Flintstones car gets a modern update

by edwin - on January 23rd, 2011

humancarWhat you see above might resemble a futuristic sports car, but upon closer inspection, you will realize that the modern design lacks something really, really important – a gas engine. Known as the HumanCar for good reason, it will be powered mostly by humans except for a small 4 horsepower electric engine which is used to start it up, although there is the option to include a battery for longer trips.

Developed by engineer Charles Greenwood, anywhere from one to four people are able to power the car simultaneously using a hand cranking back and forth motion. Of course, this will bring new meaning to the phrase “pulling your own weight”, as it is able to hit a maximum speed of 30mph on flat ground (and double that downhill). Without a steering wheel, you learn to steer it in the same way as the bicycle simply be leaning towards the correct direction. At around $15,000 a pop, good luck trying to entice your date to hop in!

Source: Craziest Gadgets

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