Five wacky cars from around the world

Cars today come in all shapes and sizes, and while automobile designers around the world plug away to bring out cutting edge designs, some tend to go overboard and create cars that are conspicuous...

 

 

Davis Devan

 

 

Davis Devan:

A three-wheeler that looks more like a boat on wheels than a conventional automobile, 13 of these absolutely unique cars were produced. The two-door design incorporates a 4-cylinder 60PS engine.  

 

 

BMW Isetta

 

 

BMW Isetta:

Between 1956 and 1962, German car manufacturer BMW produced the Isetta, based on an Italian design created by a refrigerator manufacturing company. This miniscule single-seater boasted a fridge-type outward opening front end, so the car had to be literally entered through the front! This car came in multiple variations across this six-year period, including 3- and 4-wheeler variants, and sold a whopping 161,360 units. The Isetta boasted a 298cc single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, along with one the most idiosyncratic designs ever. 

 

 

Peel P-50

 

 

Peel P-50:

Another design sporting three wheels, the Peel P-50 has the exclusive distinction of being the world’s smallest production car. Equipped with a DKW 49cc 4.2PS engine, this car barely accommodates a single person, and doesn’t even have a reverse gear! So if you wish to go backwards, the only way to accomplish this is by getting out and physically hauling the car in the desired direction. 

by Harket Suchde Posted on 19 Dec 2012   Views: 47855
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