Human Science Developed The Most Surprised-Looking Car Ever Back In 1922

Automotive technology has come a long, long way since the 1920s, nearly a century ago, but one automotive development from that bygone era has never beens surpassed: the truly surprised-looking car. Lancia pulled it off first, with the perpetually-shocked-looking Lancia Lambda.

Some automotive historians like to point out that the Lambda was also the very first car to use the now nearly-universal unibody construction method, but we all know that pales in comparison to the car’s true achievement, a visage that looks like it’s perpetually horrified.

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Lancia’s engineers and researchers calculated the ideal ratio of headlamp size, position, and the relation to the large, almost perfectly square grille-mouth. The result is a face that looks like it’s just seen two sasquatches fucking.

Let’s enjoy some more shocked Lambdas, shall we?

“WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT?”

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“MOTHER OF GOD WHAT THE HELL AM I SEEING?”

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“....oh my god oh my god oh my god...”

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“AAAHAHHHHHH MAKE HIM STOP MAKE HIM STOP!”

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“EAAAAGH!”

Anyway, you get the idea.

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Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)