• Jun 1, 2010
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Much to our chagrin, we've seen no shortage of polished, chromed or gold plated Porsches over the last few years. Until now none of those were either attractive or functional. But now, we have the Ferdinand GT3 RS.

While the recent 911 GT3 R Hybrid demonstrated that an electromechanical flywheel hybrid system could boost both efficiency and performance, the Ferdinand relies on ultra-light construction to optimize efficiency. Everything non-essential was removed and what was left was stripped to the bare essentials. The revolutionary foil over (PCV) tube-frame construction yields a total mass of just 220 pounds, making the Lotus Elise look like a total porker. The slim tires feature exceptionally low rolling resistance and the simplified controls let the driver stay focused on the task at hand. The Ferdinand is not quite as swift as the hybrid, but sometimes thats the price you have to pay for zero emissions. Check out its maiden voyage at the Salzburgring in Austria after the jump. A tip of the hat to Raphael!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      look a little closer AB! that,s foil over body panels , not tube frame
        • 4 Years Ago
        You guys do realize that this isn't an actual porsche body (or contains any other actual porsche parts)?

        Heck, they didn't remove anything from an actual car, he built the entire thing from scratch
      • 4 Years Ago
      LOL that's brilliant! Loving the 2 gold watches he was wearing to match the car too. :D

      They also did a great job with the car too, it looks just like a real one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This guy should try riding that during a thunderstorm
      • 4 Years Ago
      Between his sweat, and heavy breathing, this is not a zero-emissions vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hillarious.
      • 4 Years Ago
      funny, but 2 months late..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd put a 'Busa in it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bling :))) hats off to the people who made this, very funny..
      • 4 Years Ago
      Porsche is gonna sell this car at 200,000 dollars. Calling it. 911 Spyder.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Porsche 001 Air.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Spyder = targa top or convertible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing car
      • 4 Years Ago
      Flintstones?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh good grief. Another nutter giving concern for the environment a bad name.

      Thing is, I don't *want* a bicycle. I want a car. The E220 with a Cd better than the Prius proves you don't need an ugly vehicle to be environmentally conscientious. Why don't more vehicles look -- and behave -- that way? Why is it otherwise a choice between an ugly lump and a normal vehicle that says "aerodynamics? we've heard of it".
        • 4 Years Ago
        Err, yes. I'm quite serious that cars should look good and be aerodynamic.
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