We have seen many people build car replicas for themselves of models which they can’t afford. Many Ferraris, Porsches, Lamborghinis and even Veyrons have been replicated by people.
Now, 48 year old Johannes Langeder found a quite interesting way to own a brand new Porsche. The Austrian spent six months and more than 1,000 hours to build a gold Porsche GT3 RS. But, its not a normal Porsche made out of metal. Johannes has made use of cardboard for construction of the car.
The eco-friendly car is powered by a pedal mechanism and weights just 99.6 kilograms (219 pounds). Johannes spent a good €13,000 ($18,000) to build the Porsche. It can attain a max speed of 10 mph (16 km/h) if you push the pedals really hard.
“It has 24 gears which is pretty impressive, and at the end of the day I am finally driving around in a Porsche,” Johannes says. “It is treated like a bicycle by the law and I wanted to show that a car needed no fuel. The most impressive feature is its extreme slowness – everyone on the street is faster than you.”
Johannes built the Porsche back in 2010 and enjoys pedalling the car regularly these days on the streets of Hamburg, Germany.