Not many new cars for sale boast that there models have no roof, no doors, no windscreen, no carpet, no heater, and no stereo; Ariel Motor Company does. We had the rare chance to see one today at our corporate offices near Detroit, MI.
This is a light, fast, somewhat street legal vehicle. It was so light that it took little effort for two people to lift the front two wheels off the ground. And also fast, this rocket can go from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds and claims to be the production car from 0 to 100 in production today.
The model we looked at had the optional windshield installed, which made it a street legal used car in Detroit MI. I visited Ariel's website and could not find anything at all about the fuel economy of this vehicle, based on its appearance and speed I highly doubt that it's a 30 mpg car. I also highly doubt anyone that owns an Ariel is worried about the high price of gasoline.