10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

• 10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

If the BTR-terrain vehicle or 6 wheels - it is, in principle, normally, for an ordinary road, or, say, a sports car, this arrangement seems exotic. Let's look at ten unusual "shestikolosnikov" and we shall understand the reasons for their occurrence.

Panther 6 (1977). Exotic convertible built by the British company Panther Westwinds. It planned to small-scale production, but they got only two orders, and, therefore, exactly two "sixes" were built, black and white. 8 powerful 2-liter Cadillac theoretically had to disperse the car to enormous speeds (increased number of wheels contributed to a better cornering grip), but in practice a maximum speed of 6 Panther never checked.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Tyrrell P34 (1976). Shestikolosny most famous car in the world, only to start the race car, "Formula 1" of such arrangements. He was presented in 1974, he began racing in 1976 and won one Grand Prix (GP Sweden). The main problem of the machine were the pit stops and the high cost of tires - tire company was forced to produce a limited edition exclusively for Tyrrell.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Covini C6W (2004). About this car we recently wrote an article about. Designer Ferruccio Covina conceived it in 1970, but failed to realize until the early 2000s. Superpenalties commercially available, equipped with a powerful 4, 2-liter engine Audi and accelerated to 300 km / h.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Nautilus Car (2003). 6, 7-meter kabrilet, built specifically for the film "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." The car is not fake - it was made on the chassis Land Rover, it has a V-shaped 8-cylinder engine and moves under its own power. Machine rich and spectacularly decorated, and has only one drawback - a very low landing at great length. Because of this Nautilus practically can not overcome the terrain irregularities. Paired front axle in this case operate purely aesthetic function.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

FAB 1 (2004). One more "cinematic" machine built specifically for the remake of the film "Thunderbirds" (we wrote about this car, too). The basis was the 11th generation Ford Thunderbird. It is interesting that at the time of the registration number of the car FAB 1 was privately owned, and the filmmakers had to make some effort to obtain it.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup 6x6 (2015). Finally, the machine where the six wheels are primarily off-road qualities. The car is built by Kahn Design tuning and offered for sale on special order for 125 000 pounds sterling.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Reeves Sextoauto (1912). In 1911, inventor Milton Reeves founded his car company and released a bizarre 8-wheel (!) Car Reeves Octoauto. A year later appeared shestikolosnaya version of luxury. The cost was $ 4500 (at that time - very expensive), and the order was not. Reeves was forced to go to another business.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Pat Clancy Special (1948). This attempt to race in America. The car is built specifically for the race, "500 miles of Indianapolis" engineer and the pilot Pat Clancy. Basically, the car was typical for "Indie" at that time, plus, of course, two additional wheels. Clancy believed to improve with their help the stability of the car on an oval. Pat Clancy Special finish the race, but in the middle pelatona, an extra pair of wheels did not become a trump card up his sleeve.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Sbarro Function Car (1978). Huge limousine, designed and built by the Swiss designer Franco Sbarro based on the Cadillac Eldorado. The machine weighed three tons and is a practical luxury house on wheels. Limousine ordered the then owner of the watch company TAG Heuer, a Saudi businessman Joseph Ajaj. It was planned to make a few copies, but the car Ajaj remained single.

10 amazing cars shestikolosnyh

Williams FW08B (1982). Last shestikolosny car, "Formula 1". Activity of the test machine, plus twin rear axles have been calculated on a standard rubber, that is, FW08B had a chance to get out on track and succeed at it. But in 1983 FIA amended the Rules allowed only 4-wheel race cars, and the program was 6-kolosnika is minimized.