Nine weird in-car seating arrangements
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Nine weird in-car seating arrangements

There are a few different ways of transporting humans via the medium of CAR

  • Toyota iQ

    As well as two front seats and two rears, there's an additional baby's chair astern. Which makes the cubic sub-three-meter IQ even more preposterous. In a good way.

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  • Range Rover Rapport Excelsior

    Designed for the tired huntsman, the Range Rover Rapport Excelsior has an electro-hydraulically operated rear bench that elevates passengers through the open roof. You simply spot something alive, press a button, shoot its face off then retreat into the Rangie without leaving your seat.

  • McLaren F1

    Like several Matras before it, the McLaren F1 wore an intriguing three-abreast front seat layout, giving the driver superb visibility. Probably saved a few quid on building left-hand drivers, too.

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  • Felber Autoroller T 400

    This features a small child-sized seat behind the driver on the left and a conventional passenger seat diagonally behind to the right. Needless to say, the Autoroller wasn't a volume seller.

  • Toyota i-Real

    This thing's actually just a weird seat. The three-wheeled, all-electric i-Real is Toyota's answer to nothing much at all. It leans back when you engage high-speed mode, though. Which sounds exciting.

  • Messerschmitt Kabinenroller

    For the ultimate road going airplane experience, there's this. Firstly, an actual plane manufacturer built them, secondly the driver's seat is directly in front of the passenger's. Perfect for dogfighting on the A3.

  • Peugeot EX1

    Remember this? It's the supercar-beating electric car concept from Peugeot. And instead of having a set of normal seats, they're incorporated into the door. Which is a bit odd.

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  • Slingshot Dragster

    For added LETHAL, early drag racers fitted their seats over the top of the differential between the rear tyres. Which meant that when they suffered the inevitable engine explosion, most of the detritus would head straight for their face.

  • Tumbler Batmobile

    OK, so this isn't technically real. But it did feature in the pleasantly noire Batman Begins and The Dark Knight films. What's unusual about it? Not so much the seating, more the adjustable angle of attack - the chair tilts forward till you're lying down when you engage the big thrustery things.

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