Concept Cars

  • Mercedes Aesthetics Progessive Luxury sculpture

    Eighty years ago, Mercedes-Benz set a record for the fastest land-speed vehicle on a public road. It was only last year that the German brand lost the title to Koenigsegg and its Agera RS. Mercedes hasn't forgotten about the achievement, and now it has created an homage to the legendary record-setting W125 Silver Arrow racer. It's called the "Aesthetics Progressive Luxury" concept, though it's more of a sculpture than actual concept vehicle. But, the intentions are the same. The design team worked to infuse the W125's streamlined looks into a modern-day interpretation of a 1930s race...

  • Byton K-Byte concept
    Electric car startup Byton hints at sedan with K-Byte concept

    Electric car startup Byton on Tuesday rolled out the K-Byte sedan concept in Shanghai, China. The handsome design was presented during “Byton Night,” a preview event the company held ahead of the 2018 CES Asia where the K-Byte will make its formal debut Wednesday. Byton first burst onto...

  • Porsche 911 Speedster Concept
    Porsche 911 Speedster Concept honors brand's 70-year anniversary

    On June 8, 1948, the first Porsche 356 Roadster received its operating permit. Porsche celebrated that milestone Friday with a "70 years of Porsche Sports Cars" event in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. And what better way to link to the past than to reveal a concept car that pays homage to that...

  • Hyundai Grandmaster concept
    Hyundai previews its full-size SUV with Grandmaster concept

    Hyundai is working on a new full-size SUV and the Grandmaster concept unveiled Thursday at the 2018 Busan auto show gives us a good idea of what's to come. Code-named HDC-2, the big and bold SUV concept presents Hyundai's newest design language in production-bound form. The design language...

  • McLaren X2 concept race car with new papaya livery
    McLaren X2 a vision of the future of racing

    Formula 1 now has its halo in place. Still, cars can always be made safer. And this doesn't have to come at the expense of the quality of the racing or the appeal of the cars themselves. Case in point; the McLaren F1 team's amazing X2 concept race car. The McLaren X2 isn't actually new, mind you...

  • Ferrari Modulo concept
    Ferrari Modulo drives again thanks to James Glickenhaus

    Back in 2014, James Glickenhaus added a real rarity to his car collection: the one-off Ferrari Modulo. Now, it drives again. Video from Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus (SCG) shows the concept taking to the street for the first time in years—a truly mesmerizing sight. For a bit of background on...

  • Honda Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept

    Car-based pickups are nothing new. The Aussies have been building them for decades, although sadly that's no longer the case. Recently, a team of Honda engineers in the United Kingdom decided to give the concept a go using a Civic Type R, the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy winner for 2018. The result is this one-off Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept which was presented on Thursday during the SMMT Test Day driving event over in the UK. The pickup isn't like your standard truck. Instead of a tailgate that lowers, the Civic Type R Pickup Truck, code-named Project P, retains part of the regular...

  • 2019 Arteon R-Line Highlight concept
    Volkswagen bringing enthusiast-focused concepts to US car shows

    Volkswagen has prepared a traveling circus packed with five intriguing enthusiast-focused models. Each one has been prepared with a different sort of automotive fan in mind. These five models make up the bulk of VW's current lineup, and you can get your eyes on all of them if you live near one of...

  • Teaser for BMW iNext debuting in 2021
    BMW teases iNext tech flagship, says concept coming in 2018

    BMW has dropped multiple hints over the past couple of years about a new technological flagship code-named the iNext, and at its annual general meeting held in Munich on Thursday the automaker provided an early glimpse at the vehicle which is due in 2021. The teaser goes some way toward confirming...

  • 1967 Lamborghini Marzal concept
    Lamborghini Marzal concept to revisit Monaco

    Before the Lamborghini Espada came to be, the Lamborghini Marzal previewed the distinctive wedge shape that was to come. The striking concept made its first appearance at the 1967 Geneva auto show but that wouldn't be its final stop. Unlike your typical concept, the Marzal has a richer history than...

  • Volkswagen Golf Estate TGI GMOTION
    VW premieres a pair of Golf concepts for Wörthersee

    Wörthrsee is mecca for Volkswagen enthusiasts. Every year, VW fans flock to Lake Wörthersee to share their love and appreciation for the brand. Volkswagen lets its hair down a bit here and offers up some delightful concept vehicles. A number of these cars are designed and built by VW...

  • Toyota GR Supra Racing concept in 'Gran Turismo Sport'
    Drive Toyota's GR Supra Racing concept in “Gran Turismo Sport”

    Toyota's new Supra won't reach showrooms until next year but you can already test the car, or at least a concept of it, in the latest update for the “Gran Turismo Sport” video game on Sony's PlayStation 4. The concept is the GR Supra Racing concept that Toyota rolled out at last month's...

  • DS X E-Tense concept

    DS, PSA Group's luxury division, brought its vision of the future to the 2018 Beijing auto show in the DS X E-Tense concept, which follows the E-Tense concept from 2016. The brand previously teased the battery-electric GT concept in a brief teaser video, but now we have the details of the supercar meant for 2035. DS said at the Thursday reveal that the DS X E-Tense is meant to shun the idea of self-driving pods, but designers and engineers still attempted to envision what 2035 would mean for a GT car. The future-forward approach includes a radically different exterior shape with dashes of...

  • Hybrid Kinetic H500 concept
    Hybrid Kinetic presents Pininfarina-styled K350 SUV and H500 sedan concepts in Beijing

    Hybrid Kinetic is an electric car startup from China that hopes to enter the luxury arena with a full lineup powered by an extended-range electric powertrain that uses a microturbine as the range extender. The company is working with Pininfarina on the technology for its cars, with the Italian...

  • MG X-Motion SUV concept
    MG X-Motion concept debuts in China, previews future SUV

    The 2018 Beijing auto show hosted numerous debuts this week, and MG released its X-Motion SUV concept. The concept vehicle previews a future SUV model. The X-Motion follows last year's MG E-Motion concept, an all-electric sports car concept. MG said Wednesday it aimed to echo the E-Motion's design...

  • Honda Everus EV concept
    Honda launches Everus brand in China with EV concept

    Honda and its Chinese partner GAC have launched the new brand Everus in China—and the first model will be an electric car previewed by the Everus EV concept unveiled Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show. Honda says the production version of the Everus EV concept will be in Chinese...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept
    Sedan meets SUV with Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept

    Mercedes-Maybach on Wednesday revealed its concept for the 2018 Beijing auto show, and as we learned via a leak last week the concept blends elements of a sedan with an SUV. You're probably thinking the premise was a donk for the ultra-rich, but Maybach says its concept, whose full title is Vision...

  • BMW Concept iX3
    BMW shows off electric X3 concept with 250-mile range

    BMW will launch an electric version of its X3 in 2020 and we got our first taste on Wednesday in the form of a concept at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The Concept iX3 on show in the Chinese capital hints at some of the subtle styling cues BMW plans for electric versions of its core models, of which...

  • Volvo S90 Ambience concept

    A relaxing environment is an important aspect for many buyers of luxury cars in China. It's one of the main reasons we've seen automakers introduce novelties such as mood lighting, reclining rear seats, and perfume diffusers in recent years. Volvo is now taking car ambience to the next level with a concept based on the S90 sedan. Aptly called the S90 Ambience, the concept makes its debut on Wednesday at the 2018 Beijing auto show and features what Volvo boasts is an industry-first sensory experience that synchronizes visuals, sounds and scents to make the cabin as inviting as possible. The...

  • Wey-X concept
    China's luxury SUV brand Wey unveils self-driving EV concept

    Wey is the new luxury brand from China's biggest SUV maker Great Wall Motors. Launched in China in 2016, the brand currently sells a trio of SUVs but is keen on expanding this in the future, including in the new fields of electrification and self-driving capability. Wey will use this week's 2018...

  • Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept leaked ahead of 2018 Beijing auto show
    Mercedes-Maybach SUV concept leaked ahead of Beijing debut

    The first photos of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept have surfaced ahead of next week's debut at the 2018 Beijing auto show. The photos were published early by accident on an official website and give us a clear look at the concept, inside and out. The folks at Maybach weren't...

  • Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol
    Custom Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol wants to be the best overlanding SUV

    Off-roading draws a dedicated following that pursues a variety of enthusiast avenues. Nissan wants to capitalize on that love affair and plans to show off a pretty wild Armada, but the brand wants fan input first. Next month, Nissan will unveil the Armada Mountain Patrol, which it hopes will be the...

  • Buick Enspire electric SUV concept
    Buick Enspire electric SUV concept bows in China

    Buick has delivered a handful of knockout concept cars in the past few years. From Avenir to Avista, each has carried an elegant and luxurious design. Now, meet the Buick Enspire—a battery-electric SUV concept. The brand revealed the Enspire on Tuesday ahead of its formal reveal at the...

  • Byton SUV concept
    Byton sedan concept coming in June

    Byton seemed to come out of nowhere when it showed up at the 2018 Consumer Electornics Show in January with a cool-looking SUV concept and confirmed the start of production for next year. But the SUV is just one of at least three electric cars Byton is planning. Another is a sedan, a concept of...

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