We suspect most of you know at least the basic concept of a city car. These ultra-small urban runabouts are most often associated with the Japanese car market in the 1980s, but you can find them in the 1950s with European machines like the BMW Isetta, or even further back with Crosley in post-World War II America. In all instances there are a few common traits, notably an extremely small size with just enough horsepower to flow with traffic, and an inexpensive as-new price tag.
That’s what makes this particular slide show of “what-if” renders so interesting and entertaining. Aksyonov Nikita on Bēhance.net is back with a new set of designs depicting city cars, but the twist is they come from the likes of Porsche, Bentley, Lincoln, and a few others. In other words, these renders depict city cars from automakers that generally epitomize the exact opposite of what these micro machines are all about.
By now, you’re probably thinking about the Aston Martin Cygnet – the rebadged Toyota city car that actually did make it to production, if only for a few years. Should other premium automakers decide to follow suit, here’s what such creations might look like.