Most vehicles are built with a hard metal armor to protect their parts and their occupants in the event of a collision, so the SoftShell Velomobile may be quick to catch you off guard. The avant-garde automobile features a smooth and fluid skin that can only be achieved with the use of a flexible fabric.
Indeed, Martin Miklica's two-seater concept car is dressed up in a sort of windbreaker, stretched to the form of the frame and chassis and fastened snugly with velcro and zippers. The result may not provide the engine and inner workings with much of a shield, but it does allow the lightweight SoftShell Velomobile to remain waterproof and travel with optimal fuel efficiency.
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