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Car Talk Deems Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car a Complete Failure

Car Talk Deems Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car a Complete Failure
Car Talk Deems Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car a Complete Failure , via ArchDaily
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Car Talk has written a scathing review on Buckminster Fuller's three-wheeled Dymaxion Car, 81 years after its unveiling. The famed architect and inventor, known best for his geodesic dome, hoped to revolutionize the car industry with a three-wheeled, 20 foot-long, "highly aerodynamic" reinvention of the car.

Despite Bucky's optimism, the "innovative" Dymaxion was a complete failure, says Car Talk author Jamie Lincoln Kitman. "You’ve pushed shopping carts with broken casters that handle better," said Kitman, following a Dymaxion test drive (an experience Norman Foster considered to be "extraordinary"). Read Car Talk's full review, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Car Talk Deems Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car a Complete Failure " 04 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/627063/car-talk-deems-buckminster-fuller-s-dymaxion-car-a-complete-failure/> ISSN 0719-8884

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