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Speedstick
01-02-2005, 12:56 PM
<IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Speedstick-Hyundai.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Research Prototype<br>Body architecture: 4-seat<br>Overall dimensions (mm): length 4080, width 1560, height 1210<br>Wheelbase, front and rear track: 2340, 1295, 1275.<br>Front and rear overhang: 875, 865<br>Engine position and drive: front longitudinal engine, rear drive<br>Engine: 4 cylinder in line, 1238 cc/cm3, 82 HP at 6000 rpm<p><A HREF="http://www.italdesign.it" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italdesign.it</A>

Rugbyplaya91
01-02-2005, 01:01 PM
lol looks sorta like a delorean or something... kinda cool

metallic
01-02-2005, 01:02 PM
This is hyundai? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> I would say it's VW or something... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

bm88
01-03-2005, 04:24 AM
Its just the name Pony that would put me off that...

CarMattZu777
01-03-2005, 01:59 PM
This looks alot like the Isuzu Piazza designed by ItalDesign, also called the "Asso Di Fiori" concept (Ace of Clubs):<p> <IMG SRC="http://ttp://www.isuzuperformance.com/gifs/promopix/gidace3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.isuzuperformance.com/gifs/promopix/ace79-4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.isuzuperformance.com/gifs/promopix/gidace6.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>The actual production car (Piazza/Impulse/PA-Nero) caried only slightly.

Santeno
01-03-2005, 02:07 PM
That Pony is almost a carbon copy of a delorean.<p>As for the Impulse, wasn't that design originally offered to VW as a replacement for the Scirroco? As I understand it, it was only after VW turned down the design that it was sold to Isuzu.

Krypton
01-03-2005, 03:24 PM
seriously, i didnt even know that hyndia was big enough to make concepts beack then, when did hyndia start

Santeno
01-03-2005, 03:46 PM
Hyundai was an enormous conglomerate quite some time ago. Even today they rank as one of the worlds biggest companies, producing everything from toasters to massive container ships. The car company used to part of the conglomerate until it was spun off a few years ago.

bolita
01-03-2005, 03:50 PM
The original Hyundai Pony was one of the best cars I've ever seen. With its simple RWD layout it was simply indistructible.<p>I had never seen this concept but considering its 30 years old would have made and awesome simple coupe. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/driver.gif" BORDER="0"> Too bad it never made it into production

Speedstick
01-04-2005, 06:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That Pony is almost a carbon copy of a delorean.<p>As for the Impulse, wasn't that design originally offered to VW as a replacement for the Scirroco? As I understand it, it was only after VW turned down the design that it was sold to Isuzu.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No actually. BUT there was a Karmann/BMW concept made by ItalDesign that looks shockingly like a Scirroco - that could be it.<p>The Delorean was also an ItalDesign design, but I think the Pony looks more like the Scirroco (also one of their designs).<p>This Hyundai concept was I think their first car so to speak. Not much info online, but it was a concept they made to introduce them making cars. I think anyway. Hyundai got ItalDesign to design all their first cars: the Sonata, the Pony and the Steller.<p>Other's who used ItalDesign are VW (Passat, Scirocco, Rabbit), Lotus (Esprit) and more recently Daewoo (all their first models).<p>

03ggelement
01-06-2005, 08:38 AM
I could be mistaken, but wasn't the Excel (of the mid to late 80's) called the Pony in other markets? ...possibly in Europe?

Speedstick
01-07-2005, 03:00 AM
The Excel replaced the Pony of the early 80's.

KebabGud
01-07-2005, 03:37 AM
Santeno: that Pony might look like a copy of the delorian .. but the delorian was first shown in the late 70`s.. this is from 74...<br>who is copying who? :P

Santeno
01-07-2005, 10:30 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Santeno: that Pony might look like a copy of the delorian .. but the delorian was first shown in the late 70`s.. this is from 74...<br>who is copying who? :P </TD></TR></TABLE><br>No one. If you would take the time to read speedstick's response to my comment, you would see that the Pony, the Delorean, the Impulse, and to some degree the corrado were ALL ItalDesign designs, that were sold to different manufacturers. No one copied anyone. ItalDesign just got really good a selling different variations on the same theme.

kevinb120
01-07-2005, 09:15 PM
Im not sure if Ital Design and bertone worked together either. The Impulse was penned by the same man that also designed the Porsche 928. I forget his name but his initials were GG(Giugiaro). I remember when the Isuzu's were running around with the waffle wheels. A lot of this type of styling was prevolent in the 70's/early 80's. The lamborghini Espada and marzal pretty much started it, and the Jarama looks like the basis<br><IMG SRC="http://www.lamborghiniregistry.com/Jarama/JaramaS/10502b.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>A lot of Lancia and Alfa products had the same 'look' to them. Some of those low slug headlight ideas stem back to the lambo and the Detamaso mangusta. Just about any hatchback then had some similarities to these cars with the straight hatch with brutaly straight triangular quarter windows, even siroccos delorians, and corolla sr5 hatches.<p><br><i>Modified by kevinb120 at 8:21 PM 1/7/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by kevinb120 at 8:23 PM 1/7/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by kevinb120 at 9:09 PM 1/7/2005</i>

taskbearer
01-08-2005, 02:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kevinb120</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Im not sure if Ital Design and bertone worked together either. The Impulse was penned by the same man that also designed the Porsche 928. I forget his name but his initials were GG(Giugiaro). </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those Initials are for Giorgetto Guigiaro, founder of Ital Design. Joined Fiat at 17 and once headed the prototypes center for Bertone( thats where the connection lies), before later starting up Ital Design.<p>

AXLE
01-09-2005, 12:52 AM
The pony of the 80s was a ****box, my family used to know a woman that got in an accident in one. As a result her entire face was burned and she was nearly killed.

jberrer
01-12-2005, 08:35 AM
I've been looking for a picture of the old Pony. Does anyone have one? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0">

PRODIGY
08-30-2008, 02:17 PM
Just happened to come across this thread!

WOAH! Kinda cool. I guess this would be the tiburons grandfather lol.

CosworthKid
08-30-2008, 02:38 PM
How come i can't see any photos of it in the link provided? Where do i look for it?

PRODIGY
08-30-2008, 02:51 PM
Should just come up on the screen.

I've re 'ed' it here..

[img]http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Speedstick-Hyundai.jpg

swizzle
08-31-2008, 03:50 AM
<IMG SRC="http://server2.uploadit.org/files/Speedstick-Hyundai.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Research Prototype<br>Body architecture: 4-seat<br>Overall dimensions (mm): length 4080, width 1560, height 1210<br>Wheelbase, front and rear track: 2340, 1295, 1275.<br>Front and rear overhang: 875, 865<br>Engine position and drive: front longitudinal engine, rear drive<br>Engine: 4 cylinder in line, 1238 cc/cm3, 82 HP at 6000 rpm<p><A HREF="http://www.italdesign.it" TARGET="_blank">http://www.italdesign.it</A>

If only Hyundai had produced something so delightfully perfect back in the day! It's still gorgeous today!

AM2
08-31-2008, 11:25 PM
I could be mistaken, but wasn't the Excel (of the mid to late 80's) called the Pony in other markets? ...possibly in Europe?
Yes, the FWD Excel was sold in Europe as the Hyundai Pony.
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/575/ponyadhb2.jpg

The Excel replaced the Pony of the early 80's.
And the RWD Pony of the early to mid 80's was already the Mk2 version...
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/9805/80shyundaiponyiieu2.jpg
....the Mk1 Pony was introduced in 1975.
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/4316/1975ponysmallpicwm4.jpg

swizzle
09-01-2008, 12:58 AM
The Pony was definitely cute.