The car to be was explained in the film script as the fastest road car of its time. Not due to aerodynamics but incredible power – a supercharged, 16 cylinder engine.
This key sketch illustrates the long wheelbase, lifted chassis, twin rear wheels, modern integrated rear fenders, and sloped rear deck. Over the course of the further design development, more automotive elements from the 1940′s era were introduced – such as long sideboards, exposed exhaust pipes and straighter cross sections – to give the car a believable and classic 40′s look as opposed to the originally intended utility look.
© 2009 MARVEL STUDIOS / Lead Vehicle Design: Daniel Simonwww.danielsimon.com