Looking Back at Six of the Finest Concept Cars from 1985

With the release of ‘Back to the Future’ movie into the cinema a few days ago, it is pretty exciting for us to take a look how far we have come in terms of automobile industry. In the movie, the two lead actors travelled to the future world full of flying cars, hoverboards and of course JAWS 19. Since then companies are working hard to realise them into reality. Sadly, it might take awhile more for us to see real-life hoverboards and flying cars in the real life. In the meantime, let us take a look of six of the finest from 1985.

1985 Buick Wildcat featured a glass canopy which is able to tilt forwards and a spoke-free steering wheel. It offers 360 horsepowers on four wheels with speed limit of 70 mph.


1985 Nissan MID4 featured a 3.0-litre-V6 and the first ever Nissan’s ‘HICAS’ rear-wheel steering system. It is initially unveiled in 1985 Frankfurt Motor Show and was designed to compete with European supercars. However, sadly, it never comes to a reality.


1985 MG EX-E featured a 250bhp 3.0-litre V6 mounted in the middle. However, it is also didn’t make it into the production line. Currently it is sitting at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon.


1985 MX-03 offered four seats, four-wheel-drive and four-wheel-steer Japanese coupe with 320bhp. It is able to reach from 0 to 60mph in just five seconds.  Its top speed is at 186mph and its interior design looks like Eighties aircraft.


1985 Saab EV-1 featured Kevlar and glass-fibre material which can withstand the heat from the sun as solar cells are embedded inside. The EV in the car model is not an electrical vehicle but more to experimental vehicle. It is equipped with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-pot with 282hp powered at the front wheels.


1985 MP-90X featured a 1.3-litre engine, four-wheel-drive and four-wheel-steer. It is debuted in 1985 Tokyo Motor Show.

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