The concept car is the purest dream of an automotive designer. It’s a car that doesn’t obey the practicalities and regulations that often sully many a finished product. Over the years, many a beautiful masterpiece were introduced at auto shows that never saw the light of day (or road), but should have. The following concept cars are the one’s that many wished they could drive, but couldn’t. Can you spot your favorite here…?
BMW CS Vintage
Based off the old 1968 BMW E9, this 2012 BMW CS Vintage concept car would have made every BMW owner eat their heart out if they saw you driving one.
This 2007 concept by Mazda named the ‘Furai’, was a 450 horsepower, 20B 3-rotor beast that would have never been street legal.
Aurora Safety Car
Ok, ok, we know – this 1957 Aurora Saftey Car is considered the ugliest concept car of all time. But there in lies its charm, as it would have been a fan favorite amongst the hipsters.
I have a soft spot for any car with gull-wing doors, as do many people. That’s why this V-10 4×4 2013 Cuigiaro Parcour was on every roadster lovers Christmas wish list.
Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA
Looking more like an artist’s rendering than an actual live concept car, the IAA by Mercedes-Benz wowed crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in 2014, as it looked sleek enough to cut through air like a bullet.
Bentley EXP 10
The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 was loaded with a W12 engine that would literally rip the asphalt off the road – if it were ever allowed on there that is.
BMW M1 Hommage
Is there any doubt that BMW makes the slickest concepts of any company. While looking eerily similar to the new i8 electric automobile, this M1 concept was introduced on M1’s 30th anniversary over a decade ago.
Introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, this Toyota Flesby was a concept car designed to improve your driving posture, even your mood, and was the first to have external airbags.
Ferrari 512S Modulo
Concept cars are not a new concept. They’ve been around forever, like this 1970 Ferrari 512S Modulo, that promised speeds of over 220mph while going 0-60 in just 3.1 seconds.
The BMW Lovos was just one of those concepts that was way too ahead of its time. The idea behind it was that it would be fitted with a bunch of solar photovoltaic cells that could absorb energy, acting like little individual air-brakes.
Ego is right with this Lamborghini Egoista. While the Countach is still a Lamborghini lovers all-time favorite, this one-seat cockpit’er with removable canopy doors would have definitely been an eye-turned had it ever hit the road.
Audi h-tron Quattro
This hydrogen powered SUV by Audi was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show last year. It’s eco friendly with an impressive 282bhp that could reach speeds of up to 124 mph!