Pedal powered Porsche

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19 Responses to “Pedal powered Porsche”

  1. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    Nicely done… but stay out of the road before someone gets hurt.

  2. Cactaur says:

    The build was going so well until the wrinkly gold skin.

  3. P. Dog says:

    Got insurance for that sir?  Looks like a gr8 way to build leg muscles!  Other drivers may hate you, but hey that happens to all of us at some point.

  4. dmer says:

    Fascinating to note the difference in press coverage (links on his site) most of the tv coverage ranges from bemused to impressed, but the lone US tv goes with, “asshat”… cuz you know, it’s not ok to make fun of cars at all. That’s just over the line queer German person.
    The extensive flickr documentation of the build is a work of art in itself – wow!

    • guanto says:

      Austrian, judging by his accent and the Austrian banks you see in the video. Okay, searched for that bookstore at about 1:15; seems to be in Linz.

      Also (not directed at you), it’s perfectly okay and legal to ride a bike in traffic, doesn’t hurt anybody; there are real bikes with three or four wheels that are almost as wide and old/slow people riding them, don’t be hatin’.

  5. Phyrkrakr says:

    I’m pretty sure I remember spotting this on Top Gear a while back.  I think Hammond was pedaling it around the test track.

  6. IronEdithKidd says:

    Snortled at 3:08. 

    Just sayin’.

  7. dculberson says:

    Best thing ever.  Pretty convincing at times!!  Great job with the shape and head/tail lights.

  8. <fnord>I predict that this thread will pick up a lot of fossilcentric bitching and moaning.</fnord>

  9. sugarsails says:

    i love humans so much

  10. ill lich says:

    “World’s slowest Porsche?”

    I could build a slower one– just use that bike frame and a REAL Porsche body, now THAT would be slow.

  11. Jan Henning Berg says:

    the only possible way to have a Porsche Muscle Car

  12. Evan G. says:

    The sad thing is that some drivers would probably treat someone riding a bike disguised as a car with more respect and caution than they would someone riding a regular bike. I noticed that most of the cars passed with more distance and more slowly than bicyclists get passed here (though the location might have something to do with that). 

  13. Marktech says:

    The sad thing is that some drivers would probably treat someone riding a bike disguised as a car with more respect and caution than they would someone riding a regular bike. I noticed that most of the cars passed with more distance and more slowly than bicyclists get passed here (though the location might have something to do with that).

    He might well get that without the bodywork.  I ride a recumbent, and cars regularly give me more room than I do when I’m on a regular bike; perhaps because it looks more vulnerable, or maybe less predictable, than an upright.

  14. Clemens Steinkogler says:

    this guy is I think from Linz – Upperaustria

  15. AA says:

    Slow motion crash test videos….now!!!

  16. Mladen Kalinic says:

    Brilliant!!!

  17. heho – yes he´s an artist from austria and he builds all kinds of weird bikepowered vehicles
    or conducts the amateurs philharmonic choir btw. 
    (he ´s also somewho behind the  “roter krebs” bar for all you ArsElectronica Linz visitors out there) http://www.johannes-l.net 
    “the World´s slowest porsche” is currently on display IRL in the METAmART exhibition in Vienna´s Kuenstlerhaus on Karlsplatz if any of you happen to be there NOW (until feb 19th)  

    (and now comes the PR): It´s a great exhibit (i curated it so what else should i KNOW >;e) – but it shows the relations betweeen young artists and, yes, money in artwork –  (boingboing´s friends monochrom are also multiplepresent there) – and if you need something to bring home: we also  tested 14 alternative ways of selling art pieces (for supercheap prices) so there´s still tons of stuff to be bought directly there (from 240 artists)   here´s website: http://metamart – mostly german, soorry, but some info texts are bilingual if you weanna  find your way there! 

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