If you live in the Atlanta area, you’re in for a treat. The High Museum of Art is featuring a new exhibit entitled “Dream Cars: Innovate Design, Visionary Ideas.” The concept is to display the wildest, rarest, most forward-thinking concept cars from the last eight decades. There are seventeen cars in all, with concepts from the likes of Ferrari, Bugatti, Porsche, GM, and more. You can preview the cars here at the museum’s official website.
The jet fighter-inspired vehicle featured at the top of this post is the GM Firebird XP-21, a turbine-powered concept that debuted in 1954 as a study into the practicality of jet engines in passenger vehicles. As you might imagine, a jet fighter on four wheels failed miserably (if beautifully) in the practicality department. Not only did the XP-21 have only one seat and TERRIBLE gas mileage, the tailpipe burned at about 1000 degrees–not something you would want to find yourself stuck behind in rush-hour traffic.
Thanks to Petrolicious for letting us know about this new exhibit!