Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

August 14th, 2018, 6:07 am

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ralphzoontjens wrote:The '91 Renault Scenic was the father of modern SUV/MPV family cars and its design language with low belt line and large DLO definitely points to an electric future! It is the ancestor of the current Scenic and in philosophy also of the Citroen Cactus which we see everywhere at the moment.

I remember seeing the firsts Citroen Xsara Picasso near the 2000 and It was like seeing a spaceship to me. Really different shapes and lines to what I was used to see back in the day..
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

September 8th, 2018, 8:55 am

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The 1989 Isuzu 4200r which is notable for having 350hp ... and a fax machine 🤣

It is interesting that they had a nav system in this concept at this time.
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

September 9th, 2018, 4:04 pm

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Very bulby for my taste, but it has some good lines.
The Citroen Xsara Picasso is still very popular and somehow this old futuristic design language still lasts.
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September 13th, 2018, 12:15 pm

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1985 Nissan CUE-X Concept
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September 13th, 2018, 2:28 pm

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a shot of the interior
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September 14th, 2018, 12:13 pm

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Since that new Volvo autonomous truck popped up yesterday on the internet, I can't help but think of the Steinwinter Supercargo as inspiration.

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It was actually built, and did run. Was later used in that kickass 80s series Highwayman, too. Read about it here:
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September 14th, 2018, 2:02 pm

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that thing is awesome!

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September 19th, 2018, 12:36 pm

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2000 Renault Koleos concept
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October 15th, 2018, 10:05 am

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1969 Bertone BMW 2800 concept
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October 18th, 2018, 4:28 pm

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The Chrysler Cordoba de Oro was a concept car unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in 1970. Designed by Elwood Engel, Chrysler’s design chief from 1961 to 1974, the future-forward vehicle had a cantilevered roof, no A-pillars (the vertical supports in the window area connecting the roof to the car body), and experimental, grille-shaped headlights. The wedge design became popular with auto designers in the late 1960s, and would eventually make it to the high-end market in the 1980s with the DeLorean DMC-12, the Lotus Esprit, and the Lamborghini Countach. The cantilevered roof and absent A-pillars hark back to 1956’s Chrysler Norseman, designed by Virgil Exner, Engel’s predecessor at Chrysler. (The Norseman was built in Italy and never made it to the U.S. While slated to appear at Chrysler’s 1957 auto show, the single model was shipped on the SS Andrea Doria, which sunk off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, on July 26, 1956.)

Engel is remembered mostly for his work on Chrysler’s turbine cars and his muscle car designs, the latter of which include the 1968 Dodge Charger (his 1966 Charger prototype bears some resemblance to the Cordoba de Oro), the 1970 Dodge Challenger, and the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda.
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October 22nd, 2018, 8:38 am

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Would love to see a modern-day take on that with properly sized rims. Would probably fit right in today...
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October 22nd, 2018, 10:17 am

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Chris, totally agree, the surfacing is quite contemporary.

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October 22nd, 2018, 1:05 pm

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Car design doesn't need to be complex, shows the Brubaker box - it has a simplicity that would make it work for today as well if done right.
Plus easy to build from Lego bricks.
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October 22nd, 2018, 1:44 pm

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That thing is awesome! I want one.
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

October 27th, 2018, 10:41 am

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With all the fun over the McLaren Speedtail that debuted this week, I thought I'd post a similar shape from 1987 that is maybe a bit more simple and elegant.... and from Oldsmobile...
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