If you love the 2010 Dodge Challenger, you’re going to love this concept of the old Plymouth Road Runner. Who is the artist of this new famous concept you might ask? The artist is Michael Leonhard, a car designer from Vienna Austria. The man is definitely talented that’s for sure. The rumor going around the web is this rendering could be the new Plymouth Road Runner for 2011. I’m skeptic to say the least, especially since Chrysler just filed bankruptcy. I don’t think the car company can afford to make another muscle car, I think Chrysler is concentrating all its energy in making an electric car or hydrogen car instead. If the muscle car does come out though, I’m definitely for it, I would love to see another retro muscle car out on the road. Every time I see a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro or a 2010 Dodge Challenger, my head spins and my eyes just gawk in amazement.
My favorite part of the Plymouth Road Runner concept is the front, the glowing halogen head lights just look so cool and add a unique look to its bulky front end. The wheels are decent looking, need a little work. And the back end just screams “bite my dust!” If you check out the car from the side picture, it really brings the muscle car together. All in all, I think Michael Leonhard did a fine job creating this futuristic Plymouth Road Runner. It would be great to see it in real life and one day get passed by it out on the road.
Probably my favorite concept ever, but I’m still not sure, there are so many sweet car concepts out there. It sure is a shame GM never went through with this 1999 Pontiac GTO concept, the car has the sweet angles just like the 2010 Camaro. But, when GM revived the GT0 in 2004 they brought the Holden Monaro’s V platform over from Australia for the GTO. Some where impressed, others very disappointed. I think I was both a little impressed and disappointed when I first saw the 2004 Pontiac GTO in person. I thought it looked sleek and sweet, but thought it didn’t have that American muscle car appeal like the old 1964 Pontiac GTO. That’s probably why the car didn’t last and was discontinued in 2006.
When GM put this concept out on display at the Auto Show, I think a lot of muscle car enthusiasts thought they were going to come out with the actual model just as they did with the Camaro. When I really think about it, if GM would of done this with the GTO concept model as they did with the Camaro concept I think they would of sold a lot more GTOs and the car would of been a hit. GM failed miserably, you see how long it took them to bring back the Camaro. This is one of the reasons why they are borrowing money and claimed Bankruptcy this year. Upper management built cars they wanted to build, not what the American people wanted.
Maybe one day they’ll revive the GTO again, but with more American muscle car appeal like this concept.
Julio Engelke is a 25 year old designer from Venezuela. He currently studies Mechanical Engineering but, his true passion is car designing, and I must tell you, he is really talented!
He first has started designing cars by hand, but three years ago he began making projects using computer softwares. Julio Engelke has as inspiration sources the nature, a particular city or a feeling, “for me, the color combinations are important, in addition to the shape” he said. Alright, no more talking, let’s some samples of his spectacular concept cars:
As you can notice, these concepts are really impressive and I think that Julio will definitely get a job in the auto design industry. Very soon, his concept cars could be seen on streets.
Designed Tan Sohanpall has imagined this vehicle of the future, which seems to be very strange. We are talking about a racing car that only has three wheels, in a quite bizarre configuration. As the designer explains, “the goal of this concept was to create a vehicle that contains both emotions and adrenaline that extreme sports amateurs are looking for”.
Enigma concept is actually a monopost, and the wheels are placed like this: two on one side and one on the other side. The cockpit was thought to drag back at high speeds, giving the pilot a whole new perspective.
The sketches of the new Nissan 370z Convertible registered to the European office of brands have leaked out on the internet.
Scheduled for the Auto Show in New York, this spring, Nissan 370z Convertible won’t be much different from the base model. The only difference is its textile roof, electrically driven, which will bring few more extra kilograms.
And if we basically have the same model, that means the motorization will be assured by the same 3,7 liter V6 which develops 332 HP at 7000 rpm. Regarding its price, Nissan 370z convertible should cost around $30.000.