Fans of the dark and brilliant Brazil will remember Jonathan Pryce driving around in a 1950s' Messerschmitt (You can read all about them in Chris Rees' book Three Wheelers A - Z). In Terry Gilliam's latest film The Zero Theorem, eveyone in London has a Renault Twizy.
The Twizy is a twenty-first century bubble car. It has four wheels and 100% electric power, but like the motor in Brazil, it can seat two people, one behind the other. It's cute, too, although I prefer the mudskipper looks of the Messerschmitt.
The Zero Theorem is the story of an eccentric and lonely IT genius, suffering from existential neurosis,living in a dark, baroque future and looking for the meaning of life – fresh territory for Terry Gilliam then.