It sucks. Really, it does. What am I talking about? When car manufacturers show off their concept models to the public, that’s what. You see, these concept cars are not for public sale – and yet, we’re teased and titillated by these auto manufacturers every time there’s a car show. It’s not that I don’t understand the reasons behind not putting these concept models on the market. Technically, less than a handful of these concepts per model are produced – so they’re a rarity in any and all cases.
They’re just like museum pieces – more or less one of a kind, just for showing off. Another reason is that these concepts are not approved for road use – their rated top speeds and raw power are illegal 99 percent of the time, so letting someone use it like a normal automobile is just wasting potential. Manufacturing-wise, some concept cars just weren’t meant to be used on our puny, paltry roads.
Concrete and stone? Some concept cars were made for vertical movement and magnetic attachment to stainless steel, such as the case of the Audi iRobot car made specifically for the movie. If I’m not mistaken, two units of it exist but can’t actually roll unless grafted to a set of detachable wheels (it supposedly runs on welded silver discs). Some concept cars do get sold, however – but only if you can afford the asking price. Some of these concept cars cost at least 5 million dollars, and that’s for the dumbed-down editions (so all you’re really paying for is the body kit). Until we become billionaires, or these cars actually become standard road fare, we’ll just have to be satisfied with ogling from the sidelines for now. They’re still effin’ beautiful, though.
Irobot Audi Photos By Storem