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The World’s Slowest Porsche is Pedal-Powered

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 15, 2010 @ 7:00 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 4 Comments

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Why ride a bike [2] when you can cruise down the street in a pedal-powered [3] Porsche? The Ferdinand GT3 RSX [4], designed by artist Hannes Langeder, scraps the Porsche [5]‘s snazzy engine to make a lightweight, pedal-powered vehicle with tons of storage space.

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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 [6], but it’s currently on display at the Museum of Art Linz in Austria.

+ Ferdinand GT3 RS [4]

Via Treehugger [7]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/15/the-worlds-slowest-porsche-is-pedal-powered/pedal-powered-porsche/

[2] bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/19/bike-powered-mobile-coffee-bar-hits-the-streets-of-new-york/

[3] pedal-powered: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/12/30/pedal-powered-generators-to-light-up-times-square-on-new-years-eve/

[4] Ferdinand GT3 RSX: http://ferdinand.johannes-l.net/

[5] 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

[6] Porsche: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/26/mark-cliffords-diy-electric-porsche/

[7] 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

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