Enjoy these photos of the McLaren X-1 Concept ($TBA), because it's probably as close as you'll ever get to one. Created by McLaren Special Operations for an anonymous client — one who already owned a a McLaren F1, a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and a 12C, in case you needed more reason to be jealous — the X-1 is structurally based on a carbon MonoCell but features a totally unique body that recalls the classic, swooping lines of cars gone by. Otherwise, it's much like the 12C, right down to the twin-turbo 625PS engine which gives it "astonishing" acceleration and top speed. Guess we'll have to take their word for it.
Why buy a beat up van to ruggedize for the apocalypse when you pick up a new ride right off the showroom floor? While it's unlikely to appear at dealerships anytime soon, the Hyundai Zombie Survival Machine ($TBA) is certainly ready for any undead action that comes its way. Based on the Elantra Coupe, it features a custom zombie plow — complete with spikes — out in front, armored window coverings, a roof hatch, a trunkfull of weaponry, floodlights in the front and back, spiked all-terrain tires, wheels with spikes for clipping nearby walkers, and an all-important CB radio system. After all, you don't really expect your cell phone to work during the end times, do you?
Volvo fans looking for the ultimate in Scandinavian performance, take notice. The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept ($TBA) might still be a concept, but what a concept it is. Powered by a specially tuned Volvo T6 engine pumping out 508 hp, it dashes from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of over 185 mph. Other features include a reinforced manual six-speed gearbox, all-wheel-drive, 19-inch wheels, a lowered chassis, front Brembo brakes, a carbon fiber diffuser, more supportive, Polestar seats, and an Alcantara-covered interior. Will it ever actually be made available? Depends on the always fickle "market response."
Rekindling a partnership that dates back over 50 years, the BMW Zagato Coupe ($TBA) wears its Italian design heritage proudly. Details are scant on this shapely coupe, which features Zagato "z" letters in the signature kidney grille, 19-inch alloy wheels that recall propellers, and a double-bubble roof. We can only guess that it's based on the Z4 roadster, but it doesn't really matter, as this is the only one that exists.
You would expect a car with "style" in its name to focus on aesthetics, and the Mercedes-Benz Style Coupe Concept ($TBA) doesn't disappoint. Defined by a striking exterior, it features innovative, aggressive new headlamps and taillights, a diamond-look grille, muscular lines, 20-inch wheels, and a special Alubeam paint finish, a tested, road-ready turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, and a funky interior that's highlighted by a panoramic glass roof, the lack of B-pillars, a carbon fiber dash, white nubuck leather on the instrument panel, air vents that change color based on the selected temperature, neon green accents, and a new version of MB's COMAND system that uses your smartphone's data connection to stay up-to-date. While we doubt all of this will make it in to an actual car you can buy, you can bank on seeing some of these features make their way into the next CLS.
While it's highly unlikely to ever appear stateside, we're intrigued by the Peugeot Urban Crossover Concept ($TBA) nonetheless. Designed to blend the utility of an SUV with the city-friendliness of a compact, the Concept measures just 13.5 feet long and 5.7 feet wide. As with most concepts, further details are scant, but we'd expect to see the aluminum spoiler, double-bubble roof, and floating, "smiling" grille make it to the production model should it ever emerge.
Merging a compact SUV with the power of a small sports car, the Audi RS Q3 Concept ($TBA) is sure to be a blast — should it ever make it into production. Powered by a 2.5 TFSI engine producing 360 hp, the RS Q3 zips from 0-62 in 5.2 seconds, tops out at over 164 mph, and features a seven-speed S-tronic transmission, quattro all-wheel drive, exterior upgrades like a honeycomb grille, tinted headlights, and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer front spoiler, and interior niceties that include a glass sunroof and a black interior with dark blue accents.
Based on last year's i8, the new BMW i8 Spyder Concept ($TBA) takes the company's experimental hybrid line to new heights with a two-section folding roof, upward-opening doors, and slightly updated — and improved — looks. Other features include a 131 hp electric motor to drive the front wheels, a 223 hp turbocharged gas three-cylinder powering the rear wheels — a setup that allows for front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive, as well as 78 mpg fuel economy — 50:50 weight distribution, a 0-62 mph sprint of five seconds, a top speed of 155 mph, and copious use of lightweight materials. Did we mention that it also sports two electric scooters under the rear glass panel? Like we said, it's a concept.
We wouldn't call it pretty — in fact, it's pretty far from it — but that doesn't make us want the Jeep Mighty FC Concept ($TBA) any less. Based on the Jeep Forward Control of the '50s and '60s, the Mighty FC features a full-length cargo box, minimum overall length for superior maneuverability, a cabin that sits atop the front axle, Mopar Portal Axles, a Corsa stainless steel exhaust, a Warn winch, and looks so burly they make compact pickups weep.
We have no idea if it will ever make it into production, but if you're a fan of the old school looks of the Morgan Electric Plus E ($TBA), you should certainly hope so. Powered by a 94 hp Zytek engine, the Plus E features a five-speed manual gearbox, a convertible top, a range of 120 miles, a 0-62 mph time of six seconds, and a top speed north of 110 mph.
Like every other automaker, Bentley has decided it's time to build an SUV. Designed to be a beauty both on and off-road, the Bentley EXP 9 F is an all-wheel drive luxury SUV concept that offers all of the company's hand-crafted detailing and high performance get-go. Powered be a 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, the Bentley SUV features a spacious wood-leather-metal interior with "commanding driving position" and a host of rich people niceties, including a panoramic glass panel roof design, touchscreen interfaces, 3D navigation, and a rear seat business mode with fold-down keyboard and internet connectivity, powered footrest and infotainment movie screen. Of course, you can't overlook the cooled compartment for champagne and glasses under the rear armrest, which you will enjoy on the two-piece tailgate which doubles as a picnic table. Bentley says this is more than a publicity stunt, telling us there's strong potential for the EXP 9 F to become the third Bentley model-line alongside the Mulsanne and Continental ranges.
It's not too often we get to say this, but if they don't build this, they're crazy. The Acura NSX Concept ($TBA) revives one of the world's best-known supercar monikers in style, with a rear-mounted V6 powerplant that's helped along by an electric motor, all-wheel-drive, the ability to apply positive or negative torque to the front wheels during cornering, a dual-clutch transmission, and lust-worthy looks. Oh, and about that "crazy" bit — the production version should arrive in within the next three years, and if that wasn't enough, they're building it in Uncrate's home state of OH.