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Rate It: Mini Paceman Pre-Runner

What do you get when take apprentices from BMW's Munich and Dingolfing plants and let them play around with any BMW product of their choosing? Apparently, you get the Mini Paceman Adventure.

Rate It: Rally-Ready Fox Body Mustang Concept

Let’s all go back to 1980. The Fox-body Mustang was totally new. Gold jumpsuits were in. So was feathered hair. And rally, too, with the Europeans all heavily involved in the sport.

Rate It: Dodge's Attempt at a Miata-Fighter

Before the founding of FCA 2014 and before the relaunch of the Challenger in 2008, Dodge was taking aim at small sports cars like the Mazda Miata back in 2007.

Rate It: The Four-Door Lamborghini From Chrysler

The Diablo may be the most notable model Chrysler built during its ownership of Lamborghini, but it was also behind the Portofino concept.

Rate It: The Safari-Ready VW Golf Country

Before the Subaru Outback, before the current Safari 911 craze, Volkswagen built the off-road-ready Golf Country.

Rate It: Drift Honda Element

When drifting burst onto the scene back in the day, Honda fans felt a little left out. But the manufacturer eventually found ways to join the party, including this Element shown at the 2006 SEMA Show.

Rate It: Does Anyone Else See Some Porsche in Hyundai’s Latest EV Prototype?

Back this spring, when many of us were distracted by something going on in the news, Hyundai released a concept that it says provides an outlook of the “near future.”

Rate It: That Time Nissan Put a GT-R Engine in a Juke

Although best known for its unique styling, the Nissan Juke did receive the supercar treatment thanks to an engine from the GT-R. The results ended up being so popular that Nissan even made a few to buy.

Rate It: Holden Torana A9X, an Australian Touring Car Icon

Meet the 1977 Holden Torana A9X, the V8-powered special intended for the day’s Australian Touring Car series.

Rate It: Factory-Built Mazda MX-5 Speedster

Stripping out the interior of your car to make it lighter isn't necessarily a new concept, but Mazda wanted to see just how far they could push that envelope with its MX-5 Superlight Version.

Rate It: What If You Could Rally a Group 2 Renault 5 Alpine in Modern Times?

These Group 2 Renault 5 Alpines may look straight out of 1978, but they actually raced more recently, participating in the 2018 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.

Rate It: Rally-Spec Civic Honda Type R

Ever think that the newest Civic Type R would make a great rally car? The folks at Ralph Hosier Engineering thought so when they built this one-off, off-road Type R for Honda UK.

Rate It: Like a BMW 2002, But Electric

Even though vehicle electrification was in its infancy, BMW pushed the envelope with the 1602 Elektro-Antrieb.

Rate It: Before the Audi R8, There Was Projekt Rosemeyer

Audi's mid-engined, W16-powered Projekt Rosemeyer may be the closest we will get to a modern-day Auto Union Silver Arrow.

Rate It: The Ford GT70, the GT40's Rally Car Cousin

The Escort may be the poster child for Ford's rally efforts during the 1970s, but Ford also experimented with a mid-engined rally car following the success of the GT40 program with the GT70.

Rate It: Toyota's Hybrid, Gas-Turbine Sports Car

Chrysler may be best known for putting a gas turbine engine in a car, but Toyota also tried its hand at making one in the 1970s.

Rate It: GM Europe's Ecotec-Powered Lotus Elise

Wish you could have an Elise powered by an Ecotec engine instead of a Toyota powerplant? GM Europe has you covered with the Vauxhall VX220 and the Opel Speedster.

Rate It: The Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept, the Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Car to Lap the Nürburgring

What car has front-wheel-drive, 528 horsepower and the ability to lap the Nürburgring with a lap time of 7:20.143? If you said anything other than the Lynk & Co 03 Cyan Concept, you'd be wrong.

Rate It: Infiniti's All-Electric, Open-Wheel-Race-Car Design Study

Is it true that what's old is new again? Infiniti seems to think so: Take a look at its all-electric Prototype 9 design study.

Rate It: Levorg Is What You Call a WRX Wagon, Apparently

Ever wanted a wagon version of the modern WRX? The good news is that Subaru does make one. The bad news is that it's not available in the North American market.

Rate It: Porsche 989, the Spiritual Predecessor To the Panamera

The Panamera was not Porsche's first attempt at a sedan. As a follow-up to the 928, Porsche began the development of the V8-powered 989 sedan.

Rate It: A Toyota Tacoma Built for Traversing Glaciers on the Weekends

This Toyota Tacoma got the glacier-ready treatment from Arctic Trucks, the company to go to when you need to cross the most inhospitable places on this planet by vehicle

Rate It: The Sleek, 400-Horsepower Saab That Ran on Pure Ethanol

But before the 2007 Recession that would eventually shutter Saab, the company showed off its concept for an alternative fuel grand tourer, the Aero-X.

Rate It: The Second-Generation, Renault Clio-Based Nissan Juke

The Nissan Juke may have died in North America, but it's still kicking over in Europe.

Rate It: The 421-Horsepower AMG Hot Hatch

"Mercedes-AMG" and "hot hatch" usually don't go together in the same sentence, but in some parts of the world, the A 45 S AMG 4MATIC+ Hatchback begs to differ.

Rate It: The Europo Hurst, an Italian-Styled Camaro

Italian coachbuilder and designer Pietro Fura may be best known for his work with Maserati, Glas and even AC, but when's the last time you heard about his "Europo Hurst?"

Rate It: Would You Drive a Mid-Engine Cadillac That Kinda Looks Like a C8 Corvette Mashed With an F-22 Raptor?

If you designed a car to resemble an F-22 Raptor, what would it look like? Well, if you are Cadillac, just like the 2002 Cien concept.

Rate It: The Rear-Wheel-Drive BMW Hatchback That America Never Got

The BMW 1-Series may have only been a two-door coupe and convertible in the U.S., but that wasn't the case for the rest of the world.

Rate It: Ever Needed More Space in Your Focus ST? Ford Has You Covered With the Focus ST Wagon

The Focus ST may be gone from American shores, but that hasn't stopped Ford offering a version with a bit more cargo space–yes, a wagon.

Rate It: The Diesel V12-Powered Audi Supercar

Before "Desielgate," Audi was trying to push the envelope of what a performance diesel engine was capable of.

Rate It: How About a V8-Powered Luxury Version of the Dodge Viper?

Aside from the somewhat sporty Crossfire in Chrysler's 2005 model lineup, the Firepower concept may have looked like it came completely out of left field.

Rate It: The Track-Focused Take on the Kia Soul

The Track'ster was Kia's take on making a sportier Soul. Do you think they succeeded?

Rate It: The Five-Cylinder-Powered, Honda S2000 Concept

The Honda S2000 may be best known for its F-Series inline-four, but that wasn't the case when its concept was revealed in 1995.

Rate It: The Smaller Nissan Truck That Is Too Good for North America, Apparently

Even though we have been stuck with the Nissan Frontier since 2005, the rest of the world got this, the Nissan Navara, back in 2014.

Rate It: Does a Wagon Version Make the Mazda6 More Appealing?

The current Mazda6 is a solid option in the midsized sedan market, but what about a wagon version?

Rate It: A French Take on the Audi TT Formula

Was the Peugeot RCZ a clever sports coupe, or was it little more than a weird French copy of the Audi TT?

Rate It: The Toyota That Gave Butterfly Doors to the (Japanese) Masses

What if you want the rad feeling of opening the door to a supercar but don't have supercar money lying around? Toyota had you covered, but only if you lived in Japan.

Rate It: The Other Lotus-Based Electric Sports Car

As it turns out, Tesla wasn't the only company to use a Lotus chassis as the base for an electric car, as Dodge made the Circuit EV.

Rate It: When Honda Sold a Rebadged Land Rover

Sold exclusively in Japan from 1993 to 1998, the Honda Crossroad was little more than a rebadged Series I Land Rover Discovery.

Rate It: Is a Flat-Eight-Powered Porsche 914 the Best 60th Birthday Present?

The 914/6 may have been a much-welcomed bump in power over the already stellar 914/4, but what it would have been like to pilot a 914 powered by an eight-cylinder engine?

Rate It: Annoyed by All the Electronics in Your Modern BMW? You Can Probably Blame the Z22

BMW's Z22 concept from 1999 boasts over 70 technological advancements and an average fuel consumption of 39 mpg.

Rate It: The Front-Engined Lamborghini Sedan

Lamborghini may be best known for its mid-engined supercars, but that wasn't the case for the 2008 Estoque design study.

Rate It: If Chevrolet Built a Hybrid BMW 1-Series

Even though this looks like someone slapped a bowtie on the front of a BMW 1-Series and added headlights from the current-generation Mustang, this is actually Chevrolet’s 130R Concept.

Rate It: The All-Wheel-Drive, Mid-Engine Supercar Almost Built by Nissan

Nissan, perhaps influenced by the Japanese bubble economy, wanted to be known for making a supercar in the '80s.

Rate It: The Turbocharged Last Hurrah of the Porsche 968

Before it was sent to pasture, the Porsche 968 got a little extra oomph courtesy the folks over at Porsche Motorsport in Weissach.

Rate It: The Retro-Styled, 1000-Horsepower Corvette From Equus

In an effort to outdo themselves after launching the Bass 770, apparently, the Michigan-based Equus Automotive released this in 2018, the Equus Throwback.

Rate It: The Hopped-Up Civic Type R Sedan From Mugen

The FD2-chassis Honda CIvic Type R not hot enough for you? Try out the Civic Mugen RR.

Rate It: When Dodge Tried To Take on Mini

Back in the early 2000s, Dodge wanted to get into the European subcompact market with this, the 2006 Dodge Hornet Concept.

Rate It: The Citroën Cactus Was Designed To Take on Parking Lot Bumps and Scrapes

Some cars are built to break track records, others are built to conquer any terrain. The Citroën C4 Cactus was built to take a hit or two in parking lot.

Rate It: Giving the Nissan LEAF the NISMO Treatment

Is the Nissan Leaf NISMO a solid take on a sporty electric car, or is Nissan too willing to slap a NISMO badge on pretty much anything?

Rate It: The Abarth 500 Race Car Built for the Street

The Abarth 695 Biposto may be the closest you can get to an actual Fiat 500 race car that is still street-legal.

Rate It: How Audi Celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Sport Quattro

The Audi Sport Quattro may have dominated rally and rallycross over 30 years ago, but Audi has only teased us with revival concepts like this one from 2013.

Rate It: The Supercharged, Front-Wheel-Drive Concept That Inspired the Hyundai Genesis Coupe

The Hyundai HCD-8 from 2004 may look a little like the Genesis Coupe introduced in 2009, but mechanically, the two are quite different.

Rate It: One of the First Cars Styled by Chris Bangle, the Fiat Coupé

Is an inline-five powerplant enough to accept the Fiat Coupé's Chris Bangle-designed exterior?

Rate It: The Toyota RSC Was Like a RAV4 on Steroids

2001's RAV4-based Toyota RSC concept was an attempt by the Japanese carmaker to figure out what the kids were into.

Rate It: The MG E-Motion Is British for Electric Sports Car

Cheesy name aside, the MG E-Motion is the British carmaker's attempt to bring back its sporting roots with an all-electric sports car.

Rate It: The Kia Provo Concept Was a Mini-Sized Hybrid Hot Hatch

Back in 2013, Kia was looking to break into the European hot hatch market with its Provo concept.

Rate It: The Curve Concept Was Like a Supercharged, Hard-Top Saturn Sky

The Saturn Sky may have been the concept that went into production, but what about the other concept shown at the 2004 NAIS, the Curve?

Rate It: Want a Racing-Spec Land Rover Defender? Try the Bowler Bulldog

The Bowler Bulldog is the perfect SUV if you need a Land Rover Defender that can race at speed through the world's most inhospitable places.

Rate It: The Dodge Neon Lives on in Mexico and the Middle East

The Neon may have been discontinued in North America in 2005, but a third-generation model can be had in Mexico and the Middle East.

Rate It: The Third-Generation Buick Park Avenue Was a Rebadged Caprice Sold Only in China

This isn't a Holden Caprice with a Buick badge Photoshopped on, it's actually the third-generation Park Avenue that was only sold in China.

Rate It: The Bugatti and Talbot-Lago-Inspired Chrysler Atlantic Concept

The Chrysler Atlantic may be one of the best examples of just how popular neo-classical designs became in the '90s.

Rate It: The Smart Roadster Was Like a German Kei Car

Was the Smart Roadster a German take on the iconic Japanese Kei car, or was this little more than sheep in wolf’s clothing?

Rate It: The Volvo XC90 Excellence Was the $100,000 SUV That You Were Not Meant To Drive

Why does the Volvo XC90 Excellence start at over $100,000? It's what's on the inside that counts, specifically the back seat.

Rate It: The Nissan March Super Turbo Was a Twin-Charged 1980s Oddity

Why choose only one version of forced induction, when you can be like the super- and turbocharged Nissan March Super Turbo?

Rate It: The Mazda RX-8 That Could Run on Gasoline or Hydrogen

This RX-8 could run on either hydrogen or gasoline at the flip of a switch, making it the first street-legal, dual-fuel hydrogen rotary car.

Rate It: The Road-Going Version of the LMP1-Dominating Porsche 919

Think homologation cars are fun to drive? How about a whole street-legal LMP1 car?

The Clio V6 Was the Second Mid-Engined Hot Hatch From Renault

Is the Clio V6 the true successor to the iconic mid-engined Renault R5 Turbo from the early days of Group B rally?

Rate It: The Nissan Trail Runner Was Like a Lifted, Off-Road Sports Car

Introduced in 1997, The Nissan Trail Runner concept was a lifted, four-wheel-drive coupe with a massive rear wing.

Rate It: Was This Rare Mitsubishi Galant the Only Japanese Car To Be Tuned by AMG?

Before Mercedes-Benz acquired AMG, it was a freelance tuning house once tasked by Mitsubishi to make a special model out of its Galant sedan.

Rate It: The Ford Puma ST Is a Fiesta-Based Performance Crossover

Mechanically, the Puma ST is virtually the same as the Fiesta ST, just a little taller.

Code Brown: That Time Chrysler Thought About Reviving the Imperial Nameplate

Chrysler may have killed off the Imperial name in 1993, but they did try to bring it back in 2006 with a concept with the same name.

Rate It: The Hyundai i30 N Fastback Is Like a Sleeker Elantra GT

Think of the i30 N Fastback as a smaller version of the Audi A7.

Rate It: Not a Corvette, but the Miata-Based Mitsuoka Rock Star

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery, or is this just a weird-looking Miata?

The Nissan AP-X: like a more aerodynamic 300ZX with a CVT transmission | Rate It

All that styling gave the AP-X a drag coefficient of just 0.2–on par with the current Porsche Taycan.

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