Concept Cars

  • Nio Eve concept, 2017 SXSW

    Chinese electric car startup NextEV launched its Nio brand in the United States on Friday with the unveiling of the Eve concept car at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Nio only burst on the scene last fall when it unveiled the EP9, a 1,342-horsepower electric supercar that’s being built in very limited numbers—we’re talking a handful of cars—for customers in China. The brand is hoping to become a global phenomenon much like Tesla and is placing big bets on next-generation technology. For example, the Eve concept previews a self-driving car Nio plans to launch in the U.S. as...

  • Tata Tamo Racemo concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Tata reveals Racemo concept, forms alliance with VW Group

    Indian auto giant Tata in February launched the Tamo sub-brand to serve as an incubator for potential new businesses and technologies and to develop exciting, low-volume models to help strengthen Tata’s image. Tata has marked the launch of Tamo with the presentation of the Racemo sports car...

  • Pininfarina H600 concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Pininfarina teams up with Hybrid Kinetic to debut H600 extended-range electric sedan

    In 2010, a Chinese startup by the name of Hybrid Kinetic made headlines over plans for production of hybrid vehicles in Montgomery, Alabama. The company even had a wild concept, the Quaranta, which was actually an original Italdesign-Giugiaro creation built in 2008 to mark the Italian firm’s...

  • Airbus and Italdesign have created the Pop.Up
    Airbus and Italdesign team up for a vision of future travel

    Every year we get a new version of the same concept. It's a glimpse into a future that isn't here yet, but we do seem to be inching ever closer to it becoming reality. I'm talking about the flying car, and the newest one comes courtesy of a joint effort between two major names: Airbus and...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Infiniti hints at ‘Black S’ performance brand with wild Q60 concept

    Infiniti unveiled a wild Q60 concept car at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The concept is called the Q60 Project Black S, and it was built to highlight Infiniti’s links with the Renault Sport Formula One team as well as to gauge interest in a new performance division called Black S and utilizing...

  • Hyundai FE Fuel Cell concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Hyundai FE Fuel Cell concept is inspired by water (and emits it, too)

    The 2017 Geneva auto show has, broadly speaking, been about performance and luxury. The Aston Martin Valkyrie, Porsche 911 GT3 (with a manual transmission!), Range Rover Velar, Audi RS 5, and Mercedes-AMG GT concept are a few highlights. And now, Hyundai has come along with… a fuel cell...

  • Chevrolet Camaro Track concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    The Chevrolet Camaro Track concept that bowed this week at the 2017 Geneva auto show may offer an unexpected glimpse into General Motors' future in Europe. In terms of what the Hot Wheels green-inspired Camaro means for Chevy's global lineup, however, the concept doesn't tell us much. It's merely a Camaro SS 1LE with a special green paint job, an 8-speed automatic, and a few bolt-on parts cribbed from the Bowtie brand's accessories catalog. The 1LE sold here in either V-6 or V-8 configurations can only be fitted with a manual, so it appears Chevy is trying to court a wider audience interested...

  • Vanda Dendrobium concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Vanda Dendrobium electric supercar concept debuts in Geneva

    Singapore’s Vanda Electrics has used this week’s 2017 Geneva auto show to unveil a supercar concept called the Dendrobium. The concept is powered by an electric drive system and features a roof and doors that open automatically in a synchronized manner to resemble a fully-opened...

  • Peugeot Instinct concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Peugeot Instinct concept previews hybrid, self-driving technologies

    Peugeot is providing a glimpse of its vision of the automotive future with the Instinct concept unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It was later presented at the 2017 Geneva auto show. Peugeot, part of French auto giant PSA Group, sees self-driving capability as being a...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Mercedes-AMG GT sedan arrives with 805-hp hybrid powertrain

    Mercedes-AMG has signalled its intention to jump into the high-performance sedan market with the unveiling of the stunning GT sedan concept on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. Although AMG already offers tuned versions of Mercedes-Benz sedans, the GT concept heralds a standalone four-door...

  • Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Sedric concept is VW Group’s first concept, first Level 5 self-driving car

    The Volkswagen Group avoided its usual pomp and flair in the lead up to this year’s Geneva auto show by focusing on a single, community-minded concept car meant to be representative of future trends affecting its entire portfolio of brands. The concept is called the Sedric, and it’s the...

  • Teaser for Chevrolet Camaro Track concept debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Chevy Camaro Track concept teased ahead Geneva debut

    Ford’s Mustang has proven that Europe has an insatiable hunger for American muscle. But for whatever reason Chevrolet is yet to make any serious attempt on meeting that demand with its Camaro. The car, along with its Corvette big brother, is available via a handful of dealers spread across...

  • Teaser for Mercedes-AMG GT concept debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show

    Mercedes-AMG is slowly transitioning from a tuner of Mercedes-Benz products to a standalone automaker on the same level of names like Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Its sole standalone model at present is the GT sports car but in the coming years we could see up to two more added to the lineup. One we know is coming is the Project One hypercar being developed with the Mercedes AMG Formula One team. It will be revealed during September's 2017 Frankfurt auto show to help celebrate AMG’s 50th anniversary. The other is a sedan that AMG will hint at with a concept car due to be unveiled at...

  • Volvo Concept Truck
    Volvo concept truck made more frugal with hybrid powertrain

    Volvo Trucks in 2016 unveiled a concept vehicle it claimed could achieve 30 percent better fuel efficiency than a conventional semi truck. Now, the Swedish company is testing an updated version equipped with a hybrid powertrain, in the hope of cutting fuel consumption even more. Volvo Trucks, which...

  • Honda Project 2&4 concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    Honda files patent for car inspired by 2&4 track car concept

    It appears that Honda might be serious about its wonderful Project 2&4 concept. If you're not familiar, this was a roadster originally shown to the public at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show. Honda designers developed a concept vehicle that attempted to bridge the gap between the world of...

  • Lego Technic BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS Adventure Hover Ride
    BMW and Lego team up to build crazy R 1200 GS hover bike concept

    It all started with a motorcycle and a set of Legos. The bike in question is the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, and it's a go-anywhere two-wheeler that lives up to its name. Lego Technic decided to recreate it in scale brick form, and the result is awesome. In fact, this Lego Technic kit isn't just one...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition, 2017 Chicago auto show
    VW unveils extra-versatile Atlas Weekend Edition

    Volkswagen’s Atlas goes on sale in the spring and the automaker is using this week’s 2017 Chicago auto show to preview some of the accessories that will be available for the three-row SUV. The accessories are featured on a concept called the Atlas Weekend Edition and are mostly aimed at...

  • Citroën C-Aircross concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Citroën C-Aircross concept previews C3 Picasso successor

    Citroën will use next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show to unveil a funky compact SUV called the C-Aircross. The car may be a concept but it’s actually a thinly-veiled preview of the French automaker’s replacement for the C3 Picasso. Whereas the C3 Picasso is more of a minivan...

  • GM buys CERV I at auction

    In 1959, the Father of the Corvette started a research project and it resulted in a number of experimental concept cars created by General Motors engineers and designers. Zora Arkus-Duntov kicked off this program with the creation of CERV I. The very first Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle was first shown to the public in 1960 when it was displayed at Riverside International Raceway. Now, after a very long path back, the CERV I has returned home to GM. The car was a test platform built so GM could tinker with all manner of suspension setups. It was lightweight with plenty of power, which...

  • Toyota FT-1 concept
    Report: Nissan Z, Toyota Supra concepts bound for 2017 Tokyo auto show

    Fans of Japanese sports cars may want to seriously consider booking a trip to Japan for the 2017 Tokyo auto show, if reports from Car and Driver prove accurate. Based on its sources, the magazine reports that Nissan and Toyota are planning to unveil concepts previewing new generations of their...

  • Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A, 2017 Design Essentials workshop
    Mercedes previews next-gen compacts with Aesthetics A design study

    Mercedes-Benz on Thursday unveiled a design study called the Aesthetics A during a design workshop held at its headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Mercedes design boss Gordon Wagener has been central in turning the lines of Mercedes cars from boring to beautiful since taking the design reins in...

  • Mercedes-Benz sports car design study, 2017 Design Essentials workshop
    Might this Mercedes sports car design study preview AMG’s Project One hypercar?

    Mercedes-Benz this week hosted a design workshop at its headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany to provide a behind-the-scenes look at its design process. The automaker used the workshop to present various design studies, one of which, described as a “sports car study,” has proportions...

  • Teaser for Vanda Electrics Dendrobium concept  debuting at 2017 Geneva auto show
    Singapore firm develops Dendrobium electric supercar with a little help from Williams

    A firm out of Singapore has confirmed plans to unveil an electric supercar concept called the Dendrobium at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The firm is Vanda Electrics whose existing products include an electric scooter and a small electric delivery truck. The supercar is a much more ambitious product...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    FCA CEO hints at production version of Chrysler Portal concept

    Earlier this month Chrysler took the wraps off a self-driving electric minivan concept called the Portal at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Car concepts shown at the electronics trade fair typically aren’t intended for production, but that might not be the case for the Portal. Sergio...

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