Oddly-Shaped Cars in the World

When Tesla released Cyber Pickup, many people marveled at its amazing unique design. There were many strange-looking cars in the world before the Cyber Pickup, and today, we take a look at 6 strange-looking cars.

  1. Peel P50

The ultra-compact, single-seat, single-cylinder light gray three-wheeler that held the world record for the world’s smallest mass-produced car for more than 50 years remains one of the most iconic examples of minimalism. 54 inches long and 41 inches wide, the car was made by former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, and in 2011, London-based Peel Engineering began producing and recreating the P50.

2. Wienermobile

When hot dogs and automobiles meet, the result is the Wienermobile, a German-style hot dog promotional vehicle for Oscar Mayer (an American meat and cold cuts manufacturer) that debuted on the streets of Chicago, USA in 1936. Since the first Wienermobile, created by Carl Mayer, 11 different versions of the 27-foot (8.3 m) long car have hit the road.

3. Homemade Wooden Cars

Who will need metal when you can make a sports car out of wood? In 2015, Yu Jietao, a woodcarver from Guangfeng County, China, spent US$16,000 (about HK$124,960) and six months to build the car, which has a top speed of 18.64 miles per hour (30 kilometers per hour).

4. Peugeot Moovie (Peugeot)

This brightly colored spherical car was first shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed by Portuguese car enthusiast André Costa, it won a design award in a competition organized by French car brand Peugeot. The eco-friendly two-seater wheeled vehicle is presented with round doors on both sides.

5. The Rindspeed Splash

This amphibious vehicle is priced at around $100,000. The Rindspeed Splash is undoubtedly one of the best amphibious vehicles ever made, powered by a 750ccm (0.75 liters) natural gas two-cylinder turbocharged engine from Germany’s WEBER MOTOR, which produces a whopping 140 horsepower.

6. Chevrolet Ultimus

Influenced by the Star Wars movies, GM engineers designed a sci-fi model called the Chevrolet Ultimus in the 1960s, with a bubble-shaped cockpit, fighter jet joysticks, completely incomprehensible seat shapes, and a telephone/TV all in one. But this thing sold for a whopping $400,000 at the time and went straight into the snow. What kind of international joke is that a random Ferrari would be cheaper than this Chevy?

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