Three Wheel Car: Our 3VG DIY Car Leans Toward the Future
This fuel-efficient three wheel car leans into corners like a motorcycle and is nearly as exciting to drive. Meet the 3VG — someday there may be many single-seater cars that look similar.
Tandem seating was used to reduce frontal area, and thus wind resistance.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff
The correlation between the 3VG's cambering feature and the agility of these East African cheetahs isn't as farfetched as it may seem: To negotiate sudden corners at high speeds, both maintain stability by leaning into the turn, thus moving their centers of mass away from the point of ground contact and relying on gravity to counter centrifugal force.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff and George and Lory Frame (Cheetah photo)
The canopy of our three wheel car can be left open or shut to suit the driver's fancy.