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Monday, 13 July 2020 22:51

On the Lighter Side: 17 Futuristic Car Designs from Visionaries of the Past

Written by Christopher McFadden, Interesting Engineering

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Here are 17 interesting futuristic car designs from the past that will bring a smile to your face.

Car designs can be very hit and miss at times, but there are some fantastic designs that do stand the test of time. Here we have found some interesting futuristic car designs from the past that are certainly bold.


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What is the weirdest looking car?


"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder", as the adage goes. But that being said, many consider the following to be some of the weirdest cars ever created:
• 1942 Oeuf Electrique
• 1947 Norman Timbs Special
• 1953 General Motors Firebird 1 XP-21
• 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X "Gilda"
• 1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo
• 1970 Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero.
• Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car.
• 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Competition Coupe Aerolithe.

 

What is the most futuristic car?


Apart from the 17 futuristic cars we've included below, some other notable examples include:
1. Mercedes concept IAA.
2. The Rolls-Royce Vision 100.
3. Panasonic Autonomous Cabin.
4. Hyundai Mobility Vision.
5. BMW HoloActive Touch Concept.
6. Renault POM.
7. Toyota Concept-i.
8. Honda NeuV.


Do concept cars ever get made?


The vast majority of concept cars never actually make it to production, but there are some notable exceptions:
• Jaguar C-X16. Jaguar
• Jaguar F-Type Coupe
• McLaren P1
• 918 Spyder concept
• Porsche 918 Spyder
• Land Rover LRX concept


What are some futuristic car designs from the past?


So without further ado, here are 17 amazing futuristic car designs from the past. The following list is far from exhaustive and is in no particular order.

 

1. The Galileo concept car was ahead of its time

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The Galileo concept car is a great example of futuristic-looking car design from the past. Designed in 1957, this crazy 50s car design must have looked like something from another planet at the time.
Designed by one man, Joseph Gallileo, the car never made it past the concept stage. The frame was based on a 1949 Ford and Galileo built the main bodywork out of fiberglass.


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