Colani Sea-Ranger, 1979. One of the more amazing of Colani’s creations, the one-off, amphibious Sea-Ranger was based on the Mercedes Unimog and built by Thyssen. Personally I think more vehicles could do with a fisherman’s perch. The bottom pic shows Colani’s original model for the Sea-Ranger upon which the full-size version was based



Mazda Le Mans Prototype, 1983, by Colani. Next weekend is the Le Mans 24 hour race so I thought I’d reflect on some of Colani’s wonderful Le Man’s prototypes. In 1982 Luigi Colani had moved to Tokyo and accepted a position as a professor there. This resulted in a collaboration with Mazda for whom he proposed this radical Le Man’s car powered by a four-rotor Wankel engine producing 950hp and capable of 235mph. Of course it never raced