Very impressive. A lot of skill in making that though with it looking so much like the real car I can see other road users assuming it is the real deal and then having to brake when it doesn't move like one. I'd expect more incidents than if it looked like a HPV.
I don't like the thought of trying to pedal it in amongst road traffic trying to keep myself safe from motorists who are expecting it to respond at normal motor vehicle speed and suddenly finding out that it is not, and it would be too wide for most bike paths. Not many options left for the considerable time and money invested in it. I do like the wheels though.
The lightweight composite body is a faithfully designed caricature of its full size counterpart featuring opening doors, boot and lift off front section. Powered by a 1.3 litre 125 bhp (93 kW) twin cam 16 valve engine sourced second-hand from used Yamaha FJR1300 motorcycles that revs to 11500 rpm. The 515 kg all up weight provides a high power-to-weight ratio that allows the car to reach speeds in excess of 200 km/h. Lap times achieved at Oran Park Raceway are within six seconds of a V8 Supercar. They feature fully adjustable suspension geometry, huge brakes and controlled competition tyres that produce high grip levels. All cars are hand built in the Aussie Racing Car facility and supplied ready to race.
The cockpit layout is purpose built and fitted with a five point racing harness. The steering requires only one turn lock to lock and minimal steering movement during racing. The sequential gear lever is close to the steering wheel and the carbon fibre dash displays the necessary instrumentation.
A similar approach could lead to a whole new flavour of pedal indulgences that would fit on riding paths.
Clever? Very. Impressive? Yes, Safe? ...Maybe not so much.
But maybe there is another perspective.
One that comes from a purely artistic, and creative view.
The desire to build things that don't always meet the expected norm.
Take for example all the expensive creations throughout the world. Some that will never see the light of day, let alone public view.
The thousands of collector vehicles, sitting in private collections, that are not ever again, going to feel the road beneath their tires.
Building 'things' is in the human DNA. Not always are they or need to be practical, or practicable.