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Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 6th, 2018, 10:08 am
by yo
Someone I know on twitter started a series of posts of forgotten concept cars that I thought was fun, so I thought I would try importing it here.

Kicking it off with this, the 2001 Audi Steppenwolf.

Imagine if the Q3 had looked like this.

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 6th, 2018, 12:05 pm
by SHIELDS
Great idea! This concept wasn't about style (it was a Saab 9000), but interesting anyway.

There have been a handful of concept cars that deviated from the steering wheel, and this is one of the more recent attempts (excluding autonomy). The '92 Saab Prometheus- a joystick-based drive-by-wire car.

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Top Gear even had it on the show for a moment.
https://youtu.be/jemRabq74WA

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 6th, 2018, 3:29 pm
by sonofscrotum

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 9th, 2018, 2:30 am
by holtag

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 9th, 2018, 6:25 am
by Rodrigo
Man that Audi seems like a drug bulked TT

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 9th, 2018, 3:45 pm
by Rodrigo
I think I found the spark for that Audi
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 9th, 2018, 4:54 pm
by yo
1983 ItalDesign Gabbiano... whenI was 13 I read an article about Giorgetto Giugiaro and I would dream about being his long lost nephew and getting to work at ItalDesign or something :-)

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 10th, 2018, 10:02 am
by yo
CITROËN GS CAMARGUE CONCEPT (1972)

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: July 13th, 2018, 12:34 pm
by yo
keeping it French for this Friday the 13th. 1980 Citroen Karin

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 8th, 2018, 11:33 am
by yo
Italdesign Asgard

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 8th, 2018, 4:20 pm
by AndyMc
I wonder if it would have driven like a boat. I've never quite understood high performance family vans.

I just looked this one up and saw the Aztec as well...that is pretty cool!

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 10th, 2018, 3:32 am
by ralphzoontjens
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.

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 10th, 2018, 3:44 am
by ralphzoontjens
When we think of Italian Design houses it is Bertone, Pininfarina, Italdesign, Giugaro. Who remembers Ghia? Next to the old '55 Lincoln Futura Batmobile and '79 Ford Probe I, they were also responsible for these which is what you get when Italians create muscle cars on an American chassis.

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 10th, 2018, 8:12 am
by yo
I saw that 1953 Cadillac a couple of years ago at the Art Center Classic. It still looks amazing. I always loved the smaller houses like Ghia, Zagato, and Touring as well.

That Scenic is really clean. As I get older I’m drawn more and more to things that look simple but have complex surfaces.

Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

Posted: August 13th, 2018, 7:18 pm
by yo
a little walk through concept car memory lane: