A museum is set to launch an exhibit of some of the sleekest and most futuristic cars ever devised.
17 concept cars from the 1930s to the 21st century and includes not just a Porsche and a Ferrari.
The exhibit takes place at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in Georgia, USA, and also stars the rocket-shaped Generals Motors Firebird I, the eye-catching Ferrari Pininfarina and the mouth-watering BMW Gina.
The exhibit opens May 22 and lasts until September 7. Museum director Michael Shapiro said: ‘Our previous exhibition was tremendously successful in bringing new audiences to the museum.
1. Sleek: One of the exhibits at the High Museum of Art will be this 1936 Stout Scarab
2. Smooth lines: Designers in 1947 came up with this curvy number by Timbs
3. The ultimate driving machine: BMW is known for its easy-on-the-eye designs, but surpassed themselves with the space-age Gina
4. Wheel-y special: The Ford Speedster turned plenty of heads when it was designed in 1932 – and is still doing so to this day
5. Clunky: The 1948 Tasco featured some rather imposing week covers
6. Lightning fast: The Chrysler Thunderbolt, which the car manufacturer first showcased in 1941
7. Aerodynamic: Bugatti is known today for its thunderous Veyron, but has been producing stunning designs for a while, as this 1935 Aerolithe shows
8. Plane speaking: The idea behind the 1951 GM Le Sabre was to showcase how jet-fighter aesthetics could be incorporated into a car
9. Brown-ian motion: The Lancia Stratos Zero, made in 1970, was as sleek as they come, though it’s not entirely clear how you’d climb inside
10. It went like a rocket: It’s not difficult to work out what the inspiration for the 1954 Firebird I was
11. Rapid: The 1934 Voisin C-25 Aerodyne could reach a fairly brisk 80mph, which was very fast for the day
12. How low can you go? The 1970 Ferrari Pininfarina 512 S kept its nose to the ground
13. Lightweight: The 1956 Buick Centurion had a fibreglass body and a bubbledome roof
14. Streamlined: The 1955 Ghia Gilda features striking tailfins and an air-slicing design
15. Eggs-cellent: 1942’s L’oeuf Electrique – which means ‘electric egg’ – weighted just 60kg and could zip along at 37mph with two people on board
16. Imposing: Porsche’s 2010 Spyder which boasts side exhausts reminiscent of yesteryear’s racing cars
17. Air we go: The 1959 Cadillac Cyclone boasted a radar crash avoidance system and front-facing exhaust pipes – and looks a bit like an early Batcar