Car manufacturers that did something wild

Car manufacturers that did something wild

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Second Best

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5,623 posts

126 months

Thursday 22nd August
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Earlier today on the way home I overtook a lorry carrying, amongst other interesting vehicles, a Lamborghini LM002. I know it's probably been asked a few times before, but are there any other interesting "experiments" that car manufacturers have done? The other car that comes to mind is the VW W12 concept car, but as that never made it to production it doesn't techincally count.

jonny142

918 posts

170 months

Thursday 22nd August
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TVR's 'In a few years you'll have that boyo ' Griffith ?.. laugh

underwhelmist

697 posts

79 months

Thursday 22nd August
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Off topic, but I had a radio controlled Tamiya Lamborghini Cheetah when I was a kid, similar to the LM002. I eventually sold it, I wish I hadn't! I believe they're worth quite a bit now.

How about Mazda persevering with the wankel rotary in the RX-7, RX-8?

CraigV6

183 posts

76 months

Thursday 22nd August
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Second Best

Original Poster:

5,623 posts

126 months

Thursday 22nd August
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CraigV6 said:
Clio V6
Excellent shout

Chuck328

1,181 posts

112 months

Friday 23rd August
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If you look at the origins of the Mitsubishi Lancer (1973 onwards). Mass market (Asia centric) produced 4 door saloon. Very dull, very boring.

Then they went a bit nuts with that model and ended up hitting the ball out of the park, producing arguably some of the worlds best 4 door performance saloons.

Do these count?

( I suppose that's said of any manufacturers performance line though)

Edited by Chuck328 on Friday 23 August 00:14

unsprung

3,447 posts

69 months

Friday 23rd August
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Golf Harlequin





Plymouth Superbird





Lincoln Black Label -- Culinary Collection: If you pay for the Black Label experience with your Lincoln, you are visited at home or work by a concierge who helps you to choose your interior appointments. And, among other things, you are invited to take part in VIP foodie experiences at selected restaurants from coast to coast. More here.




RDMcG

13,619 posts

152 months

Friday 23rd August
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Mercedes 6X6:


Puddenchucker

2,877 posts

163 months

Friday 23rd August
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MG ZT V8

Take a traverse engined FWD car and stick in a rear drive V8:



Lancia Thema 8.32

Ferrari V8 in a FWD saloon:

Puddenchucker

2,877 posts

163 months

Friday 23rd August
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This was a bit wild at the time, especially the interior.



Other colour schemes were available

rix

2,024 posts

135 months

Friday 23rd August
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Never occurred to me that Mercedes have adopted the Lagonda interior for the latest A Class...

Clio v6 would have been my shout. To a milder account, see also Renault Avantime...

Jimmy Recard

15,647 posts

124 months

Friday 23rd August
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This could just be a bit weird, but I’ve always liked the Meriva VXR just because it seems the most unlikely car to get a performance version

Whitean3

2,057 posts

143 months

Friday 23rd August
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Go back a few years- Citroen. Pretty much everything they did was a bit left field and different- Traction Avant, 2CV, DS, CX...

Whitean3

2,057 posts

143 months

Friday 23rd August
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Puddenchucker said:
MG ZT V8

Take a traverse engined FWD car and stick in a rear drive V8:

If you're talking MG, then the MG XPower SV-R surely trumps this!

morebeanz

3,254 posts

181 months

Friday 23rd August
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Pretty much every TVR from the Cerbera onwards was a "bit wild" in looks, interior and performance, so much so that I suspect most of us think of them as normal...

...for a TVR!

LordHaveMurci

9,834 posts

114 months

Friday 23rd August
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Subaru SVX(?).

What was that weird looking Aston Lagonda thing?

And there was a mad Alfa too from memory?

FIREBIRDC9

624 posts

82 months

Friday 23rd August
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Toyota Sera!

Its a Toyota with Gullwing doors from the factory!


Puddenchucker

2,877 posts

163 months

Friday 23rd August
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LordHaveMurci said:
What was that weird looking Aston Lagonda thing?
See my post a few replies up. Or do you mean the one-off mid-engined, gullwinged Bulldog?

LordHaveMurci said:
And there was a mad Alfa too from memory?
The SV?



Edited by Puddenchucker on Friday 23 August 08:19

Nickp82

1,929 posts

38 months

Friday 23rd August
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LarJammer

1,754 posts

155 months

Friday 23rd August
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Chrysler Turbine car, 22,000rpm idle speed.
Thread winner.
https://youtu.be/b2A5ijU3Ivs

Edited by LarJammer on Friday 23 August 08:29