Weird Car Of The Day: 1960 Pininfarina X Sedan

The name Pininfarina has become synonymous with luxurious and stylish Italian sports cars, exemplified by iconic models like the Maserati GranTurismo, Alfa Romeo Spyder, and a prestigious lineup of Ferraris including the 365 GTB/4, Enzo, F40, and Testarossa.

In a departure from convention, the Pininfarina X stands out as one of the weirdest yet remarkably aerodynamic cars ever created. Featuring a unique diamond-shaped arrangement of its four wheels, this compact four-seater marvels with a drag coefficient of 0.23, showcasing Pininfarina’s pioneering expertise in aerodynamics well ahead of contemporary trends.

Deviating from the traditional four-corner wheel layout, Pininfarina ingeniously crafted a cruciform platform. This design incorporates a single steering wheel at the front, a solitary driving wheel at the rear, and two outrigger wheels positioned behind the four doors.

The dart-like shape of the Pininfarina X is further stabilized by prominent fins at the rear. Powering this distinctive vehicle is a modest rear-mounted 1089cc Fiat four-cylinder engine, generating a mere 43 horsepower. Its 4-speed transmission directs power to the single rear tire, showcasing Pininfarina’s commitment to innovation in both design and engineering.

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