7 cars that were cancelled at the last moment

A sad sight to see, especially when they would have been amazing...

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Sad news in the form of the Range Rover Coupe this week, as the company confirmed that the model will not be going into production. So, it got us thinking, what other cars had the same fate, that would have been a hit with the motoring world? Here are 7 cars for you, that were cancelled at just before the launch...

1. The Range Rover Coupe (2019)

The idea of a two-door Range Rover warmed our hearts, made some people laugh and confused a lot of people too - back at the 2018 Geneva motor show. With a price hovering around the £240,000 mark, a top speed of 165 mph and a thirsty 20 mpg engine, would it have been a hit or a big flop?

2. The Citroen 2CV Super (1974)

Credit: Autocar

Credit: Autocar

Back in 1974, Citroen was celebrating the 26th birthday of the 2CV - the most hardcore French car ever created. With that birthday, they decided to give the classic car a retro makeover, and a slightly bulkier body and a flat-four engine - they dubbed her the 2CV Super. Guess what? The project was cancelled as it was reaching the end stages. Shame.

3. The Porsche 984 (1984)

This German 1980s sports car is more like a fairy tale - you wish it was true, the world would have been better. The 984 would have been the missing link between the 914 and the Boxster, creating that other choice in the Porsche roster. With a 2.0-litre flat-four kicking out 135 horses, it was designed to draw in younger Americans to the German company. Such a shame it all went to pot - when the new-car market plummeted in 1987. Another cancelled car for the list.

4. The Lamborghini P140 (1980s)

Credit: ultimatecarpage.com

Credit: ultimatecarpage.com

The replacement for the Jalpa, the P140 was in the pipeline in the late 1980s, shortly after Chrysler took over Lamborghini. The classic 80s wedge shape was designed by Car-god Marcello Gandini, while engineers developed a 4.0-litre V10 engine, sending 370hp to the rear wheels. It was ready for production after the four prototypes cleared testing, releasing the car around 1992/1993... Oh well. Can't have everything I suppose.

5. The Ford GT90 (1995)

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Credit: Pinterest

The unsightly GT90 was just a concept car by Ford, which I am glad it was - it's ugly as hell. Presented at the Detroit auto show back in 1995, it was shown as the successor of the GT40, the car famously loved for showing Ferrari where they belong at Le Mans - behind them. Reports came rushing out that Ford had started to this GT90 into production, just after the auto show, which was a straight up lie. Thank god they waited till 2004 to create the GT we all love and know.

6. The Jaguar C-X75 (2010)

Ah, Mr Bond... Yes, this would have been the most amazing supercar to be out on the roads and not just on the silver screen. The Jaguar C-X75 was a concept car that was designed for the 75th birthday of the company. Announced with the plan to make 250 of the limited edition cars, it was met with a massively positive response from Jag-lovers and the motoring community. Running on a turbine-electric hybrid powertrain, this futuristic Jaguar was used in the James Bond film Spectre. Now it is just a spectre of the car it could have been. Only seven were made.

7. Morgan Eva GT (2010)

Credit: Autocar

Credit: Autocar

I can't help it when I see a Morgan, I go all gooey inside but this one made me go 'Grrr'. The Morgan Eva GT was shown off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, back in 2010, this futuristic styling was a bit of a shock, especially when you see it's from Morgan - the most traditional and wooden British car company, ever. With a BMW twin-turbo straight-six engine, long sweeping bonnet and curves that make Kim Kardashian look weak, you think it would have taken off. Well, it did. Deposits were taken for the model, but with a two-year delay, Morgan cancelled the model in 2013. Ouch.

Which of these cars would you like to see on the roads of 2019?

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Comments (53)

  • I really liked the Jag CX75. I love the looks! The Morgan reminds me of the old Bristol Fighter, now there's an interesting car if you like all things quintessentially british. Not sure any of the others will be greatly missed. The GT90 WAS pig ugly. The Lambo, well it's fine, but I actually liked the Diablo and the 2CV? I think it was a niche car that didn't really need a 'Super' version. I quite like the look of that Porsche 984 though! Hadn't heard of that before. Maybe it was a competitor for the BMW Z1? Now they were an interesting car! Nice write up by the way. :)

      2 years ago
    • The ford gt90 was the car that turned me into a petrol head when I was a child because I had a hotwheels of it

        2 years ago
    • You know it actually looks like it was maybe made to be a hot wheels car! Maybe that’s why many people overlook it?🤔

        2 years ago
  • I think the only good decision made was by Land Rover

      2 years ago
  • That Jaaaaaaaaaaag and Morgan should have made it, and that Range Rover Coupe is a weird car, I wouldn't buy it, but it does look like something I want to see out on the road

      2 years ago
  • Quite a bit of the P140 went into the Diablo, surely?

      2 years ago
    • Visually, I can see it, so maybe it was a blessing that it wasn't produced. If it did well, we might have never seen the Diablo... The butterfly effect in the motoring industry.

        2 years ago
    • When I first came across the P140, I thought it was a Diablo design concept. I didn't know it was supposed to be it's own thing.

        2 years ago
  • Holden Torana GTR-X from 1970. Would have given the Datsun 240Z a proper towelling, and looked fantastic. Cancelled so late in the day that the marketing department had already printed brochures for the launch.

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