The Coolest Car Concepts Between 1938 And 1970
Car concepts are called most of the times the cars of the future and show a carmaker's vision on their models' evolution. At any popular auto show we have brands that present their newest prototype cars. The car concepts that we will present below are some of the most popular models from the past even if they may not have entered into production, ever.pg" style="width:100%;">
Lancia Stratos Zero
Lancia Stratos Zero
Lancia Stratos Zero is a car designed by Lamborghini Miura and Alfa Romeo Carbo, based on the Lancia Fulvia HF model. It was conceived to be the lowest possible car, with only 83 centimeters tall. The prototype's engine was a V4 unit with a displacement of 1.6 liters and 115 horsepower and was mounted in the middle, in order to keep the center of gravity of the car as low as possible. Even though the car is not the extremely fast, this model has paved the way to a race car edition.
Buick Y-Job is considered to be one of the first car concepts and was made by the General Motors chief design, Harley Earl in 1938. The car embodied a number of innovative technologies for that time. Because of this, specialists in automotive are saying that even now the car is extremely appealing. It has a long and down bodywork and an extended rear. At a time when car shows did not display "concept cars", Harley Earl used the Y-Job dream car as his personal transportation and got lots of attention that way. It was shown to the general public after W.W. II.
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket
The car debuted in 1956 in New York, at General Motors Motorama and attracted all eyes, through its rocket shape and "shark nose". Under the hood, the attractive car had a V8 engine with 275 horsepower. Regarding the bodywork, it was made of fiberglass, weighing just 1134 kg. The upholstery was done in blue and gold leather. The Golden Rocket was revised several times and stayed on the circuit show for several years. The
Oldsmobile Golden Rocket was equipped with numerous features that you find on today's cars.
Unfortunately however the series model did not the same look as the car concept.
Alfa Romeo Bat 7
The BAT 7 was built by Franco Scaglione on the chassis of Alfa Romeo 1900, which had a drag coefficient of 0.19. The car is derived from Berlinetta Aerodinamica Tecnica, or B.A.T. for short, and looks like it came out of the 60s Batman TV show. B.A.T. 7 debuted at the 1954 Turin Motor Show. It was more flamboyant than the 1953 car and achieved an incredibly low Cd of just 0.19.
Chevrolet Corvette Four Rotor
Chevrolet has created a car concept that used two engines with two rotors. On the outside, the car has an attractive design and is known for being one of James Bond's cars. The goal of the stylists was to provide a shape that would meet the Federal bumper height standards and at the same time have excellent aerodynamics. They were successful. The drag coefficient was a very low 0.325.