Hyundai HCD-1 Concept – A Neo Classic Roadster
Last week, I announced we are going to talk about concept cars Hyundai unveiled in the past 15 years. There are more than 20 exciting concepts that have never made it to production but have had a major impact on Hyundais future production cars.
Starting today, we will take a look at one of the best looking concepts Hyundai has ever built. Its called the HCD-1 and made its official debut sixteen years ago… (Continue your read to see more images and a video!)
Hyundai HCD-1 concept:
Back in 1992, Hyundai Motor unveiled an impressive looking concept car. Dubbed the HCD-1, the concept was the first undertaking of the Hyundai California Design Center, which was established in 1990 to develop both production vehicle and cutting edge design concepts for the US automotive market.
Hyundai official press release:
The HCD-1 sports car combines retro styling with advanced technology and high performance. It is powered by a 2,0L, 16-valve DOCH engine capable of producing 150 hp. Safety features abound, from dual airbags (a sophisticated option at the time this car was unveiled) and disc brakes on all wheels to antilock brake and traction control systems.
The unique styling approach is bold and exciting, with a muscularity reminiscent of the human form. The ant-cab forward design on a classic speedster blends a retro feel with an aggressive stance.
The basic package includes a short overhang, rotund wheel arches over large wheels and a uniquely designed trunk that can be loaded with items. The high-performance HCD-1 sports car also boasts a host of advanced features, such as completely retractable rear glass window, disc brakes on all wheels with traction control and ABS braking system. There are also two airbags and large 17-inch alloy wheels with 245/45 tires.
Hyundai HCD-1 video:
I could not find many images of the HCD-1, but surprisingly, I came across this video, which reveals the HCD-1 was not only a clay model or something you can only look at, but a real and drivable concept car. The video also features a glimpse preview of the Hyundai HCD-2, a concept car that we will look at on next Thursday. Enjoy the video!
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