Thursday, 26 February 2009

Rinspeed E2

The Fiat 500 is a lovely little car, and Rinspeed are a marvellously zany outfit. It's quite exciting to see that the the latter has taken on the former to create the E2.
The point of the car is to demonstrate a perceived willingness to be environmental while actually driving quite a fast car - a brilliant win-win situation. A knob on the dash switches you to commuting mode, whereby you only have 60bhp to play with but you get 70mpg in return; turning the knob to full-power mode will halve your mpg figure but give you access to a rather fruity 160bhp - 25bhp up on factory standard. So you can zip around at silly speeds without annoying Al Gore. Great.

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