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Sports Car Era 2040
Sports Car (2040)

Technical Data

Equipment Type: four-wheel high performance sport automobile
Government: privately owned
Manufacturer: unknown
Accommodation: two (driver plus passenger)
Vehicle Registration Plate (License Plate): NOVA 37B
Dimensions: unknown
Mass: unknown
Power Plant: one superconductive motor (mounted rear); rim drive system
Armament: None

Description and History

A civilian automobile driven by ace pilot Guld Goa Bowman, this vehicle is a high performance, compact sports car. The vehicle includes many modern features like a windshield holographic Heads-Up Display showing interior control options, analog clock and other important driver information. The car also features customizable driver comfort settings that adjust the interior driving controls for a specific driver, such as an auto-adjusting steering column which moves into place once the driver is seated. The sports cars utilizes a superconductive motor and a rim drive system, in which the drive mechanism is built into the wheel rims. Guld Bowman's car also featured a hands-free speakerphone with a messaging system. The sports car is an incredibly fast road vehicle and Guld Bowman utilized the speed of his car to reach Myung Fang Lone when he was warned of an impending fire in the concert hall where she worked.

Production Notes

Debut: Macross Plus OVA, Episode 2
Driver: Guld Goa Bowman
Other appearances: Macross Plus Movie
Original mechanical designer: Shoji Kawamori

Line Art

  • Sports Car (2040) line art
  • Information Courtesy of the Macross Compendium:
    Images From - This Is Animation Special Macross Plus and other macross books
    C. Wilson - Writer, Editor and Colorist