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Pininfarina Cambiano concept

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by clea, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    Hmmm ... asymmetric doors.
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    And for no good reason as far as I can tell. Why not the same on both sides? I've sometimes seen an extra suicide door on the drivers side of a coupe, so the driver doesn't have to get out to let a rear passenger in. But here, they've put it on the passenger side. So I'm a bit at a loss.

    I realize this is just a concept, so who knows if any of it will ever reach production. But I would be interested to see something besides your standard ICE as a range extender/serial hybrid generator. That Jay Leno car had a turbine and it was LOUD.

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  3. clea

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    The only reason I could think of is for simplification of passengers exiting when pulled up to a sidewalk but then this negates the use of the RHD cars (eg. for the UK) unless they do a mirror image of the door layout for those markets. Not sure that is feasible tho IMO.
     
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    mini clubman has same asymmetric doors

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  5. doug

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    Which apparently they didn't bother to switch for the RHD version. Did they think it would interfere with the fuel filler?
    wheelwobble: What's outside today 32 - MINI Cooper Clubman
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    Anyhow the interesting part about the Pininfarina Cambiano concept isn't the doors. I don't even think it looks that special for a concept. The only thing really of note is the drivetrain, if they follow through on it.
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    Pretty sleek, though it feels like it needs some texture. Diesel-powered turbine? Interesting.
     
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    Well, diesel, kerosene, and jet fuel are all basically the same thing so they wouldn't have to change much.
     
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    I just found it interesting that they were going to put the turbine in a production car (I know there have been some in the past), but you're right
     
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    I agree and in a bizarre location (unless you live in Sweden).
     
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    I love the wood on the floors and doors! Also, if you look at the gallery (and I think the video) there are some images of the Florida II, which is also pretty sweet, though not electric.
     

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