Oldsmobile Concepts 1986-2001

1986 Oldsmobile Incas

Two front 'doors' that opened along with the front 'dome', rear doors were gull wing. Steering wheel was inspired by an aircraft joystick as research suggested new car buyers at the time, who had grown up with videogames might prefer it, to a traditional steering wheel. The joystick only required a 90 degree turn to fully turn the wheels in one direction.

 

1987 Oldsmobile Aerotech 1

2.3L Quad 4 engine, this car held world speed record for 'the flying mile' with an average speed of 267.399mph.

 

1989 Oldsmobile Aerotech 2

Inflatable restraints, colour visual informaiton center, navigation system by CD, digital heads up display, ceiling mounted holographic device projected a red 3-D warning on the rear glass when brakes applied, 230hp 2.3L engine with electronic traction control and antilock brakes.

 

1989 Oldsmobile Aerotech 3

230hp Quad 4 engine, experimental quartz-halogen mini-cube headlights, obstacle detection system, and heads up display.

 

1989 Oldsmobile Tube Car

(Aurora Concept)
Full-width tail lamps, wrap around rear windshield, frameless windows, and suicide doors. Many styling elements seen on the Tube Car were carried through to the production Oldsmobile Aurora.

 

199? Oldsmobile TCX

Low Cowl, Large Windshield styling theme. 1st-gen 3800 3.8L V6. This is one of approx. 3 TCX's built. It was based on the Cutlass Supreme Coupe, perhaps used for reaserch of a proposed upcoming model/technology at the time.

 

1990 Oldsmobile Expression

4 wheel steering, fiberglass panels, rainsense wipers, Nintendo+VCR+TV in rear, hot & cold storage and built in vacuum.

 

1991 Oldsmobile Achieva Concept

(Calais replacement)
Water-fall grill, wrap around tail lights, thin window pillars for better visibility, and stand alone rear seats capable of reclining.

 

1992 Oldsmobile Anthem

Heads up display, driver info center with navigation, LCD roof panels that could be adjusted by passengers to adjust the opacity of the glass from clear to nearly opaque.

 

1995 Oldsmobile Antares

First Oldsmobile to wear the new Olds logo. Vibrant champagne blue paint. 6-spoke, 18-inch aluminum wheels. Brushed metal controls, switches and dash faceplates (which were hoped to be retained in a production car). The console contained a pop-out Guidestar navigation system. Designed for full size room in a mid-size car package. Antares was a preview of the '98 Intrigue production car, which was unveiled in 1996 as the replacement for the Cutlass Supreme.

 

1995 Oldsmobile Aurora Show Car

Slightly different front end style than the production Aurora. Tinted glass roof allowing 7% of the sun's rays in. Oldsmobile's Guidestar system with controls mounted where cupholders were placed in the production Aurora.

 

1997 Oldsmobile Alero Concept (Alpha)

Rich interior textures by way of combination of leather, suede, wood, and brushed metal. Touch-drive system allowed driver to shift gears from the steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition system which eliminated need for traditional keys, and guidestar plus navigation system with re-configurable colour screen instrument panel.

 

1998 Oldsmobile Bravada X-Scape

Incorporated levels of luxury found in an Aurora but in a Bravada. Low profile high-performance tires mounted on 17" wheels gave it a more agressive stance while improving on-road stability and control. Supercharged engine delivering 245 hp.

1999 Oldsmobile Recon

Completly designed by computer, re-configurable insturment panel, all wheel drive, seats with no upholstery or covering were said to be comfortable and damage resistant.

 

2000 Oldsmobile Profile

All wheel drive with traction control, steering wheel mounted shift buttons, smart card keyless ignition system that adjusted seat, mirror, radio, and steering wheel when activated by driver. Through voice activation, the internet, mobile phone, and vehicle data could be obtained.

 

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette OSV Concept

"Oldsmobile Speciality Vehicle", an experiment in an aftermarket parts brand for Oldsmobile. Featured a body kit, custom interior, and special cherry red paint.

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero OSV Concept

"Oldsmobile Speciality Vehicle", an experiment in an aftermarket parts brand for Oldsmobile. Featured a body kit, custom interior, and special cherry red paint.

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue OSV Concept

"Oldsmobile Speciality Vehicle", an experiment in an aftermarket parts brand for Oldsmobile. Featured a body kit, custom interior, and special cherry red paint.

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2001 Olds 04

Opel Astra chassis, with body designed by Italian coachbuilder Bertone. Came with two-panel, carbon-fiber targa top that could be switched to make the Olds O4 either a closed coupe or open convertible. Also featured a retracting rear window. Rear doors were half size and suicide style. Cats-eye taillights and centrally mounted rectangular exhaust ports mounted in the rear bumper. Powered by an Opel 2.0L, turbocharged DOHC inline four-cylinder 190hp engine. Reconfigurable LCD dashboard with PDA docking port. The 'O' in the name is for oxygen, the 4 is for the number of seats.

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Zebra Show Vehicle

Oldsmobile "Zebra" cars were built by the GM's special vehicle divison (SVD) specifically for the North American Auto Show of 2001. Oldsmobile logo & Tiger/Zebra ghost stripes  airbrushed onto fenders & quarter panels appears only at certain angles. One-Off 18in Budnik CNC  "Billet Rocket"wheels Ultra high polished aluminum. Body lowered, custom rear fascia molded for dual exhaust "Tail Light Shape" stainless steel Exhaust Tips. As of Jan 2016, we now know the Alero's custom wheels still exist (this info from current owner).

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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue Zebra Show Vehicle

Oldsmobile "Zebra" cars were built by the GM's special vehicle divison (SVD) specifically for the North American Auto Show of 2001. Oldsmobile logo & Tiger/Zebra ghost stripes  airbrushed onto fenders & quarter panels appears only at certain angles. One-Off 18in Budnik CNC  "Billet Rocket"wheels Ultra high polished aluminum. This car is reported to still exist with its custom wheels.

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2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Zebra Show Vehicle

Oldsmobile "Zebra" cars were built by the GM's special vehicle divison (SVD) specifically for the North American Auto Show of 2001. Oldsmobile logo & Tiger/Zebra ghost stripes  airbrushed onto fenders & quarter panels appears only at certain angles. One-Off 18in Budnik CNC  "Billet Rocket"wheels Ultra high polished aluminum. The Aurora seen here was reportedly completely scrapped.

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Convertible

An Alero with a convertible soft top to help broaden the appeal of the car to young buyers. The Oldsmobile O4 concept also hinted that the next generation Alero could have had a convertible model.

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