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.