The three-wheeled L'OEuf electrique ("the electric egg") was created by French artist, industrial designer and engineer Paul Arzens. The L'OEuf electrique was conceived for Arzens' personal use as an urban city car in Nazi occupied Paris.
In a response to the shortages and rationing of petrol and other materials, the L'OEuf was a battery powered bubble car made of aluminium and Plexiglas. Most impressively, it was powered by 1,110kg of accumulator batteries, which gave it a range of 60 miles and could reach a top-speed of 37mph. Arguably, the L'OEuf was the precursor to city cars like the electric Smart ForTwo and Volkswagen e-up of today.
The 'Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas' exhibition is currently taking place in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
The exhibition is a celebration of innovative automotive design that brings together 17 concept cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and other manufacturers from Europe and the United States.
The cars shown range in age from the early 1930s to the present day. These are a reflection of design trends born from the contemporary social and political developments of the time that pushed the designers' imagination. In addition to the cars on show, the exhibition features conceptual drawings and scale models to demonstrate the stages of the car design process.
Here we take a look at some of the most visionary designs at the Dream Cars exhibition. In many cases it's amazing how many of the ideas have carried over into production cars of today...