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Daewoo – Bucrane

The Daewoo Bucrane was a concept which appeared in 1995. The vehicle was designed for Daewoo by the Italian styling house Italdesign, and it had plenty going for it.


Vehicle Overview

The Daewoo Bucrane was a concept which appeared in 1995. The vehicle was designed for Daewoo by the Italian styling house Italdesign, and it had plenty going for it.

The Daewoo Bucrane featured a voluptuous coupe profile which was inspired by cars from the 1960s. It had a long, low hood, muscular wheel arches, and an unusual curving B-pillar which created a distinctive shape for the side windows and rear section of the car. The bodypanels where made from both carbon fiber and steel.

The doors of the Daewoo Bucrane featured an elaborate two-stage opening mechanism. First the side window and roof section lifted upwards in a gull-wing manner, then the door itself was opened just like a normal car. Fancy, but not very practical.

The roof panels and windows of the Bucrane (except the windscreen!) could all be removed, effectively turning the car into a convertible. But thanks to the supporting pillars which remained, the chassis retained its rigidity.

Powering the Daewoo Bucrane was a front-mounted 3.2 litre V6 which developed 240 horsepower. Despite its sporting appearance, power was sent to the front wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission.

As an interesting side note. Many people have noticed how the Maserati 3200 GT shares many styling traits with the Bucrane. And Italdesign have done work in the past for Maserati. Could this have been the starting point?

Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
    1995
  • Make
    Daewoo
  • Model
    Bucrane
  • Coachbuilder
    Italdesign
  • Length (mm)
    N/A
  • Width (mm)
    N/A
  • Height (mm)
    N/A
  • Photo credits
    N/A
  • Engine Type
    V6
  • Designer
    Giorgetto Giugiaro

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