An art car, or more accurately, a mutant vehicle can be anything its designers imagine within the liscencing criteria of the Department of Mutant Vehicles.
Burning Man’s DMV insists that mutant vehicles be radically and safely modified from a discernible street standard vehicle.
There are dragons, pirate ships and mighty zeppelins. Some are massive sound stages capable of dominating everything around them. Others offer an unusual interactive experience for their riders, like giving standing ovations to the creative citizens of Black Rock City. Some vehicles are playa-famous and stunningly ostentatious. Others are simple little furry things that coast along the desert floor.
Whatever the design, these motorized creations capture our imagination.