These Cars That Defined “Cool” Were Actually Duds

It’s not uncommon for an automaker to unveil a new concept car at a show and blow the crowd away. Without asking about what comes under the hood, we fall in love, only to be disappointed as soon as we drive it off the lot. After Back to the Future came out, everyone had to have a DeLorean, but it was notoriously one of the worst cars ever built. Another car was so slick that the manufacturer never managed to produce a single model to sell. These are the vehicles we thought were amazing, but they just ended up crushing our dreams.

Aptera Motors Never Delivered A Single Car

Aptera concept car
Alison Cassidy/Wikimedia Commons
Alison Cassidy/Wikimedia Commons

Aptera Motors was an automaker than was in existence from 2004 until 2011. In that time, the company delivered incredible concept cars that looked like they came from the future. The only problem is, concepts are all these cars ever were.

Aptera, for as forward-thinking as they were, never actually sent a car to market. You can only do so much research and development before you need to make money, something the automaker’s founders must have forgotten. In 2019, the company re-formed with new leadership.