Alfa Romeo New York Taxi
|Alfa Romeo New York Taxi|
Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) invitation to the showing of the Alfa Romeo New York Taxi
The concept was designed under guidelines from the Museum of Modern Art to produce a cleaner, more efficient taxi. It featured a wheelbase of 158 in (4,000 mm) and could seat five. It also featured a flat floor, space to store wheelchairs, storage under the seats, and sliding doors on both sides, being one of the first cars to have them. It is based on the front-wheel drive running gear of the Alfa Romeo F12 van, including a 1.3L petrol engine and independent suspension front and rear.
Some of the design principles explored with the New York Taxi were expanded upon with the Lancia Megagamma, a less boxy, more streamlined prototype that gave form to the modern multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).
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