Posted by Ben on 02 27th, 2012
Steampunk has been a significant subculture for years. It’s no wonder, there’s nowadays a growing fan base. Since the 1980s (when steampunk came into prominence as a sub-genre of science fiction, speculative fiction, and alternate history), it has involved a setting where steam power is used. Well, hardcore steampunk fans take that extra step to build their own steam powered…anything! Indeed, apart from steam cars, there are steam bikes, steam rocket ships, etc. I’ve got to admit that steampunk passionate souls turn vehicles into pieces of art. I mean those huge wheels and authentic steampunk designs bring you right back to the Victorian era. It should be mentioned that steampunk cars incorporate elements of both the antique Victorian era and the science fiction (or fantasy instead). There are often met steampunk car designs that will make you rub your eyes to see if it’s real. Yeah…some folks take pics of a normal car and turn it into a stunning steampunk car. Sure, true fans of steampunk cars can easily identify the real steampunk machine due to various gadgets and accessories used. What about you? Can you detect those endless mods made to cars presented below? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!
For starters, check out Mercedes-Benz F-CELL Roadster unveiled by Daimler. Since even Mercedes is into steampunk, this vehicle is another proof of growing obsession about steampunk cars. The F-CELL Roadster is equipped with a 1.2 kW hybrid drive-one what results in reaching a top speed of 15 mph.
The retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro below is only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’ Vernon. It is also known as Steampunk Kamaro.
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