Crazy Car Optical Illusion


Jim Gansle from Canyon Lake, Texas sent me this photo of a vintage car (along with few more visitors that submit illusions regularly). Seems that the photo really went viral, since lately I stumble upon it very often across the web. Enough on the background of this flick, now let me describe the effect. Once you see this photo, you’ll probably need some time before you spot something very strange in it. I was wondering what is so interesting about this car, but after it hit me (no, not the car, luckily the car didn’t hit me), it all became clear. This is what Jim wrote: “In case you haven’t seen this before. I really enjoy your site – got the widget to tell me when a new one is available. What a fun you would have at intersections. You figure it out. I got a headache”. This will be added to our Transportation category, the one I speak so rarely about.

  • Anonymous

    awesom! very comfusin’ though.

  • Dejan1024

    this can’t possibly be real…

  • Anonymous

    That is just HARD!
    It gives my a headake!

  • JusT

    My brain is making too much assumptions, it’s confusing.

    Neat, though.

  • Martyn P

    This didn’t take me long to work out…
    Great, though! I love your site!

  • Anonymous

    i know im not the first post,but any way you were right anonomous this is confusing

  • Gavin


  • Kyle

    so they made a sidewayse car?

  • Anonymous

    Pretty cool :D

  • fanob5

    He’s right. I get a headache too when I look at it long enough!

  • Kostiman

    It’s clearly photoshopped but at first glance you can’t tell, but if you look at it, the middle tire, you can see the fender is pointing towards us and it looks like there is a different fender connected to it. photoshopped

  • Anonymous

    Good Effect. Wonder if it drives.

  • Josh Norman!

    At first I saw nothing wrong, but then I saw the wheels :P

    It didn’t take me no time at all to figure this out though, I’m used to headaches ;]
    You are actually looking at the side of the car, notice that the back wheels are the same orientation as the front.
    What baffles me is how the driver steers… or if they get a sore neck :P

  • Anonymous

    its really not that hard it looks confussing at friest but the car is normal its just the fornt to tires are just set sidways and the front was made wider

    not a very good explination but you get what i mean

  • Anonymous

    exactly my reaction:

    what, i don’t get i– wait. WTFF?!

  • Anonymous

    How cool =]
    it is confusing

  • Anonymous

    So, Does the car drive sideways?

  • Kostiman

    Photoshopped, you can tell by the fender in the middle, it was like mixed in with the photo with another photo. I win

  • Anonymous

    this is random…

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow. That must be hell to drive..

  • Anonymous

    umm so you hit the gas and the car speeds left? lol

  • Anonymous

    lol.. very nice!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand the point in that half wheel, on the middle of the car. It doesn’t seem to make sense with anything else.

  • Anonymous

    Hey! Where did you get a picture of my car?! What’s going on?

  • Anonymous

    look at the wheels

  • Anonymous

    cool but im confused

  • Me

    That is totally… WEIRD!!!

  • Fernando

    this so confusing!!

  • the örjan

    Wow. This was really skillful craftsmenship!
    If it works if will be very difficult to drive because it will go sideways!
    Look at the steeringwheel.

    My guess is that it really works, but is illegal to drive.

  • Anonymous

    lol its cool but weird

  • Anonymous


    “This will be added to our Transportation category, the one I speak so rarely about.”

    Link goes to “transparent” not transportation….

  • Brad

    nice:!) im sure i understand this, but then i read all the comments saying photoshopped rofl like the silly people they are, and then also about headaches and confusion:P yeh its nice and confusing but like one poster said, its just the side of the care ( with windscreen wipers on the side windows :P im sure the seats in side point the right way no?

  • Anonymous

    It’s not real, the tires up front would be face forward, not sideways.

  • Alan

    If you guys would just do some background checking on the validity of the pic, you would find out that it is indeed a REAL car built sideways. just because something looks funny or different doesnt always mean its photoshopped. SHEESH!

  • Victor

    Is this real?

  • jrlaff

    Love that one!

    You surely need a special driving licence to drive that!

  • Anonymous

    you should put a counter for how many knobs try to be smartasses by saying “photoshopped”. i count 3 on this one. have some imagination.

  • Jan

    great car for finding a parking place. :-)

  • Anonymous

    It’s very obviously photoshopped but still kinda cool. I like it!!!

  • Anonymous

    it’s not photoshopped. anonymous no.25 said that was his car.

    P.s none of your explinations make sense

    PP.s this is wierd

    PPP.s this makes my head hurt

    PPPP.s i like doing alot of P.s’s

    PPPPP.s as you can see i like doing a lot of P.s,’s (like I said above)

    PPPPPP.s i forgot what i was going to say now. Oh well

    PPPPPPP.s this is a lot

  • Anonymous

    a crab car!

  • Anonymous


  • talise

    That is so cooll but my head hurts

  • ohandodfswd

    this took me secodns to figure, een though i thought i wouldnt find it for ages!!!!!!!!! SOOOO WEIRD

  • TD w/ T

    Indeed, I am eager to see this car in different angle. It breaks all of my cognition to a sedan. God, please do not do this to my BMW. Amen.

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  • Pixee

    My brain just exploded.

  • Maddie (again)

    First words. “well, thats confusing…”

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  • Kiersten Bruce

    I see it! It looks like the back of the car but the front of the car is on the side! I found it!

  • unknown

    same here
    it took me a while b4 i figured out what’s wrong
    wonder who had the time to make such an interesing model?

  • soulesslemming

    I’d say it’s a custom job chopped & placed sideways on the frame, or a photoshop

  • michelle

    hahah the car looks as though it goes both ways hahah! i live here btw=)

  • somebody

    cool! that would be really fun to drive!

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  • Joshua


  • goblin

    crazy foreign vehicles =P

  • Someone

    Wtf, which way is it xD

  • Yeah no can someone explain it lol cause i think i see it but not really surge

  • :)good

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  • troy sircelj

    the car is atally turned sideways

  • Djoel

    great illusion with a simple work..

  • GenCat

    thats not really…. oh. I see it : l

  • Dedge

    The water from the lake is higher than the ground ;>

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