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1969 1200HP 565ci Twin Turbo Corvette
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The 1959 Cadillac Cyclone could drive itself using a sensor that guided it along a wire embedded in the road. Peter Harholdt | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The 1956 Buick Centurion had a back-up camera decades before they appeared in consumer vehicles. Michael Furman | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The 1951 GM Le Sabre was the first car to sport fins and a wraparound windshield, design elements that became standard in American cars thereafter. Michael Furman | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The low, long, 1932 Ford Speedster was the brainchild of Henry Ford’s son Edsel and designer Eugene Gregorie. Courtesy of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | In 2007, restorers built this recreation of the 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Compétition Coupé Aerolithe concept based on recorded specs, photographs, and an oil painting by a Bugatti engineer. Joe Wiecha | WIRED.com
a silver sports car parked in front of a white wall
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The Porsche 918 Spyder Concept Car was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show and led to the hybrid supercar Porsche on the road today. © Porsche | WIRED.com
the concept car is designed to look like it could have been built in an automobile
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The body of Chris Bangle’s bizarre 2001 BMW GINA Light Visonary Model is coated in stretchy fabric. © BMW AG | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The 1970 Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero, the predecessor to the legendary Stratos, was so small that the driver had to climb in through the windshield. Michael Furman | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | If you’re wondering if the 1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo was a concept, notice that the front wheels are covered so they can’t turn. Michel Zumbrunn | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | Designers originally intended to fit the 1955 Chrysler (Ghia) Streamline X "Gilda" with a gas turbine engine, but gave it a conventional motor instead. Michael Furman | WIRED.com
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17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | A jet fighter on wheels, the 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 could top 200 mph. Michael Furman | WIRED.com
an old fashioned car is shown in this image, it appears to be maroon and white
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed
17 of the Most Beautifully Bizarre Cars Ever Designed | The work of an Indy racing engineer, there’s only one example of the 1947 Norman Timbs Special in the world. Peter Harholdt | WIRED.com