Jeep builds a transparent truck
The Wrangler Stitch is a trimmed-down version of the iconic off-roader that features an aluminum floor pan, gas tank and control arms, chrome moly roll cage and carbon fiber hood. Even the windshield has been chopped two inches to drop a few pounds.
But it’s most apparent weight-saving measures are transparent body panels made from architectural fabric wrapped over a solid frame.
You gotta see it:
(picture from article)
Now, I've always had a soft spot for the Jeep. What's great about the Wrangler is that it's one of the few vehicles that does not necessitate an off-season replacement - it's equally at home in the summer with the top off as it is in the winter in the snow. It's not a convertible that is wonderful 3-4 months out of the year, adequate another 4-5 months, and cold and drafty in mid-December through February. It's also not a stodgy SUV that's wonderful in the snow but as much fun as a hausfrau during Spirit week in the summer. In short, it's one of the few hybrids that isn't the worst of both worlds...
If they come out with a version that's got a back seat, I may have the summer replacement for the Earthf**ker...
That is all.