Concepts From Future Past: Porsche Tapiro

Traveling to auto shows, we get to see a whole lot of cool and unusual concept cars. They may serve as inspiration for production vehicles, but the majority of them never go into production themselves. Once such concept was the Porsche Tapiro. More: Italdesign h/t: 95octane his gull-winged car was built for the 1970 Turin Motor Show, and shared some core elements with the Porsche 914/6.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/09/concepts-from-future-past-porsche-tapiro/

Concepts From Future Past: 1986 Italdesign Machimoto

It was presented at Turin Motor Show in 1986 and immediately public and critics are divided: or you accept it for its character like intelligent provocation, or you can only analyze its defects, considering it a museum utopia. h/t: 95octane, italdesign Created on Golf platform and mechanics, Machimoto finds its personality form mid 80’s world economy, characterized by petroleum low cost...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/08/concepts-from-future-past-1986-italdesign-machimoto/

The Lotus Etna Could Have Been The McLaren F1 Of The 1980s

If you believe the Lotus Esprit was not a true supercar, you’re about to be mad at Lotus because they came close to doing a true one back in the 1980s. Had they built it, it’s a good chance it could have been considered the first true British supercar, a kind of McLaren F1 or Jaguar XJ220 a decade early. The car in question is the Italdesign Lotus Etna concept from 1984.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/01/the-lotus-etna-could-have-been-the-mclaren-f1-of-the-1980s/