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6 Concept Cars That Should Have Been Made

Sometimes, carmakers can have brilliant, creative ideas for a car, and a lot of times those ideas don’t translate into production for a number of reasons ranging from cost to road laws. There are some classic, retro cars that found a lot of love by car enthusiasts everywhere, but never quite made it. Here are some of them.

2002 Lincoln Continental



This beautiful piece of machinery was among the best Ford ever unveiled. Everything about the Shelby GR-1 cried out exquisite. The pure, shiny silver coupe was powered by a 6.4-liter, 605-hp V-10 engine.  While the 2013 Shelby GT-500 is a great looking car, it still fell a little wanting when compared to the Shelby that was never made.

Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

The Cadillac Sixteen was first presented in 2003. Equipped with a 32-valve V16 engine displacing 13.6 liters and producing a horsepower of 1000 and 1000lb of torque, the Sixteen evokes Cadillac’s heritage in a modern  manner with 24-inch tires, a luxurious cabin and an all-glass roof, not to mention the extensive use of crystals for both interior and exterior.

Cadillac never went ahead with the Sixteen, but one can see its influence in all other successive cars since.

Jaguar C-X75


We end the list with a car that so spectacular that it was featured in the latest James Bond film but never actually made it in real life. The Jaguar C-X75  is a hybrid-electric, 2-seat, concept car produced from Jaguar which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The car is powered by four 145 kW (194 hp) electric motors – one for each wheel – which produce 780 hp (582 kW) and a total torque output of 1,600 Nm. The C-X75 has a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph) and push from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds.

The super car never made it to production due to the global economic crisis. Seven of the cars, however, were made especially for Spectre, where the villain Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) is seen driving it in a chase sequence involving Bond’s Aston Martin DB10.

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