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9/24/2013

Daimler's Smart Fourjoy concept car has no doors, no rear window, and an open roof. Smart says it 'dispenses with unnecessary ballast.' 
(Source: Daimler)
Daimler's Smart Fourjoy concept car has no doors, no rear window, and an open roof. Smart says it "dispenses with unnecessary ballast." (Source: Daimler)

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junko.yoshida
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Re: no doors?
junko.yoshida   9/24/2013 5:48:23 PM
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You guys are all spot on. What's the point of a car wtihout a door?

That said, as the author Cuck Murray described,

Clearly, the Fourjoy was designed to deliver some buzz to Daimler's Smart division, and it's doing that.


I think it's actually interesting if anything comes out of this experiment -- especially in terms of "the first vehicle jointly developed in a partnership with French automaker Renault SA," as Cuck wrote.

 

krisi
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no doors?
krisi   9/24/2013 5:17:29 PM
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I am with @Celeb on this...what is the concept here? no doors? I think this is called Jeep

Caleb Kraft
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concept of what?
Caleb Kraft   9/24/2013 4:43:25 PM
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usually a concept car only serves to showcase a concept, not necessarily a practical application for production. I'm just not really sure what concept they're showing off here.

rick merritt
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Re: Highly impractical, but cool looking
rick merritt   9/24/2013 4:36:14 PM
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I understand reducing weight, but I kinda thought a door was important--even in San Jose!

LarryM99
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Highly impractical, but cool looking
LarryM99   9/24/2013 1:42:15 PM
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This reminded me of the old Hertz commercials, with the guy flying into the car to land in the driver's seat. It looks very cool, especially for here in sunny SoCal, but I don't see it being used back East in winter. The battery capacity is obviously way too low, given that it will drive that engine for less than an hour at 25% of peak. Did they say anything about range?

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