These are rather strange concept cars from the 80s of the last century.June 6, 2021
This article shows concept cars from the 80s of the last century that were either ahead of their time or were simply very strange creations of their creators.
The 1980s were a time of change for the automotive industry. This was the time that preceded the relatively calm 90s. The 80s were unique, especially for concept cars, as shown in this video from the Goodwood Road & Racing team.
The French were renowned for their unique design, so the Citroen Karin concept did not come as a surprise at the time. The car was shown at the 1980 Paris Motor Show. The creator of this car, Trevor Fiore, created an unusual pyramid design. Karin raised eyebrows due to its unique seating arrangement. The novelty has received a three-seater layout with a driver in the center.
Of course, Italians can create unique designs too. To date, Bertone has developed most of the concepts.
The Lamborghini Athon was developed with Marc Deschamps of Bertone. The unique Lambo had a 260-horsepower, 2996-cc transverse V8 in a futuristic Spyder body with a lot of digital “gizmos” in the interior. The car was presented at the Turin Motor Show and soon found its way into the private collection of Bertone.
Italdesign has created a car that is difficult for many to understand. 1986’s Italdesign Machimoto answered the question no one bothered to ask: what happens when you put a VW Golf and a motorcycle together. The outlandish salon accommodated nine people.
The minivan went on to become a favorite with buyers, especially in the US, but it was still under development in the 1980s and manufacturers were still experimenting with the concept. Pontiac and Bertone decided to make similar cars. Pontiac came up with the Trans Sport, and Bertone came up with the Genesis. Both concepts had gullwing doors. The Trans Sport also featured a variety of digital items. The front and rear windshields were equipped with a digital display, and the driver received a display on the windshield. The Trans Sport eventually got a production version in the 90s, but didn’t have all of those futuristic digital gizmos – no gullwing doors. The Genesis, on the other hand, had a massive V12 from the Lamborghini Countach. The car was built, but never went into mass production.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that BMW has revealed a secret 2007 ICE concept with a strange style. The German brand, 17 years later, decided to show the world a concept car named ICE.
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