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  • 1981 Citroën Xenia by Coggiola

    The Citroën Xenia was a concept car built in 1981 by Coggiola. The fashion in the early eighties was for motor manufacturers to display scale models of concept cars rather than vehicles that could be driven, and Citroën was no exception. Trevor Fiore was responsible for the "break monocorps" Xenia. Fiore envisaged it as a GT for the year 2000; the concept was not developed any further. Throughout the eighties, Citroën turned down the idea of a single volume car, notwithstanding the success enjoyed by the Renault Espace. Indeed, PSA turned down the idea when Matra first showed them the idea, based on a BX platform. The four-passenger Xenia was designed for the American market. The Xenia was also safely-designed with clean lines and loads of glass, with a straight body line set over the car's 168-inch length and 40-inch height. At the rear, the taillights were placed very low on the rear bumper, under the large glass hatch incorporating the car's name in large letters. The windshield was extended down onto the cowl line for increased visibility. Also continuing this theme were side windows continuing downward. Solar battery cells at the windshield base produced energy for the entertainment system and comfort features when the car wasn't running. All four pear-shaped seats were divided by a central transmission tunnel. All instruments were only visible to the driver due to curved control panels behind the steering wheel and concealed the information from all passengers. Radio and ventilation controls were placed on the central transmission tunnel between the two front seas. The flat dashboard allowed items to be placed neatly. The steering wheel also sat in front of various square buttons in a telephone-like arrangement, controlling the car's entertainment center and vital functions. Rear occupants used the entertainment center, which included a video game system at the end of the transmission tunnel, an intercom, and a telephone. Source: Citroën Xenia | Classic Cars Wiki | Fandom. https://classiccars.fandom.com/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_Xenia Images: Concept Car Central; Mario Buonocunto Concept Cars Page

  • 1981 Audi Quartz by Pininfarina

    When the well-known Swiss car magazine "Automobil Revue" celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1980, Sergio Pininfarina, who had a very good relationship with the publishers, decided to make a special birthday present. He thought of a concept car that was a fully functional and driveable Coupé. When he wandered the 1980 Geneva Auto Show and saw the newly introduced Audi Quattro, he knew that this car should yield the base for his car. Luckily, Audi was quite happy to help and provided a complete (not counting the missing body ;) Urquattro in the summer of 1980. Audi always had an eye on the project during the conversion, but everything worked out fine. Pininfarina built a completely new body on top of the unchanged Quattro base. The body was tested in the wind tunnel and had a cD of 0,45. Despite being some 30 cm shorter than the Quattro, the Quartz, as this show car was called, had some room in the rear and even a trunk/boot. Air intake is between the headlights in the body "groove." The outlet is behind the front fenders, also in the groove. Instead of the headlights of the drawings, small 75mm DE lights were used, a novum for the time. Using Carbonfiber and sandwich construction, the Quartz was 90kg lighter than the Quattro. Although the dashboard was thoroughly redesigned, the interior shows a modern design and is fully functional, as all the Quattro gauges were taken over. A special gag is the exhaust tip! The Quartz was engineered to full drivability and later was purchased by Audi. It was presented at the 1981 Geneva Motor Show. When in 1986, the "Automobil Revue" went testing the performance, they got a top speed of 217km/h (136mph) and a 0 to 62mph time of 7.1s. Engine & performance: Type: Audi Quattro, Turbo Capacity: 2144 cc Power: 200 hp @ 5500 rpm Torque: 285 Nm @ 3500 rpm Drive: 4WD Top speed: 217 km/h Dimensions: Length: 4135 mm Width: 1765 mm Height: 1265 mm Wheelbase: 2525 mm Weight: 1315 kg Source: www.audistory.24max.de Images: Pininfarina; Audi; www.audi4ever.at, www.audistory.24max.de

  • 1981 Audi Auto 2000 Concept

    One of the first concept cars ever from Audi was the fuel efficiency car "Auto 2000," which already had many styling and construction elements of the Audi 100 Type44. Source: www.audistory.24max.de Images: www.audistory.24max.de

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  • Story Cars | Automotive Blog & Magazine

    Bringing cars & their stories to the light. Magazine Archive Shop Follow Story Cars for a daily dose of Concept & Rarity! Featured Posts 25 Concept Trucks That Scream 1990s GM's Geo Tracker Concepts of the 1990s 10 EV Nissans That Paved the Road for Electric Innovation No. 2 Summer 2021 Magazine Buy Print Buy eBook Document Automotive Concept & Rarity Footage View Now Document Soon-To-Be Largest Concept & Rarity Archive Look Now Document Concept & Rarity By Decades 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s Concept & Rarity For Sale 1989 Toyota Celica GT-R Price $9,720.00 1948 Spartan Manor Custom Price $42,500.00 1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT Rapier Fastback Price $3,000.00 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT Price $10,500.00 1989 Toyota Celica GT-R Price $9,720.00 1948 Spartan Manor Custom Price $42,500.00 1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT Rapier Fastback Price $3,000.00 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT Price $10,500.00 Concept & Rarity Gallery 1965 Shelby/De Tomaso P70 Can-Am Sports Racer 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail

  • Story Cars | About Story Cars

    Out of gallery Hear From Our Fans Our Goal If you're new to Story Cars, here's a little rundown. Our goal is to preserve the stories of cars via our social media, website, and our magazine. This website and our social media bring lesser-known cars to the light. These cars range from one-off prototypes to movie cars to custom cars. Every car has a story, and we want to make them known! What We Do Post across 8 social platforms Videos & photos paired with captions Archiving classical, rare vehicles Write & publish an annual magazine Network with car enthusiasts Support other car pages Meet Our Team Our team includes three petrolheads who volunteer their time to deliver quality details, photos, and videos of the cars that shaped the industry. Want to learn more about who we are and what we do? Scroll over the photos or contact us. We'd be happy to chat. Out of gallery About Nick Fernandez started Story Cars in February of 2019 because something was missing. As he did his routine through his Instagram explore page, automotive content posted rare vehicles without a relevant caption. Those comment sections were filled with hopeless curiosity as enthusiasts guessed at the year, make, and model. Hence, the birth of Story Cars. An engaging and educational platform for petrol heads, engineers, and the naturally curious. The Story Cars brand has reached ten platforms in only two years and gained over 200k cumulative followers. After only one year, there was a demand for a magazine, so the Story Cars staff grew to three car enthusiasts to meet the expectations. The next steps include publishing a book per decade, covering the wildly unknown vehicles of the 20th century. Want to learn more? Please contact us! Who We Work With Story Cars works alongside several companies. Some are hand-selected partnerships and others help deliver our products (clothes, magazines, etc.) to our fans. Interested in working with us? Send us a message! Out of gallery Press Kit Download Frequently asked questions When was Story Cars started? Since February of 2019, here are some of Story Cars milestones: • The Story Cars Instagram & Facebook was created in the spring of 2019. • www.story-cars.com was built during the winter of 2020. • The Story Cars Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and TikTok accounts were created between the summer and fall of 2020. • Our first magazine was published in the summer of 2020. Is Story Cars a not-for-profit? Yes. Story Cars is run by three car enthusiasts volunteering their time to build an automotive community. All profits generated from creator funds and magazine sales are used to pay costs associated with hosting and our domain name. Where is Story Cars based? Although we don't have a physical location, our team is in Georgia, New York, and Barcelona. Can I be featured in the Story Cars magazine? Absolutely! Send your stories and photos to storycars@yahoo.com Does Story Cars own all of the content on its page and social media? No. All rights and credits are reserved to the respective owner(s). We do our best to garner approval from the original owners and link the sources appropriately. Send an email for credit or removal requests (no copyright intended). What does Story Cars do? We are an automotive blog that focuses on concept and rarity. We are actively present on eight social media accounts and website. We also publish a magazine every summer.

  • Classic Concept Cars | Story Cars

    Check Out Electrified (Since 1893) This book is focused on the history of electric mobility by Porsche. A history that goes back to 1900 with the Lohner Porsche Electromobile, the first hybrid car. Each front wheel was equipped with an electric engine located in the center of the wheel hubs developing 2.5 HP each. The recharge was carried out with the combustion engine. A history that started back more than a century ago, took a new start with the unveiling of the Porsche Taycan in 2019, which is the full-electric car in the Porsche model range nowadays. With this brand new book released by the Porsche Museum, you will definitely have a great insight into the evolution of Porsche’s electrified history. It gives you a concise overview of Porsche's steps towards the fully electric car. Hear From Our Fans

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