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1971 NSU Ro-80 by Pininfarina

Less a forecast of future design trends than the NSU Ro-80 itself was this blocky, 1971 special-body exercise by Pininfarina. Based on the NSU Ro-80 (powered by a rotary engine), Pininfarina presented this unique concept car. Paolo Martin designed it.

In 1971 it featured safety features, like shock-absorbing bumpers and extra strengthened doors to prevent injuries caused by side-impacts. Elastic bumpers without chrome give the car a modern look, even 30 years after the car was presented at the Motor Show of Torino, Italy.

The car is now part of the Audi Collection. The dark-colored part of the body is the reflected image of the roofline. The roof can be folded down on the trunk lid.


Images: Concept Car Central;

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