Well, the truth is that there’s more to it than that. Concept cars are used to trial new approaches to a variety of things in the area of car design - whether that be styling, interior design, technology or engineering - to see whether these new approaches might be suitable for use in that company’s production cars. Yes, some concept cars do successfully make the transition from show stand to showroom, but by-and-large, it’s about the ideas and innovations used on these cars, rather than the cars themselves.
However, many of these creations still radiate brilliance and magnificence in their own right, and just because most of them are destined to spend their days sitting in museums and design studios around the world, that’s no reason not to marvel at their beauty. Here are some of our team’s favourites from over the years, and the reasons why.