Cool concept cars evoke images and sentiments of what a utopian future can be. Some of these glorious cars make it to production, but most of them are only built for show and not intended for anything more than just a runway model, in the catwalk of the automotive world. So without further ado, check out these cool concept cars that didn’t get the chance to lay rubber on the streets!
Cool Concept Cars: Futuristic Cars One Can Only Dream Of
1. BMW M1 Hommage
BMW already built the iconic M1 long ago, but most Bimmer loyalist lament the fact that it hasn’t resurfaced in production form. The M1 Hommage Concept is one of the most exceptional mid-engined supercars ever made, but it was probably just created to test the waters, and find out if people will bite the upcoming i8. Hopes are still high for BMW fans, that the company will bless the automotive world with another sexy piece of steel and technology.
2. Cadillac Sixteen
Cadillac Sixteen delivers a mighty slap to the faces of skeptics, who say American designs belong to the crapper. This high-performance luxury vehicle, from General Motors, parades a 13.6-liter 32-valve V16 engine, with aesthetics that is nothing but immaculate. Too bad, even the wealthiest man in the world can’t get a hold of one.
3. Maserati Birdcage
With Maserati built the Birdcage, every sports car partisan’s love affair with speed and beauty was generously expressed. Based on MC 12’s racing chassis, this rolling high-tech sculpture seeks to seize the true definition of speed, sensuality, and luxury. The Italian must be insane not to let the world’s multi-millionaires get behind the wheels of this erotic beast that carries the trident logo.
4. Ford Interceptor
The Ford Interceptor is another testament that Americans can make a true head-turner automotive design, without trying to mimic the Europeans. This modern version of a big muscle car of yore packs a 5.0-liter V8 engine, with E-85 ethanol capability, and has a tough-guy look fitting of a mob boss. Ford keeps everyone guessing if they will produce the Interceptor beyond an auto show starlet.
5. Citroën GT
When a car was envisioned for a popular video game, then it must be something else, and that’s how the Citroen GT came about. This GT, with long, low with massive fascia vents, houses a Ford V8 engine and has an interior with futuristic looks, making it one of the coolest concept cars ever built. However, the French dropped their plans to make more of this, which left the automotive world sobbing.
6. Bertone Jaguar B99
When an iconic automotive brand collaborates with a historic design company, the result is an explosive concept car. The Jaguar B99 outlines Jag’s classic style, mixed with a refined Bertone elegance, that makes it far more contemporary than its counterparts. Sadly, the Jag and Bertone fanatics will not get a hold of this car’s killer looks, notable design cues, and hybrid drivetrain.
7. Rolls-Royce Vision 100
Rolls-Royce honors the future with great extremism of its opulence and swagger. The Vision 100 concept car is a fully autonomous vehicle, which handles almost everything in response to voice commands, that has a dramatic exterior and a lavish interior. However, folks with conspicuous wealth will still have to wait a long time, before they can flaunt this grandiose car.
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Cool concept cars are the perfect approach to showcase new design ideas, which are often eccentric, and out of this world. However, most of these cars remain as teasers of forthcoming design influences and never made it to public roads. But as car enthusiasts, we remain optimistic we’ll see some of these beauties cruising the highways, in our not so distant future.
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