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The another Metrokab Syd Mead designed.

The Yellow Cab that runs around in Los Angeles in the movie “Blade Runner” is “Metrokab”.

Metrokab on CG for “Blade Runner White Dragon Cut 5”

However, the prototype Metrokab designed by Syd Mead is different in the shape from the movie version Metrokab.

The prototype Metrokab designed by Syd Mead

There are three major differences between the Syd Mead’s Metrokab and the movie’s one.

  1. Cockpit shape
    The cockpit of the Sid Mead version Metrokab has a complex shape with the left side cut at an angle. Also, the driver’s flont window is a bigger than the movie version window.
  2. Bumper shape
    The bumpers of the Sid Mead version Metrokab are smoothly joined with the body line.
  3. Size of the side door
    The side door of the Sid Mead version Metrokab is a big one that covers the side of Metorkab.
Syd Mead version Metrokab on CG for “Blade Runner White Dragon Cut 5”
The cockpit has a complex shape with the left side cut at an angle. Also, the side door is a big one that covers the side of Metorkab.
From left: the Sid Mead version Metrokab and the movie version Metrokab
From left: the Sid Mead version Metrokab and the movie version Metrokab

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