Hannes Langeder has received international acclaim for his pedal-powered supercars. His Ferdinand Porsche GT3 RS and Fahrad Farfalla Ferrari are made of duct tape and are entirely without engines. Following is a transcript of the video.
This is the Ferdinand Porsche GT3 RS. It may look like a car but you pedal it like a bicycle. It’s made of piping and duct tape.
This is its creator, Hannes Langeder.
Hannes Langeder: “Hello ladies and gentlemen, we are here near the city of Salzburg, at the “Salzburgring” in the middle of car race-loving Austria. I am very pleased to present to you today, the Ferdinand GT3 RS. What distinguishes the Ferdinand GT3 from other cars is not only its luxurious exterior, but its ULC (Ultra Lightweight Construction) constructed body.”
Hannes’s art car aims to challenge our association of supercars with wealth and prestige.
The Ferdinand Porsche has a long, sweeping hood. Low body. Flashy paint. And spoiler. These aspects of the Porsche inform our belief that Hannes is wealthy and important. Hannes’s car prompts onlookers to think of cars as excessive versus glorifying them.
Steering is done with handlebars and a column. It uses bike pedals and four bicycle wheels to help it along. The exterior of the Porsche is covered in gold-plated tape. The doors are assembled with rubber bands so they maintain their shape. Air vents at the front of the vehicle allow for airflow in the cabin. The seats are fully adjustable. In all, the Porsche weighs less than 220 lbs.
The Ferdinand Porsche isn’t the only art supercar Hannes created. He also created a pedal-powered Ferrari. It’s called the Fahrradi Farfalla. It’s also constructed with duct tape and piping.
Hannes’s cars are massively popular. Both cars are road-legal in Austria. One thing’s for sure … Hannes is never in a rush.
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