1988 Pontiac Banshee Concept Car front three-quarter view
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Look closely at the wild 1988 Pontiac Banshee concept car for hints of the 1993-2002 Pontiac Firebird predicted in its nose and tail. See more concept car pictures.

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Concept cars are a look into the showrooms of tomorrow -- and into the world of cars that never were. Link to the articles below for picture-packed profiles of some of wildest concept cars ever.

Most concept cars are one-of-a-kind jewels built to brighten a carmaker's auto show display. With big fins and bubble tops, concept cars can be pure flights of fancy, like the 1956 Packard Predictor. They can also be disguised versions of near-future production models, like the Oldsmobile Aerotech III.

That's not all. Our articles expand the concept car theme, slipping into automotive design studios to reveal secret proposals left on the cutting room floor. Want to see what Edsels might have looked like had Ford not killed its ugly duckling? Check out 1950s and 1960s Edsel concept cars. A Chevrolet Camaro station wagon? It nearly came to be. Check out the Camaro "Kammback" concept.

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Enjoy this ride though the fantastic world of concept cars.

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Ford Splash concept car front three-quarter view

The Ford Splash spoke of fun in the sun, but is an example of a concept car that stayed in the dream world, never really influencing showroom models.

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