This Compilation of the Most Fascinating Six-wheeled Cars Will Blow You Away!

Article by Christian A., on May 10, 2016

The easiest way to attract attention is to be as eccentric as possible. We cannot deny that deviating from the norm is the quickest route to get others to notice you. Some will find it amusing while others will raise their eyebrows.

But then again, the whole point is to attract attention and to be noticed. Take for example trying to impress someone with a brand new car. Sure, you’ve got a sleek Mustang but how is it any different from a Mercedes-Benz AMG? In our opinion, no four-wheeler can ever be as eye-catching as a six-wheeler coupe.

There really are such things as six-wheeler coupes, convertibles, pickup trucks and Formula race cars. Bizarre, isn’t it? For some, extra wheels come with additional maintenance expenses but these things also serve a purpose especially when done by amazing engineers. Plus, it can look pretty cool too so we’re pretty sure it’s going to catch anyone’s attention.

Here are eight examples of the most attention-grabbing six-wheeled vehicles we’ve seen.

Covini C6W

The Italian-built Covini C6W is a rare item in our list. It is not as popular as most two-seater coupes but the Covini C6W is a sure-fire head turner because of its three pairs of wheels. Two pairs of wheels are located at the front of the car while the other pair is at the back.

The C6W features a removable roof panel and is made of fiberglass and carbon fiber. It is powered by an Audi-sourced 4.2-liter V8 engine with a six-speed manual transmission that sends 434 horsepower into its rear wheels. The C6W was produced back in 2004 but is still available until today.

Panther 6

If you love extravagance, you would want to feast your eyes on the Panther 6 convertible. There were only two Panther 6 convertibles made from 1977 and 1978 so this makes it a very rare item. It is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 8.2-liter Cadillac V8.

It features a detachable hard top as well as a soft top and also a phone and TV. What makes this car unusual aside from its six wheels? The automatic fire extinguisher installed to it, that is.

Dodge T-Rex Concept Truck

When Dodge felt the need to recreate the first generation Ram pickup truck in 1997, it came across what is now called the T-Rex. It is a six-wheeler pickup truck that is powered by an 8.0-liter Magnum V10 capable of producing 550 horsepower.

However, the T-Rex never got a chance to debut as it never made production even when it gained public approval.

Sbarro Citroen Cruise Crosser

Another weird six-wheeler pickup truck is Citroen’s Cruise Crosser. The hybrid Cruise Crosser is an experimental pickup truck that debuted at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. The one thing that its six wheels were used for was for traction. After the said motor show, the Cruise Crosser was never heard of again.

Flying Huntsman 6x6

An A. Kahn design, the Flying Huntsman 6x6 is basically a six-wheeled Land Rover Defender that is powered by a GM-sourced 6.2-liter LS3 V8 six-speed automatic transmission. It has 430 horsepower but it never really got to production. If it did, it might have cost over $200,000.

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

It appears that six-wheeled pickup trucks may soon be a trend since plenty of them have made it to our list. The most popular of them all is the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6.

Priced at around half-a-million dollars, the 544 horsepower G63 6x6 is capable of any terrain at any given environment. Although production was limited for the G63 6x6, Mercedes did not have any problems with selling every single one.

Pat Clancy Special

Last in our list are two race cars: the Formula 1 Tyrell P34 and the Pat Clancy Special. The Tyrell P34 isn’t the only one of its kind in the F1 arena but it certainly is the most popular of them all.

Instead of a pair of front wheels, it had two pairs of it that helped reduce drag. The Pat Clancy Special on the other hand raced through the Indianapolis 500 in 1948 and finished 12th that year. Sadly, none of these two race cars lived that long.

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