Fun, and production feasibility, characterise the 2014 concept-car crop
With one noted exception from an unexpected source, this year’s crop of concept cars at NAIAS in Detroit was very much rooted in near-future reality. Automakers wheeled out a wealth of “concepts” that were thinly disguised previews of confirmed future products, or that could quickly and easily achieve production reality if the reaction was positive.
But if provocative out-of-the-box “imagineering” was conspicuously absent, that doesn’t mean the reality was boring. In a refreshing break from the usual earnest, responsible diet of green and (increasingly) autonomous vehicles, most of Detroit’s 2014 concepts were cars (not utilities) – and above all, cars with a mission to put the fun back into driving. Here are the ones that caught our attention.
The Italian sports car company finally returns with the Alfa Romeo 4C. There's no question that this curvy mid-engined two-seater means business. We ta... More The Italian sports car company finally returns with the Alfa Romeo 4C. There's no question that this curvy mid-engined two-seater means business. We take a look at the Alfa Romeo at the 2014 NY Auto Show.
Date 14-04-18, Duration 1:43, Views 19772
Date 14-04-18 1:43
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