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View Poll Results: Czech please!
Sub zero 3 16.67%
Cool 6 33.33%
Uncool 5 27.78%
Seriously uncool 2 11.11%
Meh 2 11.11%
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I can't quite believe I haven't covered this one previously.

The T77 was launched in, wait for it, 1934. NINETEEN THIRTY-FOUR. Incredible.

The car had a 3.4ltr air-cooled V8 in the boot. It had fully independent suspension and used innovative weight saving materials throughout.

80's car buffs will remember the fuss over drag coefficients. The Audi 100 was 0.29 at best, and the R25 0.28. A scale model of the T77a recorded 0.212. OK maybe the real life version was not up to that, but it managed 93mph from 75bhp - in a large, luxury car.

The car has a small frontal cross-sectional area, and a flat floor. Engine in the arse means no tranny tunnel, no exhaust pipes running underneath.



The air-cooled V8 (no heavy rad/water-based cooling system) has a mag-alloy crank case and gearbox case.


NINETEEN THIRY-FOUR.


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Google the Tatra V570.
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I hear what you are saying, I really do:
Advanced technology and design even though it is pre war.

But no.




It looks like a blimp.
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Its predecessor looks like the Ferdinand Porsche design for the Beetle, that followed it...
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looks like a bugger to park!
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Wow! I love wacky designs. It looks like it has come straight from the film set of Flash Gordon. Modern car designers could do worse than draw inspiration from the past.

That's one cool dude of a car.
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It looks like a blimp.
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It was developed by Hans Ledwinka and Paul Jaray, the Zeppelin aerodynamic engineer.
I was gonna say with a V8 up the Jacksy it would probably handle like a bucket of custard but apparently it was OK, although "Ledwinka was not entirely satisfied with the T77's handling, caused by its rather heavy rear."

Not for me ta.
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Wow! I love wacky designs. It looks like it has come straight from the film set of Flash Gordon. Modern car designers could do worse than draw inspiration from the past.

That's one cool dude of a car.
There's always Flash Gordon Murray in Guildford Surrey.
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Its predecessor looks like the Ferdinand Porsche design for the Beetle, that followed it...
It is well known that the Tatra design was stolen.

VW even settled with Tatra after WWII for a large sum of money.
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Aye... they're about a 20-minute ride from my house.
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Cool. Stunning. Advanced. Clever. Different.
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It is well known that the Tatra design was stolen.

VW even settled with Tatra after WWII for a large sum of money.
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1934? Blimey! Most cars back then had barely evolved that far from the horse and cart. For its vision and innovation, that's got to be cool, surely?
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Radical, innovative, incredible looking and sounding. Sub-zero for me.
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That's so odd and quirky it has to be cool
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Not to my liking, looks like a fat whale. Seriously Uncool.
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