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    Ever since the early 1900’s; when cars came on to the main stream several manufacturers have attempted to design unique vehicles to capture the attention of consumers. We have seen some amazing cars with amazing designs but there have been some experiments which didn’t turn out to look that great(actually they looked plain weird if you ask me). So whilst going through the history books of auto manufacturing we picked the 20 Weirdest Cars Ever Produced . What makes these cars weird is not just their shape but also the weird functions the cars were produced with. So, without further ado lets take a look at the weirdest cars history has ever seen.
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    RINSPEED SQUBA




    Rinspeed sQuba
    Ever wondered if you could take your car underwater?
    Well what if I told you there is a car that allows you to that. Yes you read it right! The Rinspeed sQuba is a concept car manufactured by Rinspeed(a Swiss car manufacturer) which has a zero emission rating and has amphibious capabilities.The Rinspeed sQuba has the ability to glide under water like a submarine; and that too at impressive speeds upwards of 80km/h.Rinspeed based their sQuba concept car on the Lotus Elise body.What makes the car rank among the weirdest cars produced in history is that the occupants of a Rinspeed sQuba can breathe air from cars interior mounted scuba-style diving regulators. If the occupants leave the vehicle, the Rinspeed sQuba automatically resurfaces.
    19
    1961 Amphicar



    1961 Amphicar
    The Amphicar was launched in Germany in 1961 and remained in production till 1967. The cars unique design and weird functionality made it the most popular non military amphibious production vehicle in history. It also makes the 1961 Amphicar one of the weirdest cars ever produced.The Amphicar can drive on land and float on water like a boat. Its uses twin propellers at the back to navigate through water while the front wheels act as rudders.The weird aspects of the car gave it fame when unfortunately the cars handling and high price hindered it from becoming a widely sold vehicle.Only 4000 Amphicars were produced from 1961 till 1967.
    18
    2018 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6



    Hennessey Velociraptor 6×6 2018
    It was not just the early era of cars which saw the production of weird and unique vehicles.Even till today car manufacturers are coming out with weird unseen designs for their production cars. In Hennessey launched a souped up version of the 2018 Ford F150. This is no ordinary customized vehicle, the Hennessey VelicoRaptor 6×6 by is a behemoth 6 wheeled truck with an impressive 602 HP motor under the hood.
    What makes the Hennessey VelociRaptor rank among the weirdest cars in history is the fact that it is a production vehicle with fully functional 6×6 off-road capability. But at a staggering price of $350k the VelociRaptor is no ordinary production offroad vehicle, it is rather a unique(read weird) off-road toy for the rich and famous.
    17
    1974 Vanguard-Sebring CitiCar



    1974 Vanguard Sebring CitiCar
    Okay people its Pop Quiz time! What was the First Fully Electric Production Car Sold in the US?
    Ans: *crickets chirping*
    Oh okay no worries if you didn’t know the answer. Most people don’t anyway. The first fully electric production car sold in the US was the Vanguard-Sebring CitiCar. The CitiCar is easily one of the weirdest looking vehicles ever produced , it sort of looks like an upside down triangle on wheels.The electric motor in the 1974 Vanguard-Sebring CitiCar produced a wig splitting 3.5 HP(jeez this thing would’ve given my lawnmower a run for its money).When fully charged the Vanguard-Sebring CitiCar could go up to 40 miles.Later on the manufacturers of the CitiCar gave it a Vin Diesel style performance upgrade of an additional 3HP which helped the CitiCar accelerate to land record speeds of 45mph.
    16
    TERRAFUGIA TRANSITION



    Terrafugia Transition
    Ever since the 50’s, people have been dreaming about flying cars. Back in the day it was a popular opinion that all cars would have the ability to hover and fly in the future.Well the dream became a reality in 2006 when Terrafugia launched the first ever flying car known as the Terrafugia Transition.You can call the Terrafugia Transition both a flying car or a roadable aircraft. Whatever that you call it; it still remains an extremely weird looking contraption.Whilst driving on the road, The flying cars wings fold up while they unfold into full sized wings when the driver(or pilot) wishes to take flight.Each two-seater Terrafugia Transition unit costs around $280,000. Terrafugia will delivering their first completed Transition production model to clients in the start of 2019. What I am confused about is whether to call it ‘one of the weirdest cars ever produced’ OR ‘one of the weirdest aircraft’s ever produced’.I leave it up to all you lovely car geeks to decide.
    15
    2018 Smart ForTwo Brabus Ultimate 125



    2018 Smart ForTwo Brabus Ultimate 125
    Brabus has been known to turn subtle luxury sedans into fire breathing 9 second quarter mile running beasts. But Brabus is not just keen on building high performance sedans, they recently got their hands on the Smart ForTwo. What they turned it into is amazing yet weird.They ended up creating a high performance aggressive looking midget. The Smart ForTwo Brabus Ultimate 125 has a tuned 123HP engine with a beefier exhaust, a Brabus aerodynamics package and it can go from 0-62 in a heart stopping 9.2 Seconds(Imagine Jeremy Clarksons Face in the Ariel Atom episode). And with Brabus ForTwo being almost the epitome of ‘weirdest car ever’, the price had to match up to the overall weirdness.Yes! it costs upwards of 50,000$.
    14
    SUPERBUS



    Superbus
    Almost all car geeks grow up fantasizing about a super car and almost 60% of us have a nice little poster up in our rooms of that particular super car(Ferrari F40 in my case). But todays generation also has the privilege to dream about Super-buses, as Dutch Astronaut Wubbo Ockels along with the help of the Deift University of Technology has developed a SuperBus that is capable of reaching speeds on 250km/h. The SuperBus doesnt have a big old diesel engine , it is actually powered by a high speed electric motor. The SuperBus looks like a stretch limo version of a sports car , but a further inspection shows that it is much larger than any super car , this super coach has gull wing style doors for each compartment.The SuperBus is easily one of the Weirdest Cars/Buses the world has seen.
    13
    1962 Peel P50



    Peel P50 the smallest car in the world
    Small,economical,cute,WEIRD …the Peel P50 has many claims to fame. Produced in 1962, the Peel P50 is the undisputed smallest production car in the world.Many people were not aware that the Peel P50 existed as only 50 were ever originally produced.Recently Jeremy Clarkson(ex. Top Gear host) renewed the interest of car enthusiasts in the Peel P50 when he reviewed it on the famous BBC Series Top Gear.
    The Peel P50, apart from being the smallest car in the world is also a top contender in the running for the weirdest cars ever produced.It is a one seater vehicle with a complete fiberglass body , 3 tiny wheels and a 49cc motor(not very safe for the road if you ask me)..but still i would love to own one. Wouldn’t you ?
    12
    1935 Stout Scarab



    Stout Scarab 1935
    The Stout Scarab launched in 1935 and was the first ever minivan to be produced. The Stout Scarab was a rear-wheel-drive, rear-engined alien looking mini-van with features such as a card table, six seats, polished wooden trim, and a wicker headliner; these features were way ahead of their time. But unfortunately only 9 units of the Stout Scarab were ever produced.Bushnell Stout the designer of the Stout Scarab aimed at designing a futuristic car but ended up making it look plain weird.The weird and luxurious Stout Scarab failed to grab any significant market and that is why production was halted after producing only a mere 9 units.
    11
    1992 Subaru SVX



    1992 Subaru SVX
    Speaking of futuristic designs which crossed the weird line; the Subaru SVX 1992 stands out as an excellent specimen.The split window design of the Subaru SVX 1992 was straight out of sci-fi movies and extremely impractical at the same time.It came with a 6 cylinder motor mated to an AWD transmission.The beautifully weird Subaru SVX was designed by renowned car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro(He also designed the DMC-12 Delorean).The car’s unique styling didn’t convert into many sales; from 92-96 only 14000 units were sold in the good ol’ US of A.

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