You wouldn't be surprised to see James Bond behind the wheel of a British sports car, but it's one of the baddies casing 007 who'll be driving the Jaguar C-X75 when Spectre hits theaters. This concept car was created for the company's 75th anniversary, hence the name, and was originally powered by four electric motors outputting 778 hp, with a pair of micro gas turbines for recharging. The on-screen version is powered by a supercharged 550hp V8 instead, but still features the original's muscular build, and while you might not be able to buy it, you can see its influence all over the lineup of real-life Jags, as well as in the latest Bond adventure.
With the Model S, Tesla proved that all-electric cars can move fast. The Porsche Mission E Concept proves they can charge fast, too. This yet-to-be-greenlit looker is powered by a pair of motors producing a combined 600+ hp, good for a 0-62 time of under 3.5 seconds, and a world first 800-volt drive system that allows for incredibly fast charging, as in an 80% charge, or enough to go nearly 250 miles, in just 15 minutes. The car promises to handle well, with both all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, and despite the sleek design of the aluminium, steel, and carbon fiber reinforced polymer body, still offers four full doors and four single seats. All that's missing is a release date.
Most of the time, you see a concept, wish it was real, and maybe, just maybe, about half of what made it interesting arrives years later in the form of a production car. So it's refreshing to know that the Renault Alaskan Concept Truck is already slated to become a real one-ton pickup. We can only hope the production model will keep its full LED lighting package, integrated cameras for recording your adventures, central aluminum exhaust pipe, 21-inch wheels, front tow hook, masculine lines, twin-turbo diesel powerplant, and fittingly rugged name.
Peugeot's i-Cockpit technology has been pushing the limits of in-car visuals since it made its debut in 2012. The Peugeot Fractal Concept aims to do the same for the audio side of things. Developed in collaboration with sound designer Amon Tobin, the Fractal is an electric car with a unique sound signature. Other audio cues help the driver to navigate the holographic head-up interface as well as the environment around them, and all these are played back through a "9.1.2" system that uses 13 speakers and bass systems built into each seat. As if that weren't enough, more than 80% of the interior trim was made using a 3D printer, getting you one step closer to downloading plans for your new car instead of going to the dealership and buying it.
It's not the most functional bike out there. But the Expemotion E-Raw Motorcycle is one of the best-looking. The design is dominated by the seat — made from laminated layers of wood, it provides the look and feel of furniture while replacing the gas tank with negative space — and the large, colorful motor covers, both of which are set on a simple steel tube chassis that leaves the more striking components in the spotlight. A central mount allows your phone to serve as the speedometer and battery gauge, yet another forward-thinking feature in what's sadly still just a concept.
The Equus was a curiosity when it was announced. The Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept shows that the car maker's luxury ambitions stretch far beyond a single sedan. On the outside, it's notable for the long hood, sweeping lines, prominent grille, and muscular stance, while underneath all the metal sits an award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine good for 420 hp and a simple, elegant interior.
Books and films have long predicted that our futures would include flying automobiles, and now that future is ready to unveil. A four-seat hybrid with wings, the Terrafugia TF-X Flying Car looks like our futuristic dreams come true, giving you the ability to drive on roads and highways and fly through the air seamlessly. Just tell it where you want it to fly, and using twin electric motor pods and a megawatt of power, you're off and auto-piloted to your destination. And with a 200mph flying cruise speed and a range of 500 miles, transportation is about to get way easier, and incredibly fun.
Based on the well-regarded Gallardo, the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S was meant to serve as the basis for a limited production run. But that never happened. Due to the high cost and time required to build one, this example — chassis 001 — was the only operable, street-legal version ever built. The design is highlighted by the "saute-vent" windscreens that sit incredibly low and merge with the bodywork to physically separate the driver's cabin from the passenger, making this one of the most unique designs from a company with a history of them. It's being sold by its only owner, and has under 115 miles on the odometer.
Built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independent Italian car design firm Pininfarina, this 1980 Ferrari Pinin was the first four door Ferrari ever built. A one-off concept that never made it into production, this truly unique piece of art that was unveiled at the 1980 Turin Auto Show. It comes complete with a 12 flat carburetor 5000cm engine, tobacco colored leather interior, and a center flat-screen display that is only visible when the ignition key is inserted. A rare chance to own a one of a kind piece of automotive and design history.
It looks like it belongs in a video game. No surprise there — it was created for one. The Infiniti Vision GT Concept has made the rare leap out of the digital realm and into real life. Designed in collaboration with the minds behind Gran Turismo, it began life as a download for GT6 on the PS3, but has now appeared in the flesh, with the same fluid bodywork and crazy lines as it had on the screen. Needless to say, it won't be arriving at dealers anytime soon. Or ever, really.
Melding the sleek lines of a coupe with the ruggedness of an SUV, the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLC Coupe is a design study that could easily be rolling off the line. Its 367hp V6 powerplant is hooked to a nine-speed automatic transmission, while 4Matic all-wheel drive keeps the beefy 21-inch tires moving. Other features include front and rear underbody protection, LED tail lights, LED headlamps, increased ground clearance, and side running boards. And since it's based on the GLE, it might not be as far-fetched as you'd think.
It's a concept. It's got four doors and yet it's a "coupe". And it's a glimpse at the future of VW's large sedans. The Volkswagen C Coupe GTE is a low-slung concept that's a potent mix of technology and luxury, with a 241hp hybrid system combining a turbocharged four-cylinder, an 8-speed automatic, and an electric engine. The interior packs multiple screens, including a 12.3-inch central touchscreen, two personal 4.5-inch touchscreens, and two 9.5-inch media screens, as well as wrap-around ambient lighting, a 600-watt Dynaudio sound system, and high-end touches like anthracite, Damascus steel trim, and inlaid wood panels.
A coupe. A wagon. And now an offroader. The Audi Prologue Allroad Concept is the third in a series of show cars pointing to the company's future. This rugged five-door is powered by a hybrid system that pairs a twin-turbo V8 with an electric motor for 734 hp and a 0-62 time of just 3.5 seconds, yet offers 98 mpg fuel economy. Other forward-looking features include a touch-screen instrument panel, an OLED center console display, LED rear lights, Matrix laser headlights, and a rear sound spoiler for improved audio, all wrapped in a sleek-yet-stout body that's raised to help it tackle any terrain.
We've seen STI-branded models in the states before, but never like this. Created to showcase the engineering and tuning prowess of Subaru Tecnica International, the Subaru STI Performance Concept offers a glimpse at the future of tuned Subarus in the US. It's powered by a racing engine developed by STI for the BRZ Super GT racecar, and also boasts suspension, chassis, and aerodynamic upgrades. While you'll like soon be able to buy those parts piecemeal in the near future, we're just waiting for it to culminate in something we can drive off the dealer's lot and directly to the track.
This isn't your grandpa's Continental. Sure, the Lincoln Continental Concept has some of the things you'd expect from the iconic luxury ride, like a sophisticated, clean exterior design with plenty of space and amenities inside. But with features like the Lincoln-exclusive 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost Engine, Lincoln Drive Control, a SmartGlass tinting sunroof, and unparalleled comfort and privacy — there's nothing old fashioned or stale about this car. And while it might just be a concept, you can expect this car, or at least a close copy of it, to make it to production as soon as next year.
Based on the Wrangler yet inspired by the full-size, 1970s era Cherokee, the Jeep Chief Concept is a throwback to the beach rides of yesteryear. Features include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with six-speed manual transmission, a two-inch lift kit with Fox shocks, cropped doors and windshield, blue and white flowered cloth seats, a vintage Ocean Blue exterior with a white roof, a custom razor grille taken from the original Wagoneer, removable sides, chromes front and rear bumpers, and 17-inch slotted mag wheels. Sadly not hitting the sand anytime soon.
Created as a pure design study, the Henrik Fisker Aston Martin Thunderbolt Vanquish isn't an "official" Aston Martin. Not that it matters. This one-off touring coupe features hand-laid custom carbon fiber bodywork boasting Fisker's signature creaseless side panels and deep air ducting, as well as unique head lamps and tail lamps and a panoramic glass roof. It also sits lower than usual on 21-inch alloy wheels, and inside, packs a 11.6-inch curved touchscreen from Panasonic, specially trimmed leather surfaces, and a wine bottle holder.
It might looks like a child's toy, but we'd happily spend our playtime behind the wheel of the Hemisferio Criativo Nimbus E-Car. This hybrid concept relies on a 180hp electric engine and lithium-ion battery to move around, with a micro combustion generator, solar panels, and regenerative braking to keep it charged up. This, combined with a strong, lightweight build made from carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum, lets it achieve the equivalent of 180 mpg, while four selectable driving modes, ranging from Energy Saver to 4WD, adapt to the terrain. Add in the panoramic windows, room for up to five passengers, and well-appointed interior, and you have a concept we'd love to see become reality.
Speed is its middle name. And while we have no details to let us know just how fast the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept might be, we do know it and its hybrid powertrain represent the future of the company's sports cars. An aircraft-inspired exterior features flowing lines contrasting with sharp angles, giving a hint of the relationship between the car's raw performance and refined interior. Speaking of which, it features two symmetrical "wings" that form the center console, copper accents, quilted sport seats, a 12-inch touchscreen for driver controls, and the meticulous craftsmanship you'd expect from the luxury automaker.