Would you consider the Saab Aero-X to be the best concept car ever?
If not, and it’s remotely possible that it isn’t the best concept ever, would you consider it in the top 14?
And if you did think it was in the top 14, would it be higher or lower placed than the following?
The Ford 021c was designed by a guy who had little, if anything to do with cars. He designed restaurant interiors and consumer products. The car appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1999 and Ford apparently confirmed shortly thereafter that it would never see the light of day. It’s got more than a touch of the legendary for Escort in it’s profile, but other than that I can’t see too much to recommend it.
This is the Mini Spritual. It was a BMW creation from the late 1990s and the word is that it was basically made as a spoiler to divert some attention from Mercedes’ A Class. Good thing too, as it’s as ugly as a bashed crab. Actually, it probably would have fit right in at a BMW showroom.
And finally, this is the Renault Fiftie. It was made to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Renault 4CV. It took some styling influences from the 4CV but the French didn’t take to it. As Ghosnmobile doesn’t export to the US and it wasn’t loved at home, it was canned.
So, if someone said they’d put together a compilation of “The best cars they never made” and they told you that these three cars were on the list, would you expect the Aero-X to be placed higher or lower than them?
Well, that link is Auto Express’s list and the concept cars listed above all placed higher on the list by virtue of the fact that Saab’s incredible Aero-X didn’t even make the list!!
How quickly these things can be forgotten.