If you no longer wish to simply “blend in” with the crowd, these unusual cars will be just for you. Each of these offer something a little different than usual and can often make good conversation pieces, as well as turn the heads of onlookers.
They may not be for everyone, but we think they each have a character of their own. Some are actually pretty awesome.
You may have never even heard of some of these, which is unfortunate as these gems deserve recognition for going against the grain and daring to be different. Here are some strange and odd cars that you need to be aware of if you’re not already.
Aston Martin Cygnet
The Cygnet is the smallest Aston Martin ever made…and the slowest.
However, who wouldn’t want a super luxurious city car like this? If you’ve got the money, this exquisite little hatchback makes a tiny car as classy as can be.
They took the Toyota iQ and made it their own with a ultra-lavish interior. Aston alloys, a high quality paint finish and a couple of Aston Martin badges to be precise. The interior is no different. High quality leather and paint finish is the same level of glossy perfection as Aston Martin’s more expensive cars, such as the DB11.
They’re incredibly rare and are guaranteed to turn heads. Unlike the rest of the Aston Martin range, the Cygnet has a low carbon footprint and boasts great fuel economy, perfect for those looking for a city car that stands out.
If you don’t already know what this is, you should.
This all-electric two seater is basically a speedy oversized mobility scooter with a roof.
The 0-60 mph time is non existent as the top speed is around 50 mph, which can be a bit awkward on the motorway. However, this little EV can be fully charged in 3 hours from a normal household plug connection costing around £1!.
It also features scissor doors (just like a Lamborghini) and a second seat behind the driver. A double seat belt also adds to that sports car feeling. The turning circle is tiny, the suspension is “sporty” and it feels very zippy as you whizz around town. However, it does cost £7,000 and even with windows which are detachable, it’s not at all rain proof.
Even though it’s an expensive toy, it is a world of fun and a constant conversation piece at every gathering. There’s not much that compares to darting around town in what feels like a supercharged go kart.
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If you’ve seen Doug DeMuro’s video about this car, you’ll already understand.
For outdoorsy-type people who often find themselves going camping, this car will fit your lifestyle like a glove. The greatest thing about this car is that it is also capable of being a fully functional tent. Featuring a tent that fits to the back of the car and an airbed, you’ll never have to leave your car again!
Imagine sitting round the campfire but instead of on the hard floor of your tent, your feet are dangling out of the back of the grand Pontiac Aztek.
It also features a center storage box that can be detached and used as a cooler. A boot that seems to have an endless amount of compartments, an overhead sunglasses compartment and that’s not even the half of it. On top of all that, it’s famous from Breaking Bad which gives it extra “cool points” from us!
Although, you’ll probably have to import it over from the US…
Citroen C4 Cactus
Most people have seen these out on the road and thought that it looked weird, but you probably didn’t know about the other weird things it has.
Firstly, the glaringly obvious plastic panels that are dotted about the car are called “Airbumps” and are indeed full of air. Kind of like bubble wrap for the car to protect against damages from door dinks and bumper kisses.
Other weird things about this motor include the digital dashboard and the lack of a rev counter. Add to this the passenger airbag being in the ceiling, the glove box opening upwards above the dashboard, the double headlights and the rear windows popping open on a hinge.
However, if all of that sounds awful to you, just remember that the start at about £15,000 and the 1.6 diesel can do about 90 miles per gallon.
Not only is this a great classic car, it’s a great classic boat as well!
Known as the most (and probably only) successful boat-car, the Amphicar is a 50s style amphibious car for those looking to take to the water, as well as the road.
Around 3,900 models were produced and were not just used as leisure cars. Some were used by the Berlin police and some Amphicars are still being used today as rides at Disney. Although this isn’t the only amphibious vehicle to be made, it could well be the only one to use the front wheels as rudders. Comparing this to other boat/car hybrids, the Amphicar is probably the best and least ridiculous looking of them all.
On top of that, with it being made way back in the 60s, this car is now worth around £60,000-£70,000 and the value of it appears to be continuing to increase.
What weird car do you think everyone needs to know about? If you like weird cars you might like our article on weirdest car optional extras.