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Posted: 1/9/2005 8:35:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 8:39:49 AM EDT by Killbot]
And when you thought the Sision had the market on ugly vehicles, along comes Ford with this little crapper. I know it’s a concept, but they usually portend to design cues of future models…    






Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:36:53 AM EDT
Looks like an armored truck
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:36:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 8:37:51 AM EDT by Penguin_101]
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:37:33 AM EDT
Looks like the Honda Element.... which I also consider ugly.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:38:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:38:26 AM EDT
looks like a smaller H2
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:38:45 AM EDT

Looks like a Brinks truck.

Does it have firing ports?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:39:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Looks like a riced armored truck



Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:39:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:39:33 AM EDT
WTF...

Can you say Blind Spot?  
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:39:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
Looks like the Honda Element.... which I also consider ugly.



Amen brother, except "hideous" is the word I would have used.

WTF are these knuckleheads thinking?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:40:19 AM EDT
Makes my sinuses flare up.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:52:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:54:22 AM EDT
Looks like the "Pope mobile"!!!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:55:03 AM EDT
are the new car designers using too many drugs?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:56:16 AM EDT
I like it
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 8:59:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eton98:
I like it





Go see an eye doctor.
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j/k

To each his own.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:01:49 AM EDT
Oh, FUCK no!

Someone was *really* high/stoned/a world class moron when they thought this abortion was good idea.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:09:31 AM EDT
wtf

let's just hope ford keeps that a concept and nothing more.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:12:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 9:22:10 AM EDT by Shaftoe]

Originally Posted By eton98:
I like it



me too

I'm a Jeep guy, so I don't mind un-aerodynamic design. My windshield has about a .5 degree rake (when I actually have up it).



You guys think this is fugly too? It doesn't look like a bar of melted soap either.

ETA: I like this Brono too:

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:15:36 AM EDT
Around here, most people who drive high end SUV's don't use their rear view mirrors, it's good to see that Ford now recognizes this and has removed them.

-Gator
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:16:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Looks like an armored truck



Thats what I thought. I would buy it if it was though.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:16:38 AM EDT
What is that thing on the back door?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:17:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:
What is that thing on the back door?



The prop



Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:22:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 9:24:41 AM EDT by Shaftoe]

Originally Posted By Penguin_101:
What is that thing on the back door?



Beer tap?

ETA: Full LCD on inside tailgate? Odd.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:24:01 AM EDT
You all are just Jealous....
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:24:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:26:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Looks like an armored truck



+1 from a Sci-Fi movie.



+2 A Honda Element crossed with a Brink's truck...
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:27:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 9:29:20 AM EDT by Shaftoe]
It was inspired by an armored car, designed for those of us living in urban pits:

Taking its inspiration from bank vaults and armoured cars, this concept's exterior design immediately communicates that it takes security seriously.

When parked and placed in secure mode, Synus deploys protective shutters over the windshield and side glass.

Small windows on the flanks and roof are non-opening and bullet-resistant. The rear hatch has no window at all.

The Synus concept also signals security through its use of a driver-side dial operated combination lock on the B-pillar.

The rear hatch is operated via a vault-style four-spoke spinner. Flat glass in a slightly raked windshield furthers the armoured-car look of this concept.



Inviting inside

Innovative front seats are identically shaped and padded on both the front and rear faces. Each seatback can slide from back to front, allowing one or both of the front seat occupants to face rearward.

This arrangement could turn the Synus into a conversation pit, allowing for personal interaction between front and rear occupants. While the rear seat can accommodate two passengers, it also can fold flat to become a cargo area.

And to make the interior even more accommodating and spacious, the steering wheel folds away under the dash.

It also features a gigantic widescreen liquid crystal display in the tailgate. The largest flat screen LCD yet mounted in a vehicle, it offers a choice of internet surfing, movie viewing, or, via, cameras, watching what's going on outside the vehicle.

In motion, the display works with the cameras to function as the vehicle's rear window: by looking in the rearview mirror the driver can sees a high-definition closed-circuit image of the rearward view.

The powertrain of the Synus is taken from the Mondeo sedan. The engine
is a turbocharged, intercooled 2.0-liter, four-cylinder Duratorq diesel engine with 98 kW.


Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:28:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eton98:
I like it


+1
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:28:52 AM EDT
If it had a slot in the top it would make a cute coin bank for my dresser
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:35:42 AM EDT
Coming soon to a rap video near you.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:35:59 AM EDT
How much extra $ for the gun turret and the rocket pods?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:41:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Killbot:
And when you thought the Sision had the market on ugly vehicles, along comes Ford with this little crapper. I know it’s a concept, but they usually portend to design cues of future models…    

www.blueovalnews.com/images_temp/SYNUSconcept.jpg


www.theautochannel.com/N/F/news/2005/01/07/001698.3-lg.jpg


www.theautochannel.com/N/F/news/2005/01/07/001698.1-lg.jpg




That is an awesome truck.  Finally, someone designs one with a little style.

(Full disclosure:  I am a Scion Xb owner)
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:42:23 AM EDT
I hear the Philip's commercial music in the background..with some skanky tatted girl dancing in the front seat.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:50:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Looks like an armored truck


That's exactly what I was thinking.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 9:55:04 AM EDT
Hang some gun racks in the back. Lock in some ARs, a JBL shottie, a couple of .45s, some ammo cans all loaded up. Paint it camo, throw some 50 cal emptys on the dash and go cruizin to your fav shootin spot. Leave lots of extra time for traffic stops and attd searches.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:33:19 AM EDT
Looks like a refrigerator on wheels.  The spawn of a Honda Element and Pontiac Aztec
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:42:57 AM EDT
I think that thing is fuckin awesome. Cameras all over. Shields go up to cover the windows. Fuckin bad ass.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:43:18 AM EDT
I dunno... put a Striker 40 on a pintle in the back, and it'd look sweet!





Hell, I'd even settle for a minigun.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:46:36 AM EDT
The design was for an ugly outside, and a nice warm inside. I like it. Too bad it has under 120 horses. Kind of defeats the purpose of the car.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:28:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:31:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Shaftoe:
Taking its inspiration from bank vaults and armoured cars, this concept's exterior design immediately communicates that it takes security seriously.




Oh this will be THE thug-mobile if it comes out.


Are they serious?????


50cent and Jay-Z have theirs on order.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:32:47 AM EDT
Bullet proof windows?

CRC
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 11:56:28 AM EDT
Looks like a "Panic Room" on wheels.

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:05:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Powelligator:
Around here, most people who drive high end SUV's don't use their rear view mirrors, it's good to see that Ford now recognizes this and has removed them.

-Gator



Good point.

I don't mind the over-square designs.  I'm sick of the rounded look.  But I drive a Jeep Cherokee.

Now the new Durango, THERE"S an ugly SUV.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:08:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 12:12:12 PM EDT by GabbasaurusRex]
Cross between a Scion and an H2....both of which are hideous and driven by assholes who can't park.

ETA: Just saw this...

Around here, most people who drive high end SUV's don't use their rear view mirrors, it's good to see that Ford now recognizes this and has removed them.

-Gator

Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:08:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
Looks like a "Panic Room" on wheels.




Sign of the times.

We used to drive around in big assed convertibles and now it's gonna be enviromentally friendly armored cars to keep the big-bad world from hurting us.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:11:39 PM EDT
What are people thinking...?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:13:47 PM EDT
Yeah, Yeah! No what I'm sayin', yo?

Thas da bling bling fo shizzle!

Ahh-ite?

I gonna git me some ho's fo' sho in dat!
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 12:47:54 PM EDT
Fuck....that thing is an abortion.
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