Concept cars are often displayed at major car shows, such as Auto Shanghai, the annual International Motor Show in Detroit, the Tokyo Motor Show, and the Frankfurt Auto Show. These vehicles feature new or improved technology and styling to gauge reaction and interest from potential future customers. Harley Earl, a General Motors designer from the 1950s, is usually credited with making the practice of manufacturing and showing concept cars at auto shows mainstream. The first concept car ever shown was a 1938 Buick Y-Job. When compared to this Buick, the vehicles on this list prove just how far the idea of concept cars has come since then. Here are six stunning concept cars that look just like their production versions.
BMW M4 Iconic Lights Concept (2015)
The BMW M4 contains a powerful 3-litre, twin-turbo engine that produces 425 horsepower and a zero-to-sixty miles-per-hour time of just 4.1 seconds. Weighing just under 3,500 pounds, the vehicle also has a respectable power-to-weight ratio. The name 'Iconic Lights' comes from the OLED lights on the rear and the laser headlights on the front, which allow the driver to see up to 650 yards ahead. The lights also provide an indication of narrow roads and if the vehicle will be able to make it through a small gap. This vehicle is best known for its luxurious, high-end performance driving experience and design. Compared to the standard 4 series, it is lighter, has better handling and suspension, and contains aerodynamic features that make it stand alone as the best 4 series BMW has to offer.