If you’re truly a fan of automobiles, flipping through old automotive design sketches can be remarkably entertaining. Seeing how a single vision can evolve over time into a finished product or concept car is fascinating — sometimes, the sketches prove to be prescient, while others bear no resemblance to the end product.
We’ve dug out a few design sketches of cars and trucks — production and conceptual — for this week’s guessing game. Think you can identify the vehicle shown above? Send your best guesses our way by means of the comments section below.
(hint: it’s both American and foreign)
Did You Guess Yesterday’s Sketch?
Congrats to those of you who recognized the sketch as the forebear to the 1998 Plymouth Pronto Spyder concept.
We’ve long heard how designers working on the roadster were inspired by the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder, but these original sketches eliminate any leftover doubt. The RS nameplate on the one car is a subtle nod, while the red sketch almost looks like a modernized form of a Beck Spyder replica.
Ultimately, designers found a way to retain the Porsche’s shoulder-bound stance while inserting some Plymouth cues, including an eggcrate grille and angular lamps.