All Influential concept cars articles – Page 9

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    Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes F200 Imagination (1996)


    The F200 Imagination was designed at Mercedes’ Advanced Design studio in Tokyo, in response to the question ‘does the car of the future still have a steering wheel and foot-operated controls?’

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    Concept Car of the Week: Volvo Tundra (1979)


    In 2013, Volvo unveiled the Concept Coupé – a good reason for Flavien Dachet to take a look back at another Volvo coupé concept from 1979 – the Tundra

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    Concept Car of the Week: Lancia Bertone Sibilo (1978)


    The second half of the ‘70s saw automotive design fall into an era of uninspired and uninspiring economic cars finished with cheap plastic add-ons and stuffed with beige itchy fabrics. Working from the little Bertone studio in Turin, it seems Marcello Gandini didn’t get the memo and carried on drawing futuristic wedgey supercars.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Citroën Karin (1980)


    With the 1980 Paris Motor show approaching and no new model to unveil, Citroën needed something to wow the crowds on its home turf.

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    Design review: Mazda Furai concept


    The Mazda Furai concept was developed at the Mazda North American Operations design studio

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    Design Development: Saab Aero X concept


    ‘The ultimate vision for the brand’. This was the simple brief for the Saab Aero X concept car shown at the Geneva motor show in 2006.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Cadillac Sixteen (2003)


    Many premium brands struggle to keep their heritage of crafts and aesthetics up to date without often falling into obvious retro references. With a rich tradition of innovation, Cadillac tackled this difficult task in 2003 by creating the stunning Sixteen concept.

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    Concept Car of the Week: Ferrari Modulo (1970)


    Considering how radical and visionary the Ferrari Modulo still looks today, it is easy to understand the impact it had on car culture when it was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 45 years ago

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    Concept Car of the Week: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970)


    The Lancia Stratos Zero took the 1970 Turin Motor Show by storm, propelling designer Marcello Gandini into superstardom 

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    Concept Car of the Week: Italdesign Capsula (1982)


    In the mid-1970s, Giugiaro experimented with vehicles that maximised space efficiency; prioritizing interior volume, while reducing the exterior footprint. But this idea of space-efficient modularity was taken to its extreme with the Capsula. Launched at the Turin Motor Show in 1982, the car’s design was inspired by coaches constructed with the chassis, engine and luggage space set separately underneath the cabin.