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The Car-Bike

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Stuck in traffic, on the parking lot of a highway that is the 405, I have often gazed wistfully out my window at the passing motorcyclists: what freedom they seem to have! What ease and maneuverability! Unfortunately, (or not, depending on your point of view) I need the safety of fiberglass and metal surrounding me when I'm hurtling down the freeway at 75 miles an hour. Alvino Design has heard my prayers and combined both these elements into the Proxima, aka the Car-Bike.

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The perfect mid-point between a motorbike and a car, the Proxima tapers from the front to the back, giving it the sleek maneuvarability of your traditional Harley motorcycle. The seating arrangement also mimics that of a motorcyle, with the passenger sitting in tandem to the driver, enhancing that back-of-the-bike thrill.

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The sleek chrome and alloy exterior, and the discreet side door complete the transition from bike-into-car. And thus my fantasy is complete: all the joy of zipping between lanes of traffic, with none of the attending helmet hair (or spinal injuries). Forget the traffic of the 405; in this bike-car (car-bike?) I'd drive for fun all the way up the One. MR

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  • peter

    January 27, 2009

    make that roof retractable and i’m sold

  • Vorant

    January 26, 2009

    Response to Uncle B.

    Some of us need larger vehicles. My kids are musicians, try getting a cello in its fiberglass case in most of these micro cars and still have a place to sit the family. Believe me, I’ve even checked out a lot of the smaller SUV’s and there is no space for something like that to be placed without causing problems.

  • TURREL DAVID

    January 10, 2009

    The sophisticated nature of this beauty is worth it all. This is not just a car, its an engineering work of art. You don’t get into it to drive, you get in to be driven. Alvino’s conceptual brilliance is unprecedented next to the aerodynamic genius of Steve Fambro and Tesla Motors. I plan to purchase my APTERA after the PRoxima Hybrid which i’m saving up for now. I CAN’T wait.

  • pino

    September 8, 2008

    zipping between lanes of traffic will be difficult if you consider the wide of the front of the

  • Uncle B

    September 5, 2008

    This is the ultimate commuter vehicle and will take the place of the low mile per gallon, heavy, poor handling crap that the big three are producing and that China is copying for export here. The japanese better take note, the car market is drying up and this is the new transportation! I can get from my high mortgage, unpaid for house in the burbs and work faster and cheaper than ever before, I can park three of these in one parking-space downtown, and eliminate grid-lock on the way to work! We need legislation against the only predator preventing the spread of these transportation miracles – BAN gas guzzling, small car intimidating, death causing, over-priced, polluting, space-wasting SUV’s

  • Gianpaolo Alvino

    September 2, 2008

    Thank you for your interest in Alvino Design. Stay tuned for the Proxima Evo II.
    warm regards

  • John

    August 31, 2008

    I saw 4 similar vehicles at the harley festival in Waukesha, WI, they do exist.

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