Weird Car Of The Day: 1985 Tritan A2 Aero Car

Designed by Tritan Ventures based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the A2 aimed to revolutionize fuel efficiency through cutting-edge aerodynamics. With an impressive drag coefficient of only 0.15, it boasted remarkable stability, aided by airfoils that harnessed a sail effect to generate additional forward thrust.

Constructed primarily from fiberglass and featuring a monocoque design, the A2 weighed just 900 pounds, enhancing its efficiency. Propelled by a 440cc air-cooled Syvaro rotary engine delivering 30 horsepower, it achieved an impressive 80 miles per gallon while transmitting power to the rear wheels.

Its classification as a motorcycle, owing to its three-wheel layout, along with its exceptional efficiency, attracted the attention of a pizza giant Domino’s. The company commissioned the production of 10 A2 vehicles for trial runs at various locations to assess their suitability as delivery vehicles. Despite initial interest, the Aerocar did not find a lasting place in Domino’s nationwide delivery fleet, marking the end of its potential in this sector.

Source: Bonhams