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Strength and power
Strength and power
The MV-1's motorized ramp, which extends from the right-hand side of the car, is designed to hold up to 1,200 pounds and can go to curb or street level with a shallow enough incline to permit the user to easily wheel him or herself into the vehicle.

Doors on both sides open to a full 90 degrees for easy entry.

Because it was engineered to be accessible, the MV-1's suspension won't have to be modified to deal with the weight of wheelchairs and equipment, VPG executives boast. That makes for better, safer handling, they say, under a variety of loads. Ford Motor Co. supplies both the MV-1's V8 engine and its four-speed transmission.

NEXT: Driver's seat

Last updated July 12 2010: 3:55 AM ET
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