Toriyama Designed Car to go on Sale in March
On March 27th, CQ Motors of Japan will begin selling an electric automobile designed by Akira Toriyama
of Dragon Ball
The 1 seater QVOLT is the fourth car in the "CheroQ" series of small electric cars produced by CQ Motors. The car will be sold for 1,990,000 yen (US$19,000 approx). The car will have a top speed of 30 km/h (18 mph) and a range of 80 km (48 miles). It will be available in 5 colors, yellow, light blue, black, red and Ivory white. Only 9 QVOLTs will be produced.
Toriyama stated that the QVOLT design took over a year to produce, "I especially love Qcar like small cars, to make this a fun car to drive, I took my time and designed it over a period of more than one year." The car is designed to look like an old American street-rod and featurs some unique design elements, such as the unique top and the door, which opens by pulling a cord. "Value and balance gave me a hard time, but due to my genius mini-model construction skills, I finally arrived at the end of what was a very emotional journey. Although the price may seem steep, I think it's a bargain."
Pictures of the QVOLT can be seen at CQ Motors website here
Other Q-Cars, including one inspired by the legendary
Lotus/Caterham 7 can be seen here