A Glimpse Into The Future; Historical Concept Cars From Our Past

Alfa Romeo BAT Series

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This series of sleek concepts was the result of a partnership between Alfa Romeo and Carrozzeria Bertone. The goal was to create vehicles with as low a drag coefficient as possible. Using advances from the aerospace industry, these futuristic concepts, unveiled in order from 1953 through ‘55, could reach top speeds of 125 miles per hour from their little four-cylinder engines. The cabin was an enclosed, bubble-domed cockpit and the fins on the rear curled inward to reduce drag. To date, production vehicles have yet to match the ridiculously slick 0.19 drag coefficient of the BAT 7.

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