Sometimes things just don't go well in the old design studio.
Like this Toyota FTBH concept.
The mission was to design a next generation hybrid using existing technologies and materials but at cheap new levels of efficiency.
If this is what it takes to get the drag coefficient down for a higher MPG, I'm okay with the current rigs.
But Toyota says this level of ugly will get you to 112 MPG.
Part of it is part to a tiny 2 cylinder gas engine beefed up with the electric motor rig and lithium ion batteries which some Japanese Prii already get.
Lightweight as achieved with a steel body, no aluminum shell or carbon fiber...