The stylish powerful machines on wheels are already the dream of the auto enthusiasts. Moreover, the auto majors round the world create some amazing car concepts that are enough to sweep you off your feet and take you to a fantasy world. While some concept cars are created keeping the very practical and functional aspects in mind, others are larger than life vehicles created out of pure passion and dream.
While most of the concept car models are created by the auto manufacturers to launch new car models in the market, some concepts are built just to showcase the company’s design and conceptualization prowess and are never meant to hit actual production. Unfortunately, there are some glorious car concepts that could have been the dream cars of the global car enthusiasts, but never ended up getting a production model for sale in the market.
Here are 5 awesome concept cars that never emerged in their actual production versions to be enjoyed in real life by the car enthusiasts of the globe.
Lamborghini Estoque Concept
Though Lamborghini never built a sedan it did offer some stunning concepts, the Estoque was one such concept which looked very much like a real production model meant for market launch. However, the Italian car major says that it was only meant only to be a concept. The Estoque is more attractive than some of the supercars from Lamborghini, and could be a very successful premium sedan. Powered with a 5.2 liter V10 sophisticated engine it was revealed at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It’s a pity that this fascinating sports premium sedan never hit the production.
Mazda Furai Concept
The Mazda Furai is certainly a stunner that could make anyone gape in awe and could inspire. This is definitely one of the most beautiful car concepts that have been ever created, but it was never meant for production. The Furai concept was showcased at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. Its Furai literally means ‘sound of the wind’ which is a justified title as the car was equipped with a new 20B 3-rotor wankel motor that could generate more than 400 hp. The Furai is a great futuristic car concept which still feels amazing.
Renault DeZir Concept
The French car maker Renault has the prowess to create great concepts. The DeZir is one such drool worthy superbly stylish concept car. This stunner was powered by only a mismatched 150 hp generating electric engine probably because it never meant to hit the production. However, its jaw dropping design was enough to be the sole showstopper at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The incredible DeZir however, remained just a great example of Renault’s superb design prowess and never emerged in its production form to charm the audience even farther. This is certainly a jewel of a concept when visual appeal and superb design are concerned.
Bertone Jaguar B99 Concept
The new Jaguar styling is really classy and chic. However, the old design language was very noble as well and the last time the Jaguar came in its old shape, is the Bertone Jaguar B99 Concept. It was displayed at the 2011 Geneva Motor show to commemorate the Bertone’s 99th anniversary. The Bertone Jaguar B99 with great aluminum panels and long suicide doors was certainly a looker which was much more stylish than any of its production counterparts. It was powered by a contemporary 1.4 liter gas engine partnered with twin 201 hp electric engines generating a hefty 570 hp of power. It is sad that Jaguar never put this elegant B99 into production.
Hummer HX Concept
This super Hummer HX concept certainly looks like it was carved out of a single big block of metal. The astonishing HX Concept was a very potential vehicle that could save Hummer. The HX also had remarkable modular set-up by which its slanted rear roof could be removed to convert the machine into a sort of pickup truck, the vehicle also provided provisions to add on a wagon to carry additional cargo. It really had a very flexible structure despite its block metal looks, as the vehicles center portion of the roof, doors as well as fenders were also removable. The patent Hummer DNA endowed a robust 4WD system on the HX as well making it a super tough vehicle. The HX was powered by a 304 hp generating, 3.6 liter V6 engine. It is really unfortunate that the HX concept came pretty late and could not save Hummer.