A whole lot of crazy and awesome. Here’s a list of crazy car innovations and models all around the world and a brief explanation of each car model.
We all know the word “crazy” and what it connotes. In fact, when something is described as crazy, it is difficult to believe it. There are crazy stories, crazy requests from our bosses at work, crazy happenings that we didn’t know about and so on. While it’s fine to have a little “crazy” in some things, it shouldn’t be in things that can endanger us.
An example is crazy vehicles. Before the invention of foldable smartphones, there were already crazy car ideas. What’s more, these crazy ideas were actually brought to life. Even though these crazy concepts cost a lot of money, they also raked in more for the company. Are you curious about what these crazy cars are? Philkotse.com compiles some of the craziest cars all over the world. Take a look at them below.
1. Ferrari 5125 Modulo
The manufacturer’s aim in making this crazy invention is to build the fastest car possible. To achieve this, major modifications had to be made to the original design of cars. The Ferrari 5125 Modulo is designed to be very low. It’s barely a meter high. The height of the vehicle enabled it to be aerodynamic.
The good news is that the manufacturer actually succeeded with its goal. The Ferrari 512S Modulo has a top speed of 350kph. This crazy car was built in the ‘70s. However, Ferrari decided to keep the vehicle for themselves.
The Ferrari 5125 Modulo sits very low on the ground
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2. ISO Isetta
The ISO ISetta is an odd-looking car. It has a single door that can be accessed at the front. This was invented sometime around World War II. Because there was a lack of materials at the time, small cars were a trend. BMW had the Isetta licensed for mass production.
It was the first-ever vehicle to have a miserly fuel consumption of three liters per 100 kilometers traveled. Although it is amazingly efficient, the ISO Isetta is not very fast. After its production in the year 1953, the company was able to produce 160,000 Isettas.
The ISO Isetta is an odd-looking car
3. Stout Scarab
The Stout Scarab bears a resemblance to the previous car on this list. The vehicle looks like a vintage crossover, but it is actually recognized as the first minivan in the world.
The Stout Scarab was built sometime in the early ‘30s. However, only nine of these were manufactured. As per the latest record, only five Stout Scarabs still exist today.
The Stout Scarab is the world’s first minivan
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4. Nissan S-Cargo
The Nissan S-Cargo is a funny-looking commercial van that first appeared in 1989. Production stopped in 1991, but a total of 8,000 Nissan Cargo-S were manufactured. The name of the model is a total pun. The “S” stands for “small cargo” and the French word “escargot.” In French, “escargot” means snail, of course.
The car indeed looks like a snail, and Nissan only released the S-Cargo in Japan.
The Nissan S-Cargo is a funny-looking commercial van that emerged in 1989
5. Messerschmitt KR200
The Messerschmitt KR200 is known as the “'kabinenroller' in Germany. This is due to its austere look that looks like a cabin scooter. This crazy scooter can fit a total of two, and it only has three wheels. The driver can sit comfortably at the front. The passenger can occupy the rear seat just behind the driver.
The Messerschmitt KR200 set a record speed of 103 kilometers per hour. This is faster than what most three-wheeled vehicles in the market can manage. The design was implemented by Fritz Fend. He is an aircraft engineer, which probably explains the vehicle’s design.
The Messerschmitt KR200 is known as the “'kabinenroller' in Germany
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6. Peel P50
The Peel P50 holds the spot for the world’s smallest usable car. It weighs just 59 kilograms. It’s a three-wheeled car with a top speed of 61kph. Experts highly advise not to drive the vehicle that fasts though.
An interesting characteristic of this vehicle is that it doesn’t have a reverse gear. The inventors thought it would make the vehicle lighter without the reverse. Because of its weight, you can easily lift the vehicle to turn it around. It’s so small that you could keep it under the desk in your office. There are only 47 Peel P50s ever made in the world.
7. Amphicar Model 770
The Amphicar Model 770 is a vehicle with four wheels and two propellers. That means it can drive on both the water and on the road. The entire vehicle is watertight. It also comes with navigation lights and a flag. It is a dependable vehicle for water adventures. However, this is very expensive to make. It uses only the best and materials of the highest quality. The production run lasted only seven years. There were only 3,878 of the Amphicar ever released to the market.
The Amphicar Model 770 is a vehicle with four wheels and two propellers
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8. Bond Bug
You may think that this vehicle was something that was used by the famous British spy because of the name. The Bond Bug is manufactured and designed by the famous Reliant Company. The company is famous for manufacturing three-wheeled vehicles which they also applied to the Bond Bug.
The Bond Bug is manufactured and designed by the famous Reliant Company [Source: Car from UK]
The Bond Bug was used for having fun time mostly for young teens. You don’t need a driver’s license to drive this car, so it’s free to use for everyone.
9. Davis Divan
The Davis Divan is another three-wheeled vehicle. This is one of the craziest cars out there,m and has an interesting history. The Davis Divan has a very rounded look rather than being boxy. After two successful prototypes, the head of the company launched a tempting campaign across the US.
The Davis Divan is another three-wheeled vehicle
He garnered more than one million euro from the 350 dealerships that trusted him. The money was supposed to fund the manufacturing process, but it never happened. What’s more, David did not pay any of his employees.
There were no cars to deliver to the dealerships. In the end, both the dealerships and employees sued Davis. There were only 13 copies of the Davis Divan ever built. Today, only twelve of them still exist.