• Sep 16, 2009

Peugeot BB1 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

You know what the problem with Smart cars is? Not tough enough! Regardless, meet the Peugeot BB1. Yes, it is the logical result of a one night stand between a Subaru SVX and a Peel 50. What are we talking about? We don't even know what we're looking at. Feel free to read a rational account of the Peugeot BB1 at your leisure.

OK fine -- our editor is forcing us to tell you some facts about the BB1. Four wheels for sure. And the weirdly curved glass is all tilted forward before eventually morphing into solar panels on the roof. You steer it with moto-style handle bars. No word if you can opt for a set of ape-hangers, but why on earth not? Engine? Hey – it's a concept, you don't need no stinking engine. Uh.. oh! There are tiny rear-hinged doors with even tinier roll-down windows. So now you know what happens if you allow French automotive weirdness to go unchecked.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks strange but I think it looks good too! great looking driving position. the interior is a bit weird, but obviously it is a concept. I really dig it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Love it!
      • 5 Years Ago
      reminds me of an enclosed version of those french three wheel scootcars you'll find at various touristy locations.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd drive it. I enjoy funky designs, and this reminds me of that old hot rod era type desgins blended with modern micro car size.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The French excel at many things. Designing cool looking cars, however, is not one of them.

      Before people go citing Bugatti as an evidence to the contrary, I don't really consider Bugatti to be a French car company. It was founded by an Italian man in what was a district of Germany at the time. Later the brand was revived by Volkswagen. Merely being headquartered in France doesn't make it French IMHO.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like those gay guys love it though!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still think this car is cool.
      • 5 Years Ago
      French Car Companies: Making the ugliest vehicles on the road since always.
        • 5 Years Ago
        now that's exactly what i think about every american build car, accept for '57 bel air and 300c, viper, design wise.
        i wouldn't take anyone even if i would get it free with a brick of butter sold in the supermarket.

        i'm not a explicit fan of french cars, but i inherit a french car, a renault 21 12v.
        good chairs, very good engines, sticks very wel on the road, i drove that car each and every day over 100+ m/h(before the extreme 12 points on the driving license system) and most of the time the goal was to take a certain corners on the highway @ highest speed possible.

        the car got even better when i added a oil cooler from a lancia.

        the interiors in Citroen are totaly amazing, one of the best interiors i ever have seen was on the Citroen CX25, this was future back in the old days(more thna 25 years ago).
        confortable and super spacy.
        (none of the cars build in the U.S. have met this quality interior found on this car, even today).

        the XM was very cool, a car the tail lights where practicaly invissible.

        the 205 GTI / MI16 was a killer car with nice rims,absolute deadly for unexperienced drivers.
        (less than 1700 pounds and 140/160hp).

        a loaded 605 3.0 is ....... a wanna have vihicle.

        ever seen the Picasso in real life?
        damm, if i would have need for a minivan, this would be it, no doubt.
        fabouless design.
        (as a german car fan, i mostly don't look after french cars, but the picasso has very cool female curves.)

        the exterior on the 5 door C4 is very cool.

        the Renault Avantime, is very very very very cool, it's mpv coupe, with no B-pilars.
        http://wikicars.org/en/Renault_Avantime
        Engine 3.0litre V6, 24-valve
        Power 140 mph (225.3 km/h) 210.00 hp
        witch american mpv can achieve that speed?
        when i saw this car for the first time, i was stunned.
        guaranteed it makes you jaw DROP and automaticly add to wishlist.

        the best suspention system ever invented build by Citroen.
        what speed bump?

        their design is just 'avantgarde'.
        it's said, that people who drive french cars are also very up to date on the latest clothing fashion.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously... wtf?
      • 5 Years Ago
      it looks like a demented golf cart
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love this thing. Its like an English Bulldog, or a Boston Terrier. Its not pretty but its got a ton of character.

      But I can't help but to see the dangerously Gallic love of frogs in its face, too.
        • 5 Years Ago
        OMG - It looks like a toad!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks like an embryonic FJ Cruiser!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like it wants to transform.
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