Thursday, July 31, 2008

So far past ugly...

...that it's approaching cute from the other direction.

10 comments:

jimbob86 said...

Looking at that, it occurred to me that a collision between that and some of the grasshopper species found in western Nebraska could result in death or serious bodily harm to the driver and or passengers....... provided that thing could get up to highway speeds..........

Nathan Brindle said...

It does have a certain charm.

Although like you say, it approaches cute from the other direction.

rickn8or said...

Cute? M-maybe.

But try gettin' laid because you drive one.

perlhaqr said...

Looks kinda like a Citroen.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Not a damn clue, and I wasted 3 hours pouring over every kei model sold in Japan and verifying that the plate was actually Japanese and not Malay or Taiwan where the wierd cars like Proton and Geely get sold.

It REALLY brings to mind the Mazda Carol.

NOTHING has the same design cues. The little red logo is all I have to go on, and it's not really visible.

Dammit.

global village idiot said...

The lines at the rear door suggest the presence of some sort of detachable hatchback thingamajig.

A colleague of mine and I were looking at the thing just now, and we speculated that there'd be so much drag produced by that big void in the back, that it could actually pull the vehicle toward the fan in a wind tunnel test.

If that's so, it would have to be a first--purposely designing drag into the vehicle so as to contribute to the car's forward momentum.

staghounds said...

It's the occupation love child of a Kubelwagen and a Citroen!

DirtCrashr said...

It appears to have a bigger back-seat than a Karmann Ghia, so there are romantic possibilities - sorta...

Steve Skubinna said...

Looks like a (sorta) streamlined 2CV.

CGHill said...

Would you believe ... it's been identified?