For two decades, the iconic Ford Crown Victoria was one of the most recognizable cars in America, thanks primarily to its proliferation in police departments and use among taxi services. The car was retired and effectively replaced by the Taurus.
While it’s unlikely that the car will ever be revived, artist Karan Adivi has created a modern-day interpretation of the Crown Victoria which could see it morph into a super sleek and aggressive four-door sports car.
Adivi first dreamed up his Crown Victoria Concept in 2016 and has only now been able to imagine the car in 3D. The car shows no commonalities with the Crown Victoria but considering the Crown Vic’s lackluster and outdated design, that’s no bad thing.
The front of the Crown Victoria Concept includes an aggressive front fascia with C-shaped headlights, a bold and aggressive split front grille, and an aggressive hood. As impressive as the front of the car is, it’s perhaps the sides which are the most remarkable thanks to huge wheels, thin wing mirrors, and tapered side windows.
When designing the rear of the Crown Victoria Concept, Adivi took inspiration from the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe. Consequently, the car features an angled fascia with a small trunklid lip spoiler. There’s also a bold diffuser to help suck the car onto the pavement.
The world could be a much better place if Ford built a four-door sedan like this. Unfortunately, the company’s focus on SUVs and crossovers means it won’t happen.