Single-Axle Creations Show Good And Bad Overhangs

Designing a vehicle with an attractive front and a good-looking rear is something automakers have grappled with since the invention of the automobile and to this day, it is still something difficult to deliver.

Now, a French designer has set out to showcase some of the best and worst-looking front and rear overhangs in a creative and ingenious way; by chopping off the overhangs of a vehicle and joining them together over a single axle.

The artist behind the project, Soufyane Benhammouda, reached out to us on Facebook about the project and we must say, it’s one of the most intriguing ways to play around with the design of a car and yields some pretty fascinating results.

The series, dubbed La tête dans le cul, includes vehicles of all sorts and from many different eras. Among our favorites are the angular shape of the Lamborghini Aventador SV, the aggressive Dodge Viper ACR and the almost perfectly symmetrical shape of the Jaguar D-Type.

Check out more of Soufyane’s creations on Facebook and Instagram!

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  • AnklaX

    I don’t know what to say

    • Bo Hanan

      I know. These pictures are kind of cool. And the original Mini Cooper had zero overhang.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Neat. Same guy who’s done the cars with the wheels removed to create “hovercraft?”

  • Where’s the Enzo, that one is the worst, when it comes to front end overhang.

  • Bash

    Wow.. now can we have a single seater Segway?

  • IF I work at a company making vacum cleaners, I would start calling car makers to produce those…

  • Lucas Mattos Azevedo

    I want real models of those things!

  • INTERESTING AND A LITTLE BIT DISTURBING.

  • La tête dans le cul, in french is litterally translated as “head in the a##”. It’s an idiometic expression that describes the hang over or the feeling of sleep deprevation the morning after.
    After looking at the pictures, the idea is quirky but flipping the images surprisingly tells a lot about the design cues, proportions and brand identity.
    Pas mal!

  • Zandit75

    Cool concept.

  • CoolCat

    I know. These pictures are kind of cool. And the original Mini Cooper had zero overhang.

  • Vassilis

    Hehe. Look at the Mini!

  • nellydesign

    The overall length of an overhang is not the single factor in determining whether or not it is good. A car can have a super short front overhang, but virtually no plan view sweep, making the front end look flat. Cars with longer front overhangs (FWD in particular) can be made better looking by increasing plan view sweep and truncating the corners. Compare the front ends of the Subaru Impreza And the Ford Focus. In dead side view, they look identical. But in the rear 3/4 view, the corners of the Ford front end have been shaved so that the overhang still appears to be short. The Subaru doesn’t do this, and therefore looks like it has a longer overhang.

    https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/ford/focus/2013/oem/2013_ford_focus_sedan_titanium_rq_oem_2_1280.jpg

    https://media.ed.edmunds-media.com/subaru/impreza/2013/oem/2013_subaru_impreza_4dr-hatchback_20i-sport-limited-pzev_rq_oem_2_1280.jpg

  • MMNYC18

    These are amazing!

  • I’mCallingYouOut

    lol! I love it!