Gallery: DIY Genius Creates Shiny Gold Peddle-Powered Porsche Roadster

 
Can't afford to buy a Porsche? Why not make your own? That's what one skilled sport car enthusiast did, and the result was this absolutely gorgeous golden replica of the coveted boxter. And don't think there's a heavy bloc V8 engine sitting underneath the hood - this shiny number runs completely on pedal power!

A fun and surely labor-intensive project created from scratch in someone’s garage, this DIY design was in fact inspired by a small, orange toy car. Built with all the proper lights in place, the car’s frame is actually formed by PVC pipes and cardboard and held together with duct tape. And forget about the gas versus hybrid versus electric debate, this “car” runs completely by foot power, with a quadricycle sitting underneath all that sheen.

So look out if you see this green dream machine barreling down the street – we’re guessing the car can hit a max speed of 15 mph! We wonder if it’s also subject to all those traffic rules…

WHY THIS MATTERS:

Aside from being a stroke of DIY genius, this “Porsche” is completely emissions free since it’s pedal powered. Imagine how much fuel we could save if every Porsche was even half as clean as this one.

Via 911 Nation

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8 Comments

  1. Office Boulevard March 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    You, sir, are a genius!

  2. Miguel Maia January 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Richard Hammond (Top Gear) test drive
    http://miguelmaia.tumblr.com/post/859455500#.UtMklmR_vFE
    :D

  3. Mitko Shekerov January 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    WAW !!!

  4. gndxhck June 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

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  5. Kyanna June 1, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Glad I’ve finally found someithng I agree with!

  6. Livia June 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Thank God! Someone with brains sepkas!

  7. Minnie June 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Thanks alot – your answer solved all my problems after several days struggilng

  8. racemate April 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

    How did this guy make the shape so perfect??? Obviously you can’t make a mould for cardboard – how peculiar??

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