It might seem like it’s all spanners and motors in the automotive industry, but sometimes car engineers and PRs alike like to have a laugh.
April 1 is an opportunity for them to vent some weird and wacky ideas for future models, so we run through some of our favourites of this year below.
Aston Martin Project Sparta
Gaydon has been working on a top-secret monster truck to compete in the 2019 Monster Jam series. Apparently, the development has run alongside the DBX programme.
We’re not sure if the name, Project Sparta, is in reference to comments from Aston’s design boss, which described Rolls-Royce and Bentley as “ancient Greece”. Ouch. Shots fired, etc.
Oh, and Project Sparta will be powered by the same 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12 as the Valkyrie AMR Pro with 1100bhp. Obviously.
Honda CR-V roadster concept
Honda kicked-off this year’s April Fools’ early with the reveal of a new concept car it describes being “completely undriveable”.