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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000 is never be broke any record

~GeGe~ As usual when surfing on the internet, and met uniquely shaped cars from the past, that spontanous made Us feels like to write something. This time we met again with the figure of a unique concept car made by Vignale, an Italian coachbuilder company in 1962 named the Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000 was built on the basis of the Fiat 600D.
1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000 is built based of the Fiat 600D based design prototype with a massive 'fish-bowl' windscreen. (Picture from: Twitter)
If you look at the unique shape which at first glance resembelance a shape like a teardrop or gocia in Italian. Indeed, such vehicle's physical form was very popular to be developed by car makers at the time. Out of a series of aerodynamic studies that have been carried out and implemented in vehicle design, the teardrop design form managed to be the most efficient in terms of airflow.
1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000 sat on display at the Turin Auto Show 1962. (Picture from: Carrozzieri-Italiani)
Some of You might be remembered a similarly shaped vehicle called the Abarth 750 Coupe Goccia previously developed by those coachbuilder company in 1956 which designed by Giovanni Michelotti together with the Abarth 750 mechanics.

And five years later, Vignale made another one-off concept with a very striking distinctive look like the massive 'fish-bowl' windshield and is intended to be a record-breaker vehicle, at the time, the Italian coachbuilder claimed its Cd figure was just 0.25. However, no evidence appears to exist to suggest that any such record attempts were made.
1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000's wraparound windscreen was absolutely enormous, while the glass roof very much similar the current's panoramic sunroofs. (Picture from: Drive-my.com)
Well, Vignale crafted the car in a long, low and relatively wide shape. The car’s wraparound windscreen was absolutely enormous, while the glass roof very much similar the current's panoramic sunroofs. The headlights were faired in behind Plexiglas for smoothness of airflow and the front bumpers were shaped like bullets. At the rear end, the tail was sharply cutoff, Kamm style included a variety of the cooling ducts were provided for the rear-mounted engine.
Inside the cabin of 1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000, there're two futuristic-themed seats with three gauges are mounted into a wooden instrument panel, housed in a binnacle extending forward to the base of the windshield. (Picture from: Drive-my.com)
Just like its previous concept car of 1956, the 1962 Vignale-made Sperimentale 1000 was based on the platform of the Fiat 600D, complete with its suspension and rear-engined layout. While the engine has expanded from 767 cc to 1,000 cc carried out by the Turin-based ZM tuning company.
1962 Vignale Record Sperimentale 1000's wraparound windscreen was absolutely enormous, while the glass roof very much similar the current's panoramic sunroofs. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Then inside its cabin, there are two futuristic-themed seats with three gauges are mounted into a wooden instrument panel, housed in a binnacle extending forward to the base of the windshield. While the chairs are anatomically shaped, with oddly shaped grip handle extensions. Uniquely, only the seat on the passenger side is given a wraparound headrest which is said to be inspired by aircraft, while the spare wheel is stored behind the seats.
And after completed, the one-off concept car was then exhibited for the first time in the 1962 Turin Auto Show. At that time, the Sperimentale 1000 had a conventional wheel arches, had conventional wheel arches, but when it was shown again at Geneva in March 1963, it had been slightly modified with a faired-in wheel covered by all round spats, perhaps as the result of extra aerodynamic experiments. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRIVE-MY.COM | CARROZZIERI-ITALIANI | CARSTYLING.RU | QUIRKYRIDES ]
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