5 Most Ridiculous Concept Cars Ever (5 Crazy Cars We Can’t Believe Were Put Into Production)
Every year, car manufacturers around the world launch new concept cars. These are basically cars that show what the manufacturer can do or where their design language is going. They usually show either a car that will be launched in the next few years or what a car will look like in the very distant future.
Unfortunately, some of these concept cars are ridiculous. They have gone at least a step too far. However, things get even worse when you realize that a few of these crazy concepts have actually been put into production. Some have been complete flops, while others, strangely, have become bestsellers. Here are the 5 most ridiculous concept cars of all time and 5 crazy cars we can’t even believe went into production.
Ridiculous concept – BMW Gina
It’s a very strange car. It’s a two-seater BMW roadster, which looks awesome until you find out that it’s made from a water-resistant translucent synthetic fabric skin. Also known as Polyurethane Coated Spandex. All this is strange and impractical, moreover when you turn off the headlights, the fabric closes in the shape of an eyelid.
We can only imagine that BMW got very bored when designing this car. Fortunately, he never made it to production, which was definitely a good move. The Gina was wild, and nothing like this has been done since.
We can’t believe it went into production – Nissan Cube
The Cube is a confusing car that plays mind games on you. One side is different from the other, and everything is a bit too greasy. The original Cube looked pretty normal, but the second and third gen cars looked awful. It was a spacious and economical car, very practical and easy to live with. It was so embarrassing that you had to be crazy to live with it.
It was produced from 1998 to 2019 over three generations. It was pretty cheap too, but for good reason. The Cube will become one of the weirdest cars ever made, and you can get one yourself for peanuts these days.
Ridiculous concept – Peugeot Moovie
The Peugeot Moovie is essentially a hamster wheel on wheels. It sounds a little silly, but it’s a very wacky concept car, it was designed by a 23-year-old Portuguese university student, and it was supposed to be an eco-friendly car. If that’s what saving the environment looks like in the future, we’re going to move on and stick with our F-150s.
The Moovie was released in 2005, but it might as well be from 3005 because it’s so weird and futuristic. It also weighs only 500 kg, which means it is really very light. A modern-day Caterham? We’ll let you decide on that one.
We can’t believe it went into production – Peel P50
The Peel P50 was made when Europe was obsessed with making silly little cars. You had the BMW Isetta, the Messerschmitt KR200 and the Peel Trident. However, none of them were as ridiculous as the Peel P50 single-seater, which is absolutely tiny. Powered by a single cylinder engine, it officially became the smallest Guinness Book of Records production car ever made in 2010.
Produced from 1962 to 1965, it was approved on the road in the United Kingdom in the three-wheeler category. It doesn’t have a reverse gear, but that’s not a problem since the car has a handle at the rear and weighs only 56 kg.
Ridiculous Concept – Chrysler Imperial
The 2006 Chrysler Imperial was a hideous sedan designed to compete with the Mercedes S-Class or even the Bentley Flying Spur. It looked like a Rolls-Royce Phantom imitation with its suicide doors, Rolls Royce-style grille and the entire shape of the car.
It was an ugly car, and luckily it didn’t go into production. If it had gone into production, it would be a broke-man’s Rolls-Royce Phantom and would have no credibility on the streets.
We can’t believe it went into production – Reliant Robin
Three-wheeled cars work, but only when the third wheel is at the rear. Unfortunately, Reliant didn’t know this and blocked the third wheel that spins the whole car up front. It was cheaper and it allowed Reliant to bypass some laws so the Robin could be driven with a motorcycle license. It was a cheap car, but looking back it was ridiculous.
The Robin was produced from 1973 to 2002. It’s been 29 years of a strange three-wheeled fiberglass car that would tip over easily. It served a purpose, but it was ridiculous and it is very embarrassing.
Ridiculous concept – Dodge Super 8 Hemi
It has to be one of the ugliest concept cars ever. We don’t even know what to say about this one. It looks like a 1950s car from the back because the back of the car is in the front and the front is in the back. In the end, it was just a mess, and what Dodge was trying to achieve here really baffles us.
It was a combination of past designs and Dodge truck and SUV designs. Not a good combination at all, but Dodge was smart enough not to put this monstrosity into production, as that would only have humiliated the brand.
We can’t believe it went into production – Pontiac Aztek
The Pontiac Aztek ruined the Pontiac. When it first launched, everyone didn’t care, and now, 20 years later, everyone still laughs about it. However, it is a very sad car because it essentially ruined the reputation of Pontiac. It was also a fairly competent, spacious and comfortable car.
Under the hood was a 3.4-liter V6, which had no guts, which meant the Aztek was very slow. It’s a shame the Aztek flopped so badly because, in all fairness, it’s not as bad as everyone claims. It’s just that the Aztek wasn’t at all what people expected from Pontiac. It’s not sporty, and it’s not cool either, it was a half-hearted attempt made by a business run by bean counters.
Ridiculous Concept – Aurora Safety Car
It’s a dangerous car because it makes us have blurry vision. What the hell happened here? It was the safest car in the world at the time, but you had to pay the price for good safety, and that was your dignity. It’s horrible, it’s the elephant man on wheels. Looks like it’s a car from a sci-fi movie.
The concept was launched in 1957, at a time when cars were getting pretty extreme. It was just too over the top, hence the reason it never made it into production stages. If it did, it would have been a complete flop.
We can’t believe it went into production – Bugatti Veyron
The Bugatti Veyron is a fantastic car and is a bit of an outlier on this list. The reason it’s included is because it truly makes the impossible possible. It has over 1000 hp, it hits 60 in under 3 seconds, and it has a top speed of over 250 mph. Still, it’s not a super light car at all. In fact, it’s a big, heavy tourer.
Engineering is crazy. It has tires that cost $ 20,000 a set, an engine made up of two V8s and so many radiators it could fill an entire house. The VW Group lost money on every Bugatti sold because each was just beyond overengineered. By far one of the best cars ever made.
John Hennessey has vowed to defeat the Bugatti Chiron which broke the 300mph barrier with its upcoming F5 hypercar.
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