is a Swiss-German industrial designer known for the rounded, organic forms found in his designs. Colani has been designing since the 1950s, but of particular interest are his recent spectacular
designs that include viciously angled fronts, wind skirts over the tires and circular windscreen wipers. Based on a Mercedes platform, the current version features a 6-cylinder, 4-valve
engine with direct injection, turbocharging, charge air cooling, 12.6L cylinder capacity and engine performance from 381 hp to
I had never heard of Colani before, but after seeing
I realised that I had actually seen one of his creations in person last year. The two photos for this post are ones (see the second after the jump) I took in Vienna in June. Head to
for more photos of his exotic creations.