You are looking at a beautiful idea that never made it to production, which was a rare occurence at the bike company. The Mod4 four wheel pedal car followed on the heels of the wildly successful Trikester and Mod3 ride-on products. Mod4's goals- Fun, BrandBuild, Fun, MarketExpand, MoreFun and Fun (and yeah, the product manager was a licensed race car driver-foRealz-personal passion never hurt motivation).
We took the concept through production ready package but in the end the cost negotiation didn't pan at out the factory. Regardless, this four-wheel pedal car was a real hoot to work on. We made a number of prototypes, from a pedal quad to pedal car, we had kids test them, we (adults) raced them down the hill in the parking lot and we designed what you see below. My contribution was lead ID resource. I worked on sizing and fit, frame architecture and assembly strategy, design through ID CAD package. My awesome engineering partner, Matt Poster, designed the steering (no small task) and buttoned up all structural requirements, design for manufacturing awesomeness and tolerances.
Somewhere, deep inside the warehouse sits the final proto-tooled version of the product you see below. It is awesome!