As America's three major automakers push for emergency government aid in the face of plunging revenues and lack of consumer interest in their products, companies around the world are turning heads with their eclectic lines of cars and trucks.

These are the vehicles you might find, say, on the busy streets of India — but would never spot on the back roads of Indiana.

And while most Americans may never have heard of the Dutch manufacturer Spyker or Monaco's Venturi, some of the technology and design behind these companies' vehicles could point the way to the future of the American car industry.

FOXNews.com takes a look at nine of the car names you've never heard of and why they're worth taking for a spin.

Click here see the first car.