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Archive for November 10th, 2020

The Coolest Asian Concepts That Never Made It To Production

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Infiniti Essence (2009)


Car brands adore celebrating their birthdays by bringing out unusual creations on a engine shows. Infiniti is one such instance with their Essence, denounced during a 2009 Geneva Motor Show.


It was ostensible to be a really quick gran tourer, with an artistic interior for two, and adequate load room for dual large suitcases. It featured a hybrid powertrain with a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter V-6 with 434 horsepower and tighten to 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) assisted by an electric “3D motor” with 158 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Nm), for a sum outlay of 592 horsepower.

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Kia Stinger GT4 (2014)


It seems bizarre that only a few years ago, we could have had a Stinger totally opposite from a one we know today. The initial name dispatcher was a judgment for a two-door sports coupe. The Stinger GT4 was designed in Kia’s pattern studio in California.


It had a singular tube support chassis, and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 315 horsepower. Those were sent to a back wheels around a six-speed manual. Although a stream Kia Stinger is a really good car, we would have desired a smaller, sportier one as well, identical to how a Hyundai Genesis name belonged to an executive sedan and a sports coupe during a same time.

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Mazda Furai(2007)


The Furai can best be described as a modern-day inheritor to a mythological 787B, or during slightest it would have been had they constructed it. Based on a Courage Competition C65 LeMans prototype, it was as tighten to an continuation racing automobile as it could get.

If it doesn’t sound like a lot, keep in mind a automobile weighs only 1,488 pounds (675 kg). Sadly, in 2013 a automobile held on glow while being tested and was totally incinerated.

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Hyundai HND-9 (2013)


The aim of a HND-9 was to showcase Hyundai’s destiny pattern denunciation and technology.

Under a overwhelming physique lines we find informed hardware. Although not most is famous about it, we know a HND-9 had a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 that we now find in a Stinger GT and several Genesis models. There were also rumors about it receiving a 5.0-liter normally-aspirated V-8 routinely indifferent for a aloft spectrum of Genesis vehicles. Sadly, Hyundai did not take a event to give us a correct driver’s car.

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Nissan MID-4 (1985-1987)


It is mind-blowing that Nissan had a event to make a mid-engine aspirant to a NSX and didn’t take it.

The initial MID-4 had a VG30DE engine. It’s a normally-aspirated chronicle of a 3.0-liter V-6 used in a Z32 300-ZX. The MID-4 II used a twin-turbo chronicle of a same engine. Both generations featured an all-wheel-drive complement that was a prototype to a ATTESA. It sends 33 percent of a energy to a front and 67 to a back wheels. The gearbox was a five-speed manual.

Lexus 2054 (2002)


The Lexus 2054 was meant to paint a destiny of automobiles as good as fit all ostensible mandate in 2054. In a movie, a automobile was pronounced to underline destiny tech such as crash-proof structure, biometric security, and others.

Judging by a instruction Lexus and a primogenitor association Toyota have been holding over a final dual decades, we can assume that a prolongation chronicle would have had an electric or hydrogen thrust system. We will have to wait compartment 2054 to find out.

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Hyundai Genesis Essentia (2018)


As with a prior Hyundai on this list, information is comparatively vague. The Genesis Essentia was meant to be a brand’s flagship gran tourer. Its pattern facilities a prolonged and neat conformation with classical sports automobile proportions. It wasn’t only for show, however.


This meant they could arrange a battery container in an “I-shape” where a engine, transmission, and driveshaft are customarily located. Because of this, a Hyundai Genesis Essentia achieves duty and functionality. The accurate horsepower and torque total are a mystery, though it is pronounced that a sprint to 60 mph happens in reduction than 3.0 seconds.

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Toyota FT-1 (2014)


The final entrance on a list competence be surprising.

And nonetheless many frowned on a BMW roots, it’s a execution of a FT-1 pattern denunciation that annoyed some arguments.

The 2014 judgment suggested that a Supra will be a 2+2 coupe, only like a Mark IV. Instead, it was built on a most shorter Z4 chassis, that meant they had to squeeze all those pleasing lines in a most some-more compress body. Another underline a A90 Supra forsaken was a FT-1’s swan doors. All we know about a drivetrain is that it is a rear-wheel-drive setup. There were speculations about a engine being a 5.0-liter V8 or even a screaming V-10 from a LFA. Two FT-1 prototypes were built.

Read a full examination on a Toyota FT-1