The Ten Best Cars That Never Get Made

From mid-engined Corvettes to Miata coupes or a new VW bus with retro styling, there are always a few dream cars that never materialize. These are the ten very worst automotive teases.

10.) Cadillac Ciel


The world doesn't really need it, but America is badly missing its own Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Lincoln can't pull off something like this at the moment, but GM just might.

Suggested By: burglar can't heart click anything, Photo Credit: GM

9.) Porsche Cayman Turbo

While you can get a Cayman GTS with 330 horsepower, Porsche won't go any further since a faster mid-engined sports car would cannibalize 911 sales. What a shame, as it would work according to JQJ213-The grocery bagger:

My local Cars and Coffee show is at a Porsche Dealership. One day, the owner of the lot came in and said his wife's newer Cayman was too boring. So, he took the engine out of a new 911 Turbo (which he just bought because he has a ton of money) and told the guys to stuff it in there.

The car is stupid fast. I want to drive it so badly.

Suggested By: macanamera

8.) Jeep Gladiator

You can get it in kit form if you're hardcore, but how about some series production Mr. Marchionne? Blame the Italians.

Suggested By: ezeolla, Photo Credit: Chrysler

7.) New Audi Quattro


It's not that you can't find exciting products in Audi's current lineup, but the perfect vehicle is still missing. This is it, with a five-cylinder engine and no hybrid nonsense for added lightness. We keep hearing we're going to get this, but we need to see it.

Suggested By: hayter1, Photo Credit: Audi

6.) New Lancia Stratos


Lancia needs it as a dying brand and we need it, too. It looks fantastic, drives nicely and Ferrari's new twin-turbo V8 fits into it just fine.

Suggested By: Bryce Womeldurf

5.) Jaguar C-X75


It could have been Jaguar's P1 moment just like the XJ220 was back in the day despite all of its flaws. Maybe if their sedan sells well...

Suggested By: pauljones, Photo Credit: Jaguar

4.) Kia Trackster


It would be crazy, but in the best possible way. JayHawkJay:

The Kia Track'ster is mine: 250hp AWD 3 door hatchback.

To be more general though, anything like this. A small, affordable, lightweight, manual hatchback with all wheel drive. The only car that seems to promise anything remotely close is the new Renegade.


Suggested By: JayhawkJake, Dankey Kang owner, Photo Credit: Kia

3.) New Honda S2000


VTEC doesn't have that kick since the S2000 went out of production five years ago.

Suggested By: KC-10Paul, Photo Credit: Honda

2.) New Ford Bronco


Carmakers, here's a heads up from waveridin1959:

America wants its Truck Based, Short Wheel Base, Utilitarian SUVs back.

Suggested By: waveridin1959, Photo Credit: Ford

1.) New Toyota Supra


If anybody tells you Toyota is using the Camry money to create a new Supra, just unfriend them.

Suggested By: Auditt17, Photo Credit: Toyota

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