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Old 03-04-2014, 12:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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VW Italdesign Giugiaro Clipper

Looks like VW's AWD electric concept has one over Tesla's Model X.

Giugiaro has designed a rather pleasant (dull) MPV concept but it's all about the doors! Automotive writers have commented on the pillarless DeLorean/Lambo doors and are worried about, if any, body rigidity/structural safety of a road version.

Butterfly-wing + Gull-wing = won't fly.

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Old 03-04-2014, 05:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wonder if, when it's raining or snowing and the car is covered with slush and slop, if all that rains down on the interior and occupants?
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Looks like VW's AWD electric concept has one over Tesla's Model X.
Not really. Tesla's Model X is pre-production. VW's AWD is a pipe dream. Give a designer some freedom and they forget all about things like physics, engineering, mother nature, safety, government regulations, human limitations and practicality.

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...only in the battle of door concepts, and like I said - it won't 'fly'.

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No 'B' pillar and they don't have latches at that junction. Yes, it is a concept, but that is the sort of detail can nix 'ooo-aah' features.



It has video mirrors like the Model X, and no obvious door handles.
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How did I wind up here? ..oh yeah, Fossil Free Fuel. As much as I'm a fan of Giugiaro and VW, I like Ford's entry in the race, from 2011.



Those power doors on the Clipper need dampners so they aren't so jerky opening and closing.

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