Fahrradi Farfalla FFX requires pedal power to run


We do know that owning a Ferrari would mean you have made it in life, more or less. After all, the Italian company does come up with some of the best supercars in the world, but as we all know, supercars are far from green – even if Ferrari promises a hybrid model to arrive later in 2013. Well, here is the greenest “supercar” yet – the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX that will break one speed record by Ferrari – it is the slowest “supercar” yet. Why do we say so? For starters, Austrian artist Hannes Langwelder decided to swap its V12 gas engine and replace that with a set of pedals. No need to pull up at any gas station here, but it also means arriving at your destination after sweating it out.

“Fahrradi” is German for “bicycle,” while “Farfalla” translates to “butterfly” in Italian, so the mixture known as the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX tips the scales at just 220 pounds, sporting a pedal powertrain that has 11 gears. Gotta love the gullwing doors that resemble a wing beat similar to a butterfly. While this is the slowest “supercar” to date, it is by no means the cheapest. After all, it has a whopping $1.6 million price tag attached to it, now how about that?

For those who are interested, the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX is currently on display at the LENTOS Museum of Art in Linz, Austria. I do wonder just who is going to drop that kind of insane money on a “car” that does not even drive. You can cruise down busy roads in this though, pedaling furiously inside while others on the outside think that you are just trying to show off by driving slowly on purpose, when it is a very different story inside. Definitely able to draw in the chicks, but when they get into the car, boy are they going to be surprised to see that it is not going to rev anywhere near a red line, but rather, there is the dank smell and stench of sweat that they are so familiar with at gyms.


2 reviews or comments

Scott Says: May 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Interesting idea, but why the hell so expensive for a glorified bicycle??? Shouldn’t it be about the same price as one of those 6-volt battery powered toy vehicles that children can drive around in?

Doug Says: May 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Silliness, but cute. It weighs too much to be taken seriously. There are already streamlined enclosed lightweight bicycles and 3-wheel bicycles whose aerodynamics allow them to hit top speeds of 35-40 MPH, and cruise at 20-25 MPH, given an athletic driver. This is just … odd.

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