• Mar 3, 2010
Sbarro Autobau Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Some of us were just barely mastering our Big Wheels back in the 1970s, but we imagine most of the concepts at those Salon de Geneves all looked hairy and wild. You know what we're talking about. Star Trek meets George Barris design language, lower than your waist, nonsensical ingress/egress mechanisms, $5 afterthought interiors and colors pulled from the center of only the finest quaalude trips. Kinda like SEMA cars actually, but with European sensibility and sophistication.

Meet the Sbarro Autobau, a concept car we know almost nothing about but really enjoy looking at. Yes, it's totally non-conventional (hey, it's a Sbarro), and according to the Francais-only marketing material the Autobao is a tribute to Swiss racing stud Fredy Lienhard. It's also (supposedly) packin' 12-cylinders, 500 horses and weighs about 3,200 pounds. What a concept.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Made by Sbarro's eh? I wonder it comes with alifetime supply of free pizza...
        • 4 Years Ago
        this post and these comments are making me hungry.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tiger meets Lamborghini Countach!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like a Pininfarina PF Modulo with gegaws stuck on.

        FAIL.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "and according to the Francais-only marketing material the Autobao.."

        Autobao...isn't that Chinese dimsum. ;p
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like Satan's electric razor.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1
        For sure.
        Can't believe this isn't for a movie.
      • 4 Years Ago
      AHHHH my eyes, my EYES!!!

      What a blight on the fair city of Geneva. That monstrosity should be dropped in the shredder, all antivirus programs should push out an update deleting the image from every form of digital media it has ever corrupted, all photos of it should be burned, all blueprints and design studdies placed in a rocket and launched into the sun. The designer should never be allowed within a hundred meters of a drafting board or CAD workstation.
      • 4 Years Ago
      George Barris? More like Chuck Barris if you ask me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If the front overhang wasn't quite so long I'd say this was a good looking car. unfortunately it's just a bit too weird for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The designers of this concept started with a perfectly good block of clay and then they ruined it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that is so awful that i think the picture just gave me cancer
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow - that is some front overhang. You'd bottom out the car at least 4' ahead before you'd ever be able to drive over it with the front wheels. That'll be a beast to ever try to get into a driveway or over a speed bump or out of the dealer lot or entering a parking garage. They should had sticker and put on steering wheel drive on flat surfaces only.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's really two Kayaks fused together, with wheels painted on and the top covered.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it looks like an angry vacuum cleaner :
      • 4 Years Ago
      Concept Fail.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a Bricklin on steroids...I guess if you can afford floor space...you can show anything...
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