Most of us, thanks to years of muscle memory, still pound our hands squarely into the center of the steering wheel when we need to use the horn, urgently. I just like to think of the possible outcomes of that action in this car, the Lancia Orca.

I do sort of love the Orca’s novel dash and it’s re-thinking of the usual gauges and controls. The Orca was a 1982 concept, and was quite prescient in its general design, though a lot less so in the interior.


So, what might happen with a quick punch to the center of that steering wheel? My prediction: excitement. A/C and heat on full blast, wipers and lights on, hazard lights flashing, windshield washers spraying, trunk lid popping open. A freaking party, right there in the street.

That’s a much better way to get attention than some stupid old horn, anyway.

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