If automobile engineers are as creative as they appear to be based off of the production cars their employers offer to all of us every year, then they must love getting the assignment of creating a concept car. It gives them a chance to let their imaginations run away with them.
Still, there are some practical aspects to the creation and showcasing of concept cars. First, it allows car manufacturers to experiment with shapes and second, it permits them to test out new technologies that may some day appear on production cars. In fact, many production cars started out as concepts.
Here are list of amazing concept cars that were introduced in the 1980s and ‘90s.
1980 Citroen Karin
Introduced at the 1980 Paris Auto Show, the Citroen Karin appeared to be a pyramid on wheels. Featuring front-wheel drive, DS-like hydro pneumatic suspension and powered by a 4-cylinder engine, the Karin had a roof that was the size of an A3 sheet of paper due to the pyramid shape.
The designers appeared to be concerned with the driver’s ability to control features of the car because it offered quick access to many of the car’s functions. The car was always meant to be a concept; there were no plans to graduate it to a production model. In fact, the talk is that they wanted something to showcase at the Paris show, but didn’t have any new production models.