Car design at its worst. And best.

Outselling American brands for years, Toyota is ready to deliver the final punch to Ford and General Motors on their own turf. The concept is called A-BAT and it is, by any standard, ugly as hell. But kudos to car designer Ian Cartabiano for understanding that the ultimate American car have to look like a hand gun. So simple – why didn’t anyone think of that before?

Cartabiano says that the A-BAT is inspired by miltary trucks – yeah right. It looks more like a big, chromed 9mm to me. If Toyota decides to put this beast into production, I think it’s gonna sell Alan Mulally’s pants off.

Toyota A-BAT concept car
Toyota A-BAT concept. Made in Japan for the American market.

Desert Eagle

The .357 semi-automatic Desert Eagle. Made in Israel for the American market.

(The A-BAT Found on Top Gear website).

2 Responses to “Car design at its worst. And best.”


  1. 1 Car Blog

    I think the car looks great, and as you say why hasn’t anyone gone down this route before, so simple yet so appealing.

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    This blog was… how do you say it? Relevant!
    ! Finally I have found something that helped me. Many thanks!

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