Car designers have always sought to make the interior space comfortable and cozy, but in their own way. Find here the TOP 10 most unusual car interiors.
Have you ever wondered what designers think of while developing car interiors? There are many criteria, but the result is always different. It seems that interiors often fall out of our sight. However, it is exactly the cabin where the driver and passengers spend most of ride time!
Autocar picked the strangest car interiors ever, and we propose to your attention the top ten.
Launched in 1970. Featured an oval steering wheel, a chromed gear lever, crammed air vents.
Adams Probe 16
Developed in 1969. The steering wheel extended to the driver on elongated spokes. There were two small round dials in the dash put far away and hard readable.
Provided to the Royal Family before and after the World War II. Featured extraordinary elements, such as hand-woven silk brocade upholstery, gold-plated tea sets, lizard skin inlays, crocodile skin dash.
The minivan produced from 1998 to 2010. Its design is displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Features two rows of three-abreast seating, the controls on top of the dash, a pod looking like a Dyson vacuum cleaner’s part, a middle front seat folded down as a picnic table/cupholder.
This exclusive roadster was launched in 2012. It features the ornamental design with detailing of every element. The exposed gear shift mechanism, the center console dripping over the dash, the cluster of dials are really impressive.
Introduced in 1998, this is a lounge on wheels with high sides and large windows, a single wraparound rear quarter that is more an illusion than a practical point; armchairs inspired by curves of a Jacuzzi, wavy dash lines and water ripple headlining. Upholstery finishes owed more to 1970s shag pile carpets.
Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz
The 7-generation car produced from 1971 to 1978. All in it was made for comfort: cushion-like seats, door panels designed to be like pillows for added luxury, a lamp monitor in the roof for the driver to look in the rear-view mirror and check brakes and taillights.
Years of production: 1992-1998
The supercar features a central driving position and seating for 3, twin rear view mirrors, driving pedals adjustable by the factory, consoles either side of the driver’s seat for air conditioning and stereo.
Maserati Quattroporte III
Years of production: 1976–1990
This third generation four-door sedan featured ruched leather upholstery, a wide transmission tunnel which could be doubled to a dining table. A curved instrument binnacle picked up too much glare to be legible much of the time. There was the Royale with mini bar, rear picnic tables and four electrically adjusted seats.
A two-door coupe manufactured in 1996–2003. This Cerbera was a departure from the norm for TVR.
A dash in front was a swirl of curves. A two-spoke steering wheel was needed for the driver to see the dials put below the steering column. An air vent was also placed here. The buttons on the center console served to press that popped the door open using solenoids.
Upper photo: Probe 16