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The exterior design was modeled after the yellow boxfish Ostracion cubicus , a marine fish that lives in coral reefs. Mercedes-Benz decided to model the Bionic after this fish due to the supposed low coefficient of drag of its body shape  and the rigidity of its exoskeleton ; this influenced the car's unusual looks. It was believed that the shape of the boxfish would improve aerodynamics and stability. Mercedes-Benz reported a drag coefficient of 0.
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While the Bionic had a much larger internal volume than the EV1, the Bionic's larger frontal area made the EV1 more aerodynamic overall, as drag is a product of the area and the drag coefficient. The vehicle was capable of seating four people. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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