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The crazy world of car design
Believe it or not, there's no accepted method for designing a car. Some are the result of one person's fevered scribblings in an unventilated paint shop at the dead of night while others are the result of a constant round of deathless customer clinics, steering groups and oversight committees. No prizes for guessing which approach produces the more interesting results.
Some of the most intriguing cars have very specific design briefs. Other cars are maybe not so compelling but have features that were designed to (occasionally) baffling criteria. The best examples often stem from a certain megalomania; they are the product of one man's (and it's always a man) vision of How It Should Be.
False prophets come and go in the car industry but their legacies are loved, loathed or laughed at for years to come. Here are some of the most notable cars and car features designed for strangely specific purposes.
The most annoying car design features ever
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Come on MSN, sort it out!
Though while it was going was a great drive
A further economical greener for the eco system car design is needed which I think we'd all appreciate.
The Veyron while a real tour de force is so over the top, the speeds can be achieved by far lighter cars and in some cases cheaper, no wonder they made a loss on every one.
What the article does not say is that in the MB Gull wing you have to remove the steering wheel so that you can get in - it's designed that way!
The 2CV was a success because it could be fixed by any mechanic/blacksmith in the French countryside and it was CHEAP, bloody awful car though.
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