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Slideshow: The Wild World of Concept Cars

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jaygeephoto
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Great Concepts
jaygeephoto   10/29/2013 9:16:40 AM
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I especially like the idea of the tri-color tail lights on the Mustang that would depict acceleration and coasting different from braking.  With simple accelerometers one could easily depict deceleration as well.

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Re: and my choice is...
TJ McDermott   10/28/2013 7:38:26 PM
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I'd have a hard time picking between the Atlantic and the GT90.  

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There's always an exception to a rule
TJ McDermott   10/28/2013 7:34:39 PM
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The rule in mind is: "Functional is beautiful".  The BMW Lovos, in combining PV panels as air brakes, breaks that rule.  Nightmare inducing!

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Better left unsaid
TJ McDermott   10/28/2013 7:30:37 PM
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Shall we leave the Honda Fuya-Jo in the better left unsaid category?

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Unoriginal
TJ McDermott   10/28/2013 7:28:01 PM
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Daimler claiming they're jettisoning unnenessary ballast makes thier car look like a dune buggy wannabe, with less character and usefulness.  In the USA, such a vehicle might be usable in SoCal and Florida, but you'd not be able to take it on the beach.

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Re: Concept Cars
TJ McDermott   10/28/2013 7:24:41 PM
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Naperlou, I think Greg's right - they're big wheels.

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naperlou   10/28/2013 6:03:02 PM
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Greg, I thought they were big wheels as well, but I am not so sure.  I think that the big circles around the doors are just for style and the wheels are all the same size.  Perhaps Chuck could check it out.

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Charles Murray   10/28/2013 5:42:48 PM
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Definitely true, tekochip. It's a good thing that most of these vehicles never reached production. On the other hand, I do like the fact that the auto companies give their designers and engineers the freedom to dream up and build these concepts. I can't think of engineers in any other branch of technology that get this kind of opportunity.

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Re: and my choice is...
Charles Murray   10/28/2013 5:39:29 PM
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I, too, would put the Chrysler Atlantic at or near the top of my list, naperlou. It's such a great-looking car, I can't believe they never produced it. Seems like it could have had a life as a small-volume, premium vehicle.

tekochip
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Fashion line up
tekochip   10/28/2013 3:51:22 PM
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Kind of reminds you of the Paris runway fashions...... Some really strange ideas that you will never see on the street.

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