When we think of materials for a car, seldom do we think of using foam.
That is precisely what Spira is using to make their Automotive X PRIZE entry.
Made of 90% foam, the car gets 100 mpg and reaches speeds of 70mph. It also floats.
Limited production will begin in Thailand sometime soon so this won’t help the American car industry - if it could.
I personally am a little concerned about the safety of this car and handling in higher winds.
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Spira Foam Car to be Automotive X PRIZE Winner?
By: Michael Plishka - Published: May 16, 2009 • References: fastcompany