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    This is an older video, but it speaks to the design passion behind doing this unique one-off.
     
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    The nightmare is coming true this coming Tuesday. Let's hope that front end was a head-fake! :eek:

    It’s now official — Lexus will debut the LM flagship luxury minivan at the Shanghai Motor Show. From thetranslated Lexus China press release:

    Lexus will deubt a new member of the flagship family at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show: the new Lexus LM world premiere of the luxury MPV. This is the fifth flagship product launched by Lexus after the flagship luxury sedan LS, the flagship luxury GT coupe LC, the full-size luxury SUV LX and the luxury yacht LY.

    Lexus integrates the oriental car philosophy into the new LM, creating a new style of MPV that is connected to the minds of drivers and passengers. With exquisite craftsmanship, a comfortable ride, and a cockpit atmosphere at home, you will find a place to relax, indulge in meditation and inspire your inspiration.

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    CHASING PERFECT REVEALS THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF CAR DESIGNER FRANK STEPHENSON

    A stunning new feature-length documentary, Chasing Perfect, reveals the untold story of Frank Stephenson, the man behind some of the world’s most iconic car designs. Responsible for the shape of the MINI, Fiat 500, Ferrari FXX, McLaren P1 and more, Stephenson reveals the inspiration and meticulous creative process behind each, giving viewers a unique insight into his quest for ‘perfect’ design. Richly shot, with unrivalled behind-the-scenes access, Chasing Perfect celebrates the beauty of automotive design, and offers enthusiasts the perfect stage to indulge in Stephenson’s culturally defining icons. Stephenson led design teams at Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, McLaren and MINI, and tells fascinating unheard anecdotes about the creation of his many automotive masterpieces. With these incredible insights into the world of designing cars, and with an in-depth tour of Jay Leno’s legendary garage, Chasing Perfect is a must-watch for
     
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    ^^^ I see a bit of Dodge and Mustang on the front, Fairlane Fastback on the roof, and Mustang/T-Bird/Charger on the rear.
     
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    Agree on the overhangs, very rollerskatey. I see Oz Charger, although it’s clearly Ford throughout. Some 72 Sebring/69 GT 350 front cone, Maverick/70 Torino/71 Mustang everywhere else, maybe 72 Cyclone / T Bird on the tail. Looks factory, great job.
     
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    1984 Pontiac Firebird and is running with a Chevy 5.7 LT-1 (350) V8 engine and automatic transmission.

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    Amazing.
     
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    I see a lot of Australian and maybe Brazilian FORD in this car. Nothing very original. I like the front vents and wish GM had put a few of those on the newer Holden GTO's.
     
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    During 5th grade Art Class (1969) we had to "create something" from a solid block of plaster. The mold was a quart-sized milk carton. I carved a vehicle that, as things turned out, was very reminiscent of the Lumina Minivan. Yeah, pretty boring. Sorry. ;)
     
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    Lumina minivan............:eek:
     
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    But the TransVan show car was interesting. Too bad the production platform didn't allow more of its proportions.
     
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    Did this tail design ever exist on a production car (Firebird or otherwise) or did this guy make it up? It's really fantastic.

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    It didn't exist on any USA designed cars
     
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    Looks like a mix of a couple Mustang designs.
     
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    I read someplace else that the rear end came from an Australian Ford Falcon, but I couldn't find any matching designs like this so I wasn't sure if they were talking about the aesthetic rear end or the mechanical one.
     
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    True, but you can see various year Ford Mustang and Shelby Mustang elements in it. Maybe some other Ford products as well.
     
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