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Garret-Airesearch Electric Hybrid Vehicle, 1979. Developed under the direction of NASA for the Department of Energy’s Near-Term Electric Vehicle Development Program. The Garrett-Airesearch car was a flywheel-battery hybrid using lead-acid batteries and a spinning flywheel which helped the car accelerate and deal with spikes in demand for power.

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Lancia Medusa, 1980, by Italdesign, The Medusa was actually based on an extended Lancia Monte Carlo (marketed as the Lancia Scorpion in the US) platform so was mid-engined with the transverse installation fitting behind the rear seat, in front of the rear wheels. When it was revealed it was the most aerodynamic car in the world with a drag co-efficient of 0.263