23. Bond Bug
As a groovy Kei Car with three wheels from the early ’70s, the Bond Bug was a unique vehicle. It had a strange wheel configuration and the top of the body lifted up to allow access inside. Just above the front wheel, there was a small 700 cc four-cylinder engine. They made it from a light alloy so it produced 29 HP. You may think that 29 HP was not much, but because the Bond Bug weighed around 882 pounds, its performance was impressive.
They designed it to be fun, similar to a go-kart for adults. With its wedge design and swanky ’70s graphics, it soon became quite popular. But it wasn’t stable since it had a single wheel at the front. However, it could provide swift acceleration, which was attractive to most customers. Because of its small dimensions and lightness, it gave an exaggerated feeling of speed. It could make drivers feel like they were traveling much faster than they really were. Since the stability and crash protection was minimal, the Bond Bug was a dangerous car. It stayed in production for four years from 1970 to 1974. They made exactly 2,270 Bond Bugs in total.