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Suzuki Unveils Road-Ready Sofa Car Made From a Recycled Couch

Posted By Ami Cholia On February 14, 2011 @ 3:00 pm In Green Transportation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Wish you could curl up on your couch [2] instead of sitting in three hours of traffic? Well, now you can! Suzuki has drawn back the curtain on a “Drivable Sofa” at the Chicago Auto Show that gives you the comforts of home on wheels. The car is made from a recycled sofa, gets about 40 miles to the gallon, and it’s propelled by a small one-cylinder engine, with a single brake attached to the rear axle.

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According to Suzuki, “This 1970s-era sofa commissioned by American Suzuki retains its original synthetic trim finished in a fashionable tan and brown plaid motif. The sofa is complete with small tears and frayed stitching to meet Suzuki’s overall design intent. The sofa also features a variety of loose coins, cookie crumbs and pocket lint resting just beneath the seat cushions. The steering wheel is comfortably positioned at the center of the sofa, making ingress and egress easy for passengers looking to accompany the driver on casual journeys. The throttle pedal is unmistakable in that it features a custom bare foot shape finished in chrome-plated metal with black accents.”

No word on the vehicle’s top speed, but if you get pulled over, you can accuse the cops of profiling plaid drivers.

Via Autoblog [4]


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[2] couch: http://inhabitat.com/champ-a-sofa-that-helps-you-get-into-shape/

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[4] Autoblog: http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/10/suzuki-sofa-chicago-2011/

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