17 Of The Strangest Cars Ever Designed

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1953 GM Firebird 1 XP-21
1954 Firebird I front 3qx
Michael Furman

To describe today’s supercars, we fall back on likening the Koenigseggs and Paganis of the world to jet fighters. The 1953 General Motors Firebird I XP-21 was an actual jet fighter, with four wheels, a tail fin, and a bubble cockpit. The turbine engine spun at up to 26,000 rpm to generate a whopping (for the time) 370 horsepower.

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