A concept car can be an entirely new car or it might be an upgrade of a present car with new design features; features it hopes to include
on newer public versions the concept car represents. Concept car models are not meant to be sold to the public. Some are completely dismantled so they won't be copied but others are left intact and sold
to museums or kept by the car manufacturer for future reference.
The company that had introduced the world to the mass production of the automobile was slow off the mark compared to General Motors
and Chrysler with the introduction of concept cars as a business tool. Its first modern concept car is considered to be the 1953 Ford X-100
which featured the torpedo styling that was to come on such cars as the 1961 Ford Thunderbird. The X-100 represented the possibilities of what was to
come on future Ford models.
Cars such as the Ferrari GG50 started just from a series of sketches by designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The new concept probably inherited some intitial
features from the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and then he worked in new design features, curves, and lines so a new vehicle was conceived. The designer has to
consider various elements such as gas tanks, folding seats, and engine dimensions before the concept drawings were finalized to the point that the
car can now go into the production stages.