import Chery cars from China to a developer of high mileage series hybrids. Bricklin plans to have a full line of 100+ mpg vehicles with an initial on-sale date in 2010.

To get things kicked off, the first model will be entered in the Automotive X-Prize competition. For those who haven't been paying attention, the Auto X-Prize will offer a multi-million dollar purse to a team that can build a production viable and affordable car that seats at least four and can exceed 100 mpg (gasoline equivalent). The key there is viability and affordability. No single seater science projects here. Competitors have to demonstrate a business plan in addition to an actual working car. Bricklin plans to start off with an S-Class sized luxury sedan propelled by a series hybrid drivetrain including a lithium battery. Electric range is targeted at 40-50 miles and price at $35,000. Good luck.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      NITERIDER 1945!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Bicklin plans to have a full line of 100+ mpg vehicles with an initial on-sale date in 2010."

      HAHAHA! Never gonna do it. Not him, not by then, no way. Although wouldn't it be sweet if someone did, sooner rather than later?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Will it also incorporate gullwing doors, like Bricklins first "sporty" cars? Or will it be built in a country known 'round the world for building THE ultimate driving machines....Poland?

      Bricklin...the punchline to any bad car-related joke.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This would be a better match to have a successful vehicle than trying to import sub standard cars. I think Chery was futile but this is worthy of effort.

      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a joke right? the car in the pic isn't anything someone would build in the 21st century. It can't be, it just can't.

      • 8 Years Ago
      oi vey. this EXVLS thing looks like one of those GM show car based Silvester Stallone Demolition Man future police cars mated to a Ferrari 400i.....
      • 8 Years Ago
      NO MAN, use your BRAINS!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hmm. Im not sure how I feel about that EXV LS, at first glance, I shuddered. BUT,,,the more I look at it maybe its retro cool?? I'm torn. I think it may be a whisp too long. If it were a bit shorter, Id dig it. RIGHT?
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