(designed by Pininfarina)
litre twin-turbo V6
The Chronos was a concept car developed by Pininfarina
for GM. The car was first revealed at the 1991 Geneva
Motor Show as a static model. However shortly after the
show a fully functional prototype was developed.
The Pininfarina designed Chronos was a sleek looking two-seat
coupe powered by a 377 horsepower, 3.6 litre twin-turbo
V6 borrowed from the Lotus
Carlton. Thanks to this potent powerplant the Chronos
could hit 190 mph!
The unusual glass roof of the GM Chronos concept was impregnated
with liquid crystals. When an electrical current was applied
to the glass it darkened instantly, helping keep the sunlight
(and prying eyes) out.
Pininfarina was keen to get GM to put the Chronos into
production. However ultimately GM decided to leave the
Chronos as just a concept. Perhaps they felt it was too
similar to the Corvette to be of benefit to the company
as a whole.