This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed promises more than just modern supercars. England’s Vauxhall Motors will display two prototypes which haven’t been in the public eye since Harold Wilson was PM. Alongside new models, the XVR Concept and SRV Concept will be proudly shown as examples of a time when Vauxhall was at the cutting edge of automotive technology. The XVR Concept was actually Vauxhall’s first publicly shown concept car, and one of creator David Jones’ finer accomplishments. The XVR was half Corvette and half McLaren, boasting gullwing doors, pop-up headlights, and a terrific wraparound windshield still seen on modern era sports cars. The SRV, meanwhile, looked like it was set to tackle landspeed records at Bonneville; it was incredibly low and sleek, yet with a 4-door setup (note the suicide doors easily visible in some renderings) it seemed strangely practical. Other features of note were the midship mounted engine, electric self-leveling suspension, and GRP (glass reinforced plastic) body panels. Check out Goodwood in Vauxhall’s own backyard July 3rd-5th.
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Source: Car Body Design