Pedal to the metal
An Austrian artist named Hannes Langeder has designed and built a pedal-powered supercar, which he calls the Fahrradi Farfalla FX. The man previously built what he described as the world’s slowest Porsche, another pedal-powered creation. Designed to be pedalled by two, his new vehicle’s styling has been influenced by various Ferrari models and features gull wing type doors. A connection from the rear axle can make the doors flap while the vehicle is in motion, which helps cool the interior. The artist claims that this also adds a levitational effect, although the laws of motion and aerodynamics suggest otherwise. Performance is limited by the capabilities of the users but speeding fines seem unlikely as it is even slower than the earlier Porsche-inspired design due to the use of lower gear ratios. This new vehicle is road legal in Europe but does not require a licence to drive. It does come at a price and is said to cost in the region of €1.5 million, which in all likelihood makes it the world’s most expensive tandem.