There is something so great about the proportions on a two-door car. The long front hood found on many two-door coupes and convertibles adds so much presence to the vehicle. Unfortunately, Buick doesn’t have a current two-door model available, but that may be changing sometime in the next few years.
In the meantime, designer Marc Senger decided to create a modern Buick Roadster, which he called the Wildcat. He said he was inspired by the 1954 Buick Wildcat show car.
He wrote, “This new Buick Wildcat aims to recapture original designer Harley Earl’s instinctual take on the luxury roadster, with a thoroughly modern bias. It will compete in a segment dominated by European prestige models (BMW Z4, Jaguar F-Type, Audi TT, etc), but will deliver a truly American driving experience. An experience aided by a Buick-specific supercharged V8, spiritual ‘54 cues like open fenders, ‘floating’ headlights, liquid-smooth feedback, and relatively compact proportions. The low, 35-inch high cowl is the sole, yet critical shared dimension between the ’54 car and my own.”
While the odds of a Buick like this actually making it to production are probably extremely small, it’s fun to dream. Tell us what you like most about Senger’s design in the comments below.