Gallery: The World’s Slowest Porsche is Pedal-Powered

 

Why ride a bike when you can cruise down the street in a pedal-powered Porsche? The Ferdinand GT3 RSX, designed by artist Hannes Langeder, scraps the Porsche‘s snazzy engine to make a lightweight, pedal-powered vehicle with tons of storage space.

The vehicle reportedly took over 1,000 hours to build using sticky tape, plastic pipes, and aluminum foil. Langeder explains the purpose of the pedal-powered Porsche: “The bicycle Porsche immediately raises the question, what was actually the function of the original, the real, ostentatiously powerful, roaring motor vehicle? For me as a passionate cyclist, this results in the associations outlined in the beginning: even the 400 HP powerhouse has no other function than to represent wealth, power or potency.

We would love to test-drive (or test-pedal) the Porsche, but it’s currently on display at the Museum of Art Linz in Austria.

+ Ferdinand GT3 RS

Via Treehugger

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  1. Inhabitat’s Week ... June 21, 2010 at 11:28 am

    [...] In other news, two-wheeled transportation took the world by storm as Italy unveiled its first electric motorcycle and Switzerland showcased its Zerotracer Superbike, which is set to circle the globe in 80 days using only renewable energy. And if a peddle-powered ride is more your pace, then you won’t want to miss the world’s slowest Porsche. [...]

  2. emlee0203 June 20, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    “Why ride a bike when you can cruise down the street in a pedal-powered Porsche?”

    Why buy an extremely expensive (albeit quite sexy) car and end up ruining it by turning it into a pedal-powered snail? Why not do this with a cheaper and lighter car that might even go faster on pedal power? Maybe a Smart-Car? Electrically powered and then once you’re out of battery, start pedaling!

  3. yewenyi June 18, 2010 at 5:02 am

    my GT3 only has 3 wheels. Maybe I need to cover it in silver foil in the shape of a Porsche.

  4. davidwayneosedach June 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Looks affordable and cheap to run! Where do I get mine?

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