15 EXCELLENT VEHICLES That Never Made it to PRODUCTION


– [Reacher] Hey everyone. It’s Reacher here. Big ideas, bright
people, and some bad luck brings us 15 beautiful vehicles that never made it to production. Number 15. Light on it’s wheels, the
Furai track car prototype would have made a fantastic production car if only it hadn’t gone down in flames while road testing at Le Mans one faithful day in 2008. Its curvy linear body, and 460
horsepower generating engine made it a fabulous track car. So it’s kind of ironic that it
met it’s demise on the track. (speeding car) Number 14. Ford definitely likes to
think way ahead in time as their snazzy design game
is very futuristic looking. It’s like walking into another dimension set eons in the future. The GT90 debuted back in 1995. This ivory beauty featured a 6 liter quad turbo charged V12 engine that could push out 720 horsepower, and a top speed of 254 miles per hour. While it didn’t make it to production, it did give virtual speed junkies a thrill in games like GT, Need for
Speed, Ford Racing and Rush. (light music) Number 13. In 2006, Lamborghini
decided to take a step back from the world of sharp
angles and boxy lines and look to their past to what made them what they are today. This concept was built off
of Lamborghini’s Gallardo, and was to be powered
by the Murcielago’s V12. It was rumored to be
priced around $350,000 with a release date of some time in 2008 but it never happened. That’s a tragedy of the
most expensive design. (light music) Number 12. This one debuted as a concept in 1967 at the Chicago Auto Show. With much of it’s design
sharing characteristics with those of some of the highly praised European sports car designs of it’s time, the Mustang Mach II was one of the most uniquely designed American cars to come out of that decade. If it were up to me, this is the car that Ford would’ve been
making for the past 50 years. (light music) Number 11. Do we even need a reminder about the IDX? It was Nissan’s modern reincarnation of the Datsun 510, the low priced classically styled, rear
wheel drive sports car that I dream about every other night. The Nissan IDX is a concept that has been in the works since 2013. We may hear more about the IDX and it’s two concept models, the Free Flow and the IDX
Nismo later this year. Until then, here are some highlights of what we know about
this innovative design. (speeding car) Number 10. If mass produced, this car could have been one of the most beautiful
sports cars of the decade. With a 540 horsepower Ferrari V8, and a zero to 60 mile per
hour time of 3.3 seconds, the new Lancia Stratos could
have been our everything. Why would anyone care
about a Porsche Cayman or an Alfa Romeo 4C when
you can have one of these? (light music) Number nine. Okay, perhaps this one is a bit young to be included on our list because it just debuted
a couple years ago. However, it’s simply too
unique not to include. The Kikai concept can best be
described as a funky mixture of an old school hot rod and a dune buggy. Unfortunately for folks who would buy it, Toyota has already indirectly stated that this project was
the work of pure fantasy. In other words, it’s
just not gonna happen. (light music) Number eight. Done in 1977 under the direction of GM in collaboration with
Italian builder Pininfarina, the first type K for Kammback, was conceived on the Base
Firebird, not the Trans Am. Early prototypes were built of fiberglass but GM arranged to have
two metal body type K’s constructed for show purposes. In late 1977, Pininfarina
delivered the twin wagons, one silver and one gold. These were 1978 cars,
but were later converted to look like 1979 and 1980 models. (light music) Number seven. Like it’s predecessor the X1000, little on this car was meant to predict the shapes or features of
Ford’s of the immediate future. They were intended to be advanced concepts of the far flung automotive future. On a Bubbletop kick, designers Alex Tremulis and Bill Balla, yeah, that’s his real last name, came up with the X2000 in 1956. Although a full scale clay
version was in the works, the X2000 was only completed
as a 3/8 scale model and only shown in person
at the Ford Rotunda. (light music) Number six. This one was designed and envisioned by Chrysler design chief, Virgil Exner, who took many liberty’s to design his own idea of a small sports roadster. It was one of his most ambitious designs with many new controversial features that weren’t relevant to
regular production cars. The car was built in Italy, and then toured the world in 1960. For nearly 50 years the XNR
was unseen by the public until a restoration debut at the 2011 Amelia Island
Concours d’Elegance. It was displayed as part
of the Orphan Concept class and was a highlight of the show. (light music) Number five. In 1953, Alpha Romeo
entered into a collaboration with Bertone with the intent of exploring aerodynamics specifically to reduce drag as much as possible. The collaboration resulted in
three cars over three years. The BAT 5 in 1953, the BAT 7 in 1954, and finally, the BAT 9 in 1955. All three original BATs have been restored and are on display at the Black
Hawk Museum in California. (light music) Number Four. As far as concept cars go, the Modulo was far more futuristic than any car at that time. It was unveiled at the
Geneva Motor Show in 1970 and won 22 International design awards for pure formal research and
it’s intentional geometricity. It was a one-off prototype built on the chassis of a Ferrari 512S and that’s why it never
entered into production. (light music) Number three. The simple stuff first. This concept sits on the
ZA Roadster platform, and there ends the simple stuff. The skin, well it’s a flexible texture that stretches over a metal wire structure reinforced with carbon fiber. The idea was to allow the driver to change the shape of
the car on the move. At the time designers reckoned this was the future of car design allowing customers to create their cars around their own requirements. A quick look at the
local Halfords Car Park suggest these predictions may have been a little off the mark. Perhaps it’s because of
the potential for damage by scissor wielding hooligans? (light music) Number two. Built as a throwback to the original Jeep forward control vehicles
from the 1950’s and 60’s, the Jeep Mighty FC concept
was built to give the world a taste of what a modern American built Soviet GAZ hauler might feel like. It was powered by
Chrysler’s 300 horsepower Pentastar V6 motor with
the same transmission and transfer case set up from
the Wrangler of it’s time. It even had a completely modern interior with, wait for it, plaid seats. How’s that for throwback? (light music) Number one. Winner of the funkiest EV design award, the Aptera 2E looks like a
cross between a motorcycle, and an ultralight single seat airplane. The 2E was a competitor in the Automotive X Prize Competition. Thousands of potential buyers paid a $500 refundable
deposit in anticipation of it’s scheduled production in late 2008. Having made the number
one spot on this list, we know it was delayed a few times. And only time will tell if the company can deliver
to it’s loyal fans. (light music) – Hey guys. This is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments below, what you found to be the
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