Several cars have been built over time by auto manufacturers. However, there are car designs that deviated from the regular car design to what could be referred to as an unusual car design. Some of these unusual car designs were made by popular auto manufacturers like Mazda and Peugeot. Here is a list of most spectacular yet unusual car designs ever
Citroen E-3 Pod Antistatic.
The concept was created by Royal College of Art student Heikki Juvonen as part of an officially sanctioned Citroen project.
Blastolene Rocket II.
It’s a fully-functioning, road legal 1000 horsepower HEMI V8 powered behemoth of a trike. The Blastolene Rocket II is owned by Tim Cotterill a Englishman living in Santa Cruz, California. Top speed of the Rocket II is estimated at 200mph. But the fastest its ever gone so far is 160mph.
Epic EV Torq.
It’s powered along by a 200hp electric motor which is fed by 30 kWh lithium iron phosphate batteries mounted in the center of the vehicle.
Carver One is one of the few three-wheeled vehicles to tackle the problem of stability by incorporating a complicated leaning mechanism. The Carver One story started out so promisingly. It was well-built, fun to drive, received praise from the likes of Jenson Button and Jeremy Clarkson, and a worldwide dealership network was being put in place. The first customers started receiving their Carvers in 2006. But in 2009 the party was over as the company was forced to file for bankruptcy.
Grinnall Scorpion III
Grinnall Scorpion III is one of the few three-wheeled sports ‘cars’ which are available to buy. The UK manufacturer fabricates a spaceframe chassis, stuffs a BMW K series motorcycle engine in, and then covers it in a surprisingly good-looking fiberglass body. Power outputs range from 90 to 130 horsepower.
Peugeot 20 Cup
Peugeot 20 Cup concept was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt motor show. For a short while rumors were floating around that the company might have the guts to take it all the way to production. But those soon fizzled out. Instead it became a dead-end prototype leaving enthusiasts wondering “what if”.
Morgan Three Wheeler
Morgan’s original Three Wheeler went out of production way back in 1953! The engine in the new Morgan Three Wheeler is a 1.8 litre V-twin sourced from Harley-Davidson, while the 5-speed gearbox is borrowed from Mazda. A sturdy tubular frame and two rollover bars surround the passenger compartment. An aerodynamic, bullet-shaped body partially protects the occupants from the wind and weather.
Mazda Kaan created for the 2008 LA Auto Show Design Challenge. The 2008 design brief called for a racing car for the year 2025. The Mazda Kaan is an electric race car designed to compete in E1 racing, a conceptual race series Mazda dreamt up. But still that doesn’t stop the Kaan from being one sleek-looking reverse trike.
SUB G1 is a 3 wheeled sports vehicle which was first unveiled in April 2005. The company is run by three design professionals, and that shows in both the quality of the vehicles appearance and engineering. Power for the SUB G1 comes from a 1000cc Suzuki V-Twin taken from the Suzuki TL1000R sportsbike. Developing 135 horsepower and 105 Nm of torque, the engine is force-fed by the noticeable snorkel sitting above the bodywork. Transmission is handled by a 6 speed sequential gearbox connected to the rear wheel by a chain.
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