MikeFromHC January 6, 2015 01:21 PM A casual glance at this makes one realize that "50 years ahead of it's time" should have been "80 plus years ahead of it's time" Fuller's Dymaxion seems to be where the idea came from. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_car Marian Barbu January 6, 2015 02:24 PM " Raindrop car " by Aurel Persu, Romanian !http://www.promotor.ro/masini-noi/news/romanul-aurel-persu-si-prima-masina-aerodinamica-din-lume-11731969 Caimbeul January 6, 2015 04:45 PM Only affirmation I see is for how I felt about Pininfarina's work since my first look-in in the mid-1950's.Stodgy.Carrozzeria like Bertone ran circles around him for decades. johanschaller January 6, 2015 10:46 PM @Eideard Granted, Pininfarina's name has been linked to some very ordinary cars, mainly what I'd guess would be commissioned "adaptations" of existing designs. But when given a clean sheet, in my opinion this design house excels. How can you argue with this? http://www.gizmag.com/2010-car-design-of-the-year/18063/picture/131401/ Paul Smith January 7, 2015 12:09 AM One rear drive wheel? Useless in snow. :-) xs400 January 7, 2015 03:09 AM Seems like all the interesting things were tried out long ago - I enjoyed reading the old (black and white) Popular Mechanics (or was it Popular Mechanix?) Martin Leitner January 7, 2015 10:26 AM Better drag coefficient in 1939: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schl%C3%B6rwagen Buzzclick January 7, 2015 10:27 AM The design aspect was far more interesting than the other two cars mentioned above, but one rear driven wheel and another to control direction in front must have been a nightmare to steer.Pininfarina Design has undoubtedly created some of the most breathtaking and influential concepts in automotive history, bar none! Lewis M. Dickens III January 7, 2015 02:28 PM Three wheeled vehicles are inherently unstable.You all should get that by now.And the least rolling resistance vehicle is 8 wheeled with bogied pairs just like a rail car. People involved with rail transportation have known for well over a century that that is the finest configuration. The potato shape was fun but ultimately was not the way to go.. steveraxx January 7, 2015 03:19 PM Would not be a proper Gizmag article without a plethora of negative comments.