This economic crisis has hit the automobile industry quite hard, first Chrysler filed for bankruptcy and now GM is going through the Chapter 11 proceedings.
The impact has also been felt overseas, with European manufacturers canceling everything that isn’t guaranteed to turn a profit.
So long super cars, bye-bye baby SUVs.
If you are not a viable option at the moment see you later.
It is a shame that this has to happen, because now some truly amazing cars that could have been will be put on the back burner or get swept away into a dark closet somewhere never to see the light of day again.
Our friends over at CAR have compiled a list of over 40 vehicles that are currently on hold, with no guarantee of ever returning to the manufacturer’s list of future production cars anytime soon.
They include cars like the speedster versions of the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster, also on hold is the German sports car maker’s Roxster crossover.
An S-Class coupe would have been an interesting luxury limousine to see sitting in a booth at an auto show, although we’re not sure if Volkswagen really needs a replacement for the Phaeton.
There are two cars on the list that made us shed a tear.
The first being the retro restyled BMW M1 super car and the other being a GT1 version of Porsche’s fabulous 911.
Oh, when will this damn crisis be over?
Full list after the jump.
TT Shooting Brake
Le Mans racer R15-based supercar
A7 shooting brake
GT lightweight four-door coupe
M1 super car
GT2, replacement for the Z8
GT3, based on the future 3-Series
1-Series shooting brake
6-Series shooting brake
Maybach 57/62 replacement
C-Class coupé and convertible
SLT shooting brake
Cayenne Clubsport, a sportier rear-wheel drive model