This is a first-generation Lexus GS300, only better in many ways. For starters, it’s called the Landau. No relation to the vinyl roof on your Cadillac (or Camry.)
The Oldsmobile Aerotech high-speed test vehicle remains one of the coolest cars to come from America. Read more about it right here. RIP Olds.
I recently went to the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg, only to find a car called Philip there. If you think it looks just like a 1951 Kaiser, you’re not alone. In fact, that’s why it never made it to America.
Yes, it really is that short.
The difference between the first real crossover and most of what followed is that the AMC Eagle was awesome. But so was the Citroën Xantia Break Buffalo 4x4.
I'll start this concept car story off with a question: Do you consider the Lotus Esprit to be a supercar? Applying the supercar label is always a contentious process. We could literally sit here all weekend long fighting over what is and isn't a supercar, and why.
When I think of truly great concept car designs, my mind immediately goes to sports cars. But the concept car universe is a wide one, and although it's rarer, pickup truck concepts can push the envelope too. The best example of this might be this amazing Dodge concept from 1967.
If we're going to talk about concept cars, the Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero is kind of a basic bitch, pumpkin spice latte choice. Everyone knows it and everyone loves it. I don't even care. It's amazing and I love staring at it.
Kat's on vacation and I'm running the show today, so that means your Saturday will be full of bizarre and wonderful concept cars. Let's get warmed up with that time Ford thought about doing a mid-engined Mustang.
Hey, remember that time Isuzu made a mid-engined sports car concept with a 350-horsepower V8, suspension tuning by Lotus, seating for two adults and two kids, AND a fax machine? No? Well, they did. And we're gonna talk about it.
Back in the late 1980s, Oldsmobile tried to shake off their geriatric image with the "Not your father's Oldsmobile" ad campaign. It did not work. But around the same time, they put out a futuristic concept car that looked like an Olds your great-grandkids would drive someday.
Lamborghini is most known for their ridiculous mid-engined supercars, but people forget that they've dabbled in all sorts of genres over the decades. The first Lambos were front-engined GTs; there was the famous Hummer-esque LM002; and then there was this.
In 1972, environmentalists predicted that cars would become obsolete in the 21st century simply due to the lack of raw materials to build and fuel them. A year later, Porsche's engineers replied with the Forschungsprojekt Langzeit Auto, or FLA for short.
What do you think people in the early 1980s imagined when they pictured the Car of the Future? Did they fly, making highways obsolete? Did they look like spaceships? Maybe to some, but the government of Germany had their eyes on a far more realistic and ultimately correct goal: fuel economy.
Spurred on by an idea that came from an American automotive journalist, Mazda spent the better part of the 1980s trying to cook up the perfect revival of the classic British roadster, the MX-5 Miata. But that road had a few interesting detours along the way.
Lincoln had a big, fancy, upscale lounge-looking display at the Detroit Auto Show this week that screamed "We're not a dead brand yet!" but their lineup says "We could use some fresh ideas!" Why not go with one of the weirdest cars ever to wear a Lincoln badge?
The 1980s are not remembered as a high point for General Motors. Their vehicles from that decade were mostly sad machines that lagged behind European and Japanese rivals and reeked of questionable quality. But even then, the General could put out some innovative and unique ideas from time to time.