If only we could put these two into one room:
1. Robert Q. Riley. His XR3 is a 125 mpg diesel three-wheeled car (200+ mpg hybrid version!). His prototype has been running since the 80s but he can’t get the funding to go to market.
What if Campagna put Riley’s drive train in the T-rex? Imagine a two-seater motorcycle that looks like the T-rex and really turns heads – only with 125 mpg. It doesn’t have to have a top speed of 144 mph and a 0-to-60 of 3.9 seconds like the beauty on the right.
Seems to me a vehicle with the styling of the T-rex but with a fully enclosed passenger compartment like the XR3, 100+ mpg, and a reasonable price tag, would sell like hotcakes. I’d gladly take the three day class to get my type M license so I could commute in eco-friendly style.
C’mon manufacturers, mash up the available technology any way you want. Just give us something that really rocks – ecologically, artistically, and practically.