Believe it or not, Michigan-based designer Joey Ruiter’s “Consumer Car” is actually based on a 1993 Ford Festiva GL chassis and not something built for a science fiction movie. Despite how it looks, this vehicle is road-legal in some states with required lighting, passenger restraints, and a rear-mounted license plate frame. It’s powered by a Mazda-sourced “B3” 1.3L inline-4 engine producing 63 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque, pared with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Features include a low, trapezoidal shape, a full-width front mirror, hand-formed steel bodywork, Carnegie Xorel bio-based indoor / outdoor fabric covering the main body, a forward-hinged nose for easy engine access, a completely open cockpit, a Joes Racing Products aluminum steering wheel, and an ultra minimalist design. More information here.
- 【ABS CHASSIS AND REINFORCED BODY FRAME】The whole chassis of the remote control car is built of ABS plastic and the main body is made of aluminum alloy material. These properties give the truck a longer life span by making it more collision resistant.
- 【STABLE PERFORMANCE FEATURE】This is a Toy Grade RC car. The 1/14 scale makes it easier to control. It can reach speeds up to 20 km/h at full speed with a powerful built-in brushed motor. Its powerful performance makes this RC car an ideal car toy for boys and girls of 8 years old and above. Adults can also have a good time for sure.
- 【NO DELAY RTR REMOTE CONTROLLER】The easy-to-use 2.4GHz non-interference remote controller makes the car ready to run without interference enabled by its anti-jamming features. The radio control distance is about 50 meters. It is a great off-road monster truck for indoor and outdoor use.
The Consumer was displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum as part of the “Disruptors” exhibit that ran from 2019 through March 2020,” said the seller.