We sometimes take for granted how many of us have a simple design for our dashboard. There have been a lot of designs that might make your head scratch and others that seem way too complicated to read things like your speed. The following are the weirdest out of all of them, with box designs, futuristic and electronic themes to catch everyone’s eyes.
1972 Maserati Boomerang concept
There are some who might believe it would be nice if you could have everything you need to control and see – from tracking your speed to turning on your window wipers – within the steering wheel and Maserati made an attempt to provide that with their concept car that was seen at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. It would become fully operational a year later.
By the time it was show in motor shows in Paris, London and Barcelona that it started to be praised not only for its complex dashboard, but also for the fact that with a V8 motor, it looked like it was going very fast while just standing still.
1981 Citroen Xenia concept
The scale model had never advanced beyond the concept model, yet it was meant to be designed as a very futuristic model that provided plenty of lights and button both on and around the steering wheel. The folks at Citroen were hoping to create a new vehicle that had a gearbox that was automated and glass on all four corners of the car so that drivers and passengers could enjoy a more open-air feeling while traveling.