GX3: Flies and Death and Stuff

Ruh roh. Apparently, VW's lawyers have cyanided the wacky three-wheeled GX3 that was even closer to production than we'd realized. The boys in Hethel (otherwise known as Lotus) were advising the Dubyas on methods of low-vol production while retaining viable mershness for the two-seater. What's more, the car had been promised to dealers. All was at T-minus-ten for a launch next year, but since the GX3 was not quite a car, not yet a motorcycle (though it would be classified as such here in the States), it sounds like Moonraker's first big project will be stillborn. [Thanks to Brendan for the tip.]

One wheel too many—or too few? [AutoWeek]

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What Hath Moonraker Wrought? Why, the Volkswagen GX3! [Internal]