The Narrow Car Company of Wales aims to see its
innovative Naro city commuter car as a working test mule later this year. As you may recall from a release earlier this year, the Naro, a tandem-oriented two-seater that can lean into corners, was designed to combine the driving dynamics and economy of a motorcycle with the comfort of
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an enclosed car. Research for the concept came from the minds of motorsports engineering firm, Prodrive, though the Naro is being built by the Narrow company, whose principal was formerly of Prodrive and, before that, Lotus. The company is still seeking financial backers, but has set a target launch date of 2008. The company plans plans to produce 1,500 Naro models a year in South Wales, selling for around $9,400 each.