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In the 60s and 70s, British Leyland worked on a hatchback that would replace the original Mini. However, such a design had never reached production.
Maybach cars were originally meant to have a biturbo V24 engine, displacing 15 litres and making about HP. Due to packaging issues and problems with deigning a durable enough gearbox, the biturbo V12 from the Mercedes S and CL was used instead.
First design sketches for the Mercedes C-Class depicted a car with a more rounded appearance. The Mercedes CLS could have never seen production, if not for an executive seeing an employee-made drawing of "a Jaguar built by Mercedes" and deciding to put it into production.
Cadillac originally planned their models to have an OHC V12 engine. The Fiat Panda was originally meant to be built on a streched platform of the Its name was originally planned to be "Rustica", but someone pointed out that given Fiat's reputation for corrosion, a name containing the word "rust" shouldn't really be considered for any of the brand's products.
The Fiat Panda was planned to be an experimental lightweight low fuel consumption 5-seat small car, but ended up as a more traditional city car. Also, the vehicle's name was originally meant to be "Gingo", but the protests of Renault, makers of the Twingo, blocked the change.
The Fiat 's original designs depicted a 5-door car with styling similar to the VW New Beetle, but with a more toy-like appearance. The VW Beetle's original replacement was a project codenamed " EA ", a mid-engined hatchback with the motor below the front seats, However, technical difficulties and the high projected cost of producing such a vehicle made the EA not enter production.
Between and Porsche worked on a roadster slotting below the Boxster, but the idea ended up getting abandoned. The Porsche was planned as a replacement, but ended up being a more luxurious alternative to it. In the late s, BMW was working on the idea of a Vpowered car.
There even were a few prototypes of a 6. However, the car never ended up hitting production. The 7-Series-based vehicle never saw production, whiule the 3-series and 5-series-based ones morphed into the GT versions of these cars.
Caterham tried to release a car based on the Renault Alpine, being in an alliance with the latter. Unfortunately, the British company did not have the money it took to design the new model and the car ended up existing only in the digital form and as clay models.
The alliance also wanted to make a Caterham-branded subcompact and small crossover in order to get more appeal in the Asian markets.
These vehicles never went further than the general idea. The Lamborghini LM was a civilian adaptation of the Cheetah, a military prototype that had too high fuel consumption to be accepted, and might had not existed if the Cheetah got greenlit for army service.The Test for Creative Thinking - Drawing Production (TCT-DP), its design, concept and evaluation scheme as well as experiences and results of application are described.
The test was designed to mirror a more holistic concept of creativity than the mere. The Manifesto This is where it all began. A self-published pamphlet, born out of two years of conversations, crowdfunded over the internet, launched at a .
At the beginning of this century, a Frenchman, Albert Binet, director of the Sorbonne psychology lab, introduced widespread testing of school children in Paris to ascertain their intellectual abilities. In sum, through the active participation of the citizenry, abandoned industrial facilities were used to construct a new cultural infrastructure, a new place for cultural creativity.
Another example of re-imagining existing facilities and utilizing them in creative ways in Kanazawa would be the 21st Century Art Museum that opened in October, WORLD CITIZEN BLOG and UPDATES 70th Anniversary of the World Citizen Movement.
By David Gallup On May 25, , Garry Davis stepped out of the US Embassy in Paris after taking the Oath of Renunciation of citizenship. These 14 city concepts, some of which are already under construction, emphasize walkability, sometimes going so far as to ban cars altogether.
Car-Free City in China China is creating a totally car-free city from scratch, building a new urban center around a high-rise core housing 80, people.