Concepts That Were Just That

2014 Volvo Concept Coupe – This car was one of a trio of concepts that illuminate the new Volvo design path, and what a straight path it is. It is possible to see this in production.

It would theoretically be paired with one of Volvo’s new engines, all power trains being overhauled is quite nice as well. Beautifully minimalist, elegant in its simplicity, and attractive from any view, Volvo’s biggest task now is to make sure it makes it into production.

Concepts That Were Just That

2013 Nissan IDx Concept – This car looks super fun to drive, as a retro-inspired sports coupe. This car, were it to be built would have competed in the same arena as the Mazda Miata, and Scion FRS. It’s stout, muscular looking, and if it was even a quarter of the engineering as that of the GTR, the IDx would be an amazing ride.

Concepts That Were Just That

2003 Cadillac Sixteen – Boy, not only does this look beautiful, but mean! And it’s 13 years old!! Possibly the only ugly thing about this, is the price tag if it came out. This is a monstrosity of a vehicle in general, not just a car.

Starting out, it had a whopping 1,000 horsepower, 13.6 liter V16! Honey hush! The only current V16 cars right now are produced by Bugatti, so, unfortunately this isn’t hitting the market, but.. you can always get a Bugatti instead.

Concepts That Were Just That

2008 Lamborghini Estoque – What can you say about a Lamborghini that hasn’t already been said, such as “I want one”. This is actually a 4-door concept, kind of a “Sports Family Car” of sorts, nonetheless.. beautiful.

It would have used the same 500-horsepower V10 from the Gallardo, shoe-horned behind the Estoque’s fighter jet front end. 

Lamborghini customers own many cars – CEO Stephen Winkelmann said at the time. They currently own other sports cars, maybe an SUV, and most certainly a luxury sedan or two. We would like that luxury sedan to be made by Lamborghini rather than a rival.

Being 8 years old, it obviously didn’t make it to production.

Concepts That Were Just That

2013 Aston Martin CC100 – This car is an Aston Martin that prioritizes fun, while simultaneously being a powerful homage to Aston’s history as it’s modeled after the DBR1 racecar from the 1950’s. It’s built on the platform used for the V12 Vantage, and Aston said it’s good for a 0-60 sprint in 4 seconds and a governed top speed of 180.

Aston actually built 2 of these CC100’s, one of which was sold for around $770,000.00, so who knows, you may could buy the other, if you have millions laying around.

Concepts That Were Just That

2005 Jeep Gladiator – Oh boy, this is probably my favorite vehicle ever, it looks so awesome to me! It supposedly boasts the same off-road prowess of the Wrangler on which it’s based, but the Gladiator one-ups the popular SUV with an adjustable bed for those who like the perks of the Wrangler but also the perks of a pick-up. In true Jeep fashion, it offers the canvas top, which is one thing fans love about the Wrangler.

The concept featured a 2.8 liter inline-four turbo diesel engine, with a 5-speed transmission. But don’t get your hopes up, because this won’t be coming to your driveway.