6 Forgotten Concept Cars We All Wish Made it Into Production


Year after year auto manufacturers tease us
all by creating amazing concepts that display some of the most advanced technology and design
features that exists at the time. Sadly most of them never make it into production become
forgotten. Today I’ll be sharing with you 6 amazing concept cars that we wish made it
into production. First car on the list is the Devel Sixteen.
I’m almost positive most of you have heard about this one, as it’s received probably
the most amount of controversy out of any concept car that’s ever existed. It’s
insane design style that resembles a jet fighter with exhaust outlets that look like turbine
engines, this car looks like a came right out of a comic book. But see it’s not the
looks that have been causing lots of chatter within the automotive industry but more so
the performance Devel claims this hypercar can do. Essentially there are 2 road legal
versions that would be become available and one that would only be suitable for the drag
strip. The two road legal ones include a single V8 engine one producing 2,000 HP, and a dual
V8 version producing 3,000HP. If that didn’t sound crazy enough that a new company with
0 track record is producing a car that doubles the power output of the Bugatti Chiron, well
wait till you hear about the performance that is pumped out of third variation, supposedly.
It comes equipped with a quad turbo charged 12.3 liter V16 that produces 3757lb-ft of
torque and listen to this, 5007HP!! Now that’s comical. Devel says that the 5,000HP version
can achieve 0-60 in 1.8 seconds and would be able to reach a 347MPH top speed. Sure
going over 300MPH sounded pretty sweet when they first mentioned they wanted the Devel
Sixteen to be the first production car to achieve this amazing milestone. But you see
there is one little tiny issue for Devel, Buggatti passed 300MPH just the other day,
304.77MPH to be exact. Well technically the Buggati Chiron used was reported to be the
upcoming Supersport, one that is not a production car yet, key word yet. So there goes that
golden opportunity, one that had spectators excited for the DEVEL Sixteen. Either way
there is little to no chance the Devel Sixteen will actually reach production, Their entire
Hypercar idea seems far fetched, the production date keeps getting delayed and there are reports
that the company is experiencing difficulties with two very important aspects of the car.
First being cooling, which is an obvious one for such a powerful car, the company is having
a hard time keeping the engine temperature down not during high speed runs but during
regular cruising speeds. And 2 they have been unable to keep the Sixteen on the floor during
high speed runs, which is not something investors want to hear. What do you guys think, does
the Devel Sixteen make it into production? 2nd concept car on the list is the BMW M1
Hommage. Based on BMW’s one and only supercar the M1 and of course the BMW Turbo concept
that came before that. This is definitely one of my personal favorite concepts of all
time as it has a design that allows us to look into the past and the future at the same
time. First displayed in 2008 as a celebration to the legendary M1’s 30th birthday this
is a car many really wished had made production. In a way it did, but didn’t. Lots of it’s
design cues were used on 2009 Vision efficientDynamics concept which ultimately lead BMW to the i8.
If you look at the BMW M1 Hommage and the i8 you can definitely see numerous resemblances.
It’s narrow front end, aggressive lines and rear tailights. Heck it even sort of looks
like BMW’s latest project the Vision M. That said, the i8 is not exactly what most
of us wanted but more so an actual BMW supercar. Sadly BMW has made clear in the past that
it has no interest in making a limited supercar as they really want to cater to the masses
and reach as many people as possible. It sucks, because I’ve always told myself if I were
to ever have an opportunity to own a supercar in the future I would love it to be a BMW.
I mean Audi made it happen with the R8, and Mercedes with the AMG GTR, and those being
BMW’s closest competitors you would think BMW would fire back. Welp, maybe in the future,
you never know. Anyways going back to the M1 Hommage it is truly a special car one that
looks stunning on photos and if you ever want to see one in person, I believe the only one
available is displayed at the BMW Museum in Munich. 3rd car is the Chrysler ME Four Twelve. Out
of all the concepts featured on the list this one actually ended up being more than just
a concept, a prototype was built and was well on i it’s way to become a full production
car but the final approval sadly never came. Reported reasons suggest that the ME Four
Twelve was just too expensive to develop especially during the time when Chrysler had it’s hand
filled trying to rebuild it’s brand. And before I get into the second reason know that
at the time Chrysler was merged with Mercedes as Daimler Chrysler, which lead to cars like
the Chrysler Crossfire and this one. That said, the second reported reason the ME Four
Twelve did not enter production was because it was faster than Mercedes SLR Mclaren, which
was a big no no for Mercedes image at the time. The power plant the ME Four Twelve carried
was an AMG that apparently was made for Chrysler, a quad turbocharged V12 engine that produces
850HP and 850lb-ft. As massive as this is engine is Thermal performance was excellent
under extreme conditions, the car also featured a 7 speed dual wet clutch transmission And
since the overall curb weight of the car was only around 2800lb-ft thanks to it’s carbon
fiber and aluminum structire, performance numbers were insane. 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds,
0-100 in 6.2 seconds and a ¼ mile run in just 10.6 seconds. Not only are those numbers
insane based on today’s standard, this was back in 2004! And interesting fact about it’s
weight and power. It had a better power to weight ratio than the Begatti Veyron, Mclaren
F1 and Ferrari Enzo at 3.4lbs per Horsepower! 15 years later and the ME Four Twelve has
the modern looks and performance to compete with today’s exotic cars! I’m sure nobody
will believe me when I say the following, but I actually had the amazing opportunity
to drive this badass car… in Forza of course 🙂 4th concept car on the list is the Saab Aero
X. R.I.P Saab. First unveiled on February of 2006 this car was quite the innovation,
well for a concept at least. The swedish jet aircraft heritage being the theme of the Aero
X, Everything about it wasn’t very practical. No doors and just a fighter jet inspire Canopy
that resulted in no window pillars. The ideas that the Aero X displayed were so far out,
The angles, the stance and proportions I mean even today it looks like a car from the future.
Interesting since it was designed by Saab a company that just like Volvo were known
for creating quality cars but with not much character. The canopy that lifts up and forward
is definitely that one design element that grabbed lots of attention. Not only did it
eliminate the need for doors, but when sitting inside allowed it’s passenger to have a
complete 180 panorama view allowing fewer blind spots than traditional cars. And unlike
most of the modern supercars available now was actually much easier to get in and out
of. The interior, just like the exterior were inspired by Saabs aviation roots, being driver
focused. Saab decided to eliminate conventional dials and buttons in favor for touch sensitive
controls and 3d images displayed throughout the dashboard. While the exterior and interior
design is the main talking point when it comes to the Aero X, one very innovative thing about
it that was and is still commonly overlooked, is the fuel it ran on. The Aero X assuming
it would make it into production was set to run purely on Ethanol. For those that are
not aware BioEthanol is an alcohol fuel that is created entirely from plant matter, and
as a result produces far less emissions. The engine equipped would be a turbo charged V6
running on ethanol producing 650HP. Pair it with very wide tires and 0-60 would happen
in 4.9 seconds. Honestly it was pretty obvious that the Aero X would never make production
for obvious reasons but you gotta admit, it looks pretty damn cool. 5th car on the list is the Jaguar C-x75. Revealed
as a concept at the 2010 Paris Auto show this beautiful car was created to celebrate 75
years of Jaguar. You guys may actually recognize this car from one of James Bond’s movie
Spectre. 7 of them were built for the movie, 4 of them being stunt cars. While the ones
used in the movie carried supercharged V8 engines that wasn’t the original plan with
the concept. Instead it was planned to come equipped with a hybrid system that can run
on electric only for 30 miles and would produce 890 in total. 0-60 in under 3 seconds! 0-100
in less than 6 seconds while producing less c02 than a Toyota Prius, I know hard to believe
right?! Essentially the CX-75 could have very well joined the forces of the other hybrid
hyper cars, Mclaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari Laferrari. Honestly would have
been very nice to see it compete. So what’s the reason Jaguar decided not to go forward
with such an amazing. Well according to them they planned to make only 250 but didn’t
think they would make an adequate return on the investment it would take to produce the
CX-75. And even though the project ended Jaguar continues to use the innovation from the car
on future regular models such as aerodynamics, carbon fiber composites, and hybrid technology.
Lucky for those that have deep enough pockets and looking to buy one, with enough searching
you may be able to find one of the stunt model ones that was used in the James Bond movie.
Apparently one popped up for sale in England not too long ago, and while it isn’t road
legal it would still be pretty cool to own one. 6th and final concept car is the Cadillac
Ciel. Ciel which is french for sky, is such a perfect name for this luxury cruiser here.
This was easily a throwback to cadillacs in the older days and sort looks like a modern
version of the cadillac Eldorado. And just like the Jaguar CX-75 the Ciel was featured
in a film, the Entourage. Appearance wise the one thing that is really hard not to notice
is how low it sits and it’s tremendous length. The wheelbase is 125 inches long making the
overall measurement from front to the rear 12 inches longer than the Cadillac CTS and
1 inch longer than a Cadillac Escalade. And best believe the Ciel utilizes every inch
of that room, with 4 massive coachstyle doors, including the rear ones with rear hinges,
22inch wheels and a large convertible top. Oh yeah, did I mention that the ciel is a
convertible sedan? The interior is just as unique as the outside. All 4 passengers get
bucket seats, and probably the most quirkiest feature of the Ciel are the blankets within
the headrests for passengers that get cold. If the Ciel were ever produced it would come
equipped with a hybrid system, featuring lithium- ion batteries together with a twin turbocharged
V6 engine that produces 425HP and 430lb-ft. Cadillac said that to produce a vehicle such
as this one they would have to charge consumers over 100K and they probably wouldn’t be successful
enough to cover the company’s investment. Funny because after the Ciel was unveiled
in 2011 interest kind of just went away but then in 2017 it started to surface again leaving
many scratching their heads. So question for you, if you could only choose
one to make it into production, which one would you go with. Let me know in the comments
below. I’d definitely have to go with the Jaguar C-X75. I really do hope you guys enjoyed
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100 thoughts on “6 Forgotten Concept Cars We All Wish Made it Into Production

  1. As an enthusiast, I'm embarrassed that I was only familiar with a few of these cars.
    Gonna agree with you. The Jag is my easy favorite.

  2. Devel is so dumb; OBVIOUSLY an engine that powerful will overheat. I’m not sure that good enough cooling systems even exist

  3. CX-75 always my one of my favourite cars and always wish to be in production
    Is just really upsetting that it didn't get made.

  4. Not just these 6 cars. A LOT of concepts and prototypes are really interesting and innovative and then it's disappointing when the company produces what they finally release.

  5. I agree, the Jaguar should have made it to production. But Jag has always had financial problems. This is why the XJ220 didn't have 4 wheel drive and a V12 as promised. Now that they are owned by Land Rover they are in good hands long term. Thanks.

  6. I'd go for the me four twelve, not just because of that stunning look and it's impressive performance, but because it was it was featured in midnight club 3 :') my favorite gave ever… Do a second part please ! !
    Include the Cadillac Cien… Hello of a concept car

  7. The devil sixteen probably hasn’t made it into production is because it’s too fast for streets, needs to become a race car not a car to actually own…

  8. I would like the Cadillac because it’s probably the most practical and beautiful car on the list, as well as the cheapest (not saying the Ciel would be cheap though)

  9. ME Four Twelve no question. Thank god that car was in Midnight Club 3.
    My other picks not in this video are the Volkswagen W12 Nardo, TVR Cerbera Speed 12, and Ford GT90.

  10. That Cadillac Ciel looks remarkably close to Final Fantasy XV's Quartz Regalia which you can also drive in Forza or is it just me? 🤔

  11. Is that Corsair K10 keyboard??
    That flat M1 Homage was my dream Hotwheels than these hopeless lambos.
    Can we pay superformance guys to make replica of M1 Homage?? Or maybe if not superformance guy then any group who make replicas…man I am telling you that M1 Homage is Lifesize Hotwheels!!

  12. Hands-down…the BMW M1 Hommage!!! That should be in my driveway RIGHT NOW!!! (I would have to move my old 1970 Chevy truck, in primer, first…)

  13. Deval 16 was made to have som much hp on purpose, you could achieve 300mph on a V8 if the car is made well, they gave it a ridiculous amount of power to gain headlines

  14. Devel sixteen. I have always had that car sketch since 2015 and when I saw it concept I was So amazed. If they can in any get my idea on how to manage the heat with some of my ideas, I know they will make it into production

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