6 concepts we don't think should have stayed that way

So recently Buick once again let us all down by announcing that the sweet Avenir concept will just be a trim level rather then a car. This got us thinking about a few cars we would have liked to see actually make it to production. Here is our top 6

2005 Ford Shelby GR-1

With a mighty v10 and looks borrowed from the old Daytona race car, this would have surely been a hit. It would have been great to see Ford join with Shelby again for a full car instead of just a mustang with a blower slapped on it before he passed away. Plus this would have looked great as a front engined option next to the last gen Ford GT.

2011 Cadillac Ciel

This is the sort of stuff that Cadillac should be building. Leave the midsized sport sedans to Buick or Chevrolet. Cadillac should be about building giant luxury flagship rides like this. We want this badly, suicide doors and all!

2003 Cadillac Sixteen

Speaking of giant luxury flagship cars… Is there anything cooler then a big car with a hood that stretches way out in front to hide the massive engine? This monster Cadillac houses a 13.6L V16 that makes 1,000hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Large figures for sure, but necessary when your car tips the scales at 5,000lbs! Plus the center hinged hood has to be one of the coolest concept features we have seen in a long time

1988 Pontiac Banshee IV

Seriously, how cool does that thing look. I am sure I am not alone in saying that I had this as a Hot Wheels as a kid. With features like a OHC V8 and dual adjustable wings, it could have had the performance to back the sporting looks. Maybe if Pontiac would have actually built stuff like this they wouldn’t have been the weak link at GM and made it to the chopping block.

2015 SRT Tomahawk Vison GT

Who doesn’t love a futuristic race car? With 2600hp and a body that is basically one giant active aero panel, it definitely qualifies as a race car. When Gran Turismo teamed up with auto makers to build special concepts for GT5 we got lots of cool cars, and this was right towards the top. It may have a theoretical build date of 2035, but we look forward to the day when we can maybe see it

2016 Buick Avista

This one really gets under our skin. When we saw that Buick wanted to build a rwd car with a v6 and a turbo, all we could think of was the GNX. This concept had a lot of the public excited about Buick in ways no one had ever been before. Ever. The car even looked very much production ready. It even could have easily been built on the great Alpha platform like the Camaro and the ATS. Never have we been more disappointed as the moment that we found out this was all for nothing, and it would never see the light of day

Be sure to tune in to this week’s episode to hear all about our thoughts on these as well as a few others. As always you can find us at iTunes, Google Play Music, YouTube, or by following the link below!


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