Well, that didn't take long. The 2014 Corvette isn't even out yet, and we've already got an aftermarket conversion package. The Callaway AeroWagon Concept ($15,000) aims to turn the new Stingray into a shooting brake using a body package that's made using a resin transfer molding process that produces precisely-fitting, load-carrying carbon parts. In other words, the AeroWagon will boast far more room inside than a typical C7, while still achieving speeds of over 200mph.
It's only a concept, but my, what a concept it is. The Lamborghini Sesto Concept ($TBA) is setting a new bar for lightweight supercars, thanks to advanced carbon fiber technology construction that gives it a curb weight of just over 2,200 lbs. — and that's including its V10 engine and permanent all-wheel drive. And while the V10 outputs "only" 570 hp, that's still good enough for a 1.75 kg per hp power-to-weight ratio and an insane 0-62 mph time of just 2.5 seconds. If you're wanting to get your hands on one, you'd best wish for A.) Lamborghini to make it and B.) some sort of financial windfall, because this thing isn't gonna come cheap.
It might be "just a concept", but when Ford says they see the Ford Atlas Pickup Concept ($TBA) as the future of pickup trucks, you can rest assured you'll see most of the features on future F-150s. At first glance, the exterior styling looks quite similar to the company's current offerings, but look closely and you'll find features like active grille shutters, active wheel shutters, power running boards, and a drop-down front air dam, all of which help improve aerodynamics at highway speeds while maintaining maximum utility. Other features include a next-gen EcoBoost powertrain, LED headlamps, taillamps, cargo box and side mirror lighting, hidden cargo ramps, dynamic hitch assist, and a 360-degree Point-of-View camera to help position the vehicle in tight places. If only they'd actually make the damn thing.
SUVs and MPGs don't exactly go hand-in-hand, but it doesn't have to be that way. Take the Volkswagen CrossBlue Concept ($TBA) for example. Designed for the US and Canadian markets, this six-seat SUV features a 2.0L turbo diesel engine and two electric motors for a combined output of 305 hp and all-wheel drive capability. Thanks to this hybrid setup, the concept is said to make the sprint from 0-60 in about 7.2 seconds and offer fuel economy as high as 89 MPG. As with any concept, you might not want to hold your breath on an actual release.
Yes, it's definitely intriguing. But unfortunately for anyone wishing to park one in their own driveway, the Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept ($TBA) is about as concept-y as a vehicle can get. Created for the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012, the Ener-G-Force was designed as a highway patrol car for 2025, it boasts such outlandish features as a tank on the roof to store water that's transferred to the "hydro-tech converter" where it's converted into hydrogen for running the fuel cells and a 360-degree topography scanner on the roof.