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Transformable car concept makes the sportscar family friendly

By Darren Quick

January 2, 2013

This design concept from Delaware-based industrial design firm Xelestine might appeal to family men of a certain age considering a sporty mid-life crisis automotive purchase but wanting to enjoy some of the family-friendly benefits of a wagon or pickup truck. Intended for a front-engine vehicle, the concept centers around the rear window that can be raised to switch from a fastback to a wagon, or can be folded to create a pickup truck.

The fastback to wagon system features two side triangular panels that retract into the C-pillars in fastback mode to provide a sportscar form factor with improved aerodynamics for better fuel economy. When loading the shopping or picking up the kids from school, the panels can be raised to provide extra rear luggage space. If you still need extra room, the firm has also designed a system that sees the rear window fold forward to give an open-top, rear cargo area similar to a pickup truck.

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Bob, I really think you'd be

Bob, I really think you'd be happier submitting stuff like this to Reddit. Have you tried Reddit.com?

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haha

you claim not to like these topics
and yet you bump them?
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Why, Velveeta? Aren't you getting enough attention...

on Reddit?

I detest Reddit, just as I

I detest Reddit, just as I detested Digg. Popular notions of science and technology are fixated on flash and razzle dazzle and are not to be taken seriously.

What is wrong with "flash and dazzle"?

I have been following the Tesla electric cars since their inception. Now, the Tesla Model S can be re-charged for free at stations throughout California. Why is that not a good thing.

I could post articles from the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE; however, I doubt they would generate much interest or free discussion, which is what I thought the DAILY PAUL was all about.

What does YOUR SPECIFIC POST

What does YOUR SPECIFIC POST HERE have to do with the Tesla? The article you chose to post contains the following:
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"This design concept from Delaware-based industrial design firm Xelestine might appeal to family men of a certain age considering a sporty mid-life crisis automotive purchase but wanting to enjoy some of the family-friendly benefits of a wagon or pickup truck. Intended for a front-engine vehicle, the concept centers around the rear window that can be raised to switch from a fastback to a wagon, or can be folded to create a pickup truck."
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In addition to having nothing to do with anything relevant to the DP, it's a CONCEPT CAR. IT DOESN'T EVEN EXIST.

Bob, you are really swimming in it.

I think I'll start posting about pencil sharpeners, New England dinner table etiquette and the daily summaries of all the TV soap operas. How does that strike you?

That was

cool, thanks for sharing.