Mazda’s Folding Suitcase Car Is a Sweet Memory [Photo Gallery]
Back in 1991, a Mazda engineer asked himself what could be done to provide proper personal transportation with increased mobility.
They made a three-wheeler that could be folded into a suitcase and could reach 43 km/h (27 mph).The assembly takes about 15-20 seconds. For a minimum safety it was equipped with turn signals, brake lights and even headlights to see and to be seen on the road.
Power was provided by a 40cc two-stroke engine and provided the small fuel tank, it could run for approximately 2 hours.
The three-wheeled suitcase never saw production though. Who knows, maybe the automaker is waiting for the right technology to be developed and build the real folding flying car from the cartoons.
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