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.
It's okay to drool. Created by the guys behind the crazy-awesome Ford Broncos with help from Banks Power, the Icon D200 ($TBA) combines modern technology with the look of Dodge's landmark 1965 crew cab truck. Thanks to new Dodge 3500 chassis and mechanical systems, the D200 is ready to handle the raw brawn of the 5.9 L Cummins engine that provides it with an insane 975 lbs. of torque. Other features include a Six-Gun diesel tuner, a Monster Ram intake manifold, a dual exhaust, a Banks Brake exhaust braking system, a 4.5-inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit with Fox shocks, custom audio, and an interior featuring free-range American Indian Reservation bison leather. Expect to see it at SEMA 2012, but no word on whether you'll ever be able to buy one.
Last time we saw the LF-LC Concept, it was red, and details were scant. The Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept ($TBA) is the next step forwards for this radical four-seat coupe, as we can now tell you that it's powered by an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that pairs an Atkinson cycle combustion engine with a high-energy battery pack for 500 hp — and plenty of speed — and that the interior boasts twin 12.3-inch LCD screens for info and navigation display that are operated by a touch screen control board. Unfortunately, as with its predecessor, you can expect to see it in a garage near you approximately never.
Serious riders would never mistake Yamaha's XJ6 for a stunt bike — yet that's exactly what was used as the base for the Yamaha Moto Cage-Six Concept Motorcycle ($TBA). Being a concept, it will likely never become available, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the garish paint scheme, exposed framework, and car tire-carrying rear wheel. [via]
It might look like a cross between an SUV and an A1, but according to the company, the Audi Crosslane Coupe Concept ($TBA) puts an extreme stress on the "Coupe". Built atop a Multimaterial Space Frame, it's powered by a plug-in hybrid drive that pairs a 1.5L three-cylinder TFSI engine and two electric motors, giving it 177 hp, a 0-62 mph time of 8.6 seconds, and astonishing 213 mpg fuel economy. Other features include a 2+2 seat layout, a unique electrically-powered trunk, trapezoidal LED headlights, and a stylish interior.
We've seen a Porsche SUV, a Porsche Sedan, but a Porsche wagon? Yup, that's exactly what the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Concept ($TBA) brings to the table. The surprisingly sleek Sport Turismo seems to borrow inspiration from the Cayenne, 911, and Boxster, with an agressive front end with LED headlights, a more distinctly sloped rear with LED tail lights, and an adaptive carbon rear spoiler. Power is supplied by a new plug-in e-hybrid system that combines a 95hp electric motor with a 333hp supercharged V6, all of which means a 0-62 mph time of under six seconds. Of course, this is a concept, so it also features a new crazy blue paint job, an unrealistically futuristic interior, and no guarantee that it will ever come to market.
When is a car even more nebulous than a concept? When it's a "design study". The McLaren P1 ($TBA) is a perfect example. While the design of the final product is sure to be close to what we're viewing here — and that's certainly a good thing — the specs are shrouded in mystery. All we're promised is "the best driver's car in the world on the road and track", which we hope is good enough for anyone ponying up the cash for this beast when it goes on sale in the next year.
Most concepts arrive with no clue as to whether they'll ever become reality, but luckily for our European friends it appears the Peugeot RCZ R Concept ($TBA) — or something very similar — will be rolling out to dealerships at the end of 2013. Details remain scant, but we do know that the 1.6L THP engine will give it 260 hp, making it the most powerful production model in Peugeot history, and that it sports a racy body and a Torsen limited slip differential. No word on whether the concept's surprisingly catchy black and copper paint scheme will make the cut.
How do you make a car as stylish as the BMW Zagato Coupe even better? Chop off the roof, of course. The new BMW Zagato Roadster ($TBA), is, like its predecessor, based on the Z4, and features a similarly upgraded body and interior, including 19-inch light-alloy wheels, an exclusive gray exterior paint finish, brown, leather-wrapped roll bars inspired by airplane design, and a more elegant tail end. Unfortunately, it shares something else with its stablemate — it's not for sale.