Awesome Concept Cars That Should’ve Gone Into Production
Every year, car companies from all over the World will create concept cars which they will take to various car shows across the planet. These concept cars serve many purposes, sometimes they are there for marketing reasons on order to show off what a company can do. Other times these concept cars are a scientific experiment which companies will undertake to see just what is possible in terms of car production and often they serve the purpose of simply creating something beautiful with an eye on the future.
Throughout the years we have seen some incredible machines designed and sadly they never went in to production. Despite this, we wanted to put together a list of some of our favorite concept cars over the years that we feel should have been made for the masses. Let’s take a look at some of the weirdest and wonderful designs.
Chevrolet Astro III Concept, 1969
In an age when the space race was one of the hottest topics on the planet, car manufacturer Chevrolet designed this incredible concept car which mimicked what NASA was trying to do. This two-wheeled car looked more like the cockpit of a jet fighter but for the wide wheelbase at the back and with aerodynamics in mind, the car was low to the floor and weighed less than 200 lbs. The car was capable of 317 bhp and its gas turbines roared from fancy rear exhausts. The highways of the World would have looked a lot different with these bad boys flying around.
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept, 2005
Unfortunately, the wonderful Ford GT cars went out of production in 2006 leaving behind a legendary collection of cars which spanned decades. This concept version of the Shelby would have been the missing piece in the GT collection however which was the super car that it never quite got around to making. The GR-1 was inspired by the 1964 Daytona Coupe and packed a 6.7 liter engine with a V-10 that produced a blistering 605 bhp. Sadly the car never made it to production and left the Ford lovers of the World wondering what if.
Lamborghini Miura, 2006
Lamborghini have been creating concept cars for decades and whilst for many years, their concepts were on the James Bond-scale of things, in 2006 they produced the Miura, a car that would see the car company break away from the angles and straight edges that have made them who they are today. The Miura was a curvy take on the Murcielago which packed the Gallardo V12 engine under the hood. The result was a beautiful looking, sleek and powerful machine which despite being capable of selling a huge amount of units regardless of the $350,000 price, the Miura sadly never saw the light of day.
Do you have a favorite concept car which you wish would be put into production? Think we’ve missed one from our top 3? If so then why not let us know exactly what you think in the comments section below.