2007 Ford Interceptor Concept
It's the face of Ford today--well, the Fusion, the Taurus, the Flex and the F-150. But the Interceptor was going to be Ford's answer to the Chrysler 300. Some of our sources suggest a Mustang-derived rear-driver was well along before Ford hit the financial skids in 2007, but today it sits abandoned in the vaults, like those mythical Prince tracks we may never hear. Sparing us the Interceptor kept the Crown Victoria on life support, but it may have helped keep Ford alive. Hints and rumblings of big rear-drive four-doors for Ford and Lincoln keep surfacing, but until we see one with the new 6.2-liter V-8 and 20-inch treads, we're not taking any more linkbait.
2010 Pontiac G8 ST
Consider yourself jaded? Not after February 2008, when all hipster walls were broken down by the sight of 50 Cent and Bob Lutz, side by side, bangin' out the reveal of the Pontiac G8 ST. An El Camino for the new day, the ST never would see the light of day, since its old brand would die first. The idea of selling the Aussie-built pickup still holds sway in the blogs and in some of the more important corners in GM's Renaissance Center, but until we can do business up front and party in the back, we're with Garbo--just let us alone.