With three wheels and four tires, the new GT3 concept from T3 Motion is already an automotive oddity. So why’d they have to make it look like a post-war bubble car?
T3 Motion is best known for their Electric Standup Vehicles (ESVs) and microcars. They’ve almost gone full-size with the GT3, a plug-in EV powered by lithium-polymer batteries. It’s got a top speed of 70 mph, has a range of 80 to 100 miles and is expected to sell for between $35,000 and $42,000.
Potential buyers with around $40K in their pockets might want to kick the tires — and will probably notice that two of them are on the rear wheel.
It’s a proprietary design from T3 Motion, and the company claims that the design “improves traction, stability and handling, while the low rolling resistance and rounded profile of the rear tires increase energy efficiency.” Another advantage: Because it only has three wheels, T3 says it can be registered as a motorcycle.
T3 says the multilink, dual-shock rear suspension is inspired by Formula One racers. We can’t help but notice that the design appears to be inspired by a Mighty Mouse cartoon, or the famous Messerschmitt KR200 — minus the bubble top.
Photo: T3 Motion