The Lincoln Continental Concept was a preview of a 2016 production
model. The design of the concept marks a turning point in the
company's styling language, and is one of the more eye-catching
creations to emerge from Lincoln in years.
The 2015 Lincoln Continental Concept is designed to to appear
elegant, powerful and serene (Lincoln's words). It's a fairly
conventional looking large sedan in terms of proportions and
layout, but the details and the subtle bulging wheel arches
give it an air of quality and presence. It looks a bit Bentley-ish
from some angles, and last-generation Audi A8-ish from others.
But not close enough to either to be considered unoriginal.
The Renault Laguna concept which the French company rolled
out at the 1990 Paris Motor Show was a dramatic and futuristic
sports car styled by an up and coming designer, Jean-Pierre
Ploue, who would later go on to become the design director at
The Renault Laguna concept has nothing in common with the rather
run of the mill production Renault Laguna which would appear
shortly after. Instead it was intended to be an attention grabbing
dream car which would inject some excitement into the company.
Ka-22 Vintokryl "Hoop" Helicopter
The Kamov Ka-22, which went by the Nato reporting name "Hoop",
was an experimental heavy-lift helicopter developed by the Soviet
union in the 50's and '60s. The aircraft's nickname was the
Vintokryl, or "screw wing". It was designed to offer the same
vertical take-off and landing capabilities as a helicopter,
combined with the superior speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.
The Kamov Ka-22 helicopter was designed by Valdimir Barshevsky.
He drew up plans in the early 1950s for an unusual helicopter/airplane
combination, and by 1954 the Soviet military requested three
prototypes of the kA-22. Unfortunatelydue to lengthy delays
in the project, by 1956 the request had been reduced to just
a single aircraft, and this didn't take to the air until 1959.