Spectacular cars that never saw the streets

Spectacular cars that never saw the streets

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Spectacular cars that never saw the streets
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Although many people may ignore it, the automotive industry is creating new concepts constantly. These concepts may never come out of the designers' dreams, but sometimes they are drawn, computer modelled, built as a scale model, built as a fully functional prototype or they may even make all their way to the streets. This article shows some of those prototypes that finally couldn't reach the streets.
Cadillac Sixteen

Cadillac Sixteen

A V16 with a displacement of 829,92 cu in (13,600 cu cm), 1,013 hp (755.39 kW) power, 1000.13 lb.ft. (1356 Nm) torque, and a weight of 2.5 tons. The Cadillac Sixteen was introduced in 2003 to show how far in technology and aesthetics the builder could go to be the market's number one.
Ghia Gilda

Ghia Gilda

It was developed by Professor Giovanni Savonuzzi, commissioned by Chrysler. The assignment was to create a streamlined, very modern and comfortable car. The result was a prototype that became an inspiration for subsequent vehicles such as the Supergilda or Chrysler's Dart and 400 Superdart models.
Holden Hurricane

Holden Hurricane

A real breakthrough for its time, with a V8 engine centrally positioned, a 4-body carburetor and a torque of 258 lb.ft. (350 Nm). This car was without any doubt one of the most powerful and advanced of the world 50 years ago, including electronic instrumentation, digital display, climate control, rear camera and GPS.
Mazda Furai Concept

Mazda Furai Concept

The fifth creation of Mazda Nagare concept cars. Introduced in December 2007, it had a 3 rotor Wankel rotary engine that delivered 450 hp (340 kW).
Mercedes C111

Mercedes C111

This was one of the experimental cars produced by Mercedes-Benz in the 1960s and 1970s. It was used also as a laboratory to experiment different technologies and engines. The first version had a 3-rotor Wankel engine with direct fuel injection, mounted rear central provision, which allowed it to reach speeds of 162 mph (260 km/h).
Renault DeZir

Renault DeZir

With this prototype Renault marks a strong commitment to electric energy and wants to make electric cars look like an absolute improvement over petrol. Not only aesthetics are impressive, but also a torque of 197 lb.ft (226 Nm), 150 hp (112 kW) power and a range of 100 miles (160 km); the Renault DeZir is one of the leading electric cars of our time.
Smart Forstars

Smart Forstars

Introduced at 2012's Paris Motor Show this concept car aims to show the development lines for the future models of the brand. The trunk has increased in size, the roof is now panoramic and even a projector has been installed in the front grille so that you can have your own open air cinema if you park close to a white wall. It is also a design experiment towards the perfect city car, area in which Smart is already a reference.
Ford Interceptor

Ford Interceptor

This concept car developed by Ford is a 4-door sedan, based on the Mustang platform with the Super Chief's front grille. The 5.0 engine develops 400 hp (299 kW) running on E85 ethanol, coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
BMW GINA Light Visionmodel

BMW GINA Light Visionmodel

It is the first car manufactured with a flexible body that adapts to the dynamic needs of the moment. Rather than being composed of traditional elements such as the hood, doors and trunk, the body of the GINA it is covered by a flexible plastic fabric. Quite impressive.
Ford GT90

Ford GT90

Although Ford does not stand out by manufacturing high level sport vehicles, in the 90's it was about to open a new market niche with this amazing model. With a V12 engine, a displacement of 367 cu in (6000 cc) and 48 valves in total, the GT90 was considered one of the fastest cars of the time, reaching the outstanding speed of 236 mph (379 km/h).

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