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Monday, July 18, 2016

Supercar concepts which should been produced (Part-1)

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) 
Sometimes, they simply disappear. Here are the first part of ten supercar concepts that the public loved, then watched as these potential supercars went nowhere and We thought that they should been produced a long time ago.

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)
The engine is all Ford, and is two modular 4.6 liter V8s with some cylinders lopped off and laser welded back together. It generated so much heat, the car has Space shuttle-like ceramic heat shields. That’s awesome, and it actually ran. The GT90 could have been the spiritual successor to the Lamborghini Countach, but sadly Ford built only one.

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)
The mid-engine and all-wheel drive make for excellent handling, but this concept has practicality too, as it seats four adults. While the looks are like a dated and low-budget Audi R8, the interior still appear high tech. Unfortunately, 2001 was the beginning of Honda’s slide into bland land, and the Dualnote never materialized.

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)
One of the most interesting aspects of the Cien is the 750 horsepower 7.5liter V12. While production of the Cien was never announced, it was always a possibility, as GM had intended to produce the V-12 for the Escalade. Cadillac really got the public’s hopes up in 2005 by featuring the car in the sci-fi action film The Island.

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)
A 7-speed dual clutch transfers power to the rear wheels. The interior is properly luxurious, with a combination of leather, carbon fiber, and exposed metal. Chrysler fed the production rumors, but 2004 was towards the end of the Daimler years, so it was likely never more than a concept from the start.

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)
Speculation said it would be based on a tuned Gallardo engine, and borrow the Bugatti Veyron’s 7-speed DSG, resulting in performance that could match the Enzo, for less cash. While it never hit the streets, the new Miura does make the case for a clean and elegant Lamborghini. (Jump to next Part.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ZERO TO 60 TIMES]
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