Hurst Edition Ford Mustang
The first to appear is a modified car, which is from the well-known American modification manufacturer Hurst. Focusing on muscle cars, Hurst designed a grooved gear knob, inspired by the grip of a pistol. When the owner changes gears, he must also be able to experience the excitement of shooting.
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Since there is a name “golf”, the use of golf ball-shaped gear knobs is naturally the most perfect design. This “golf ball” is not only handsome, but the pits on it can also give the driver a better feel.
Fiat Abarth 695 Biposto
This Fiat car focuses on sports, so it uses the gear lever design closest to the racing car. That is to expose the whole shifting mechanism. The shiny aluminum material is matched with the slender gear handle, which is full of combat atmosphere. When you see the whole process of shifting gears, you will definitely be very excited.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
Seeing such an H-shaped gear lever, everyone will think of the joystick on the plane. Pull up the joystick, the plane goes into the air, and pull down the gear, the sports car starts. Such a gear handle is very suitable for a fast car. Of course, its principle is no different from that of a normal gearbox.
Pagani sports cars are full of works of art from top to bottom, and its gear lever is no exception. The exposed springs and connecting rods are not rough, but more reflect the engineer’s exquisite design and Pagani’s perfect workmanship. Of course, on the track it’s best to use the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.
2002 Honda Civic Si
This Honda design saves space and allows more storage in the storage box between the two seats. Moreover, its distance from the driver is much shorter than other models, making it easier to operate when shifting gears.
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR
This Mercedes-Benz sports car has an avant-garde shape and is extremely rare, but the interior is a bit ordinary. The steering wheel and center console are borrowed from other Mercedes-Benz models. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz equipped it with a unique shift mechanism. A small orb is its gear lever, under which hides a six-speed sequential gearbox derived from GT racing.
Although these gear handles with unique shapes may not be substantially different from traditional designs in terms of functionality. But it is these unique ideas that give these cars a different vitality. Imagine that all car brands choose the most practical and convenient design, how boring the world would be? Dear friends, what is your favorite gear design?