Concept Car of the Week

Concept Cars of the Week: Mercedes C111 III and IV (1978/9)

Concept Cars of the Week: Mercedes C111 III and IV (1978/9)

On June 12, 1976, at the Nardò test track in southern Italy, Mercedes-Benz set a new speed record with its C111-IID. However, the firm's engineers and d...

05 December 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Phantom Corsair (1938)

Concept Car of the Week: Phantom Corsair (1938)

Created by 24 year-old millionaire Rust Heinz, heir of the Heinz ketchup and canned food empire, the Phantom Corsair was more than just a rich kid's fan...

28 November 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Lancia Stratos Zero (1970)

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

In 1969, Nuccio Bertone wished to expand his portfolio by getting Lancia's attention, luring the company away from its long relationship with Pininfarin...

23 November 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Nissan GT-R (2001)

Concept Car of the Week: Nissan GT-R (2001)

Having first appeared in 1969, the Nissan Skyline GT-R found its iconic three-box silhouette due to the fact it was a high-performance version of a regu...

14 November 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Porsche Panamericana (1989)

Concept Car of the Week: Porsche Panamericana (1989)

While the Targa Florio and Mille Miglia attracted racing legends to Italy, the Carrera Panamericana had the same effect in Mexico. The notorious event b...

07 November 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Renault Laguna (1990)

Concept Car of the Week: Renault Laguna (1990)

Shortly after his appointment as the head of Renault design, Patrick Le Quément presented the first concept car under his leadership, the 1988 Megane. D...

31 October 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Corvette Astro II XP-880 (1968)

Concept Car of the Week: Corvette Astro II XP-880 (1968)

From its early days, the Corvette's success in racing contributed to its fame and popularity. But a fierce competition grew during the sixties with cars...

24 October 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: BMW Nazca (1991)

Concept Car of the Week: BMW Nazca (1991)

Growing up in and around his father's firm Italdesign, Fabrizio Giugiaro developed his own passion for cars and their design. His first project as a des...

17 October 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Ferrari Pinin (1980)

Concept Car of the Week: Ferrari Pinin (1980)

Over the years, Ferrari has slowly built a reputation for the fact that any car that wears the prancing horse badge on its bonnet ought to be a design m...

10 October 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Ford Synergy 2010 (1996)

Concept Car of the Week: Ford Synergy 2010 (1996)

In the early 1990s, the US government instigated the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles research program (PNGV). This brought Ford, GM and Chr...

26 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes T80 (1939)

Concept Car of the Week: Mercedes T80 (1939)

In the decade before World War II, no other carmaker even came close to matching the combined dominance of Mercedes-Benz and recently founded Auto Union...

19 September 2014
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Concept Car of the Week: Ford 021C (1999)

Concept Car of the Week: Ford 021C (1999)

As Australian-born designer Marc Newson this week joined Apple, we can only wish that he brings with him the same smart-yet-playful approach as he did w...

12 September 2014
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