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/