Supercar concepts offered by the automotive manufacturers the chance to build excitement for the future of the brand. Sometimes that excitement is realized with amazing performance and an automotive legend, while other times the excitement is watered down a bit and blended into existing production vehicles.
|(Pictured: Muska concept by Igor Krasnov.) Supercar concepts offered by the automotive manufacturers the chance to build excitement for the future of the brand. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMu86)|
1. FORD GT90 CONCEPT
The 1995 Ford GT90 was immediately familiar to supercar fans, and also something entirely new. The GT90 showed obvious heritage to the GT40 from three decades prior, while also debuting Ford’s “New Edge” design language for the next decade. The concept was built in just six months from a Jaguar XJ220-ish base.
|Ford GT90 Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMqO0)|
2. HONDA DUALNOTE CONCEPT
Honda teases us with a lot of sports car concepts, but almost never makes a supercar to a show. Enter the 2001 Dualnote. Back when Honda was fun, they debuted this early Tesla Model S competitor at the Tokyo Auto Show. The Dualnote is a hybrid with a mid-mounted gas V6 and three electric motors combining to make 400 horsepower and an impressive 50 miles per gallon.
|Honda Dualnote Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMqO0)|
3. CADILLAC CIEN CONCEPT
The 2002 Cien concept was designed to highlight and celebrate Cadillac turning 100. The straight lines and geometry were an evolution of the design language of the time, and it looks badass yet unmistakably Cadillac. Swap to the CT6 grille design on this land-based stealth fighter.
|Cadillac Cien Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMqO0)|
4. CHRYSLER ME412 CONCEPT
It’s odd to think that a manufacturer as old as Chrysler waited until 2004 to attempt a supercar. Still, their ME412 (“em-ee-four-twelve”) is quite the first effort. The 6.0 liter V12 has four turbos and 850 horsepower.
|Chrysler ME412 Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMqO0)|
5. LAMBORGHINI MIURA CONCEPT
Low, curvy, and gorgeous, the Miura was a Lambo before their designers found rulers and scissor doors. The 2006 Lamborghini Miura Concept featured similar design heritage, with 40 years of technological progress. This concept seemed to point to production, as it was designed by renowned chief Lamborghini stylist, Walter De Silva.
|Lamborghini Miura Concept. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1cMqO0)|
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