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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Row of the unique six-wheeled cars (Part-1)

For those who understand, sedan or pick-up vehicles that apply the six-wheel system may be considered something less comfortable. In other words, two additional wheels mean there will be extra expenses for vehicle maintenance. But, it is different if it is used on vehicles designed for special purposes such as off-road adventure or other competition that requires a lot of traction down.
Land Rover Defender adopted six-wheeled system by Kahn Design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JuPfAn)
This can be seen on the Mercedes Benz G63 6x6 or Land Rover Defender Khan which is a series of examples of the latest products of vehicles that adopt the six-wheel system, but believe it or not it turns out the presence of this six-wheeled car has existed since the past. Are you curious? Let's look at the following reviews:

1. Pat Clancy Special
The first car with a six-wheeled system that will be discussed here is 1948 Pat Clancy Special. Yes, the six-wheeled racing car named after the racing team owner and was special built
to participate in the Indianapolis 500 racing championship.
The Pat Clancy Special of 1948-49 easily qualifies as one of the strangest cars ever to run in the Indianapolis 500. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JuByl8)

In that time, these unique racing car qualified in 20th position and finished twelfth. The chassis was a Kurtis and the engine an Offenhauser.

2. Tyrrell P34
The world's Formula One fans may be not familiar with these Tyrrell P34 racing car. A land jet that appears with unique and different form than other Formula One racing cars species which existed until today. Yes, these Formula One racing car comes with 6 wheels, 2 large wheels in back and 4 small ones on the front.
Tyrrell P34 Formula One racing car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NnajLL)
These unique racing car came for the first time in 1976, and was very competitive in that time, with one win and eight second places.
Original schematic of Tyrrell P34 racing car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NnajLL)
And the idea behind the design of racing car with the six-wheeled system is the claim that these design is able to reduce the obstacles compared to it using two wheels in front of the same size as the rear wheels, but in fact these model doesn't develop well further for a long time periods.

3. Panther 6
The Panther 6 is an extravagant six-wheeled convertible was produced by Panther Westwinds in 1977 and only two cars were ever made, both of which still exist until today. The six wheel configuration was possibly inspired by the Tyrrell P34. The layout was one pair of rear wheels with 265/50 VR16 tyres and two pairs of  front steering wheels with 205/40 VR13 tyres.
1977 Panther 6 made by Panter Westwinds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Lq8cpY)
The specification included a traditional convertible soft-top, electronic digital instruments, air conditioning, an automatic engine bay fire extinguisher system, electric seats and windows, a door mounted telephone and dashboard mounted 3" television. And it powered by a mid-mounted 8.2 ltr Cadillac V8 engine with twin turbo chargers.

4. Covini C6W
And the next car on the list of unique vehicles with six-wheeled system, ie Covini C6W, a unique two-seater coupe made by an Italian automotive manufacturer that equipped with a roof panel that can be opened and closed. Overall, the exterior design of the C6W is built by combining the fiberglass and carbon fiber materials.
2009 Covini C6W Spider. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uGmBqP)
This unique car began on production line in 2004 and it still can be purchased to this day. This unique car with sporting looks able to run by utilizing the power of an Audi V8 4,200 cc engine combined with 6 speed manual transmission system and its maximum power of 434 hp power channeled to the rear wheels.

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