Concept Cars - Porsche Boxster, Lotus Esprit and more


Nine times out of 10, concept cars wind up being a giant tease. For example, recall the stunning Cadillac Elmiraj, whose one-off status we still mourn. Sure, some elements can appear in a later production car, but it’s rare for a concept car to survive from auto show to dealership largely unchanged. Following are five mostly affordable cars that went from concept to production almost unscathed:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/03/13/concept-cars-you-can-own


The Chrysler Crossfire was another concept car that was introduced in 2001, and became a production car in 2003-2008. The only styling change made from the original concept car was the headlight configuration.