New sports car can be folded in half to park in tight spaces

July 30th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 30 (ANI): A British designer has come up with a sports car that can be folded in half to park it in tight spaces.

Daniel Bailey, 22, has revealed that the BRB Evolution jacks up on its nose with its back wheels sliding underneath on two rollers, and thus uses 50 per cent less parking space.

He says that motorists will have to step out of the car before it morphs into its “upright” parking pose.

He adds that the car will run on electricity or hydrogen fuel, and will be more “sexy, sleek and mean” than other eco-cars.

According to him, his invention is inspired by the Lamborghini Murcielago and Peugeot 908.

“I figured two of the main problems of future cities would be pollution and over population,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

“With more vehicles needing more places to be stored, I came up with the concept of a folding car.

“The car folds up to 50 per cent of its original size, and uses the negative vertical space, usually disregarded. This potentially doubles the amount of parking spaces,” he added.

Bailey has revealed that he has submitted his concept to Peugeot as part of a design competition. (ANI)

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