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8 Fantastic Concept Cars That Never Made It To Production



There are some brilliant minds out there burning midnight oil creating car concepts that would break records on race tracks or make driving enthusiasts happy on roads. There are always a few makes, however, that don't make it to the finishing line in the race to production. We shortlisted 8 such cars that could've set fire to race tracks and roads with their looks and specs, but never did and just faded away like vivid, almost-there morning dreams.

1. Cadillac Cien

If you live vicariously through your TV screen while gaming, you've probably seen and experienced the wow of the 2002 Cadillac Cien in GT 4 and Midnight Club, and you know it's nothing short of a spy car with its night vision, slick aerodynamic bodywork and super speeds produced by its V12 engine pumping 750hp. It is unreal, to the point that it never made it to the road except in the movies 'The Island' and 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction'.

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2. Chrysler ME Four-Twelve

Would you believe us if we told you this concept first debuted at a car show 13 years ago? Its design can give several contemporary production vehicle designs a run for their money. Beautifully sculpted carbon fibre body work and a V12 engine with 850hp taking it from 0-100km in 2.9 seconds, a record that modern day production cars are fighting for, together make the Chrysler ME Four-Twelve a very desirable vehicle to this day. Too bad that nothing but a singular prototype of the ME Four-Twelve made it to the Laguna Seca racetrack before vanishing altogether.

3. Ford GT90

This ivory beauty debuted in 1995, 22 years ago, whaaaat? Yup, Ford definitely likes to think way ahead of time, their snazzy design game is futuristic as ****-- it's like walking into an Anime reality dimension set eons in the future. This GT90 featured a 6 litre quad-turbocharged V12 engine that could push out 720hp and attain a speed of 410kmph, back in the 90's! While it didn't make it to production, it did give virtual speed junkies a thrill in games like GT, Need For Speed, Ford Racing and Rush.

4. Jaguar B99

Many luxury car loving hearts were broken when Jaguar declined the prospect of turning its classy B99 concept to production. The model that was first introduced to the public in 2011 featured a great mix of design and speed with its wine coloured body work and chrome accents, encasing a hybrid drivetrain. 

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5. Jaguar's C-X75

You obviously remember the Aston Martin DB10 chase from 'Spectre'. You probably also know that Bond was being chased in a Jaguar. What you may or may not know is that he was being chased in the Jaguar C-X75, a prototype of a vehicle the makers claim is "the most technologically advanced road car ever conceived". Said to have hybrid powertrain that could pump nearly 1000hp, the edgy coupe would've been Jaguar's master piece hyper car, if only. 

6. Lamborghini Asterion

Another hyper car that would've done the world a favour if it existed, but didn't. The Lamborghini Asterion first came to be known in 2014, and not just as a hyper car but as Lamborghini's first. At 898hp being churned out by a hybrid powertrain, the Asterion was a powerful automobile and quite a looker. The vehicle never made it production so that the Urus could.   

7. Lotus Esprit 2014

The world waited with bated breath for the Lotus 2014 concept to become a reality only to be told that the carbon fibre beast had been dropped from production on account of being a lightweight car. Aside from its glorious aerodynamic design and a dreamy seamless skylight roof, the vehicle housed a 5 litre V8 engine pushing out 611hp and a top speed of 270kmph

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8. Mazda Furai

Light on its wheels the Furai track car prototype would've made a fantastic production car if only it hadn't gone down in flames while road testing at Le Mans, one fateful day in 2008. It's curvilinear body and 460hp generating engine made it a fabulous track car. Ironic that it saw its demise on the tracks.

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