Published on October 21st, 2010 | by Christopher DeMorro9
Meet The Contenders For The 1,000 Pound Car
What if we could go back to a simpler, lighter time though? Design Los Angeles invited car makers from the world over to build and design a fully-functioning, four-passenger car with modern conveniences that weighs in at just 1,000 pounds. Meet the contenders.
First up is the Cadillac Aera from General Motors. Yes, GM participated in this design study, and their car is one of the sharpest in the bunch. Decidedly futuristic, the Aera uses a 3D lattice mono-formed frame that optimizes strength and minimizes weight, utilizing designs found in the grouping of bubbles. The Aera gets power from a compressed air engine, and as a Cadillac I expect it would be rather well appointed in the luxury department.