Chevrolet Astro I Experimental (1967)

If the shape of the Chevrolet Astro I looks futuristic today, imagine its debut as a concept vehicle at the 1967 New York Auto Show. Designed to investigate the “visual potential of automobile aerodynamic characteristics”, Astro I dramatically demonstrated the harmony that could be achieved between aesthetics and aerodynamics.

These design parameters led GM Design to the Corvair platform with its air-cooled, rear-mounted engine and the absence of a space-consuming radiator. The Astro I is fiberglass.

Tagged . Bookmark the permalink.