The V16 Hydra Schmidt Roadster is the kind of bolide that makes kids rather be villains than do-gooders. It was the personal carriage of Johann Schmidt who, as alias Red Skull, was Adolf Hitler's head of weaponry, Captain America's nemesis and one of "the greatest threats to humanity." In his spare time as a member of the Hydra terrorist group, Red Skull had access to alien technology that went into lots of motorized Hydra goodies, but his roadster earned its title of fastest fictitious road car in the world from nothing more exotic than a ginormous airplane engine.

In the "real" world of movies, Red Skull's movie car for Captain America was one of the concepts created by Daniel Simon, a former Volkswagen Group concept car designer who left the nest to make fantastical things. Underneath bodywork cued off of the Mercedes-Benz 540K, Mercedes G4 four-wheel drive and vintage Duesenberg and Bentley design language is a V8 dragster engine from Ford, all settled on a truck chassis and truck wheels.

Our suggestion for a Time Waster of the Day is to check out the rest of Simon's site, where he scoops on more of his work like the light cycles from Tron Legacy, the Lotus LMP2 livery and the Bugatti Veyron Hermès. His tagline is "Style For All Galaxies." Right on. Check out the Schmidt Hydra in the video below.


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      PeterScott
      • 2 Years Ago
      Movie cars were cooler when they actually built physical cars. CGI cars don't do that much for me.
        Doctor Device
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PeterScott
        I love the design, but I agree that it would've been better if they'd actually built it. the prop car just has to look right, it doesn't actually need the engine of a german fighter plane for the movie.
        PheelACCD
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PeterScott
        Like the Tumbler, and that's fairly recent. It is just so cool that they actually drove the Batmobiles on set.
      RSS007
      • 2 Years Ago
      One of the best movie cars ever. I want it.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      BryanGx
      • 2 Years Ago
      How come it has an aircraft altimeter in the dash?
      Mark Fergel
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not bad but I'll take the "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's" Nimo car over this - http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/1B/54399E505CEDF944553ABFFBDBD970.jpg
      John
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to see this built using the katech v16 used in the Cadillac 16 concept