concept cars that might change the way we drive
Peugeot Flux concept
. The winner of the 2007 Peugeot International Design Competition, Peugeot Flux is a sport car concept thats designed to handle an offroad terrain. Designed by a young Romanian designer, the car is powered by a hydrogen fueled engine.
. With a maximum speed of 230 mph (370km/h), Nike One is a hypotheticalhighperformance concept car developed by the sport wear company Nike. Resembling a moon buggy, the car was featured in theGran Turismo 4video game.
Jaguar Mark XXI Concept
. Inspired by the idea of living in symbiosis with nature, this concept car is covered in photovoltaic panels that recharge the onboard batteries. Designed to resemble a leaf, the car has a surprisingly comfortable and luxurious interior.
Audi Makaon Speed Sailor
. Conceived for about 2040, Audi Makaon Speed Sailor is to be a lightweight twoseater powered by wind energy. The seating compartment can be repositioned to balance the vehicle when the wind gets too strong.
Dolphin concept car
. The third winner of the Michelin Design Challenge 2013, the Dolphin concept car is a sport car capable of accommodating an entire family. Designed by three young Chinese, the cars design is made from transparent glass and carbon fiber.
. Powered by compressed air, the Honda Air is another take on the future of alternativepowered vehicles. Despite the scifi appearance, its supposed to be a very safe family car with excellent driving performance.
Nissan Motivity 400C
. Featuring a triangular body shape to reduce the air drag, Nissan Motivity 400C is a futuristic car offering a powerful driving experience to the rider. Designed by Taiwanese designer Tryi Yeh, the car is designed to run on a maglev engine system.
. Meaning Geometry and functions In N Adaptations, GINA is a fabricskinned shapeshifting sport car concept by German car manufacturer BMW. The flexible, stretchableand water resistantspecial Spandex covering the body of the car is extremely resilient and durable.
. What makes this futuristiclooking singleseater different from other electric cars is the fact that the driver can recharge the batteries through working out. Yep, the car is equipped with exercise equipment.
. A representative of future race cars, Mazda Kaan is an electric car capable of running as fast as 250 mph (over 400 km/) without producing any harmful emissions. When sitting inside this futuristic threewheeled race car, you know that victory is sure.
. Designed by a Portuguese designer Andr
. Resembling a golf buggy more than an actual car, Venturi Eclectic is an electric threeseater, unique thanks to the way its powered. Apart from the electricity, the car draws solar energy (via its builtin solar panels) and wind energy (thanks to the wind turbine).
Tron Legacy Light Cycle
. If you are one of those who after watching the Tron: Legacy wanted to have the light cycle featured in the movie, you can have it for a decent price of 55,000 dollars. The replica of the bike is powered by a Suzuki engine and runs as fast as up to 100mph (160km/h).
Volvo Air Motion
. Designed by Volvo in 2010, the Air Motion model is an ecofriendly, ultralight car powered by a compressed air engine. With an appearance resembling a clam shell, the car is to be made from carbon fibers, which would allow the car to weigh under 1,000 pounds (450 kg).
Valmet Dawn EV
. One of the most bizarre models on the list, Valmet Dawn EV is an electric singleseater designed by Finnish car manufacturer Valmet for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Unfortunately, the company did not quote any performance details of this unusual vehicle.
. An astonishing combination of a car, motorbike and an airplane, Audi Shark is a futuristic flying concept vehicle designed by Kazim Doku. According to the author, this scifilike twoseater will give its drivers strong sensations and high levels of safety.
. Theoretically powered by a oneliter Honda VTwin bike engine, Hodge Hawk is a threewheeler car concept designed by New Zealander designer Alex Hodge. Completely fictional so far, the car cold theoretically run as fast as 145mph (233 km/h).
. Designed by the Swiss car manufacturer Rinspeed, the Splash is a concept sport car capable of transforming itself into a hydrofoil speed boat. The highly complex integrated hydrofoil system actually enables the car to fly some 24 inches (60 cm) above the water.
. Produced in 2007, Mazda Taiki is another concept car by Mazda. This model uses a front engine, rearwheel drive layout and is powered by Mazdas next generation RENESIS rotary 16X engine, which is mated to a 7speed, doubleclutch gearbox.
TH NK FROST
. Designed by Norwegian car designer Anders Gloslie, TH!NK FROST is an allwheeldrive electric car created for arctic conditions and snowy terrain. The layout of this model mixes the proportions and a twoseat platform of a sport car with the power and roughness of an offroad.
Mercedes Benz Biome
. Created by MercedesBenz in 2010, the Biome model is an electric concept car that is said to have grown in a laboratory rather than at a factory line. With a maximum speed of 187mph (300 km/h) and acceleration of just 3 sec., Biome is one of the leaders of its class.
. Designed by Alexey Bykov, Audi Quatroflex is a futuristic concept car with no roof and expandable seating. If the layout is not unusual enough for you, let us tell you that this model is supposed to be controlled via a joystick, not a steering wheel.
. Named after the Indonesian island of the same name, Madura is a concept car designed by Lamborghini, the Italian producer of luxurious cars. This highperformance stylish car should be available in 2016 and the price is estimated to be about 5 million dollars.
. First officially presented at the2010 Paris Motor Show, DeZir is an electronic twoseater designed by Renault. Featuring attractive butterfly doors, this concept car is capable of running as fast as 112mph (180 km/h).
Cadillac World Thorium Fuel
. Nicknamed Cadillac WTF, Cadillac World Thorium Fuel is a concept car designed by Lorus Kulesus. As the name suggests, this otherworldlylooking car is powered by thorium that acts like nuclear fuel.
Rolls Royce 200EX
. While most super premium automakers are going upmarket in an effort to woo the superrich, Rolls Royce plans to rob the parts bin of its parent company BMW to build a Baby Rolls for the mass affluent. It looks like the company has successfully hidden the smaller dimensions behind the massive grille of this 200EX concept.
Magna Steyr Mila EV
. Magna Steyr is an Austrian manufacturer and parts supplier better known for building cars for companies such as Mercedes, MINI and Audi. This didnt stop them from attempting to market their own flexible electric vehicle concept for any car makers looking to quickly and cheaply create an EV program.
. Lexus will soon have four hybrids in their lineup.Infinitihas none. The Essence both hints at the companys future design direction and the possibilitieshybrid technologyoffers for a sports car.
. Based on the popular Fiat 500 subsubcompact car, Swiss firm Rinspeed has added a novel form of green capability. This stylish little machine offers two levels of power output depending on the drivers needs with the push of a button. For slow city cruising the E2 can bet set to a slower and more efficient power setting. Conversely, the driver can select a sportier mode for quicker and less efficient highway driving.
. The coupe version of Mitsubishis tiny iMiEV electric car, the Japanese company extended the range of its electric car by dropping some weight with an aluminum frame. Mitsubishi also upped the fun quotient by adding a brightly lit and quasitechno interior.
EDAG Light Car Open Source
. Built on a completely recyclable basalt fiber chassis, this electric car promises to revolutionize cartocar communication by offering a rear window that acts as an LED display.
. Koenigsegg is famous for building cars as exotic as its Swedish name. The oddlynamed Quant is a fullscale model of a fourseat electric car theoretically capable of a top speed of 170 MPH and a 300mile range after only a 20minute charge.
Giugiaro Frazer Nash Namir
. Designed by famous Italian firm Giugiaro, this hybrid claims to be the fastest ever with a top speed of 187 MPH. While this number is realistic given the two electric motors and sleek design, the 1,200mile range seems almost impossible without a tank for the small gas engine larger than the car itself.
. In addition to the E2, Rinspeed brought out its iChange electric car concept for the Geneva crowds. What makes this car different from other batterypowered offerings is the cars special ability to change from a singlepassenger vehicle to an automobile capable of ferrying three people around.
Ford Iosis Max
. This hatchback concept is a teaser for the next Ford Focus, designed to gauge audience and press reaction to the design. The look is inspired by Fords edgy kinetic design language found on most of the companys European products.
Aston Martin DBX
. Feeling the need to expand the brand, Aston Martin shows one way of achieving that goal with the debut of the DBX Concept. A somewhat different take on the crossover, the DBX features allwheel drive, seating for four and generous room for luggage.
Audi Prologue Concept
. Even the name indicates this car is leading up to something. A large luxury coupe, the Prologue reveals not only Audis interest in a new market segment, but also a logical evolution of the brands design. Although the exterior lines do not seem far from production, inside things are a bit futuristic.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept
. One of the stars of this years Geneva show, the EXP 10 Speed 6 is a highperformance 2seat sports car that Bentley is pondering for production. Considerably smaller than the Continental GT, the muscularlooking coupe is a modern interpretation of the classic Bentley design cues including the familiar grille and oval taillights.According to Wolfgang D
Buick Avenir Concept
. The Avenir French for future easily fits the bill as a flagship Buick sedan. While it has the traditional Buick styling cues, Avenir looks quite modern with a bold new grille and full LED lighting. Avenir embodies Buick design, which centers on effortless beauty and presence without pretense, said Ed Welburn, vice president of General Motors Global Design. It demonstrates the growing international reach of Buick and offers an exciting vision of w
Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT
. Building fullsize cars out of videogame renderings seems to be a hot trend, and thats how the Chaparral 2X Vision GT transformed from pixels to pavement. This ultimate racecar was developed for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game on Sony PlayStation 3. Jim Halls Chaparral Cars had partnered with Chevrolet 45 years ago, and the 2X Vision GT was inspired by the innovative racecars that came from Texasbased Chaparral. It was created in a norules atmosphe
Honda Civic Concept
. Its a big deal when one of the bestselling cars in America gets a remake, which is why this allnew 2016 Honda Civic is big news. Still considered a concept, the sporty Civic coupe that debuted in New York clearly shows what we can expect from the production model when it arrives in showrooms later this year. Civic will be available in sedan, coupe and 5door hatchback versions, and enthusiasts will be happy to hear that there will be Si and highpe
Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
. This concept caught our eye when revealed in January at the Detroit Auto Show, mainly because it looks like the perfect combination of fun and utility. Designed for the Urban Adventurer, the Santa Cruz Concept offers the comfort and convenience of a small crossover but with a more versatile cargo bed. The Santa Cruz crossover truck concept meets the unspoken needs of a growing Millennial lifestyle we call Urban Adventurers, said Mark Dipko, direc
Infiniti Q60 Concept
. Nissans premium brand continues to refine its look, starting with the introduction of the Q50 sedan last year. The current Q60 is based on the older G Coupe sedan, so this new Q60 concept comes along at the right time. With sweeping lines and a bold grille, the Q60 looks powerful and sporty. The concept features a nextgeneration 3.0liter V6 engine with direct injection and twinturbocharging driving the rear wheels.
Kia SPORTSPACE Concept
. Geneva marked the world debut of the Kia SPORTSPACE Concept, a sleek, sporty wagon designed by Kias Frankfurt design studio. Purported to be a first glimpse of the 2016 Optima, the SPORTSPACE has Kias signature tiger nose grille, and is intended to provide stylish, exciting transportation for four.
Lexus LF C2
. The LFC2 is a perfect example of designers having some fun with a car that doesnt actually exist in real life. The 4seat convertible doesnt even have a top to close