Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Aurora safety car

The Aurora Safety car was a creation of American catholic priest Alfredo Juliano. His design was not graced by the hand of God. Designed with safety for passengers and pedestrians as the only concern, the Aurora’s appearance was an afterthought. And the car has been hailed by many as the ugliest vehicle of all time. Safety features of this hideous creation include; safety belts – rare in 1957, foam filled bumpers mounted on gas shocks, roll over bars built into the perspex dome roof, and a telescopic steering column. The Aurora’s rounded windscreen was intended to eliminate the need for windscreen wipers. (Link)