The 10 most beautiful Concept Cars ever to go into production, sadly.

The concept car they often represent the pinnacle of creativity and innovation in the automotive industry. Often, however, these cars are just prototypes, displayed in car shows or used as design studies for the future. They made us dream, but in fact they were never born. The history of concept cars never produced in series is particularly unique: many enthusiasts remember them, even if no one has ever been able to buy them. From the past to the present, numerous brand names have in their background a model of this type.

In this article, we’ll look at 10 dream concept cars that never went into series production, but left an indelible mark on the automotive world. Their features: a evocative name, futuristic linesengines with dizzying powers. For one reason or another, however, they never hit the road. They had a very different fate from that of the super sports cars of the past that can still be purchased today. On the contrary, they have remained protagonists only in the Salons or in the photographs that immortalized them. From the Jaguar C-X75 at the Bugatti Galibierpassing through the Volkswagen W12 Nardo Here you are 10 concept cars ever producedbut which have made people talk about themselves.

Alfa Romeo Scighera

Between concept cars never produced more fascinating we certainly find theAlfa Romeo Scigherawhich in Milanese dialect means fog. Coupe very sharp lines, so as to recall the silhouette of a racing car, the Scighera, born in 1997is still remembered today for the particular opening of the doors. If the side windows lifted upwards, as in the opening at Seagull wings, the doors opened in the traditional way. The windows, among other things, could also be removed, making this concept a real roadster.

Alfa Romeo Scighera concept

Lamborghini Estoque

It has never seen series production either Lamborghini Estoqueone of the boldest experiments of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese: a luxury car that used the chassis of the Audi A8 and the engine from 560 hp from the Gallardo. Distinguishing marks: the futuristic interior. Started at Paris Motor Show 2008his story lasted only the space of a few weeks.

Lamborghini Estoque concept

Ford GT90

A real super sports car was the Ford GT90that the House of the Blue Oval produced in the mid-nineties as a concept car that anticipated its famous sister gt. A monstrous V12 engine was able to give away well 740 hp of power. However, the chronicles of the time speak of a problem that effectively prevented the birth of this supercar: the engine overheating. The engineers Ford they tried to solve the problem by placing a ceramic protection on the propeller. But the GT90 never came to light definitively.

Ford-GT90 concept

Nissan IDx

We are at Tokyo Motor Show 2013theater of the debut of Nissan IDxthe Japanese manufacturer’s visionary sports coupé proposal, also available in an extreme version Nismo. Two doors, beyond 200 hp of power and super acceleration. Her fame has also come to make her a protagonist in some video games, but in fact this concept has never gone on the road.

Nissan idX Nismo

Jaguar C-X75

Among the concept cars ever produced, a very particular case is that of the Jaguar C-X75: it was so fascinating that even after its untimely death in 2010, a similar prototype on the protagonist of the 2015 James Bond film Specter. In the original concept, the supercharged hybrid engine guaranteed a power of well 870 hp!

Jaguar CX-75 concept

Volkswagen W12 Nardo

A Volkswagen which was inspired by one Bugattis: it was a very particular concept Volkswagen W12 Nardobeyond 600 hp And central engine, which saw the light in the early 2000s. It has never been produced in series, and even if 3 (!) specimens were made, we are listing it. On the other hand, it entered the video game Gran Turismo. His fame has come down to the present day.

Volkswagen W12 Nardo

Bugatti 16C Galibier

The Lady 1000 hp. Perhaps we would have given this nickname to Bugatti 16C Galibierif it had officially come to light: a project for a four-door inaugurated in 2009with a very powerful engine, over 1000 HP in fact, from 8 liters approxon two superchargers. The lines? Sporty, but also imposing.

Bugatti Galibier

Range Rover Stormer

In 2004, the Range Rover Stormerwhich was inspired by the classic lines of Range without the rear doors and with the front ones opening upwards. Power? Out of the ordinary, thanks to a V8 supercharged.

Range Rover Stormer

Maserati Birdcage

How can we forget the concept Maserati Birdcage made by Pininfarina: seductive lines and extreme performance, conferred by the engine V12 naturally aspirated with over 700 HP. So much charm in a model presented in 2005 to the Geneva Motor Show, which recalled one of the cars that made the history of the Trident. A meteor, however, remained only in the annals.

Maserati Birdcage concept

Mini Cooper Rocketman

Finally, it deserves a small parenthesis Mini Cooper Rocketmanone of the most innovative concept cars ever produced: born in 2011only 3.50 meters long, could have been the antagonist of Smart. Who knows if, as speculated several times by the rumors, this is fascinating heir to the Mini Minor may finally come to light in series in the near future. Naturally in the electric version.

Mini Cooper Rocketman


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The 10 most beautiful Concept Cars ever to go into production, sadly.