- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
The World’s Slowest Porsche is Pedal-Powered
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 15, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 4 Comments
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.
Via Treehugger 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-slowest-porsche-is-pedal-powered/
URLs in this post:
 Tweet: http://twitter.com/share
 Share on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/share
 Email: mailto:?subject=http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-slowest-porsche-is-pedal-powered/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/15/the-worlds-slowest-porsche-is-pedal-powered/pedal-powered-porsche/
 bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/19/bike-powered-mobile-coffee-bar-hits-the-streets-of-new-york/
 pedal-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/30/pedal-powered-generators-to-light-up-times-square-on-new-years-eve/
 Ferdinand GT3 RSX: http://ferdinand.johannes-l.net/
 Porsche: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/porsche-unveils-911-hybrid-with-flywheel-speed-booster/&sa=X&ei=7b0XTMCZBovOM6DU1a4L&ved=0CCAQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNF_sWF_syZSzCCpVDOx8VS8EvJWBw
 Porsche: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/26/mark-cliffords-diy-electric-porsche/
 Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/06/pedal-powered-porsche-turning-heads-very-slowly.php?campaign=th_rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+treehuggersite+%28Treehugger%29
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.