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Pininfarina X concept car

Pininfarina X concept car

The Pininfarina X (sometimes referred to as the PFX) was a peculiar concept car which appeared in 1960.

The X's craziest feature was the unusual diamond shape wheel layout. The single front and single rear wheels provided the steering, while the two central wheels provided the power.

This layout, coupled with the aerodynamic bodywork, was was designed to reduce drag and thereby improve both the performance and fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

Powering the Pininfarina X was a Fiat-sourced 1.1 litre, 4-cylinder engine which produced 43 horsepower.

Pininfarina tried, unsuccessfully, to get various manufacturers to put the X into production. The main reason nobody wanted to build the X was that aside from the bizarre layout which would have surely put some people off buying, the X also possessed twitchy and unpredictable handling - which would have put everyone off.

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