History[ edit ] — After realizing that they all shared similar musical tastes, the three decided to start their very own band. Drummer Kiyoshi Ijichi joined them later on after parting with another college band he was in.
In the 60s and 70s, British Leyland worked on a hatchback that would replace the original Mini. However, such a design had never reached production. Maybach cars were originally meant to have a biturbo V24 engine, displacing 15 litres and making about HP.
Due to packaging issues and problems with deigning a durable enough gearbox, the biturbo V12 from the Mercedes S and CL was used instead. First design sketches for the Mercedes C-Class depicted a car with a more rounded appearance. The Mercedes CLS could have never seen production, if not for an executive seeing an employee-made drawing of "a Jaguar built by Mercedes" and deciding to put it into production.
Cadillac originally planned their models to have an OHC V12 engine. The Fiat Panda was originally meant to be built on a streched platform of the Its name was originally planned to be "Rustica", but someone pointed out that given Fiat's reputation for corrosion, a name containing the word "rust" shouldn't really be considered for any of the brand's products.
The Fiat Panda was planned to be an experimental lightweight low fuel consumption 5-seat small car, but ended up as a more traditional city car.
Also, the vehicle's name was originally meant to be "Gingo", but the protests of Renault, makers of the Twingo, blocked the change. The Fiat 's original designs depicted a 5-door car with styling similar to the VW New Beetle, but with a more toy-like appearance.
The VW Beetle's original replacement was a project codenamed " EA ", a mid-engined hatchback with the motor below the front seats, However, technical difficulties and the high projected cost of producing such a vehicle made the EA not enter production.
Between and Porsche worked on a roadster slotting below the Boxster, but the idea ended up getting abandoned. The Porsche was planned as a replacement, but ended up being a more luxurious alternative to it. In the late s, BMW was working on the idea of a Vpowered car. There even were a few prototypes of a 6.
However, the car never ended up hitting production. The 7-Series-based vehicle never saw production, whiule the 3-series and 5-series-based ones morphed into the GT versions of these cars. Caterham tried to release a car based on the Renault Alpine, being in an alliance with the latter.
Unfortunately, the British company did not have the money it took to design the new model and the car ended up existing only in the digital form and as clay models. The alliance also wanted to make a Caterham-branded subcompact and small crossover in order to get more appeal in the Asian markets.
These vehicles never went further than the general idea. The Lamborghini LM was a civilian adaptation of the Cheetah, a military prototype that had too high fuel consumption to be accepted, and might had not existed if the Cheetah got greenlit for army service.
Lamborghini wanted to release a mid-engined 4-seater coupe called "Espada" in The car was planned to be built using a stretched Gallardo spaceframe and mechanics, but never saw a release.
Later, the company was tooling with the idea of building a front-engined 4-door sedan, like the prototypical Estoque, but instead settled on developing an SUV, the Urus. DeLorean Motor Company wanted to release a 4-door counterpart of the DMC, but the vehicle never made it into production, due to a lack of funds for engineering it.
The Land Rover Series I's prototypes had a single seat and the steering wheel in the middle, due to the buyer demographics being perceived as having familarity with that layout, driving tractors as part of their work.
The final production version ended up being equipped with 3 front seats and a normal left- or right-mounted steering wheel. The Ford Mustang was originally meant to be a 2-seat roadster with a rear-mounted V4 engine.
Early prototypes of the Ford Pinto envisioned it as a highly safe car. However, the production version had many of the safety features removed. The Mercury Comet was designed as an addition to the Edsel lineup, but the cancellation of the latter brand got it put in the Mercury lineup in the last second.
The 3rd generation Ford Focus had a Mercury counterpart, called "Tracer", originally being develeloped alongside, but the discontinuation of the Mercury brand led to the cancellation of the Tracer. Rover originally planned to introduce a model called "55" in However, it had to be shelved, due to financial problems.
In the mids, MG Rover worked on an aluminium-bodied 3-cylinder small car that would replace the Metro, but it was deemed too ambitious, and the more conventional Metro stayed on sale.
The 2nd generation Rover was being designed as an all-new car. Instead, financial troubles led to the final version being just a Honda Concerto with different badging.
However, due to yet unknown reasons, the final version delivered to customers ended up getting a HP version of the 3. InJaguar showed the C-X75 concept, a turbine-engined hypercar. A year later, the turbine engine concept was shelved, due to too high CO 2 emissions, and replaced with a hybrid 1.If a fanfic of an anime/manga takes place in Japan (or implied to be), then, odds are, the characters would be speaking translated Japanese.
The same would apply for any work that takes place a foreign country but is otherwise written in whatever the writer's first language. Asian Kung-Fu Generation are one of the most successful indie rock bands of Japan ("indie" standing for the genre, not the recording label), with their Weezer/punk tinged sound enjoying a popularity that even Weezer themselves hardly ever had on their side of the Pacific.
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