A 1992 concept car designed at G.'s Advanced Concept Center in Southern California. It could transform from an all-weather, five-seat hatchback to a five-seat convertible or a two-seat panel/delivery truck.
When I argued last week that the first-gen Audi TT is a future classic, one of the strengths I cited is that the production version stayed remarkably close to the sexy concept car design that spawned it.
The PDC is in a basement in the heart of the industrial complex where Ford has created cars for more than half a century. This is the place where product planning and engineering concepts meet the reality of milling and metalworking.