Unbeknown to most, this 1995 Mercedes-Benz concept is actually rather brilliant.
Introducing the Vario Research Car: a sedan, cabriolet, pickup and wagon all in one, capable of transforming from one to the other in just 15 minutes.
Jack-of-all-trades abilities aside, this car also had a continuous variable transmission, a plastic body reinforced with carbon fiber and drive-by-wire steering and brakes.
Some say that a joystick should belong in an aircraft or in an arcade, personally I still prefer to hold one of those round thinghies with three pedals underneath it and a stick next to it, but when it comes to coolness factor, it gets our vote.
The VRC is like a life-sized lego model, and for that we have to commend Mercedes-Benz.
Too bad they didn’t think about fins, wings, or any other crazy accessories that we had in our playsets.
Which layouts would you have liked to have on your VRC?