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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Could this bring a whole new meaning to the term Bubble Car
« on: November 24, 2010, 02:00:31 PM »
Italian designer proposes using lightweight, inflatable, rigid structures - like the emergency slides on aircraft - for microcar exterior.

http://www.ecoblog.it/post/10974/arriva-blow-car-lauto-gonfiabile
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Re: Could this bring a whole new meaning to the term Bubble Car
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 03:14:02 PM »
It looks great! Does it come with a puncture repair kit?

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Re: Could this bring a whole new meaning to the term Bubble Car
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 03:15:32 PM »
It looks great! Does it come with a puncture repair kit?

Haha good one! Somehow reminds me of the Fend Flitzer with the inflatable roof.
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Re: Could this bring a whole new meaning to the term Bubble Car
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 06:19:04 PM »
Hard to beat a horse drawn Zeppelin but this is a lot smaller. With modern organic film technology inflatables might well be set for something of a return.
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Re: Could this bring a whole new meaning to the term Bubble Car
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 07:15:19 PM »
One has to wonder how many pedestrians would get killed by drivers who thought they would 'bounce off harmlessly'?