tg500

Messerschmitt Tg500 Tiger (1958)

Besides having one of the most complicated names to spell in car blogs, the Tg500 was one of the most interesting cars ever to be raced. It featured one extra wheel compared to its predecessors, so it could have the stability of, well, a car.

With 4 wheels and an eager 500cc 20bhp V2 engine, a transmission powering a rear-wheel (yes you read that correctly), it was capable of giving a hard time to big daddys such as the Morris Minor. Not that it’s a great thing to brag about, but it just did.