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There Are Some Unique Cars Out There
If you'd like something unusual and bizarre, then here is a list for you.
Top 10 Most Bizarre Cars
- Carpool DeVille
- Rinspeed sQuba
- The Sofa car
- Big Banana car
- Hum Rider
- The Sea Lion
- Peel P50
- The Phone car
- Mike Vetter Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle
1. The Limo-Jet
The Limo-jet car is a private jet transformed into a luxury car. It has the capacity to entertain 18 people at one time.
This 42-foot long Limo-jet was originally a regional aircraft manufactured by Learjet company, but then designer Dan Harris from Oregon thought to turn it into something unique—and a little more grounded.
So, after two years spent in research and development and 40,000 man-hours of hard work, the limo-jet was made by Chicago-based Exotic Coach.
It cost more than $1 million to construct this one-of-a-kind vehicle, which features a fully-custom design that has transformed a former plane into a club on wheels.
2. Carpool DeVille
The Carpool, built out of a 1969 Cadillac Deville, is the world's fastest hot tub on wheels. It was the idea of two engineer friends, Duncan Forster and Phil Weicker, from McMaster University, Canada.
They bought the vehicle for $800 and spent years remodeling it. Somehow they managed to make an entire waterproof interior, so the water could not leak into the car's electronics.
They installed watertight steering system, and used the car's original V8 engine to keep the water at 102 degrees F, the perfect temperature. They fitted a marine throttle inside the car, so its engine could keep running.
It is a fully functional car that carries about 5,000 pounds of water in its pool. This hot tub on wheels is sure to get attention wherever it goes.
3. Rinspeed sQuba
If you ever dreamed of driving a car under the water, then you must buy Rinspeed sQuba. It is the world's first car that can be driven both on the land and under water, developed by the Swiss company Rinspeed.
Inspired by the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, the car was originally the idea of the founder and CEO of Rinspeed, Frank M. Rinderknecht.
The car is a zero-emission all-electric vehicle, with three electric motors—one for land drive and two for water. The car's top speed on land is 120 km/h, on the surface of water 6 km/h, and 3 km/h under the water.
When the car enters the water, it floats on the surface. After it submerges into the water, it travels like a submarine. The car's interior is water- and salt-resistant, making it able to be driven even in the ocean.
4. The Sofa Car
The sofa car looks less like a car, and more like an entire living room on wheels. It is the crazy invention of a British man, living in China.
The sofa car is a fully road-legal car in China. It is the only piece of furniture that can be driven on the road, with speed of up to 140 km/h (87 mph).
This car has a pizza for steering wheel, a can of beer as a handbrake, a candy bar as a gear selector, and you can check your speed on an alarm clock on the coffee table. Yes, this sofa with four wheels and a steering wheel pizza tray is actually roadworthy.
5. Big Banana Car
The Banana car is one of those cars that was designed above all else to attract the attention of people. It is the world's first four-wheel-drive banana, according to its constructor, Steve Braithwaite.
Braithwaite, a resident of Michigan, USA, started to construct this unique Big Banana Car based on a 1993 Ford F-150 pick-truck. It took from 2009 to 2011 to finish construction of the world's longest banana car.
With a length of 22 ft 10.5 inches (6.97 m), and a height of 10 ft 2 inches (3.09 m), it has three passenger seats in a line behind the driver's seat. The banana car has a top speed of 85 mph (136.79 km/h).
6. Hum Rider
The Hum rider can be called the 'Optimus Prime' of the automotive world, with its slick transformation at the push of a button.
It is an SUV fitted with custom hydraulics that elevate the car five feet in the air, giving it enough space to rise above the cars and go through the traffic. It is impressive to see the jeep lifting itself over other vehicles, like a superhero gadget.
The jeep has four cameras attached at the bottom which allow the driver to visualise what the vehicle is driving over. Unfortunately, the Hum Rider's manufacturers don't have a plan to start its mass production any time soon, but this is an ultimate vehicle for people who don't have time to waste.
7. The Sea Lion
The Sea Lion is a fast, and unique car that can transition into a speed boat, taking you from pavement to pond in seconds.
The Sea Lion project was designed from the ground up, to compete for the title of the world's fastest amphibious car. It was constructed from TIG-welded aluminum and CNC milled parts.
Powered by a 174-horsepower Mazda 13B rotary engine, this amphibious car can hit a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) on the ground, and over 60 mph (97 km/h) on the sea, which is an extremely good performance on both land and water.
The Sea Lion is a stable and easy-to-control vehicle on both water and land.
8. Peel P50
The Peel P50 is the world's tiniest car. This three-wheeled micro car is just 134 cm (52.8 in) long, and 98 cm (38.6 in) wide. It was made by Peel Engineering Company, between 1962 and 1965, on the Isle of Man.
It's a single seat car and can be thought of as a moped with a car frame. It has only one door on its left side, and total equipment includes only one windscreen wiper along with one headlight.
The original model of Peel P50 had no reverse gear, and the lightweight car can be manoeuvred physically with the help of of a rear handle.
The company produced only 50 cars in total, one of which was sold at a record price of US $176,000, at a Sotheby's auction in 2016. It was listed in the 2010 Guinness World Records as the smallest production car ever made.
9. The Phone Car
The Phone Car is an art car that celebrates great functions and designs in the history of telephones. It is built on the chassis of a 1975 Volkswagen Beetle.
The car has an aluminum body, with a tinted windshield that allows the driver to see through it clearly. The Phone car has a ringer as its horn.
The car originally was a baby blue 1975 Volkswagen Beetle, bought for $125. The body of the car was removed, and the phone car body was custom fabricated in the Boston area, and painted candy-apple red in color, to attract the crowd. It took about one year to complete this project.
The Phone Car is a driveable and street-legal car that bring smiles on faces, wherever it goes.
10. Mike Vetter Extra Terrestrial Vehicle
This exceptional car looks like it jumped right from a science fiction movie and onto the street. It is a one-of-a-kind car, with gull-wing windows, scissor doors, an interior made of all leather, suede and aluminum, and a Chevy 2-liter supercharged motor with dual batteries.
According to Vetter's eBay post, this car is made from scratch from fiberglass and carbon with a one-inch tubular steel custom-made chassis. This exclusive futuristic ETV will attract the attention of crowd wherever it goes.
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