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10 Bizarre Steering Wheels That Are Both Bonkers And Brilliant

Every so often - both on production and concept cars - manufacturers go a bit mad and try to reinvent the humble steering wheel

Remind me later

1. Lancia Orca

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This Lancia concept had a steering wheel that looked like it had been in some sort of ‘The Fly’ style teleportation accident with an early mobile phone.

2. Spyker Spyder

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Because airbags are just a bit too boring.

3. Aston Martin Lagonda

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With a futuristic digital dash (which had a habit of breaking), the thoroughly quirky Lagonda needed an equally off-the-wall steering wheel to match.

4. Maserati Boomerang

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The Italian company’s wedge-shaped concept of the 70s was a striking thing both inside and out, as evidenced by this mad interior. Unsurpringly the idea of stuffing an entire instrument binacle within a steering wheel didn’t really catch on.

5. Honda EV-STER

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This Honda concept from a couple of years ago doesn’t really have a steering wheel at all. Instead, the car uses a pair of joystick-like devices. Because future.

6. Mazda MX-03

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Want to act like a jet fighter pilot without leaving the ground? The Mazda MX-03 concept is for you.

7. Subaru XT

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One of Subaru’s less well-remembered cars - the XT coupe - is notable for having a mad L-shaped steering wheel.

8. Citroen Karin

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Citroen’s Karin concept goes one step further than the Lancia Orca mentioned earlier by having an actual phone in the middle of the steering wheel. And just look at that shape!

9. Citroen DS

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Citroen’s obsession with quirky steering wheels often extended beyond concepts, as you can see from this 1970s DS.

10. Ford 'Wrist-Twist' steering prototype

Who wants a single steering wheel when you can have two?