DESOTO IDEA CAR
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A.E. Kimberly, DeSoto chief engineer, examines idea car, DeSoto Cella I, which introduces some revolutionary styling and engineering principles.
In lower half, cross-section shows arrangement of four high-speed electric motors positioned adjacent to the wheels where they would drive through short universal-jointed shafts to independently suspended shafts, eliminating transmission, differential, drive shaft and rear axle.
An electrochemical principle would power DeSoto Cella I.
Original Caption by Science Service