Concept cars run quite the gamut of plausibility. Some belong purely in the idea realm; others are previews of soon-to-be production cars; still other concepts can float an idea a manufacturer might consider building at some point; and some are just exceedingly weird.
Part of Porsche's success over the years has been sticking to a core lineup of sports cars (and crossovers that drive like their sports cars). But there were a few ideas over the decades that, if pursued, could have taken the famed German brand in a different and possibly unsettling direction.
Here are five ideas we're glad Porsche didn't advance to the production stage.
Stupendously quick, incredibly fun and remarkably usable, the 911 Turbo is about as close as you can find to a perfect car.