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Monday, October 22, 2018

Row of unique 1990s American concept cars (Part-2)

American cars have a long and rich tradition both in the United States and around the world. This proves that it is true that the United States could be said to be the motorized vehicles paradise. Not only famous for the American muscle cars, they are also famous for the classic cars.
Most unique concept car of the decade, 1999 Buick Cielo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2J9ayZZ)
Not to forget from their automotive industry also produced a lot of concept cars that were made in accordance with the demands of the times and also participated to enrich the automotive world to this day.

If you ask why that was chosen in the 1990s, because in that time span many unique concept cars were born from the American automotive industry. 

Here are the second row of 8 unique concept cars made in America in the 1990s:

5. 1996 Lincoln Sentinel
In 1996 came the Sentinel, a startling expression of Ford’s edge design ethos: a high waistline, wonderfully sculpted lighting, ultra-clean, flat shapes and elegant proportions.

It was a huge car, but felt right, and was even made into a runner on a lengthened Jaguar platform relies on the 6.0-liter V12 engine that Ford also put into another concept of the era, the IndiGo, an idea for a street-legal Indy-style racer.
1996 Lincoln Sentinel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CwdLkR)
The Lincoln Sentinel, a new full-size, four-door, rear-wheel-drive luxury concept car that blends classic Lincoln styling themes with the Ford-inspired 'New Edge' approach to automotive design made its world debut at the 1996 North American International Auto Show. *** [Sources: http://bit.ly/2CwdLkR]

6. 1997 Chrysler Phaeton
A company can use its heritage to catapult itself to a higher level. Chrysler’s Hemi is a current example. Their 1997 Phaeton is another. With a charge led by product guys Bob Lutz and designer Tom Gale, Chrysler showed a series of stunning concepts in the 1990s, beginning with the original Viper.
1997 Chrysler Pheaton. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2J8Mkz3)
Just as that Viper personified power, the Phaeton simply oozed classic elegance. Inspiration came from the 1940-41 Newport Phaeton, a limited-production classic of which Chrysler built only five. The two-cabin body rides on a whopping 132-inch wheelbase, about what you’d find under a crew cab, long-bed pickup. Wheels measure 22-inches in diameter. A proper V-12 resides under the long tapered hood, a product of melding two then-current Chrysler 2.7-liter V-6 engines. *** [Sources: http://bit.ly/2OIednB]

7. 1998 Chrysler Chronos
Chrysler achieved a whole new level in ‘contemporizing a classic form' in the design of the Chrysler Chronos concept vehicle. Debuted in 1998, the Chrysler Chronos concept is an incredibly dramatic sight to behold with deep resemblance to the 1950's Virgil Exner-era vehicles.
1998 Chrysler Chronos. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2R0Koeo)
The Chronos was powered by a powerful 6.0 liter V10 engine with normal aspiration and around 350 horsepower. The engine was mated with a single-long-arm modified Viper front and rear suspension, a high-strength steel chassis and a unibody structure. This combination created a highly balance, though spunky driving experience for the rear-wheel drive concept. *** [Sources: http://bit.ly/2R3sVC8]

8. 1999 Buick Cielo
Cielo is the Spanish word for sky, and this was Buick’s concept for a four-door convertible, with the lateral roof rails providing not only structural stability but also enhanced security and safety. The convertible roof comprised three hard panels that powered back and hid themselves in the car’s trunk.

Cielo’s styling draws from Buick’s design heritage with a strong vertical grille reminiscent of the Y-Job, fully functional portholes that recall the famous VentiPorts that first appeared on 1949 models, and the “sweepspear” bright metal body trim of the late ’40s and ’50s.
1999 Buick Cielo. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2J9ayZZ)
The concept car is powered by a 240-horsepower supercharged 3800 Series II V-6 with electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is operated by a push-button control. *** [Sources: http://bit.ly/2PgPXZ2]

Well, that's the second row of unique 1990s American concept cars, but rarely seen or known to the public. (Back to Part-1.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE CLASSIC CARS JOURNAL]
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