Vellum Venom Vignette From Here to Eternity | Motor Junkies

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Here to Eternity


Dear Sajeev,

Are there any of concept cars which, not representative of the vehicles in the manufacturer’s lineup, actually become of a reality five or ten years the line? More specifically, can you some images of concept that actually look the cars we have on the road ( Isuzu VehiCROSS and similarly instances to be omitted, I suppose ).

Sajeev answers:

Fantastic But 5 or 10 years down the line?  a bit of a stretch, as most concept (made by companies that are in to market something profitable) a future that’s a bit more available.  Now there are plenty of firms that make dream cars, mostly of the variety.  Hence the Giorgio Love above.

Well, at in the past: 1970s Italdesign, Pininfarina, Bertone, etc foretold of a with wedgy angles for all of But more palatable futures?  more like 5-6 years max the major automakers. That’s far doable.

And since I am of a certain age, my cars will reflect it. start with my favorite: the Aurora. When the production came out, I was shocked to see the specialist let me on the table to sit in it.  not a concept car ?

Here it is back in known as the Oldsmobile Tube Horrible name, absolutely machine.

But oh my damn son . the production had all the same lines and looked as radical.  What a lovely one that I truly miss as terrible resale value and Northstar V8s seal their in the scrapyard.

The Nissan Juke is pretty insane.  But then

The reality is just as bizarre.  And I it, even if I don’t know I actually be seen in it.  But for another installment of Vellum

The Lamborghini Portofino concept when owned by Chrysler in IIRC) was definitely a Dodge in the making. The cab-forward greenhouse, the and especially the rear end styling. add the Dodge Viper’s nose

Whoa momma! The LH cars absolutely fantastic designs. aside from the crude and glassjaw transaxles.  But still, a wonderful family sedan we will never see again!

The Chrysler LHX concept quickly into…

The similarly insane, generation, Chrysler LHS. I didn’t appreciate this until the Bentley-Truck Chrysler 300 it (and the Chrysler Concorde whence it came), they a well styled piece.  you lived in a state that a front license plate. 

The Mercedes F200 concept had the S-class schnoz, and the body of the

Yep. Dat hardtop roofline. Who thought Mercedes would back insane pillarless to the roof?  Impressive…just don’t own one of the warranty period: combined the usual Mercedes component of this era (and the obligatory Bowl stadium joke), the hydraulic suspension will put you in the house. But it might be worth it.

And since you mentioned the VehiCROSS: who this…

…to actually make

And the 1986 Pontiac Trans concept was pretty far out there.

If the production model was even That dustbuster nose better in an accident, but the original’s was a bit more conventional and appealing for eyeballs…even if your insurance begs to differ.

Supposedly the Lexus SC concept car started off as filled balloons in Toyota’s design studio.  They apparently squeezing and forming stuff until this car came to mind.

Well At least the production car came out awesome.

How many times you now wish that designers had and plaster at their disposal,

On to the cars that got me interested in the biz: the 1981 Ford III. The other Probes (up to V) were far more radical, but the III a radical change in mainstream for Europe. It ushered advanced and cutting edge aerospace to people on a Toyota Camry

Yup, that’s the 1982 Sierra: the salesman’s spaceship.  The not to be confused with Lexus’ filled balloons.  While I the wedge-nose Sierra looked radical (with the Ghia end) than the round-nose III, I have my bias: my 1983 Sierra Ghia in en route to my garage.

While not as historically relevant as the Sierra/Probe, the Contour concept was just While you see a lot of 2006 Honda in the nose, plenty of Prius in the there’s something else on here.

That’s right: the nightmare Ford Taurus nobody liked.  Except me, I it was a brilliantly executed design. Far too for its time? Yes, but it will age Especially as a (timing gear V8 powered Taurus SHO with the Contour concept paint and wheels.  It’s still a even if you hate it.

And just to make us all feel about the MKZ, here’s the Lincoln MKX: The Marque X of And what happened one single later?

BAM SON: the 1993 Mark VIII.  Even the directional wheels kinda production.  That Continental-kitted with full length light? Yup.  The coke profile, buttery smooth and some insane V8 motor 4 cams and 32 valves hidden concept car plastics that power the SVT Mustang Cobra in years?  Indeed. Even the X interior logically made into the Mark VIII.

they never made a VIII droptop from the but the disappearing door Mark was proof that this car was more than just a face. Don’t believe me?

my (unverifiable) personal proof: to the press preview night at the Houston Auto Show. A that inspired a somewhat General Motors Deathwatch. I up in my 1995 Mark VIII: HID lights blasting and that V8 monster rumbling through headers. The guard at the gate did I’d never expect.

Let’s go back to that in 2007:

Guard: There you go. that’s a nice car!

Me: (driving off)

Guard: wait, wait…WAAAAIT!

Me: (stopped)

Guard: Remember you gotta from the back!

Me: But the show is up front!

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