Concept Cars We’d Love to See in Production

Expression of design and technology, concept cars always captivate with their beauty and artistic flair, breaking away from the constraints of mass production.

While some eventually morph into production models, retaining many of their original features like the Toyota C-HR, others undergo significant changes or never make it to the assembly line. Among these, we’ve curated a selection of our favorites that showcase innovation and style.

FORD PRO ELECTRIC SUPERVAN

Let’s kick off with a truly remarkable and eccentric model—the Electric SuperVan. Unveiled in 2022, it pays homage to Ford’s original SuperVan prototype from the 1970s, which boasted the chassis and V8 engine from a GT40. This electrified version is a powerhouse, boasting an impressive 1972 horsepower thanks to four motors.

Ford claims it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just two seconds. With five driving modes—Street, Track, Drag, Drift, and Rally—each with its own power distribution and traction programming, it’s as versatile as it is powerful.

PEUGEOT E-LEGEND

Dating back to 2019, the E-Legend might not see production, but hope springs eternal. It serves as a technological manifesto for the brand, featuring an electric powertrain with 462 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque.

With a 0-100 km/h time of under four seconds and a top speed of 220 km/h, coupled with an impressive range of up to 600 km with a 100 kWh battery, the concept garnered such admiration that a petition was launched urging Peugeot to produce it.

GENESIS X CONVERTIBLE

Fresh for 2024, the Genesis X Convertible is an electric cabriolet that embodies the luxurious spirit of the Genesis brand, a subsidiary of Hyundai Group not yet available in Italy.

An evolution of the Genesis X Speedium Coupe, it exudes traditional grand tourer vibes with its long, flowing body panels and understated yet elegant design. Unfortunately, Genesis has yet to produce anything resembling the X, whether a convertible or not.

VOLKSWAGEN ID. BUGGY

The ID. Buggy is the latest addition to VW’s ID lineup, showcasing the brand’s new modular electric platform. We deem it the most aesthetically pleasing of the group, following in the footsteps of the ID. Buzz electric van, which did make it to production.

With its name and form factor reminiscent of the 1960s Beetle Beach Buggy, albeit electrically powered, it’s a true head-turner.

NISSAN 20-23 ELECTRIC HATCHBACK

Drawing inspiration from the Renault 5 and its Alpine variant, the Nissan Electric Hatchback seamlessly blends vintage charm with modern flair. A striking hot hatch, it incorporates stability-focused design elements, including a rear spoiler that rises from the roof without obstructing the driver’s rear view.

The curved LED rear lights enhance aerodynamic control, while a small sunroof ensures fresh air for occupants.

PORSCHE VISION 357

Rounding out our list is the Porsche Vision 357, an electric concept car that pays homage to the German manufacturer’s 75 years of innovation. With its soft, aerodynamic lines and nods to motorsport heritage, it marries vintage aesthetics with modern technology, capturing the essence of early Porsches while embracing contemporary advancements.

In conclusion, concept cars serve as visionary showcases of automotive design and innovation, pushing boundaries and inspiring enthusiasts worldwide. While many may never grace the production line, their impact on the future of automotive design is undeniable, leaving us dreaming of the day we might see them on the streets.

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