See precisely what changed from the show floor to the showroom.
The Porsche Boxster concept that debuted at the 1993 Detroit Auto Show was jarringly different from the marque's offerings at the time. When the car went into production in 1996, some details changed—like the air intakes, which moved from the lower edge of the body to roughly door-handle height. But the general proportions and overall style stayed the same.
Here's another one that looked very similar in concept and production form. The 2006 Detroit Auto Show concept didn't have far to go to become the Challenger that debuted in 2008. Of course, the real update came in 2015, with the 707-hp Hellcat.
All hail Land Rover, willing to make the almost painfully stylish LRX concept into a nearly-identical production Range Rover Evoque, and stick with a two-door option in a world convinced that you need four doors or more. Extra kudos for the hilarious drop-top version coming this year.
Sure, the IROC concept, and the Scirocco that spawned from it, are both a far cry from the first- and second-generation Scirocco. But the spirit of a stylish three-door built on economy car underpinnings is still there in full force. And the still looks fresh and new a decade later.
How much could a two-box micro-ute change from concept to production? Not very much. The only things Kia had to alter were the too-large-for-production wheels and a few lighting details. Oh, and they added a B-pillar, the wimps.
There is literally nothing we can say about the VehiCROSS other than that it is the perfect car and it came too soon for an unready mankind to fully appreciate its greatness.
Whoa, talk about a jump! The Mini ACV30 Concept was penned in 1997 (partly by Frank Stephenson, now head designer at McLaren), when the original Mini was still in production in the U.K., and it kept a lot of design cues from Sir Alec Issigonis's 1959 original. Compare it to the rounder, smoother, BMW-built Mini Cooper that debuted in 2001, which looks more like a distant cousin than a direct descendent.