Along with this successful, although short, foray into motorsports, Matra also produced some interesting road cars, such as the Murena. Launched in 1980, the Murena was a two-door sports car that was unusual due to it being a three-seater - and no backseat. Yes, its seating arrangement was like that of the McLaren
F1. It was also somewhat unique due to its steel spaceframe and body panels being made from fiberglass in order to avoid the rust issues that plagued its predecessor, the Bagheera. As a result, the car was literally immune to rust.