A concept car fulfills many important roles in the
automotive industry. Concepts can be used by manufacturers
to gauge public opinion of a new model, or even
an entire design philosophy. Or they can be used
as experimental design projects, called styling
exercises. Ultimately vehicle manufacturers use
concept cars to push forward the boundary's of manufacturing
and production techniques, while showcasing their
more advanced technology.
Top racing drivers are also some of the worlds top
athletes. In order to cope with lap after lap of
G-forces, buffeting and wrenching at the steering
wheel top drivers train regularly to improve their
muscle tone, strength and endurance.
When people talk about 'great cars' what exactly
do they mean? Great cars can come in all shapes
and sizes, from ultra exotic Ferrari's to the lowly
Beetle, so there is obviously no exact formula to
which a great car can be built.