Colani C-Form (1967)
C-Shape 1-5 scale wind-tunnel model
Colani presented an ideal vehicle aerodynamic form with his “C-Form” concept in 1968, a vehicle where the whole body forms an inverted wing. The concept was featured in Stern magazine, and has influenced a generation of student designers with its architecture of four wheel-pods suspending a central cabin form. The 1982 “Le Mans 82” sports coupe and BMW “M2” were studies that while somewhat baroque, defined a unique form language seen years later in vehicles such as the Corvette Indy and Porsche 959.