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Why Concept Cars?

Manufacturers use concept cars to showcase new technology and styling, and to gauge customer reaction. These are known as show cars, production-intent vehicles, and prototype vehicles. They are often radical designs that employ non-traditional exotic or expensive materials. Concept designs are changed and finalized prior to entering production often due to practicality, regulatory compliance, unprofitability, and safety reasons.

Most drawings, computer designs, and concept cars never evolve past scale models. Many are non-operational and without drivetrains or working accessories. If the concept is drivable, the drivetrain is often sourced from a production vehicle within the same company.

After the concept car has served its purpose, they are usually destroyed.

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Plymouth Pronto Cruiser Concept Information
1998 Plymouth Pronto Cruiser

A small concept car released after 1997, the Plymouth Pronto design modern yet featured several retro touches. While the front resembled the Plymouth Prowler, a roll-back fabric top was used on the Pronto.......
Plymouth Pronto Spyder Concept Information
1998 Plymouth Pronto Spyder

Pronto Spyder concept vehicle, with its very low center of gravity, looks like an alligator ready to strike its prey. This vehicle should sticker for half the price of your typical high-end sports car......
Plymouth Pronto Concept Information
1997 Plymouth Pronto

The 1997 Chrysler Pronto is a benchmark achievement in automotive prophecy. Though its like Java in that it displaces minimal space outside, it somehow manages loads of room inside. The body design......
Plymouth Backpack Concept Information
1995 Plymouth Backpack

Unveiled at the 1995 Chicago Auto show at the same time as other concepts, the Chrysler Thunderbolt and the Eagle Jazz, the Plymouth Back pack was a small pickup truck concept vehicle. A front wheel drive......
Plymouth Prowler Concept Information
1993 Plymouth Prowler

The Prowler is Plymouths tribute to a truly original American art form the street rod. Its odyssey from design idea to concept car to production vehicle is our salute to the spirited, creative passions......
Plymouth Asimmetrica Concept Concept Information
1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica Concept

Concept cars and idea cars of the 1950s were dramatic, employing an excess amount of chrome decor, wearing large tailfins, and often fitted with many futuristic designs. As designer Virgil Exner Sr.s......
Plymouth XNR Concept Concept Information
1960 Plymouth XNR Concept

This wedge-shaped 1960 show car, named after Chrysler design chief Virgil Exner, was one of the striking idea cars of this era. It featured a grille frame that doubled as its front bumpers and had......
Plymouth Cabana Concept Concept Information
1958 Plymouth Cabana Concept

The Plymouth Cabana Station Wagon was a concept car first shown in 1958. It had many futuristic design cues such as the unusually styled roof, the curvaceous front-end, half-covered rear wheels, and......
Plymouth Belmont Concept Concept Information
1954 Plymouth Belmont Concept

This 1954 Plymouth Belmont 2-door roadster concept car is powered by a 150-horsepower, 241-cubic inch, 3.9-liter, V8 engine with a Hy-drive transmission and rides on a 114-inch wheelbase. The body is......
Plymouth Explorer Concept Concept Information
1954 Plymouth Explorer Concept

In the post-World War II era, the public were very enthusiastic about the so-called Concept Cars of Dream Cars. Virgil M. Exner had been placed as head of Chryslers Styling department and was responsible......


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