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The history of car manufacturing has been a varied and colorful one. This video from Car News Central contains some of the weirdest cars ever produced.
The Chrysler Thunderbolt was a revolutionary concept car that broke boundaries. Built with a 323.5 cubic inch engine capable of over 140 horsepower. The Thunderbolt was designed with aerodynamics in mind. It had a retractable roof, hydraulic windows and doors that operated at the push of a button.
Ghia Streamline X Coupe
Designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi, the Ghia Streamline was built to take a gas turbine but it was never installed. Instead the Streamline toured the show circuit before being given to the Henry Ford museum.
This 2-door coupe was built with a 2 liter, turbocharged engine and capable of 250 bhp. Only24 were ever made.
An acronym for Electric Lithium-Iron Car was an electric battery prototype capable of 0-100km/h in just 4 seconds. Each of the 8 wheels house a 60kW in-wheel electric motor, giving a whopping total output of 480kW and a top speed of 230 mph.
Alfa Romeo Bat 5 and Bat 7
The Alfa Romeo Bat concept was a collaboration between Bertone and Alfa Romeo. The partnership produced three cars: the Bat 5, the Bat 7 and the Bat 9.
Alfa Romeo Bat 5
Produced in 1953, the Bat 5 had a 120.5 cubic inch engine capable of 115bhp @ 5500rpm.
Alfa Romeo Bat 7
Meanwhile, the 1954 Bat 7 had the same output of 115bhp but had been modified with an exaggerated shape.
Alfa Romeo SZ
This 3 liter concept car was built as a result or the partnership between Zagato, Alfa Romeo and Fiat. It came with a V6 engine capable of 207bhp.
Produced in Australia between 1959 and 1961, the Goggomobil Dart was based around the German Goggomobil microcar. The 2-seater sports car weighed a grand total of 345 kg and was fitted with a rear mounted 17.9 cubic inch engine capable of 15bhp.
Perhaps the strangest car yet, the 1932 Helicon propeller car is definitely unique. Built in the French countryside, this car incorporates aircraft engineering.