The Supercar Concept Chronicles
The Supercar Concept Chronicles is a series derived from the movie series, Supercar Concepts, which consists of: Supercar Concepts 1, 2, 3, X, 4, and 5:The Classics. However this series will focus on a specific car brand/name in each episode. For example, we will be focusing on Lamborghini in one episode, and Ferrari in another episode. The first season of T.S.C.C. consists of 10 episodes. There will be a total of 4 seasons and 42 episodes unless the show is cancelled which is unlikely. The first 3 seasons will have 10 episodes each, and the fourth will have 12 episodes. The first episode is about one of the most well-known supercar companies there is, Ferrari. The second episode is about a newer giant, Pagani. The third episode is about one of the greatest, McLaren. For other episodes, see the descriptions below when they are added. So far, The Supercar Concept Chronicles is proving to be a success. Since the show is doing great, we are continuing* it to a second season, that will premier in 2011 or later.
* TSCC is currently in progress, the shows success could change during the season therefore altering our decision to continue to further seasons.
Episode 1 - Series Premier - Ferrari
Description: The series premier of the show. This episode is about the concepts from Ferrari. Following Ferrari from the early years, starting with the Modulo concept and going to the latest, the P540 Superfast Aperta.
Episode 2 - Pagani
Description: This episode is about Pagani, which was founded in 1992 by Horacio Pagani. Horacio is an Argentinian that worked for Lamborghini as their composite department manager. He later founded Pagani Composite Research in 1988. Around that time Horacio began to design his own car. He called it the "C8 Project". He also established a company called Modena Design in 1991. More recently, in the last couple of years, Horacio and his company, Pagani Automobili, started work on the next great car. It is called the 'C9'. There have been some spy shots of the beast road-testing and high-altitude testing covered in a modified Zonda body, to hide the cars real beauty until unveiling. One of the many designers out there has also taken an interest in Pagani concepts. Emre Husmen has designed several concepts, the Zonda R, Zonda X, and Titan are featured. Emre Husmen's designs can be found on Deviant Art. We will all continue to be amazed by the work of Horacio Pagani and his team. We can't wait for the next legend to arrive!
Episode 3 - McLaren
Description: McLaren Automotive was founded in 1989. The current chairman of McLaren is Ron Dennis. McLaren Automotive works closely with McLaren Racing, and also has worked with design students from Istituto Europeo di Design. McLaren Automotve and McLaren Racing are spin-off's of McLaren Group. The company is named after Bruce McLaren. Bruce McLaren was born on August 30, 1937. He raced from 1958 to his death on June 2, 1970. On a good note though, he died doing what he loved, racing. His Can-Am car crashed on the Lavant Straight on the Goodwood Circuit in England on June 2, 1970. His Can-Am car, the McLaren M8D, lost some of the rear end, causing the car to lose downforce and take to the air and into some bunkers, killing him instantly. Bruce was born in New Zealand. In 2006, the Istituto Europeo di Design revealed their concepts. In 2009, Matt Williams' LM5 concept was unveiled. McLaren Automotive is said to be working on the convertible version of the MP4-12C and the "Baby McLaren(P13)".
Episode 4 - Saleen
Description: Saleen was founded in 1983 and is defunct as of 2009. This episode focuses on the short history of Saleen and its primary concept, the S5S Raptor. This episode also includes and S8 concept from a designer named cash68 from deviantART. The S5S was unveiled at the 2008 New York Auto Show and was slated for release as a buyable production car in 2010. However, in 2008, Saleen auctioned off its corporate operations to MJ Acquisitions. The part of Saleen associated with the S7 and S5S remained with Saleen, Inc., meaning that they would not be produced, nor would they ever be. The high-performance Mustangs that Saleen built are still being built. Saleen only had one car that was completely Saleen in its 26 year history, and thats the S7, which was released in 2000. The music featured in this episode is "A Mordern Way of Letting Go" by Idlewild.
Episode 5 - Ford
Description: Ford, one of the most well-known car companies in the world, was founded in 1903. Ford has unveiled many concepts in their 107 year history. One of their first supercar concept's, however was the 1962 Mustang concept. In 1970, Ford unveiled the Mach 2 concept. The Mach 2 is based on the De Tomaso Pantera chassis and engine. If the Mach 2 was produced, it would have been a challenger to the Corvette. The rear-end design was majorly influenced by the 1962 Corvair Monza GT. In 1984, the Maya concept was unveiled, and then "the world's mightiest supercar," the GT90 was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show in January 1995. It had an acclaimed top speed of 235mph which was delivered from a 720hp, quad-turbocharged, V12 engine. And then, just one year later, the IndiGo was unveiled. The IndiGo was a concept built to show what Ford had in the Indy car tech department. The car had a monocoque chassis that held the 435hp 6.0L V12. Sometime later, in 2004, the amazing Shelby Cobra concept was revealed at the North American International Auto Show, or NAIAS. It boasted an all-aluminum 605hp, 6.4 liter, V10 that would send the car all the way to 185mph, though it was limited to 100mph. Then, one year later, at the next NAIAS, Ford unveiled the $2.2 million dollar Shelby GR-1. The GR-1 was inspired and resembles the Shelby Daytona. The GR-1's chassis was based on the Cobra concept's from the previous year.
Episode 6 - Bugatti
Description: Bugatti was founded in 1909 by Ettore Bugatti. In 1963 Bugatti was sold to Hispano-Suiza, then in 1968, Bugatti was bought by Snecma, and in 1977 Bugatti was merged with Messier to form Messier-Bugatti. Then again, in 1987, Romano Artioli acquires Bugatti, then it became known as Bugatti Automobili SpA. In 1998, Bugatti was bought once more, this time by Volkswagen AG. The company became known as Bugatti Automobiles SAS, what it is known as today. Five years prior though, the EB 112 concept was unveiled. When VW bought Bugatti in 1998, the EB 118 was revealed to the public. The next year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the EB 218 was shown. Later that year, the 18/3 Chiron concept was revealed. Then, at the turn of the century, the turn of the millenium, the EB 16.4 "Veyron" concept was uncovered. The 16.4 later began production as the Veyron 16.4, aka: The Fastest Production Car In The World. The Veyron was trumped by the SSC Ultimate Aero in 2007. In 2009, the much speculated and teased about 16C Galibier concept was released. What could be next for the century old great hypercar maker?
Episodes 7, 8, 9, and 10 coming soon