All Concept of the week articles – Page 3

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    Concept Car of the Week: Renault Avantime (1999)


    In the history of French car design, Philippe Guédon is a legend. While maybe not as well-known as Patrick Le Quement or Robert Opron, Guédon has been involved in the design of many vehicles from Simca, Matra and of course Renault. He is considered the father of the Renault Espace, a design widely attributed to designer Antonis Volanis but finally shepherded to production by Guédon for Renault in 1984.

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    Chrysler/Simca Shake and Suzuki Go (1970 & ’72)


    Some Holiday Fun from Bertone and Marcello Gandini

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    Lamborghini Bravo (1974)


    For many, the recent crisis of 2008 through to 2012 was the worst downturn for the automotive industry in many years. But the mid-1970s were in many ways just as grim, though many of the players in the industry were stronger then and could weather the economic storm better than in recent crises. For makers of fine cars, however, those were desperate times indeed. But many of the designs of those years, some of the best ever, seem to defy the desperation and might fool one into thinking it was an automotive golden age.

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    Pontiac Phantom (Madam X)


    William ‘Bill’ Mitchell spent his entire 42-year career at General Motors, much of it served under the leadership of the flamboyant Harley Earl, GM’s Vice President of Design for over three decades. Earl appointed Mitchell as Cadillac’s first design chief in 1936. In 1954 he was promoted to Director of Styling, serving directly under Earl. Finally, after Earl retired, Mitchell stepped into Earl’s place and was Vice President of Design from late 1958 until his own retirement in 1977.

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    Cadillac Personal Luxury Car Concepts


    In 1960, General Motors found itself on top of the industrial world. It was the largest corporation with the greatest reach and broadest product line of any corporation in the world. It produced everything from home appliances to cars and trucks, to heavy industrial machinery and military vehicles. True to its name, if it had a motor, General Motors probably produced some version of it.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Pininfarina Jacqueline (1961)


    When John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in 1961, he and his wife Jacqueline were not just state dignitaries, they were celebrities. Their image was one of a young America entering a new era. Jacqueline herself was an instant fashion icon – an American beauty, only 31 years old at the time of her husband’s inauguration. She became famous for pink Chanel suits, pillbox hats and a glamorous lifestyle inherited from her wealthy, old-world family. No other First Lady, before or since, has captured the American and international imagination so completely.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Hillman Zimp [1964]


    The Hillman Imp was manufactured from 1963 to 1976 for the Rootes Group, then later for Chrysler’s European group. It was sold in the lineup of a number of marques – Hillman, Singer, and Sunbeam – and in a number of configurations; coupé, saloon, estate (the Husky), a van and others. It was meant to be a direct competitor to the BMC Mini, and the two cars did fight it out for supremacy in the subcompact/starter car market, at least for a few years.

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    Lamborghini Athon (1980)


    The Bertone spider which helped Lamborghini fly again

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    Concept Car of the Week: Chrysler 70X (1969) and Cordoba Del Oro (1970)


    Defining the “Fuselage” Aesthetic for a New Decade at Chrysler

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    Ford Mustang RSX (1979)


    The rally pony car that might have been

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    Concept Car of the Week: General Motors Bison (1964)


    Exploring a trucking application for gas-turbine technology

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    Concept Car of the Week: Chrysler ecoVoyager (2008)


    Not quite the future of the luxury car, but an interesting experimental monospace

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    Concept Car of the Week: L'Oeuf Electrique (1942)


    The mother of all bubble cars has something to say to us about the car of the future

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    Concept Car of the Week: Bertone Saab Novanta (2002)


    Italian firm's 90th birthday present to itself, via Sweden

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    Concept Car of the Week: Daihatsu X-021 (1991)


    Tiny rival to the Mazda MX-5 that was destined not to be

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    Concept Car of the Week: Suzuki Mobile Terrace (2003)


    The anti-car mobile room that continues to appeal

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    Concept Car of the Week: Mazda MX-81 Aria (1981)


    Marc Deschamp's coupé featuring one of the most unusual steering wheels of all time

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    Concept Car of the Week: Renault Scenic (1991)


    Anne Asensio’s genre-defining new type of family car

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    Concept Car of the Week: Lancia Medusa (1980)


    When was the last time the humble family car paradigm was thoroughly questioned and progress made? Yes we’ve made huge strides in terms of refining and finessing details, but the overall concept hasn’t changed since Giorgetto Giugiaro defined the segment with his 1974 Volkswagen Golf.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Volvo ECC (1992)


    Peter Horbury's vision of a cleaner, more sophisticated future