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Top 18 Concept Cars Of The Automotive World

Vukasin Herbez November 25, 2018

  1. Pontiac GTO Concept

Pontiac spent decades producing Firebirds and Trans Ams, leaving the GTO to the history books. Although the market was gone for such a specific muscle car like the original GTO, Pontiac fans never forgot the timeless style and performance of this original muscle car. So, at the 1999 Detroit Auto Show, Pontiac surprised everybody with a fantastic concept they called the GTO.

It was a modern-looking and aggressive muscle car that drew a lot of attention from the crowd. Also, it showed Pontiac that many people still wanted to see the GTO back. Even though the GTO Concept was a pure styling exercise, General Motors realized they had a market niche to fill.

  1. Cadillac Sixteen Concept

Each concept car on this list has survived the test of time. They have proven themselves as showstoppers as well as influential pieces of modern art. However, in the case of the Cadillac Sixteen Concept car, GM should put this car into a museum of modern art. They could exhibit it as one of the most elegant creations of the early 21st century.

Cadillac unveiled the Sixteen Concept in 2003 as a super luxury sedan with a V16 engine under the butterfly-opening hood. Although the car was thoroughly modern, it felt classic and more in sync with those legendary Cadillacs of the ’20s and ’30s than with contemporary models. The initial response was so promising, Cadillac considered full-scale production, but unfortunately, nothing happened.

  1. Ford Shelby GR-1

In the early 2000s, the Ford design department was on a retro-futuristic trip with many successful concepts that drew their inspiration from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. However, the most appealing was the 2005 GR-1. It was modern day recreation of a classic sports coupe similar to the legendary Shelby Daytona Coupe.

With its bullet-shaped body of polished aluminum and 6.4-liter V10 engine in front, the GR-1 was a functional concept with a fantastic performance. However, Ford never had plans for production so the Shelby GR-1 just remained a study.

These are the 18 most incredible concept cars of all time. While some led to future models, others just faded away in car history. But they all share one thing: they are unforgettable cars that shook the industry up in a big way.

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