Let’s face it, there are quite a few people, companies and collaborations that bring us concept cars. Some are solar powered, some are wacky left field alternatives to the norm, and then there is the genre of the ‘Supercar Concept’.
While only a handful ever make it to prototype status, let alone production, every once in awhile the ‘Concept Supercar’ becomes a reality. You only have to look to Pagani, Koenigsegg, and even a throwback to Vector to see that sometimes it happens. Some of these concepts were hugely expensive ideas, with outlandish goals and incredible claims. But….Sometimes they happen.
Take a good hard look at the Bugatti Veyron and you’ll see this in it’s truest form. The Veyron took what seemed ages to complete, and was essentially designed around a set of standards that had to be met: Top speed, handling, braking, the list goes on. When Bugatti was purchased by the VW group, the concept nearly went the way so many others like have in the past. But VW stated they would produce the car, and years later, they did. And did they ever.
We’ll go into the nitty-gritty details about the Veyron another time, but it makes for the prefect example of what has to happen for a ‘Concept Supercar’ to come to life. It’s takes obscene funding allowances, inordinate amounts of research, incredible engineering minds, and a lifetime of patience to make something like that happen. So what’s next?
Maybe this: The AMV-R Supercar.
Penned roughly 3 years ago by Alexei Mikhailov, the AMV-R Supercar called for an 850hp boosted V-10, smooth and flowing lines, and hopefully a significant emotional impact. Will it ever be produced? Probably not, but every once in awhile the stars align and another ‘Concept Supercar’ is produced.