The Mercedes Benz bionic boxfish concept car

Ryan Block
R. Block|06.08.05

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Ryan Block
June 8, 2005 5:27 PM
The Mercedes Benz bionic boxfish concept car image
The Mercedes Benz bionic boxfish concept car image

Bionic Car

We're not entirely sure our friends who are the types to get off rolling in a Benzo are going to feel the giant-bicycle-helmet looks and the lemon-slice wheels, but we've gotta hand it to DaimlerChrysler on their latest energy efficient "bionic" concept-car, which was modeled after the tropical boxfish. They're claiming they've got the drag coefficient to a rock-bottom 0.06, which results in 20% less fuel consumed, but why they didn't bother going the hybrid or fuelcell route is beyond us, as is their reasoning for otherwise foregoing the manufacturing of a minivan based on the natural design of a pufferfish. Live and learn.

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