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.
It's not official, as in direct from the company, but if you're looking for a Defender with a bit — make that a lot — more room, the Kahn Design Land Rover Defender Flying Huntsman 6x6 Concept should do quite nicely. Nearly as long as its cumbersome name, it features a nose that's been stretched by over 15 inches to house a 430hp, 6.2L General Motors V8 engine, and rear quarters that have stretched an impressive 31.5 inches to accommodate the third axle and extra gear. The braking and suspension have been upgraded, it's six inches wider, and like most concepts, it's a longshot to ever see a dealership lot.