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Top 10 Incredible Concept Cars WE NEVER GOT

Top 10 Incredible Concept Cars WE NEVER GOT

Welcome to Best Car Guy. In this blog, we have listed the Top 5 Concept cars. Concept cars are very awesome. We love them. They're like looking into the future, but like hoverboards, a lot of these cars never get made. Today we're going to talk about 10 super dope concept cars that didn't get made but definitely, 100% should have been made. We'll be looking at Japanese Porsche's. Futuristic semi-trucks, and even a 70s Cybertruck? Strap in boys and girls 'cause we're going to the future through the past. This is the list. -  

Dodge Ram T-Rex.

Dodge Ram T-Rex. This boy could be released tomorrow and would sell like dinosaur-shaped hotcakes. You know Post Malone would buy one right off the bat. It was designed in 1997, two years after Post Malone was born, meaning it predates the Hennessy 6x6. It predates the Raptor. In fact, you might even say it's pre-historic. Now just like a T-Rex has three arms, This truck had three axles and six-wheel drive. It also had a big old Magnum V10 engine from the Ram 3500. Unfortunately, the big wigs and the rich main offices at Dodge said that it was too awesome to produce but there is a twist to this tale, a conspiracy theory if you will. Dodge was owned by Mercedes at the time of the T-Rex, okay? Mercedes decided hey, we can't build this six-wheeled dinosaur truck. Then 10 years later, Mercedes made a 6x6 version of the G Wagon. Coincidence? I keep trying to tell you guys there are no such things as coincidences, okay? Look at the facts. All right? Connect the dots, follow the money, follow the money, follow the money, follow the money.

Nissan MID4.

Nissan MID4. Back in 1985 when I'm from before the NSX was even a twinkly, Twink, a twinkle in Honda's eye, Nissan unveiled a car which they said would be a competitor for Porsche and Ferrari. It was called the MID4. Now with a name like MID4, you'd think that it would be a mid-engine car with a four-cylinder engine, right? Well, you'd be half right. But you'd also be half-dead wrong pal. It was designed to receive a brand new V6 and that V6 was gonna be mounted behind the driver and sideways. Right in the middle of the four wheels, Get it? MID4. It makes perfect sense. Bing, bang, boom. MID4 was also supposed to get all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, really cool stuff for the time. Then in 1987, they made another one. They called it the MID4-Two and that one had two turbos on it. If they weren't gonna make it, then why did they make a second one that was even cooler? What are they doing to us? Like a lot of concept cars, Nissan never actually planned to make this thing. It was meant to be a design study to showcase their cool technology in something that resembled a road-going car. it's like a mannequin at Old Navy where they just put an outfit on it, that's basically what a lot of these concept cars are, mannequins at Old Navy where hey put the outfits on them. Old Navy has the coolest mannequins and the most relaxed fit jeans. The cool fact though, the MID4's twin-turbo V6did ends up getting used in the Z32 300ZX. So, you know, we're all just stardust. Everything is connected. It's the circle of life. I am made of the same things as you, you are made of the same things like a car, carbon makes steel and you. Cars are boys.

Audi Avus Quattro

The Audi Quattro was the sickest Audi of the '80s, So when they stopped making it in 1991, it was a big deal. The question was, could Audi's next car revolutionize the industry like the Quattro's all-wheel-drive system did way back in 1980? What was Audi going to come up with next? The answer was the Audi Avus Quattro, Look at this thing. It looks like it's from a Will Smith movie about a bunch of I robots. It looks like it's from the future but in reality, it's from the past, the design was apparently influenced by Audi's streamliners which were their land speed record cars from the 1930s. You can definitely see the connection. This shiny little concept that couldn't, had an all-aluminum spaceframe chassis making it incredibly light and strong, just like Nolan. His bones are wide but they're hollow like a bird. The dude only weighs like 84 pounds but he can deadlift like 850. This car was supposed to be powered by a 502 horsepower W12 engine but when it debuted at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show, the engine was just a wooden model because they didn't get the real one done in time but sadly, it just wasn't meant to be. The recession of the early 90s led Audi to shelve the Avus project. It wasn't a total bust though. The aluminum frame and W12 did both find their way into the 1994 Audi A8. 

Honda HP-X.

The Honda HPX is one of the most recognizable concept cars ever made. All thanks to the company that designed it. Pininfarina, the peeps behind some of the most beautiful cars ever were asked Honda to design them a car that would show the world how capable this Japanese company was. I wanna point out that at this time in the late 80s, Honda was still known more for its fast bikes and slow cars. So this was a big swing. This was a big deal. Pininfarina put their Ferrari designs away for a few months and whipped up the HPX which is short for HondaPininfarina Xperimental. It's not experimental if you use the E. You gotta just go straight for the X. Xperimental, Xperimental. HPX featured a mid-mounted V6, which was basically a Honda Formula Two V8 with two cylinders chopped off. The coolest thing about the HPC was its fighter jet style (beeping) pit. It has a single piece plexiglass bubble that's slid forward when you wanna get in and out of the car just like Gooseor Maverick and honestly, the worst thing that COVIDhas caused was pushing back the premiere of Top Gun 2, I'm not even getting sponsored by those guys even though we tried, we tried they said no but Top Gun 2 is gonna be the sickest movie of our lifetime. I'm calling it. Tom Cruise is kind of a weirdo but he's a national treasure and a straight-up professional. -  

Volkswagen W12.

VW, my favorite car company has never made a super car. Have they made some super-duper cars? 100% but never a super car. Volkswagen has a long history of making really good economy cars with a fun little twist and that's why it was so surprising when they teased the world with a W12 Nardo in 1997. It was named after the Nardo Ring, VW's test facility where this very car smashed 12 speed records in a 24 hour test. During this test, the W12maintained an average speed of 200.6 miles per hour and that's including stops for gas and to fill up the driver's big gulps. One thing you gotta know about Volkswagen test drivers, they love their soda pop boy, no ice though 'cause they're German. It's already cold why would we add ice? I took German in high school and we had like a German guy come talk to us and someone was like oh, is it true that you guys don't put ice in your sodas? And that was his answer. He's like yes, it's already cold why would you put ice in it? VW chief at the time, Ferdinand Piech, Piech, Piech, Piech, Piech, Piech, Piech ordered that VW have a super car in their fleet. It borrowed the technology for its W12 engine from the Audi Avus which we just talked about. Time is a circle and it was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the genius, the legendary designer behind some of the most beautiful and innovative cars in the history of cars. I'm talking about the BMW M1 and the Daewoo Lanos. Obviously, a W12 powered supercar was gonna cost a lot of money, but even Piechdidn't realize just how much money it was actually gonna cost. When the bean counters counted all the beans it was gonna take to make every car, they were like no way, guys. That is way too many beans and they vetoed the project, but there is a happy ending to this story because, in 1998, Piech convinced the VW board to purchase Bugatti. So in the years that follow, VW turned over their W12 technology to Bugatti and it was that technology and development which led to the Veyron. 

Steinwinter Supercargo.

Steinwinter Supercargo is not at all a super car but very much a semi truck. The Steinwinter Supercargo was designed and built in Stuttgart and they budded at the Frankfort Motor Show in 1983. The idea behind this ridiculous, pretty awesome looking vehicle was to reduce the footprint of semis on the world's roads. Normal semi-trucks are big bricks and bricks aren't very aerodynamic especially when they're big. Also, the gap between the cab and the trailer creates a lot of drag. So what do you do? Well, you make your cab flat and put it under the trailer. Problem solved, Bing bang, boom, let's all go home and have dinner with our wives. Finally, I can see my kids for once. Maybe I'll help Tommy with his homework. This thing had a big ol' Mercedes diesel that made 753 torques and the whole thing was only a half-inch taller than a Lamborghini Huracanwhich is a very short car. The thing could carry a fully loaded shipping container on its roof while towing another one behind it. So you've got this super buff, versatile truck the size of a Lambo, sounds really good on paper, right? Unfortunately, this bad boy had his flaws. Just like me. The driver's vision was really, really bad compared to a regular semi which sits high up and has huge windows and it turns out that Lambo's aren't the most practical height for towing shipping containers. Reliability was also an issue. I mean, the stress put on trucks is incredible with engines and chassis expected to go like a million miles with just minor maintenance. Sadly, the Supercargojust couldn't cut it. Mercedes pulled their funding and that's all it took for the semi-truck of the future to become a concept of the past. But you're a little hook truck and I'll see you again. Just like all great, great ideas, this one refused to die and it finally got its rightful place in history when it was featured in Power Rangers Time Force which is basically the coolest thing that could ever happen to anybody. -  

Mazda RX-Vision.

The Mazda RX-Vision was released at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015 and was meant to be a glimpse into the future of Mazdasports cars obviously drawing inspiration from their long line of incredibly successful road and race cars. The RX-Vision was a long, sleek front-engine rear-wheel-drive beastie with yes, you guessed it, Ferrari engine. (groaning) that's a good looking car. It was designed using the KODO philosophy. What is the KODO philosophy you ask? Well, Mazda designers try to make cars that encapsulate the beauty of life in the hope that by doing so they can give the car a soul. Did I mention that this thing had a  rotary? Despite all the positives and all the cool stuff, the beauty and the rotary and all that. It just wasn't meant to be. the RX-Vision never made it into production which sucks because this car would have been phenomenal. We can see this thing's DNA splattered all over the fourth-gen Miata which was designed at the same time but it's a shame that we haven't got a new rotary Mazda sports car and I'm not sure if we ever will. 

Mercury Montego Sportshauler.

You guys probably don't remember the Mercury Montego. It was a mid-sized sedan, released all the way back in the grandpa times in 1968, it was powered by range ofFord V8's and was available as a four-door sedan, a two-door hardtop, a four-door station wagon, or a two-door convertible. But one Montego that never made it to market was this one, the Sportshauler. Sportshauler, Sportshauler. Unveiled at the 1972 Detroit Auto Show, the Sportshauler looked like a Montego from the front but carried surprise in the back. Kind of like the tale I was born with but had to have removed and that's why I got this tramp stamp to cover the scar. This frigging boy had a compartment behind the two front seats that had an ATV in it and the freaking ATV looks like a  moon rover. The rear window and decklid opened electronically. Then a tailgate dropped to the ground to form a ramp. So you could bring your moon Rover out, moon Rovers aren't your jam? Okay, well it could be replaced with a mini bike or a snowmobile. Pick your awesome poison, Juliet. This thing is a gosh dern Cybertruck before the Cybertruck was the Cybertruck, but it's not even a truck. It's a cyber car.

Datsun Idx.

The Datsun 510 is a great little car. People love them, it's just like hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm. In 2013, Nissan released this21st century re-imagining of the 510, and the car community went wild, wild. I cannot overstate how wild we all went. The IDX concept was marketed by Nissan as their answer to the rear-wheel-drive tuner craze and they claimed that it could be a direct competitor for cars like the Hyundai Genesis coupe and the GT 86/BRZ/FRS. The Nismo edition was set to have the same 230 horsepower engine from the Juke Nismo which somehow did get made. Nissan, I love you but you're bringing me down. It was all looking so good. Nissan said they were gonna make it. Journalists were even allowed to drive the fully functioning concept car, both younger Max and younger me were trying to figure out how long it would take them to depreciate until we could afford one. But as we know all too well from other cars on this list, hype doesn't always turn into sales and when Nissan ran the numbers on this relatively pricey concept, it just wasn't a viable option to be produced. It's such a shame that this thing never got made because Toyota had already proven that there was a market for front-engine rear-wheel-drive sports cars with the GT86. 

Dodge Copperhead.

That's right, in at number one on the list of 10 concept cars that we wish they would have made is the Dodge Copperheadand as a fellow snake boy, I like the name, KentuckyCobra Merch coming soon. This thing is sick. The copperhead was first shown at the 1997 North AmericanAuto Show and was envisioned, you guys ready? As a smaller, more affordable version of the Dodge Viper. Sounds awesome. Sign me up. Where is the waiting list? I would love to at least drive one. So not only did Dodgeshrink down the proportions of the Viper, giving the copperhead a perfect baby Viper look, you gotta be careful with the baby snakes 'cause they don't know how much venom they're supposed to let out. They'll just let it all out and they'll kill you. They also added sick aero which would help the Copperhead to get the most out of its modest 220 horsepower V6 motor. It was low and wide which gave it excellent handling overall but by far the best part of the Copperhead was that it came with the five-speed manual and rear-wheel drive you guys, it would have been an American Miata. It was gonna be priced at around $30,000. That's $45,000 less than a Viper and you can imagine that at that price, they would have sold a freaking but load of them, just like every other awesome car on this list. It wasn't meant to be. First and this is honestly so lame, Bill E Gibbons, the guitarist for ZZ Top had built and customized a 1950 FordCoupe and registered it as the Ford Kopperheadwith a K and they had to rename the car, the Dodge concept car to keep from getting in a legal battle. I do think that they could have put a little more effort into it and named it something a little bit cooler. Like there's a million snakes. Name it the Dodge baby Viper or name it, the Dodge black moccasin, Dodge yellow-bellied sea snake. That sounds like an insult that a pirate would say to a pirate. Yours a yellow-bellied sea snake. At the time, Dodge was owned by Daimler and Mercedes had their own small drop-top sports car, the SLK which was selling well in America. So that also contributed to the Copperhead not being made. But the main reason that the Copperhead didn't get made was because of the SUV. Dodge wanted to focus on more lucrative areas of the market. So they decided to shelve the Copperhead and gave us the Dodge Durango. I mean, it's a good looking SUV I suppose. Dodge would use some of the Copperhead stylings when they redesigned the Viper in 2003 for the second generation and then even made a limited run of 300 Copperhead Vipersin 2005 but still guys, we were so close to having an American Miata. I imagine an alternate universe where the money pit Miata is a Dodge and we're all just cruising around in our little American Miatas but unfortunately, the only place that can happen right now is in Gran Turismo One and Gran Turismo Two because of the car was featured in both of those. 


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