Dashing Italian architect, designer, and erotic photographer Carlo Molino really dug fast cars, so in the early 50s he got the idea that he wanted to design a racer for the 24 Hours of LeMans. He got together with an engineer and a pharmacist (possibly for chemically enhanced inspiration?) and, by God, he did it! Powered by a Giannini 735cc engine, the Bisiluro didn't finish the '55 race, but looked great even in failure. Now we feel sadly lacking in the dashingness department.

Carlo Mollino [VeloceToday]; racing car 'bisiluro' [DesignBoom]

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