10 Greatest (Sport) Concept Cars Ever/Never Build

BMW 328 Hommage Concept

BMW 328 Hommage

The BMW 328 is considered the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s.

The BMW 328's success was the result of its design parameters - through the use of systematic lightweight construction, aerodynamic lines, opti-mum engine types and outstanding suspension technology, it laid the foundation stone for a new vehicle concept, by which performance only leads to success if combined with perfect harmonisation of all parameters and maximum efficiency.

With these characteristics, the BMW 328 was even then the embodiment of what the BMW brand still stands for today - dynamics, aesthetics and a high level of innovation.

BMW 328 Hommage Concept

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
Aston Martin CC100, Exterior

The Aston Martin CC100 Speedster is a concept car produced by the British car company Aston Martin to celebrate its 100th anniversary, announced in May 2013 at the ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race.

Only two were produced and both were sold to very loyal customers. One of the owners plans to keep it in his private collection, while the owner of the second car plans to get regulatory approval so it can be driven on public roads.

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept
Aston Martin CC100, Interior

 

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6, Exterior

The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is a super car concept by Bentley launched in 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show.

The Bentley EXP 10 is two seat coupe smaller than the existing Bentley Continental GT. EXP 10 project was managed by Head of design, Luc Donckerwolke. It is fitted with a V6 but the production version of the concept is expected within three years and will be fitted with the 500 bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the Continental GT.

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6, Interior

 

Ford Shelby GR1 Concept

Ford Shelby GR1 Concept
Ford Shelby GR1 Concept, Front/Side View

The Ford Shelby GR-1 is a conceptual sports car that was created by Ford. It was first introduced to the public at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The GR-1 was created with the inspiration from the Shelby brand. It was inspired by and bears resemblance to the Shelby Daytona.

Much of the GR-1 chassis and running gear is based on the Ford Shelby Cobra Concept a modern version of the 1960s original Shelby Cobra, which was presented one year earlier at the 2004 North American International Auto Show.

The GR-1 uses a 6.4L all-aluminum V10 engine and utilizes some components from the Ford GT. The GR-1 is officially rated at 605 hp (451 kW) and 501 lb-ft (679 Nm) of torque. It uses a 6-speed manual transmission.

Ford Shelby GR1 Concept
Ford Shelby GR1 Concept, Back/Side View

 

Audi Urban Concept

Audi Urban Concept
Audi Urban

Audi is breaking new ground: The Audi Urban concept technology study (2011) is a 1+1 vehicle for urban and metropolitan areas.

The electric powered show car has four wheels, but does not fit into any current automobile category. Weighing just 480 kilograms (1,058.22 lb), the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racecar, a roadster, a fun car and a city car into a radical new concept. It has the potential to become the trendsetter for a new form of mobility.

Audi Urban Spyder Concept
Audi Urban Spyder

 

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept
Porsche Mission E, Front/Side View

In presenting the Porsche Mission E at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, Porsche is introducing the first all-electrically powered four-seat sports car in the brand's history.

The concept car combines the unmistakable emotional design of a Porsche with excellent performance and the forward-thinking practicality of the first 800-volt drive system. Key specification data of this fascinating sports car: four doors and four single seats, over 600 hp (440 kW) system power and over 500 km driving range.

All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, zero to 100 km/h acceleration in under 3.5 seconds and a charging time of around 15 minutes to reach an 80 per cent charge of electrical energy. Instruments are intuitively operated by eye-tracking and gesture control, some even via holograms - highly oriented toward the driver by automatically adjusting the displays to the driver's position.

Porsche Mission E Concept
Porsche Mission E, Interior

 

Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4 Concept

Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4 Concept
Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4, Front/Side View

Automobili Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4, making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.

Clearly a Lamborghini, Asterion is a conceptual car housing a plug-in hybrid powertrain designed to Lamborghini objectives: The Asterion defines a solution to significantly reducing CO2 emissions through technologies available today, guaranteeing the unique Lamborghini driving feel with a smooth and reactive driveability and with superior power, including an exceptional pure electric range of 50 km.

Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4 Concept
Lamborghini Asterion LPI910-4, Back/Side View

 

Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept

Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept
Alfa Romeo Gloria, Exterior

The Alfa Romeo Gloria is a concept compact executive car made by the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. It was first shown to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. Unusually, the concept was designed by 20 students of transportation design at the European Design Institute of Turin.

The Gloria is a 4-door saloon with rear suicide doors, sitting on a long 114.2 in (2.90 m) wheelbase, 185 in (4.70 m) overall length, 75 in (1.91 m) overall width and 50 in (1.27 m) overall height.

Alfa Romeo Gloria Concept
Alfa Romeo Gloria, Interior

 

Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept

Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept
Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS, Top View

Ferrari at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show gives the public its first glimpse of the HY-KERS vettura laboratorio which can reduce CO2 emissions by 35 per cent on the combined cycle (ECE + EUDC).

The HY-KERS is based on the 599 GTB Fiorano but importantly, the technology may one day be fitted to all future Ferraris, 8- and 12-cylinders alike, regardless of their engine position.

Thanks to ongoing research combined with experience gained in Formula 1, the new technology developed at Maranello actually accentuates the cars' sporty character and driving involvement.

Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS Concept
Ferrari 599 GTB HY-KERS, Side View

 

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, Front/Side View

Bugatti has transformed its Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo from the virtual world of bytes and pixels into a real carbon-fibre racer specially for the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA).

In Frankfurt the French super sports car brand unveils the project that it has designed exclusively for the PlayStation video game franchise Gran Turismo to thank its millions of fans worldwide for their loyalty and enthusiasm. Following the sale of all 450 vehicles in the Veyron series, Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo marks a new chapter in the luxury brand's history that will culminate in the unveiling of the new Bugatti super sports car.

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo design pays homage to Bugatti's great racing tradition of the 1920s and 1930s, in particular its victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and is based on cutting-edge motor sport technology. At the same time the virtual project also previews Bugatti's future design language.

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Concept
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo, Back/Side View