In the fifteenth Simpsons episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”, Grandpa confesses that Homer has a half-brother, whom Homer immediately tries to track down. He eventually discovers that his brother is Herbert Powell, the head of a car manufacturer. Herb immediately starts to bond with Bart and Lisa, and he invites Homer to design his own car. Homer’s car design turns out to be a disaster, which causes Herb to become bankrupt. The futuristic car has now become a reality, thanks to a few dedicated fans. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Fans probably remember The Homer, a car he designed in season 2 for the average American. It came with three horns, giant cup holders, bubble domes (with restraints and muzzles to keep the kids quiet) and a number of other absurd features. It was so unrealistic and expensive, it caused the fictional Powell Motors to go out of business.
The actual, real-life Porcubimmer Motors ignored Powell’s decline and decided to actually create this car. The car, described in the episode as “powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball,” may or may not be the car of the future.