Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

If you can figure out front from back in this cab-forward next-gen vehicle, the next thing you can do is figure out what sort of fuel to put inside. It's called a "tribrid" car because it can run on any combination of regular gas/bio ethanol (that's kinda like french fry grease), natural gas, or electricity. Brazillian designer Obvio is partnering up with supercar maker Lotus (also the builder of the body of the Tesla electric sports car) to develop this roadster which is expected to sell for around $59K if it ever makes it to the US.

Called a high-performance micro sports car, it has side-by-side seating for three and is just 10.5 feet long. Obvio says it will be available in the last quarter of 2008, when the company will also offer a 160MPH non-electric multi-fuel car with the same body for a US price of around $28,000.

Check out five more wild exterior and interior pics:

Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

Obvio Tribrid Sports Car: Electric Pocket Rocket Runs on Anything

Look at that—there's a carputer in there, too.

The way things are going, looks to us like by 2010 (if not sooner) there will be quite an impressive collection of multifueled and electric sports cars from which to choose. Bring it on.

Product Page [Obvio, via Jalopnik]