6 of 6
BACKNEXT
Karsan -- Um, not so fast
Karsan -- Um, not so fast
Karan's purpose-built taxi concept had a rear facing seat that folded out of the way for wheelchair access. "Universal access" was one of the city's requirements for this competition.

Unfortunately, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pointed to Karsan's last-minute proposal to put a factory in Brooklyn as proof of how ill-prepared the Turkish carmaker was to do business in the Big Apple. The mayor joked he couldn't even get a school built in Brooklyn in that time, let alone a whole new factory.



NEXT
Last updated May 03 2011: 5:24 PM ET
More Galleries
Star Trek technology that we use today With the death of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Star Trek's Spock, we remember his character's legacy: The technology we use every day. More
Zombie brands with a second life Where you can still get an Ionic Breeze air freshener. The Sharper Image and five other bankrupt brands still walk among the living, sort of. More
4 trends popping up in high-end kitchens Here's what luxury homeowners are adding to their kitchens. More

Special Offer