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If you could invent any kind of car, what would it look like? What makes this car different from one you could just buy? Can it turn into a boat? Can it roll like a ball? Is in powered by bycicle pedals? Can it fly? Describe your car.

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yourcat (author)2009-04-25

An electrathon-type body with supercaps instead of batteries, 3 mars PMAC motors (one on each wheel), air-free tires, a nuvinci CVP for each motor, the whole thing is covered in solar panel, everything possible is grade 5 titanium (honeycomb for the body), a parallax propeller with access to EVERYTHING, super-bright LED under-body lighting with seperate RGB channels, peltier devices recovering energy from the motors, LED everything (including headlights), regen, air + magnetic suspension, and... uh... did I forget anything?

yeah, I know it's the biggest run-on sentence ever...

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MattGyver92 (author)yourcat2009-04-25

Don't forget the transverse-mounted induced-torque modality propounders, or the obverse-shafted genuine calfskin bivalve extruders!

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yourcat (author)MattGyver922009-04-27

For whatever value to apply to this, I want mine to be at least possible with current technology.

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CameronSS (author)2009-04-09

If we're allowed fusion, then this:

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MattGyver92 (author)CameronSS2009-04-09

Of course! Fusion is definently (did I spell that right?) acceptable! We actually encourage the use of fusion reactors to power stuff!

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CameronSS (author)MattGyver922009-04-09

Cool....replace the wussy little straight-six with a recirculating steam turbine, then. That's a 1949 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback, I neglected to mention that in the first place.

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MattGyver92 (author)2009-04-09

I would like to not how great it is that everyone is posting images with their comments! Pictures are worth a thousand words. (A thousand pictures are worth a million words in case anyone cares.)

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KentsOkay (author)2009-04-09

See dream motorcycle thread

Well since it could do anything... a fusion powered flying car with body styling of a 70's Corvette Stingray, blue with silver racing stripes.

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its a lion (author)KentsOkay2009-04-09

Heck yeah. It would have to look like the Stingray. I would personally go with black, but since it can do anything, it should be able to change colors. So no worries there.

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MattGyver92 (author)its a lion2009-04-09

Don't they make paint that changes colors depending on the temperature?

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Kiteman (author)MattGyver922009-04-09

There is a paint that changes colour depending on the angle you look at it.

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ItsTheHobbs (author)Kiteman2009-04-09

I drove by one of those last weekend! It was sooo cool!

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Kiteman (author)2009-04-09

I once saw video of a Japanese concept car that was effectively a huge bristlebot. It wasn't practical (Japanese car makers give their designers free reign occasionally, to relieve the stress of being a salaryman), but it looked fun. Your filling wouldn't last, though...

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MattGyver92 (author)2009-04-08

I designed this bike pedal-powered go kart on Google SketchUp (check out my group). It is to be used in a Super-soaker war, airsoft war, paintball war, etc. It seats six (should probably seat just four because of weight). It has a driver, 4 passengers, and a tail gunner seat. There are three doors. Two on the sides, and on on the rear. It has lexan/plexiglass windows, and has holes cut in them for sticking your weapon out and shooting. There is a large hole in the back window for an air cannon that the tail gunner could use.

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