Another GM concept, the Cyclone was introduced in 1959 following the first Daytona 500 NASCAR race. With a panoramic bubble top that retracted fully when the doors opened or closed, sharp fins and afterburner-style taillight housings, the Cyclone once again reflected the public interest in aircraft styling and development.
Like the Centurion and the Le Sabre, the Cyclone featured fantastic modern car technology, such as proximity-sensing radar units that scanned the road electronically, and warned the driver both audibly and visibly of objects in its path. It also featured an intercom system, which allowed passengers to speak to those outside of the car without having to open the bubble top.
The 'Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas' exhibition is currently taking place in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.
The exhibition is a celebration of innovative automotive design that brings together 17 concept cars from Ferrari, Bugatti, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and other manufacturers from Europe and the United States.
The cars shown range in age from the early 1930s to the present day. These are a reflection of design trends born from the contemporary social and political developments of the time that pushed the designers' imagination. In addition to the cars on show, the exhibition features conceptual drawings and scale models to demonstrate the stages of the car design process.
Here we take a look at some of the most visionary designs at the Dream Cars exhibition. In many cases it's amazing how many of the ideas have carried over into production cars of today...