25 Concept Cars We Wish Were Mainstream

The concept car is often a one-of-a-kind design that auto designers display at car shows to test new ideas and show off their engineering skills. Many of them have a futuristic or extreme appearance pioneered by creative designers. Many never make it to production, but they are fun to look at. Here are 25 that we wish made it a little further in the manufacturing process with innovative new looks or advanced features.

1980 Aston Martin Bulldog

You won’t find another vehicle like the Aston Martin Bulldog, as this is a one-off testbed car. Styled by William Towns, Aston Martin planned to make 25 units but only built one. As it was made in the UK, the driver sits on the left side. This concept stands out with its height of just 43 inches and trapezium-shaped design, along with gull-wing doors and rare center-mounted hidden headlamps.

Inside, there is a TV monitor mounted on the center console to show off the rear view along with digital instrumentation. In addition to the advanced technology, the Bulldog had an advanced engine, a 5.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8 with 700 brake horsepower. The top speed was theoretically 237 mph, and it reached 191 mph under verification. This Aston Martin feels like it should have been in a Bond movie.