Many cars have remained at the concept stage.
This model, which was created only in one instance – to display. Some may motorists not particularly sorry, but there are among them and the dream machine, which we really would like to see on the roads. Here are some of the supercars that have been fully developed, but never went with demonstration podium, writes with reference to .
1. Audi R8 Le Mans Concept
“Audi R 8 V12 TDI”, which later became known as the Le Mans Concept, was a pure bundle of muscle with its 500 horsepower. Supercar that runs on diesel, not often seen on regular roads outside the racing tracks, but “Audi” technology for this was. According to available information, the concept car accelerates to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and its maximum speed was 300 km/h despite its weight (300 kg more weight model R-8 with eight-cylinder engine, which was created by this new model). In 2009, Audi has abandoned plans for model R-8 V12 TDI — too expensive was to translate the R-8 (which has gasoline engine) on a diesel.
2. Lamborghini Miura Concept
Actually this car was never going to put in mass production, but isn’t that the Lamborghini Miura Concept is really catchy? It was shown in 2006 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original model Miura. As seen in the photo, it clearly decorated in retro style, and when fans of Lamborghini expressed the hope that it will go into mass production, the then head of the company Stephan Winkelmann said that this concept car was created just to mark a milestone in the history of the car brand, but in fact Lamborghini looking to the future.
3. Lotus Esprit Concept
At the Paris motor show in 2010, Lotus has demonstrated the planned new Esprit Concept. It was about models with Central engine, which would compete with the Ferrari 458 Italia. Conceived in the model of the Lotus Esprit Concept was to be used five-liter motor “Lexus V8”, which has just over 600 horsepower. She had rear-wheel drive and a hybrid braking system and the KERS as an option. But Lotus never returned to this segment in 2014 plans related to Esprit Concept, left.
4. Chrysler ME FourTwelve
Car with not too fine a name Chrysler ME FourTwelve began in 2004, the result of attempts using the engine of the Mercedes to create a new competitor to other performance. ME means mid-engine, that is “Central motor” and the remaining letters/digits designate the four turbines and 12 cylinders. The modified engine of the model is a volume of six litres and output of approximately 850 horsepower. Plans of factory production was quite extensive, but all of them rather abruptly canceled the leaders of Chrysler. It was rumored that the company “Mercedes-Benz” was not very happy with the fact that their motor is used in such a large and powerful car.
5. Chevrolet Aerovette
In the late 1960s, was launched “an Experimental project 882”. First the car was a rotary-piston engine, but in 1976 it was replaced by the eight-cylinder engine from Chevrolet, as a concept came to be called Aerovette. In 1980 it was decided that the car will go into production with the doors of “gull wing” and the Central motor, but when the executives who were involved with the project left the company, this particular car has ceased to provide support. Instead, producers have relied on the sports models with the engine in the front.
6. Lamborghini/Zagato Raptor
The car was developed on the basis of Lamborgini Diablo. The roof of the car was sort of a double decision: to get into the car, it was necessary not to open the door, and put most of the car, as in some military aircraft. The Raptor project was a collaboration between Zagato and Alain Wicki, and despite the struggle over the conceptual model, it never went into production.
7. Detroit Electric SP:01
The former head of “Lotus” in 2008 decided to launch Detroit Electric, after the brand of electric vehicles has been dormant since 1939. In 2013 the brand has launched again, demonstrating the concept car SP-01, created based on the Lotus Elise. The batteries were supposed to produce about 200 horsepower and to withstand impressive way as much as 290 kilometers. The car accelerates to 100 km in 3.7 seconds. Detroit Electric was supposed to be 999 copies of the car, but this still has not happened.
8. Lamborghini Cala
Megatech bought Lamborghini in 1994, which meant that in fact there was a company Italdesign, who created the Lamborghini Cala, intended to replace Jalpa. Rear-wheel drive car should have a Central 10-cylinder engine capacity of four liters and output of 400 horsepower. The design had to meet Giorgetto Giugiaro. But later, when Lamborghini was bought by Audi, Cala plans were cancelled and instead created the bestselling Gallardo.
9. Apollo Arrow
The company, which was originally called Gumpert, later named Apollo Automobil. This manufacturer is famous for its supercar, which was probably not the prettiest car in the world. Maybe that’s what then led to the fact that the company went bankrupt in 2013. But three years later the property of the bankrupt bought it, and Arrow, Apollo saw a light at the auto show in Geneva in 2016. The Central engine produces as much as 1000 horsepower thanks to a four-liter eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine. Maximum speed over 354 km/h. the Car planned to produce in large quantities, but in 2017 as replacement for the Arrow of Apollo was a model Intensa Emozione.
10. Jaguar C-X75
There is a kind of psychological predecessor of “Jaguar XJ220”, namely the C-X75. The car became the result of cooperation of “Formula 1” from “Williams” (Williams — team “Formula 1”) was introduced in 2010. He gave out almost 800 horsepower thanks to the electric motors supported by diesel turbines. First there were big plans to release 250 cars with hybrid drive, the electric power which would be enough for 50 kilometers. It was created five prototypes, one of which even appeared in one of the films of James bond “Spectrum”, but beyond that it did not matter. The global financial crisis has resulted in plans for the C-X75 in 2012 were curtailed.