Chevrolet Astro III Concept from 1969

Car maker Bill Mitchell designed an amazing 1967 Astro I which made it possible for his designers to go even further when it comes to beauty and low-drag forms in cars. That car was the lowest concept model ever made by GM design, standing at only 3 feet high. It was actually so low that drivers were made to use elevator seats in order to get in and out.

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On the other hand the next concept car, the Astro II, which was made in tandem with GM Research and was made out to be a much more production-practical sports car. One of an extended series of mid-engine concepts created by Mitchell and Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov, with input from Larry Shinoda, it was designed with future Corvettes in mind.

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The Astro III was quite radical even compared to the other two, it was a two-passenger car whose look was inspired by jet airplanes, it even ended up being a tricycle, but in fact, it had four wheels because the front had two wheels placed close to each other. It had a Model 250-C18 gas turbine engine. A power canopy moves forward and upward for entry, and rear vision is provided by a closed-circuit TV with a screen on the center console.

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