Dream Cars Atlanta 2014 (1)

Dream Cars Atlanta 2014 (1)

Dream Cars Atlanta

High Museum of Art, Atlanta

This major exhibition of innovative automotive design will bring together 17 concept cars from across Europe and the U.S., including some of the rarest and most imaginative cars designed by Ferrari, Bugatti, General Motors and Porsche. Dream Cars will feature cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century that pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design. The exhibition will pair conceptual drawings, patents and scale models with realized cars, demonstrating how their experimental designs advanced ideas of progress and changed the automobile from an object of function to a symbol of future possibilities.

Posted by Brian P. – Midwest on 2014-10-15 01:30:59

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1974 Porsche 914

1974 Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 is a mid-engined sports car that was built and sold collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976.

By the late 1960s, both Volkswagen and Porsche were in need of new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912, and Volkswagen wanted a new range-topping sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. At the time, the majority of Volkswagen’s developmental work was handled by Porsche, part of a setup that dated back to Porsche’s founding; Volkswagen needed to contract out one last project to Porsche to fulfill the contract, and decided to make this that project. Ferdinand PiĆ«ch, who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project.
Porsche 914 and the car it replaced at the top of VW’s line, the Type 34 Karmann Ghia

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