BMW Columbus (Italdesign) (1992)
The beginning of the 1990s was the heyday of single-volume cars. Giugiaro is at the forefront of the trend with the introduction of the luxury minivan. In fact, Columbus, named in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, is more than just a van. Appearance at the junction of Luigi Colani’s crazy experiments and vehicles from fantastic blockbusters is only half of the song.
The other was a carbon-fiber body, a 5-liter V12 from BMW that developed 300 horsepower, an all-wheel drive transmission with four steering wheels. Well, the two-deck layout of the cabin – where without it. The driver sat on a real throne, located above the engine in the center of the cabin. On the sides are especially close people, for example, a flight engineer and a stewardess. VIP guests share four luxurious seats in the rear cabin. At their service is a TV and … a VHS!