Playboy Land Yacht – Futuristic Home On Wheels by Syd Mead
Ever thought of a vehicle that fits well in American dream? Many may strike in your memory, but the one pictured here is an ideal one. Designed by Syd Mead for the Playboy Magazine, it debuted in 1975 and vehicle’s predictions of modern driving technology are surprisingly accurate. Talking of American dream here isn’t without a very good reason as the vehicle’s configurations and go-anywhere and ride everywhere capability definitely associates it with freedom and pursuit of happiness.
Nevertheless, the vehicle is dubbed the Playboy Land Yacht and it combines many of today’s mechanical innovations (even when imagined in 70s) with some space age technology which is only expected to be incorporated into tomorrow’s assembly line homes.
Apart from providing all the amenities that you leave behind when on the go, Playboy Land Yacht is capable of driving itself with the electronic sensors. The brain box of the vehicle, located on the right side, incorporates radar activated sensors for remote controlled cruising, trip lapses with recorded tips on throughway exits, and two zoom-lensed TV cameras to monitor the road far and off.
Also, the brain box can be closed and pivoted to double as cocktail table, and it also features bathroom, food prep unit and an open air skylight with its electronic sun deck. On the other, Yacht’s pointed nose has dual role: it provides the aerodynamic styling and allows for the four lounge seats, up front, to be arranged at 45 degree angle.
In its rear lounge there is a bed measuring 7 feet by six feet, also there is TV and a movie projector, a bar capsule, expandable bathroom wall, and atop there is a sun deck and phones are wired through the cabin. The vehicle is a complete dream machine, less the celebrated brand name of course, which leaves no anomaly with the American dream.
Designer: Syd Mead | Source: Automotto.org