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another famously close one is of course the TT.

The top images are of the original concept car from 1995 (crazy that it was so long ago)

The others are my actual car which started production in 1998 (this one is a 2001).
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another famously close one was the original Dodge Viper
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yo wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 1:06 pm
There are a couple of these in my neighborhood and they look good on the road.
Agreed. As someone who hates the generic look of small and medium-sized SUVs these days, for my money the XC40 is far and away the best looking in its class. I'd put the Land Rover Evoque in at a close second, though it's tough to get over how impossibly small and impractical the interior is on that thing.
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In my mind it actually shows how inept they can sometimes be at the design process by producing a final product that is infinitely less inspiring than its sketch (in this case a physical sketch.)
Exactly, the definition of a concept is something that can be conceived; it already needs to meet various requirements. The Volvo is a great example, the gross majority of concept cars is better called an experimental car, research car or art car. So innocent people do not have to hope for cars like Renault Dezir to ever hit the road.
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Smart is also very good with the unrealistic teaser cars:
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Then on the road we got this:
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another famously close one was the original Dodge Viper
I think the best part about the original Viper was they were able to get away with the fact that they could skip adding the roof and windows in production by just telling owners "Drive it when it's sunny, or strap this thing on"

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I had a very "large" friend in college who bought a Viper. Watching him get in the car and then try to snap the soft top closed was like watching someone fold themselves up into a suit case.
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No mention of the Aztek yet? Too obvious?

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I remember seeing the concept in 1999 at the Chicago auto show. As an 19 year old kid wanting to be outdoors, it was pretty sweet. However, that same year Nissan showed off the Xterra, and that was that.
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No mention of the Aztek yet? Too obvious?
Too obvious 😂GM forecast of 75,000 cars sold a year. Required 30,000 to break even. Total sales from 2001-2007 of only 119,692 cars.
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Also, the concept still wasn’t good looking! :-)
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The problem with the Aztek was when they decided on a minivan platform.
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Aztek was always ugly. Concept too.

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Oh man those Viper shots bring back sweet memories.. so many hours spent behind the keyboard of a Viper in the Need For Speed 1. The graphics were never gonna get better than this.
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The front end on the Crossfire changed a lot from concept to production.
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I think it's kind of obvious what the miss with the PT Cruiser was.
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