If you’re the type who loves cars and interesting designs, then you’re probably blown away whenever the opportunity to check out some amazing concepts rears its head.
Concept cars represent some of the greatest heights of imagination and creativity, and even when they don’t come to fruition, it’s amazing to think about what a future with such dreamy machines might look like. Here are a few of the greatest concepts and “what if” cars that history has graced us with, in no particular order.
1955 Lincoln Futura
If this particular concept starts ringing some bells for you, that’s probably because you recognize it from the 1960s Batman TV series. That retro, 50s look is obvious in the design, but even by modern standards it does have a certain charm to it. Remarkably, there are a few models still floating around today both replicas and originals that might fetch a few million dollars at auction.
1989 Dodge Viper RT/10
If ever there were reasons to hire a car accident attorney, it’s because of overpowered cars like the Dodge Viper! This particular concept, the Dodge Viper RT/10, is one that actually made it to production. Granted, the production model isn’t exactly the same as the concept, but they’ve both got a sleek look and plenty of power to back it up. Driving one of these is not for the inexperienced or the faint of heart.
1986 Chevrolet Corvette Indy
Another power machine that you can envision being responsible for a string of car accidents in Redondo Beach or some other sunny locale, the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Indy was well ahead of its time in terms of smooth lines, daring curves, and unique material composition. So much so, that you can look at this concept today and still see it as being some kind of “car of the future.”
1953 Alfa Romeo Alfa BAT
Sleek lines that could cut through the wind it wasn’t even there — that’s the impression you get when looking at the Alfa BAT (Berlina Aeorodynamica Technica) concepts from the 1950s. The descriptive name spells out how these beautiful cars danced through the breeze with grace, and the original concepts, worth well over 10 million a pop, are still hanging around in the clutches of private collectors.
1995 Chrysler Atlantic
In a daring homage to cars of the 1930s, Chrysler cooked up their Atlantic concept and gave a plenty powerful 360HP engine. Though amazing to look at (and, if most were to guess, pleasurable to drive), this particular model never made it to the production phase.