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Mazda’s suitcase car is three-wheeled perfection

Fri, 29 Mar 2013

A lot of people complain about the fact that the future started years ago, and, yet, no one’s produced a viable flying car. That disappointment is misplaced. The real tragedy is that Mazda never mass produced the suitcase car.

In 1991, some engineers at Mazda decided to have a contest. The result was the suitcase car, a three-wheeled wonder that could be folded into a standard-size suitcase, hence the name. It goes 27mph.

If you’re concerned about safety, the suitcase car has turn signals and brake lights. If you need additional safety features, maybe it’s best that you stick to cars that can’t be folded up and carried.

There isn’t a whole lot of information on the suitcase car online, but a quick search of YouTube produced plenty of videos featuring homebrew versions of Mazda’s forgotten folder.

So, we’ll be launching the Detroit Area Suitcase Car Racing Association (DASCARA) this summer.

By Rory Carroll