Thirty-Five years ago HervĂ© Poulain and Alexander Calder started a movement. Together they created the first BMW art car, blending artistic excellence with what they considered a symbol of perfection. That car participated in the Le Mans 24-hour race in 1975 and set into motion a tradition that is stronger than ever today.

But BMW isn't the only player in the art car world anymore. Not even close. Tens of manufacturers, individuals, and even dealership owners have recruited artists to create something special and unique to draw attention for one reason or another. We poked around and found some of our favorites, including a McLaren F1, an invisible car, and a ferocious Scion iQ. These are 25 Amazingly Creative Art Cars

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