From time to time, car manufacturers get bored of making executive saloons and decide to show off their creative sides by pushing the limits of engineering and design. Below is just a selection of the most lust-worthy concept cars ever produced.
Jaguar recently unveiled the F-Type Project 7 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in an attempt to amaze the crowd: it worked. Something about the F-Type screams desire; maybe it's the Lana Del Ray soundtrack, or perhaps more accurate, the car's classic styling? The title 'Project 7' refers to Jaguar's seven Le Mans wins and its design draws from the Jaguars of old, such as the offset fin influenced by the gorgeous 1954 D-Type.
This beautiful Italian metal was designed to rival the likes of BMW's 5 Series; unfortunately Alfa Romeo had to can the project due to the recession. The Gloria would be powered by a bi-turbo V6 and V8 engines, the only problem being the name Gloria doesn't exactly scream Italian elegance and style.
The Citroen Survolt looks like something produced by Wayne Enterprises, if only the front splitter wasn't pink. This electric supercar, powered by two electric engines producing 300bhp, would look right at home silently cruising the streets of Gotham.
Also at home on the streets of Gotham would be this 1938 Phantom Cosair, which should be the first choice for villains everywhere. The Cosair has enough seats for you and five of your villain pals and can achieve a top speed of 115mph. The designer planned to put it into production for a price of $12,500 but died before he had the chance. The only model ever built now resides in the National Automobile Museum, so grab your balaclava and start planning.
Mini Coopers, like all cars, are becoming bigger. As comfort and safety improves, so does our tyre-print on the road. This Rocketman concept from 2012 attempts to revive the compact, innovative form factor that we fell in love with in 1959.
Infinity is keen to gain recognition for investing heavily in Redbull Racing, the most dominant Formula 1 team for the past three years. Its first step into sports car territory is the Emerg-E. Using two electric motors, powering it to 62mph in 4 seconds flat, it'll win most races at the traffic lights, and produce little CO2 while doing so.
Also keen to gain recognition for their role in Formula 1, Renault has produced this F1 inspired Twizy. Adjustment to the original car include large front and rear spoilers, an F1-inspired gearbox, slick tyres and most importantly a KERS system. With the aid of KERS (providing an extra 79bhp) this Twizy can reach 60mph in 6 seconds, perfect for the London commute.
Another car that would be perfect for the tedious commute is the Fiat EYE. The EYE is gyroscopically balanced, controlled using voice commands and looks like something out of Tron. Being a single seater the only person who can annoy you while commuting is yourself.
In 2010 Jaguar unveiled the C-X75, powered by four electric engines producing 778 horsepower which were recharged using two jet engines. Needless to say, the concept was a bit 'out there'. Three years later, and Jaguar has made five petrol-powered prototypes and apparently doesn't plan to manufacture any more, which is a shame as the interior looks like a time machine, wouldn't you say?
No desirable car list would be complete without an Aston Martin. This one-off speedster was created as a celebration of Aston Martin's 100th anniversary. Beautifully styled to look like the DBR1, it features a naturally aspirated V12 and can reach a top speed of 180mph. I'll take it home when you're done with it...please.