WEIRDEST CONCEPT CARS IN THE HISTORY OF CAR DESIGN
WEIRDEST CONCEPT CARS – We have prepared a list of strange vehicles, which according to us are one of the weirdest ones available on the market. If you have more names to add to the list, then comment below.
Bertone BAT 3/5/7 (1953): WEIRDEST CONCEPT CARS
Between 1953 and 1955, Bertone developed three distinct BAT ideas. The answer was in the name — BAT stood for Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica, which was designed to investigate the potential of aerodynamic design. At a period when highways were littered with pre-World War II designs, these vehicles may have appeared to be spaceships from Mars. The Bertone-Alfa Romeo BAT project began with the BAT 5. It made its debut at the 1953 Turin Auto Show.
Mazda EX-005 (1970): WEIRDEST CONCEPT CARS
The EX-005 was designed primarily as an urban commuter car, with seating for four but little in the way of comfort due to the seats being made of moulded plastic. The weather protection was likewise pathetic, and the crash safety was non-existent. The rotary/electric hybrid engine, on the other hand, was foresightful if a bit of a dead-end. The Mazda EX-005 was a 1970s Japanese microcar. It debuted at the 1970 Tokyo Motor Show. It was the size of an office chair and was controlled by a joystick.
The batteries that power the electric-drive motors were charged by a single-rotor rotary engine. The RX-500 sports vehicle takes centre stage during the exhibition, but the hybrid’s spirit would resurface over 40 years later in the Mazda Demio/2 RE Range Extender prototype.
Chevrolet Astro III (1969): WEIRDEST CONCEPT CARS
If you’re designing an automobile from scratch, the logical thing to do is to get the wheel arrangement just right, not just near. Nobody warned GM’s designers, so they positioned the Astro III’s two front wheels adjacent to each other, making it appear to be a three-wheeler, severely reducing stability. But have a look at it! As a high-performance vehicle, it is envisioned for future restricted access or system-controlled roadways. For ingress, a powered canopy swings forward and upward, and closed-circuit TV with a screen on the centre console provides a back view.
Ghia Action (1978)
The Ghia Action was created in 1978 as a concept automobile. The Ghia Action is undoubtedly the most eye-catching of all Ghia display cars. It was the most extreme wedge form that had ever been observed. Filippo Sapino designed the automobile, which had a rear-mounted DFV Formula I V-eight engine and totally enclosed rear wheels. It’s unclear if time or money ran out, but Ghia only managed to create half a vehicle with the Action. After a strong start, the corporation made it as far as the B-pillars before calling it quits on the project.
Citroën Karin (1980)
The Citroen Karin was a concept automobile shown at the 1980 Paris Motor Show. Trevor Fiore created it, which has a stunning pyramidal appearance. The car’s bodywork included flush glass panels, faired rear wheels, and butterfly doors. The Citroen Karin was designed by Trevor Fiore (born 1937), who was apparently high on Toblerone chocolate at the time he produced this pretty trapezoidal notion. With a central driving position, the driver was flanked on each side and rear by a passenger in McLaren F1 fashion.
Chrysler Voyager III (1990)
Here was a concept that had been separated from reality. Chrysler’s design team created a three-seater city car that could be linked to a detachable rear pod, allowing the Voyager III to become an eight-seater people transport. What a useful tool. As a daily driver, the front cab detaches to reveal three separate bucket seats in a single row. The power for this module came from a three-cylinder propane-powered engine driving the front wheels, and while Chrysler was reticent to disclose numbers, the implication was that the cab would provide adequate power while delivering great fuel economy and minimal emissions.
Hyundai FGV-II (1999)
FGV stood for Future Green Vehicle, but you can tell simply by looking at it that if this was the future of transportation, walking, cycling, and riding the bus would become quite popular. It made its debut in 1999 in Seoul.
Audi RSQ (2004)
The RSQ, another star vehicle, was designed for the film I, Robot. This film, like Minority Report, was set in the future. It is intended to portray a highly upgraded car in the Chicago skyline in the year 2035. The RSQ travelled along on spheres rather than wheels, and there were butterfly doors. Unlike so many of the vehicles in this narrative, the RSQ plainly represented its designer’s production car design language at the time.
Mercedes Bionic car (2005)
Fish are aerodynamic and may be visually appealing and colourful. Then there’s the boxfish, which is arguably the most hideous creature ever created by nature.
Toyota Aygo DJ (2005)
The Aygo was re-engineered to be a mobile DJ mixing console rather than a car, thus it was wonderful for creating music but terrible for going from A to B. This negates the point of having a car.
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