2004 VOLVO GRAVITY RACER SHOW CAR - 44500Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #1583.1 2004 VOLVO GRAVITY RACER SHOW CARhttps://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/44500/44500_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #1583.1 - Doug Fraser, from the Volvo design team operating out of the Irvine Ford advanced design studios penned this wonderfully fluid design, striking in yellow and black and adopting the 2003 winners prone racing position.
An interesting point of this design is the use of two stabilizing wheels. Following the success of the 3 wheeled Porsche in 2003; the new rules stated a minimum of 4 wheels. The innovation here was to only use the stabilizing wheels when stationary., Such a design then is steered by the driver turning the front wheel directly at lower speeds and by leaning the frame with body movement at higher speeds. A consistent contender for fastest time, eventually just piped by the GM racer, the design was, however, voted for by the committee of Designers as the Best Design at the event.
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