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    Thread: The Best Car That Never Was?

    1. Member SchnellFowVay's Avatar
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      06-22-2012 07:45 PM #1
      This is a thread to discuss concepts or working pre-production cars that never made it to production. List the best ones. I am not looking for bizarre concept cars. I want to see AWESOME cars that came SO close to production, but then never made the cut.

      My contribution:

      Dodge Copperhead:

      2000 BMW M Roadster - 5-speed
      2014 Mazda Mazda6 - 6-speed
      2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV - 5-speed
      2013 Honda Civic LX Sedan - Nannymobile

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      06-22-2012 07:48 PM #2
      I have Gran Tourismo 2 memories of driving this. I also have a model of this car I got many years ago.
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      06-22-2012 07:49 PM #3
      A couple I instantly thought of:

      M8

      e46 M3 Touring

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      06-22-2012 07:52 PM #4
      VW Nardo w12



      Ford Avus, Need For Speed 2

      Last edited by VR6 GLX Man; 06-22-2012 at 08:09 PM.
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      06-22-2012 07:55 PM #5


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      06-22-2012 07:58 PM #6
      Cool I just saw the site that had the above car.
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      06-22-2012 08:06 PM #7




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      06-22-2012 08:08 PM #8
      VW GX3. What I wouldn't give for this thing...

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      06-22-2012 08:09 PM #9
      Nardo concept is up there for me, and this is too...



      This Cadillac is pretty sweet too...
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      06-22-2012 08:12 PM #10
      Not the best but wish mustang chose this rear end when they changed chassis.


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      06-22-2012 08:18 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 GLX Man View Post
      Ford Avus, Need For Speed 2

      The Avus was an Audi. Not too different in concept as they were both supercar show cars never really intended for production.
      Your picture was of a GT90.

      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
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      06-22-2012 08:21 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfsburgfanatic View Post
      VW GX3. What I wouldn't give for this thing...

      Technically not a car.
      Anything with less than four wheels is considered a motorcycle. (shrug)
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      06-22-2012 08:21 PM #13
      thanks for correcting that at nitzer
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    14. 06-22-2012 08:41 PM #14
      The Coupe 60

      The replacement of the Pontiac GTO/Holden Monaro was cancelled because Sales numbers where not high enough to warrant a New Model

      So the standard 4 door model (Pontiac G8/ Holden Commodore) was the only one developed


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      06-22-2012 08:50 PM #15


      / QED.

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      06-22-2012 09:01 PM #16


      Maybe people could explain their pictures?

      Some of these cars I remember from the late-1980's through mid-1990s, but I have no recollection of their backgrounds, etc.
      2000 BMW M Roadster - 5-speed
      2014 Mazda Mazda6 - 6-speed
      2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV - 5-speed
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      06-22-2012 09:14 PM #17
      VW Bluesport

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      06-22-2012 09:19 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post


      / QED.
      ^


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      06-22-2012 09:22 PM #19
      ^ - that's cool the projector/reflector assembly resembles the aftermarket MKIV headlights

      pretty sweet VW though

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      06-22-2012 09:23 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by miatafreak View Post
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      Came here for this

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      06-22-2012 09:25 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by timmy222 View Post
      The Coupe 60

      The replacement of the Pontiac GTO/Holden Monaro was cancelled because Sales numbers where not high enough to warrant a New Model

      So the standard 4 door model (Pontiac G8/ Holden Commodore) was the only one developed

      this.

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      06-22-2012 09:36 PM #22
      The original 99' Charger prototype





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      06-22-2012 10:05 PM #24
      Holy crap that Dodge Copperhead is ugly.

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      06-22-2012 10:35 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by miatafreak View Post
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      VW's reply:



      Esi ϟ Disi

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      06-22-2012 10:52 PM #26
      I've said it before...

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      06-22-2012 11:16 PM #28


      :laugh:

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      06-22-2012 11:17 PM #29
      That 99 charger looks pretty good even by today's standards, but not as a charger. Too castrated on the nose for a muscle car. Interior would need a little updating but it's not bad either.

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    30. 06-22-2012 11:18 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post



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      06-22-2012 11:26 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post


      The concept was actually a very forward thinking concept.
      But the actual car they made was literally a taped together joke that would barely even move under its own power.

      But think about how far ahead of its time it was.
      Today advanced transmissions sell cars, and the Dale concept was sold by an advanced tranny.
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      06-22-2012 11:29 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Today advanced transmissions sell cars, and the Dale concept was sold by an advanced tranny.
      ZING!

      Also, the Dale was never sold, only the idea of the Dale, shares of the company, and dealership franchises were sold.
      This is what I've come to know from movies as the "long con".
      Needs to be a movie.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      You are in the land of rust and honey.

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      06-22-2012 11:33 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      But think about how far ahead of its time it was.
      Today advanced transmissions sell cars, and the Dale concept was sold by an advanced tranny.
      You sir, win an extra internet for today!

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      06-22-2012 11:35 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      The concept was actually a very forward thinking concept.
      But the actual car they made was literally a taped together joke that would barely even move under its own power.
      The Dale was a three wheeler (like the GX3) so don't you mean motorcycle?
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