The Ten Best Vaporware Cars Never Built

These cars have promised much and have delivered squat.

10.) Prodrive P2


This car sounds like a bit of a dream –it was built by one of the most successful race manufactures ever, Prodrive, and designed by the legendary Peter Stevens. They trotted out their prototype on Top Gear and that's the last anyone has seen of the P2.

Suggested By: MechaScroggzilla, Photo Credit: Prodrive

9.) Bahar Lotus Lineup

Remember that time Danny Bahar trotted out 5 new Lotus models at the 2010 Paris Motor Show and then they made none of them? Yeah, good times.

Suggested By: Audistein, Photo Credit: Lotus

8.) Lightning GT


This car made its debut at the British International Motor Show back in 2008 and still is yet to go into production. Interestingly, this car was developed from the Ronart Lighting from 1999 of which only six were made.

Suggested By: Pessimippopotamus, Photo Credit: Lightning Car Company

7.) Cumberford Martinique


With a mahogany body, engine and front bumper from a BMW 6-series, and hydropneumatic suspension from a Citroën CX the Cumberford Martinqiue made it all the way to the cover of Car & Driver, but not into production. Ah, the '80s.

Suggested By: CJinOB, Photo Credit: Alden Jewell

6.) Melling Hellcat


Just look at the website for this supposed fastest car in the world and you'll quickly realize why it's on the list.

Suggested By: djmt1, Photo Credit: Melling

5.) Detroit Electric


The story of the Detroit Electric is a seemingly endless will they, won't they which has us thinking that this electrified Lotus Elise won't be made. Also, didn't Tesla do the exact same thing first?

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


4.) Devel Sixteen


5,000 HP car built in Dubai that does 0-60 in 1.8 seconds and has a top speed of 348 mph? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Suggested By: Leon711, Photo Credit: Devel Sixteen (Seriously, this was the best photo they had)


3.) Every Flying Car Ever


We'll believe it when we see it.

Suggested By: DennyCraneDennyCraneDennyCrane, Photo Credit: Terrafugia

2.) Vector WX8


Vector is an automaker that has been borderline vaporware for its entire existence, but their latest WX-8 with approximately zero produced is true vaporware. At least the WX-8s website is great.

Suggested By: primalzer, Photo Credit: Vector

1.) Dale


The story of the Dale is one of the most incredible in automotive history. I'm not even going to attempt to do it justice so just read Jason's take on it and you'll know why it's number one.

Suggested By: Green Pig, Photo Credit: via Jalopnik

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Top Photo Credit: Detroit Electric

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