Several decades ago, cars were real works of art externally. The cars looked unusual and surprised with their capabilities, so their owners usually did not think about any tuning and modification of their vehicles.
Modern cars are often referred to as luxury or simple means of transportation - it depends on the specific person, the very model of transport and its manufacturer. Cars have been standardized. Now we are talking about modifications or the release of unusual cars is very rare, but the need for unique models remains.
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List of the most unusual cars in the world according to different criteria in 2016
The list included only the best models in their nominations - the fastest, unusual looking, with amazing features. All of them are divided into main categories, such as speed, capacity, market position and so on. Many of these cars are official world record holders, for example, according to the Guinness Book of Records.
The most unusual three-wheeled car
Campagna T-Rex wins the nomination - the model is also the most successful among the "relatives". The car came out in 1996 and survived several updates to this day. This car, made in Canada, is classified in many countries as a motorcycle, and is perceived as a sports vehicle. In addition to the unusual appearance, the three-wheeled car has a special suspension - the drive wheel is one of the rear. Campagna is sold in many countries and is a success, and also fell into the frame of several films.
The most unusual compact truck
The leader in the rating of his class is Tata Ace Zip, which is the smallest truck. A compact body and a "sullen" appearance does not prevent the car from transporting the driver, the passenger, and up to 600 kilograms of cargo - and this is with a diesel engine power of 11 horsepower. The machine is made in India, where it enjoys a certain popularity among businessmen. The price is about 320,000 rubles.
Tata Ace Zip
The smallest car in the world
Perry Watkins, a British automotive engineer, is one of the few individual car manufacturers on this list. His inventions are the thinnest and smallest cars in the world. The latter is called Wind Up and has 104 centimeters in height, as well as 66 and 129 cm in width and length, respectively. This model is not the smallest officially in the world, but it is noticeably smaller than its slightly better-known competitor - Peel P50.
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The most unusual amphibious vehicle
Cars that are capable of traveling not only on roads, but also on water are amazing vehicles themselves. One of the most curious members of the class is the Swiss Rinspeed Splash, which was released in 2004. The model literally hovers above the surface of the water due to hydroplaning technology, which is possible thanks to the propeller, which is pulled out from behind, as well as hydrofoils. The side thanks to the efforts of the designers managed to place in the vehicle’s thresholds, and the rear one turned 180 degrees and acts as a spoiler when driving over land. Amphibious sports car develops up to 200 km / h on the ground and up to 80 on the water. The machine embodies the ideas of transport superheroes into reality.
Swiss Rinspeed Splash
The fastest amphibian
The most high-speed vehicle that travels on water and land, is WaterCar Python. The company did not create a fundamentally new car, but made it the fastest. The model accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.5 seconds - this is possible thanks to the engine Corvette Z06, which has a power of 437 horsepower.
The fastest production car
Most high-speed cars are divided into two categories - racing cars and individual projects. And those and those are not allowed into the free market, but the latter while often cannot even be issued as a vehicle, and their capabilities are not taken into account in the world record of records. The fastest model available to any person is the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has held the leading position for several years. In 2010, the car set its record among the mass-produced passenger models, giving a figure of 431 kilometers per hour. This is possible thanks to the power of the motor 1200 horsepower.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
The fastest electric car
Many motorists consider electric cars to be much weaker than “ordinary” and even hybrid ones. There are models that can prove that these people are wrong. The leader in speed among electric cars is the Venturi Buckeye Bullet, which accelerates to 487 kilometers per hour. After setting the record, the manufacturer announced that it would release a new version of the Buckeye Bullet, which will be able to accelerate to 600 km / h. They almost managed to achieve this goal in September 2016, when the third-generation model accelerated to 576 km / h.
Venturi Buckeye Bullet
The fastest car in the world
The world's fastest land vehicle is the Thrust SSC. In 1997, the car accelerated to 1,228 kilometers per hour. The next goal of engineers and testers is a mark of 1,609 km / h (exactly 1000 miles per hour).
The fastest truck with a hybrid engine
Analog fuel vehicles are not only personal passenger vehicles, but also working trucks. Thus, the fastest hybrid model in the heavy class is the Volvo Mean Green - a car of completely green color, the release of which the manufacturer wanted to draw attention to environmentally friendly means of transportation. The model proves that even large trucks can be used without harm to nature, while not yielding to "normal". The car accelerates to 236 kilometers per hour. For comparison, the maximum speed of any other truck in the world is 154 km / h.
The car with the fastest acceleration from 0 to 300 kilometers per hour
As a rule, record vehicles in one or another nomination are not produced by mass producers, but by individual engineers, scientists, or tuning workshops. The result of the work of the latter - the company Hennessey - was the model Venom GT, which from zero builds at a speed of 300 kilometers per hour in 13.63 seconds. The model combines the body from Lotus and the engine from Chevrolet, which has a capacity of 1261 liters. with. and the volume of 7 liters.
The fastest minibus in the world
Another speed record in the category of vehicles not intended for this belongs to the passenger car from the Mercedes Vito, which was improved in the Westfalia tuning studio. The modernization allowed to “squeeze” out of a large car the speed of 222 kilometers per hour, for which it was necessary to change the electronic control system over the engine, and also to install a 308-horsepower diesel engine with a volume of 3 liters. Also have been redesigned suspension and air intake.
The fastest car with a steam engine
This engine technology is more than 200 years old, but its use has almost completely ceased even more than a century ago. Nevertheless, the British Don Wales created his vehicle Steam Liner, which in 2009 accelerated to 225 kilometers per hour - a record in the class.
The fastest car on the ice
Riding in winter conditions, especially in frozen water - a test that fails most urban passenger models. Nevertheless, the Audi RS 6 station wagon, shod with Nokian tires, was able to accelerate on ice to 335 kilometers per hour. This figure was able to bypass the world record, which was put by the same driver - Finn Janne Laytinen - in 2011, 2 years before the last.
Audi RS 6
The fastest car in which the driver crashed survived
Donald Campbell is the creator of Bluebird CN2, where he almost died while trying to set a speed record. The car accelerated to 579 km / h, but crashed. The driver was able to survive, which set a world record - previously, all accidents at such speeds ended tragically.
The most expensive serial car in the world
The mass production machine with the highest price is the Lamborghini Roadster Veneno. So far, only 4 copies are available, but technically the car is serial. The cost is about 280 million rubles. It is planned to release another 9 copies of the supercar.
The most unusual car that saved the economy of its manufacturer
Sometimes companies that make cars suffer a decline and a decrease in the number of sales, which makes many bankrupt. Especially hard they have in a crisis and war. The German manufacturer BMW appeared in such a situation after the end of the Second World War, but the situation was decided by an unusual Isetta 300 model. The car was equipped with a 13-horsepower engine and had two seats - for the driver and passenger. While the rest of the German companies were fighting for a place in the more expensive segment, BMW conquered the entire market with the simplest model. For 7 years, 160 thousand copies were produced, which saved the economy of the manufacturer.
BMW Isetta 300
The most expensive car in the world
Unlike a serial counterpart, this model can surprise even the richest people on the planet with its price tag. Collectible Ferrari 250 GTO, released in 39 copies, costs about 38000000 euros - this is 9.5 times more than the Veneno. In terms of Russian rubles, the price will be approximately 2 billion and 100 million.
The car that set the world record for the transportation of trailers
In the Netherlands, the VW Golf - a compact hatchback - was able to carry 18 trailers that were hooked one after the other. This record is still not broken.
Passenger car with the biggest burden
The most "strong" vehicle that does not belong to the truck is the Nissan Patrol. He was able to transport the Russian aircraft IL-76, which weighs 171 tons, to 50 meters.
The car with the highest mileage in the world
The average car run in Russia for the year is 16,700 kilometers, while Irv Gordon drove his Volvo P1800 - 48,30000. This car was the only one that covered this distance - 230,000 kilometers more than the Mercedes-Benz taxi driver, who is in the museum manufacturer.
Car driving the longest highway
The longest road in the world is the Pan American Highway. Rainer Zitlow and his team set a record, driving 23,000 km in 11 days and 17 hours in a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI. Participants of the race could not overcome all the highways, but, nevertheless, visited 17 countries in 4 climate zones in a row.
The first car at the North Pole
Toyota Hilux, which hit the Arctic in 2007. Top Gear presenters staged a race in which the car competed with dog sledding. Clarkson and the crew of his squad managed to prove that by car you can not just get to the North Pole, but do it faster than on the sleigh, which is popular in the snow. The fact of reaching the Arctic was established via GPS, and the participant on the dog team refused to follow further after the loss.
The car that performed the longest drift
Drift - controlled drift. This is not only entertainment in an aggressive style of driving and entertaining sport, but also a field for setting records. The longest controlled drift was made on the Mercedes C 63 AMG - the driver overcame 8 laps of the track, which equals 2308.
Mercedes C 63 AMG
The machine that was on the highest point in the world
The first car that turned out to be on the highest volcano in the world (Ojos del Salado, Chile) is a Jeep Wrangler. A German rider with a team of 15 people set this record in 2007. To set a world record, they had to climb to an altitude of 6,646 km.
The most spacious car
The question of how many people will fit into this or that car is more sporty, since the test participants took up literally all the space in the cabin, being on top of each other - it would not work that way. Previously, a popular record was a large number of people in the Volkswagen Beetle, but given the trends, the market hype shifted to the MINI. As a result of the test in London 32 gymnasts fit in the car.
The car with the most unusual body design
In terms of appearance, the most bizarre serial vehicle at the time of 2016 was the first generation of the Italian FIAT Multipla, a compact van that was produced from 1999 to 2004. It is difficult to imagine what the designers of the car thought about when they were drawing a sketch of the model. The appearance of the car resembles a two-story design, created from the top of a minivan and the bottom of a regular hatchback. Multiple never gained popularity for more than 5 years, after which the manufacturers released an updated version of the body.
The largest motorcade of the same brand
This achievement is rather attributed to the company, rather than a specific car. In 2012, a convoy of 964 Ferrari cars was assembled, which.
Cars are not just vehicles, but an opportunity to share your ideas and abilities. If you're lucky, the car will occupy an honorable place among the most unusual in the world.