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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 3:04am - #66910 

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Mitsubishi releases Eclipse concept-E

a very unrealistic concept if you ask me. doubt it will ever make it into the market.

which brings up the question: why waste $$ on useless concepts? love japanese imports, but they do make a lot of very weird concept cars...

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 3:05am - #66911 

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hardly a pic, but...
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LinkTallica Dec 9, 3:06am - #66912 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
a very unrealistic concept if you ask me. doubt it will ever make it into the market.

which brings up the question: why waste $$ on useless concepts? love japanese imports, but they do make a lot of very weird concept cars...

eclipse concept-e news

your right sbout that y waste the mulla
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Donegan Dec 9, 3:48am - #66913 

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I don't even consider them as an Japanese import. They're pretty much Americanized Japanese wanna-be imports.

They suck over in Japan and you rarely see them on the streets. Same goes with the GTO (3000GT). The only Mitsubishi running is pretty much the Evolutions.
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Street Prototype Dec 9, 3:49am - #66914 

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the concept is nice, i like it grin

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sappemall99 Dec 9, 4:09am - #66915 

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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
the concept is nice, i like it grin

looks pretty sick to me, will prolly cost way too much bread though thumbsdown

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ilovemyGT Dec 9, 4:12am - #66916 
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does anyone else think that looks like a celica? confused

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Snake03GT Dec 9, 4:15am - #66917 
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well thats what i thought at first, but most people think the celica looks like the eclipse generation before the current one.

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Street Prototype Dec 9, 4:15am - #66918 

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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
does anyone else think that looks like a celica? confused


almost like the body of Bugatti Veyron spineyes

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EuRoBoYGT Dec 9, 4:18am - #66919 

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i don't really like it wtf

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chameleon Dec 9, 4:39am - #66920 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
which brings up the question: why waste $$ on useless concepts? love japanese imports, but they do make a lot of very weird concept cars...


IMO, the willingness of the Japanese to explore all these weird concepts is what makes them so great. You get a lot of crazy stuff out of concepts. Some are complete duds but some are the beginnings of good ideas.

These weird concepts are what give the Japanese auto makers momentum for their designs which results in "progress". I guess what I am trying to say is that if it weren't for all these strange concept vehicles, Japanese companies might find themselves retro styling their vehicals 25 years from now in a desperate attempt to revitalize their line up, which is exactly what all the domestic companies are currently trying to do. smile
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 5:16am - #66921 

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Originally Posted by chameleon

Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd

which brings up the question: why waste $$ on useless concepts? love japanese imports, but they do make a lot of very weird concept cars...


IMO, the willingness of the Japanese to explore all these weird concepts is what makes them so great. You get a lot of crazy stuff out of concepts. Some are complete duds but some are the beginnings of good ideas.

These weird concepts are what give the Japanese auto makers momentum for their designs which results in "progress". I guess what I am trying to say is that if it weren't for all these strange concept vehicles, Japanese companies might find themselves retro styling their vehicals 25 years from now in a desperate attempt to revitalize their line up, which is exactly what all the domestic companies are currently trying to do. smile


that is a good point. but i'm also sure that many american car company's come up with weird designs..they just don't waste $$ on actually making the concepts which showcase absolutely no credibility in the marketplace.

an example of a useless concept thats nothing but wasted $$: the isuzu zen (sadly, too many japanese concepts or more or less the same...head scratching)
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stefanoc Dec 9, 5:30am - #66922 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by chameleon
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
which brings up the question: why waste $$ on useless concepts? love japanese imports, but they do make a lot of very weird concept cars...


IMO, the willingness of the Japanese to explore all these weird concepts is what makes them so great. You get a lot of crazy stuff out of concepts. Some are complete duds but some are the beginnings of good ideas.

These weird concepts are what give the Japanese auto makers momentum for their designs which results in "progress". I guess what I am trying to say is that if it weren't for all these strange concept vehicles, Japanese companies might find themselves retro styling their vehicals 25 years from now in a desperate attempt to revitalize their line up, which is exactly what all the domestic companies are currently trying to do. smile


that is a good point. but i'm also sure that many american car company's come up with weird designs..they just don't waste $$ on actually making the concepts which showcase absolutely no credibility in the marketplace.

an example of a useless concept thats nothing but wasted $$: the isuzu zen (sadly, too many japanese concepts or more or less the same...head scratching)



i guess the guy who made/designed this was too bored
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chameleon Dec 9, 6:51am - #66923 

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I definitly see your point sPeEd4tHeNeEd, and it is a very good one, but I think that the problem with it is that you are only looking at the concepts from the marketability perspective of an American.

I agree with you 100% that these strange pod concepts will probably never be used in the United States, but that Isuzu concept would not look out of place on the streets of Europe. I recently made a trip to Switzerland and Germany which allowed me to witness first hand the obstacles that auto manufacturers need to over come to bring viable products to the consumer.

People are traveling on roads in Europe that were built before the invention of the automobile, which means that they are extremely narrow. All of the Cities I went to did not allow automobiles to be used on the city streets because the streets were not big enough to accommodate pedestrians and vehicles. The incredibly small vehicles like the Isuzu that you posted, would often have at least some access to a bunch of the roads in the city, which makes them desirable to the people who live there. There are tons of those kinds of ugly, tiny, two person cars like that driving around in Europe. wink
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mikalous Dec 9, 6:56am - #66924 

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Looks nice, looks a bit like the Toyota 5000GT concept pics that have been floating around.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 12:05pm - #66925 

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Originally Posted by chameleon
I definitly see your point sPeEd4tHeNeEd, and it is a very good one, but I think that the problem with it is that you are only looking at the concepts from the marketability perspective of an American.

I agree with you 100% that these strange pod concepts will probably never be used in the United States, but that Isuzu concept would not look out of place on the streets of Europe. I recently made a trip to Switzerland and Germany which allowed me to witness first hand the obstacles that auto manufacturers need to over come to bring viable products to the consumer.

People are traveling on roads in Europe that were built before the invention of the automobile, which means that they are extremely narrow. All of the Cities I went to did not allow automobiles to be used on the city streets because the streets were not big enough to accommodate pedestrians and vehicles. The incredibly small vehicles like the Isuzu that you posted, would often have at least some access to a bunch of the roads in the city, which makes them desirable to the people who live there. There are tons of those kinds of ugly, tiny, two person cars like that driving around in Europe. wink


a good point indeed. guess i am a bit too americanized. but hey..if that sells in europe they ought to bring it to new orleans...almost all of our streets are one ways because they were made before automobiles were invented also. used to be just horse & buggy both ways, now its cramped cramped cramped. i feel sorry for the tourists..no telling how many tickets are given during mardi gras because everything is all one ways..
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 12:10pm - #66926 

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Originally Posted by mikalous
Looks nice, looks a bit like the Toyota 5000GT concept pics that have been floating around.


initially flagged as the next supra, a pic of the 5000gt.

(looks like they won't make a competitor for the nsx after all thumbsdown )
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BHayes____ZZT231 Dec 9, 1:47pm - #66927 

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Originally Posted by ilovemyGT
does anyone else think that looks like a celica? confused


The roof line looks exactly like a Celica, to me.

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Justice Dec 9, 3:21pm - #66928 

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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
the concept is nice, i like it grin
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DiabloGTS Dec 9, 4:04pm - #66929 

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the celica was a concept car at one point.

You have to make concepts and ideas to make new cars.

BTW, the reason most cars don't make it to production is because of STRINGENT government safety laws and regulations.

They'd like to have everyone driving a standard issue, government model transportation unit.

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 6:55pm - #66930 

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the celica was a concept car at one point.

You have to make concepts and ideas to make new cars.

BTW, the reason most cars don't make it to production is because of STRINGENT government safety laws and regulations.

They'd like to have everyone driving a standard issue, government model transportation unit.

Boo!


true, but i wasnt bashing concept cars. i was bashing impractical concept cars that even the manufacturer knows will not make it into the marketplace. concepts are necessary, vague ideas put down into a show vehicle are not.
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LostAngel Dec 9, 7:03pm - #66931 
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If you take out the exagerated features, it looks like it could be cool.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 7:21pm - #66932 

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i'll agree with that thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Dec 9, 10:08pm - #66933 

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looks nuts...

but i bet you it won't look anything like that comes time for production model.

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LostAngel Dec 9, 10:43pm - #66934 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
looks nuts...

but i bet you it won't look anything like that comes time for production model.

I agree, most concept cars I have seen have a lot of differences from what the production model looks like.
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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 10:49pm - #66935 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
looks nuts...

but i bet you it won't look anything like that comes time for production model.


i agree. if they even make a production model.
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thats crazy...i like it tho thumbsup

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