Safety is job one...
At first glance the Tango may look like a lightweight. But in reality the Tango is designed to be one of the safest cars on the road.
We have designed the Tango around a roll cage that meets or exceeds FIA racecar regulations. FIA is and international racing sanctioning organization that specifies cage design to protect the occupants of cars crashing at over 200 mph. The Sports Car Club of America, another such organization, requires a single removable door bar to be held by a 3/8" pin in double shear. The Tango has double that requirement with two additional horizontal bars. There are literally over four times more side door protection bars than found in the largest SUVs.
Because of the batteries and sometimes additional ballast just 4" off of the ground, the Tango has achieved a NHTSA 5-star equivalent static rollover threshold rating. This is approximately 56 degrees which is about the same as a 911 Porsche. In fact, despite its narrow footprint, the Tango has stability that exceeds that of most sports cars.
Carbon Fiber Body
There are 100% carbon fiber/epoxy panels over the outside of the chrome-moly steel racecar roll cage keeping a strong and lightweight exterior as used in aerospace and Formula One race cars.
We believe that the ability to avoid a collision is just as important as top-of-the-line protection. The Tango has the maneuverability to quickly move out of the way in case of emergency, even fitting between other cars and between lanes—something that is clearly not possible with any other vehicle. The Tango also has an instantaneous and powerful acceleration better than almost any other car in existence, which, coupled with its narrowness, can get you out of trouble if a car or truck wanders into your lane.