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Startup's electric car may not 'beat Toyota' but it will turn heads

The Earth-1 would fit right into Japan's 'Gundam' anime series

Four Link Systems modeled this electric car on "Mobile Suit Gundam."

TOKYO -- When Four Link Systems set out to develop an electric car, it decided its goal would be to "beat Toyota." About five years on, the Japanese startup's vehicle is nearly ready for prime time, and it looks like it emerged straight out of the classic Japanese anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam."

That is no accident: It was designed by the man who created the series' iconic "mecha" robots.

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