Zest microcar to debut in Geneva

Looking for all the world like an animated refugee from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the Zest (above) is actually destined for production. Developed by a French consortium led by ACREA (L'Atelier de Creation Automobile), the little roadster will debut in preproduction form at the Geneva Motor Show.

The car will actually be licensed as a quadricycle, and features a completely symmetrical, molded thermoplastic bodyshell. A hardtop with full windshield is optional.

Motivation comes in the form of a 505 cc, two-cylinder engine, mounted behind the passenger compartment and putting out all of 21 hp. The suspension is MacPherson struts on all four corners, and four-wheel disk brakes handle the stopping duties.

The manufacturer plans a run of 600 units for 2006, and 2,000 in 2007, distributed through a European retail network. More pictures after the jump.

[Acrea, via Le Blog Auto]

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