The Ford Cockpit was a city car concept from 1981. The
Cockpit was a two seat concept with the passengers seated
in tandem, and powered by a 200cc motorbike engine it
had an impressive fuel consumption, 75 mpg. The engine
itself was ingeniously mounted inside the single rear
wheel, saving space inside the Cockpit's cabin.
A lightweight body helped considerably with fuel economy,
although how safe it would have been in a collision is
an entirely different matter, the roll-bar looks like
a token gesture more than anything else.
The Ford Cockpit never got further than the concept stage.