Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

February 13th, 2019, 12:35 pm

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I always loved how the Sibilo didn't have defined windows, an effect that I assume was achieved by moving all of the panels in a clear polycarbonate and then back painting them. A very cool idea. I don't think this was the best color to show that construction concept, but nicely executed otherwise. When I was a kid in high school I had gotten a book on Italian concept cars. It covered Ital Design, Bertone, Pininfarina, Zagato, Ghia, Touring, and a few others. This car was in the book. :-)
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

February 13th, 2019, 3:40 pm

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Since I heard that SSC is finally going through with the Tuatara after 6 years, it reminded me of another American concept car that may go into production sometime in the future. I'm talking about the Saleen S5S Raptor. It's already been 10 years since this car was unveiled, and it doesn't seem like the car coming anywhere closer to production. Although, it made a return in Forza Horizon 4, so there's something but I completely forgot this existed until I got the game. Hopefully Saleen will go through with it in the future.
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Re: Forgotten Concept Cars

February 13th, 2019, 4:14 pm

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Not to forget in Sweden it has been drizzling concept cars too over the years.

They have a particular sense to concept car design - I like the pioneering projector headlights Volvo did, and the 'stuck on' front and back faces, keeping the rest of the body more independent and clean.
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In 1968 they came out with this crazy shooting brake concept. Then in '71 the 1800ESC Viking kammback.
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Saab foresaw an electric future driven by solar panels back in 1985 with the EV1 concept (which was not electric itself).
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In 1991 even Mercedes-Benz built a super sportscar with, as we know from the brand, the most technologically sweet features. For example active suspension and sensors detecting internal G-forces to predict road behavior, adjusting spoilers and airfoils to improve downforce accordingly.

I love how this concept fits completely with the brand, its simplicity and reminiscent of the LeMans race cars. In '91 this was at least 10 years ahead of its time.

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1969 Mercedes C111
The precursor to the C112 above (which is beautiful, BTW)
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The C111 ended up becoming the Isdera. I believe the lead engineer from the project left and made it with their blessing. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isdera
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The C111 and C112 are both very cool, as far as I can tell they never actually produced a C112, which is too bad. The Isdera feels sort of like an early Veyron with the rounded front and sloping tail.
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