The 14 Ugliest Concept Cars Ever Made

Most concept cars are cool. But some aren't. Here are some of the worst.

This otherwise anodyne sedan introduced the "beak" grille that marred the brand's production models for years to come. Only now has Acura design begun to recover.
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Not every design deserves to go into production. Here are some of the ugliest concept cars ever conceived.

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Mercedes-Benz
Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury

As awkward as this car's name is, the design is even worse. It's like someone took a sedan and stretched its dimensions in all the wrong ways.

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BMW
BMW X Coupe

BMW's X Coupe concept of the early 2000s seems like a cross between a late 2000s 1 Series and an Alfa Romeo SZ. The proportions are just off somehow, and that face isn't the most attractive thing out there.

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Aston Martin
Aston Martin Lagonda SUV

Not all of Aston Martin's designs are pretty. Take this one for example. It's an SUV concept revealed at Geneva in 2009 called the Lagonda, and it was just weird. We think its upcoming DBX SUV will look a lot nicer.

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Dodge
Dodge Super8 Hemi

The Super8 was a mash of too many designs into one vehicle. Everything from Dodge's crosshair grille, to suicide doors, to a 1950s-style curved windshield. None of it really worked. At least it had a Hemi.

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Volkswagen
Volkswagen Concept-A

The Concept-A is what happens when designers take the original VW Buggy and try to turn it into a four-door crossover. The result wasn't ideal.

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Acura
Acura Advanced Sedan

Aside from its strange proportions, the Acura Advanced sedan has a slew of strange styling cues that leave us wondering how it made it out of the design room.

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Aurora Safety Car

Designed by a Catholic priest in the late 1950s, the Aurora Safety Car is remembered largely for its strange, caved-in appearance and bulbous fenders.

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Honda
Honda Fuya-Jo

The Fuya-Jo is pretty much like every other city transport vehicle out there, except this one was built in 1999. It also looks like a character straight out of Star Wars.

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Buick
Buick Signia

Buick's practical hatch concept looks like the cross between a Bentayga and a smushed in 2005 Maserati Quattroporte.

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Kia
Kia KCV4

Kia's 2005 pickup concept looks pretty normal until you get the fascia. It looks like something off an entry-level hatch grafted onto a massive pickup bumper.

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Pontiac
Pontiac Aztek

The production Pontiac Aztek isn't much to look at, but it's not nearly as bad as the original concept.

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Ford
Ford Mustang "Rambo"

The "Rambo" Mustang was one of several prototypes in 1990, and looks too much like a bad bodykit to us.

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Volkswagen
Volkswagen Polo by Colani

The original Polo was a pretty boxy car. Car designer Luigi Colani did away with all the hard lines and came up with this thing. It's not an improvement.

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Chevrolet
Chevrolet Bel Air

The 2002 Bel Air convertible concept makes it seem like the designers were trying pretty hard to make something retro.

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