General Motors Ultralite
Its three-cylinder 1.5 L two-stroke engine could produce 111 hp (83 kW), which made a speed of 135 mph (217 km/h) possible. The car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in less than eight seconds.
In popular culture
Due to the unusual design, the Ultralite has been featured in several science fiction productions, most prominently among them was in the 1993 film Demolition Man as the squad cars used by the fictional SAPD (San Angeles Police Department). They also appeared in the second episode of the second season of seaQuest DSV, and in the 1999 movie Bicentennial Man.
- Hemmings Daily, "Cars of Futures Past – GM Ultralite concept"
- NY Times news article, "GM to show a high mileage experimental car"
- "GM Ultralite Show Car". Scaled Composites. Archived from the original on October 12, 2004.
- 1992 GM Ultralite running concept car