Concept Cars

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show

    Audi will roll out a sedan concept previewing the automaker's future in-car entertainment technologies at next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The highlight will be a new type of entertainment system capable of simulating a movie theater experience, the automaker said Wednesday. Such a system could keep a driver occupied in a fully self-driving car. Audi said that it wants to make the journey itself a pleasurable experience, rather than just a mundane task of going from point A to B. But even without self-driving cars being available, Audi's new...

  • Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle prototype
    Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle could be the fire truck of the future

    Honda will use next month's 2019 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to highlight a number of technologies it is working on in fields as diverse as robotics, connectivity and self-driving capability. Among the highlights will be a prototype for a self-driving all-terrain vehicle...

  • Audi e-tron GT concept
    Audi e-tron GT super sedan will star in "Avengers 4"

    Ahead of the arrival of a production model, Audi plans to show off its latest pride and joy, the e-tron GT concept, on the big screen. Autoblog reported Tuesday that the electric super sedan will have a starring role in the fourth installment of the Avengers series. For now, we'll refer to the film...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Audi e-tron GT won't change much says design chief; what you see is (mostly) what you'll get

    The Audi e-tron GT concept car that made its debut last week at the 2018 LA Auto Show is nearly production-ready, according to Audi design boss Mark Lichte. “This is a metal sheet body already, and you can imagine how close it is with a metal sheet body," Lichte said in a roundtable interview...

  • Mercedes-Benz self-driving Cooperation Car
    Daimler concept shows how self-driving cars could communicate with pedestrians

    It will require years of research and technology implementation before self-driving cars are a common sight. Until then, some automakers aren't only working on the tech itself, but also developing ways for self-driving cars to communicate with pedestrians. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler showed off...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC concept
    Nissan reveals Leaf Nismo RC race car that won't actually race

    Nissan in 2011 graced us with a race car concept based on the first-generation Leaf electric hatchback. Nissan built the concept to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric cars, though the concept wasn't particularly fast, its electric motor generating just 107...

  • Audi e-tron GT Concept, 2018 LA Auto Show

    “When you do a really wild show car and you follow up with a production car which is not as attractive, people aren’t happy,” observed Marc Lichte, Audi’s head of design, while sitting in the back of the e-tron GT concept. “We wanted to do it the other way around. We do a really amazing show car—and the funny thing is, the production car is as good as the show car.” The stakes are high; the car in question will become the first—but certainly not the last—battery-electric Audi Sport model. It follows the e-tron battery-electric crossover...

  • Teaser for Audi e-tron GT concept debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Audi e-tron GT concept set for 2018 LA auto show

    Audi in March confirmed plans for a high-performance electric sedan which it referred to as the e-tron Gran Turismo, or e-tron GT for short. A shadowy teaser was released at the time hinting at a very aggressive and sleek design. The teaser was of a concept that Audi will unveil on Wednesday at the...

  • Volkswagen ID Buzz Cargo concept
    VW ID Buzz Cargo concept to debut at 2018 LA auto show, production version targeted for 2022 launch

    Volkswagen will use this week's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to present the ID Buzz Cargo concept. The electric cargo carrier was first shown in September at a commercial vehicles expo in Germany, and the version bound for L.A. will be dressed as a support vehicle for VW's ID R Pikes Peak electric...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign
    Watch as the Italdesign team builds the $1.05M Nissan GT-R50 by hand

    The Nissan GT-R50 is a stunning vehicle, and fans can appreciate it more with the knowledge that the car was almost entirely built by hand. A new video from Nissan traces the production process inside Italdesign, the Italian firm responsible for building the modified GT-R. Both the GT-R and...

  • 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning Rod concept
    You can own, but not drive, the 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning concept

    It's not often that an automaker's concept vehicle makes its way out of the auto show circuit's bright lights and into private hands. The 2001 Ford F-150 Lightning concept is an outlier, and it will soon head to auction. Barrett-Jackson has taken the F-150 Lightning concept on consignment for its...

  • Chevrolet FNR-Carryall concept
    Chevy previews future SUV styling with FNR-Carryall concept

    Chevrolet will use this week's 2018 Guangzhou auto show in China to present the FNR-Carryall concept. The concept is the second crossover SUV after the 2019 Blazer to sport Camaro-inspired styling, with elements like the slit-like headlights and large intakes mimicking the designs used on the...

  • Biomega Sin concept

    There's a new crop of electric car startups showing that the relative simplicity of electric drive systems can extend beyond the powertrain to encapsulate the whole vehicle. A prime example is America's Bollinger which is working on simple vehicles with a high level of utility, specifically an SUV and pickup truck. Another is Denmark's Biomega which recently unveiled a concept for an electric car aimed at providing transport in urban environments. The concept is called the Sin, and Biomega envisages a production version costing a little under $23,000. Similar in concept to Renault's...

  • Volkswagen Tarok Concept
    VW unveils compact pickup concept, but not for US

    Volkswagen used the São Paulo, Brazil motor show to debut a concept for a compact pickup truck on Tuesday. If the new truck, called the Tarok, looks pretty much production ready, that's because it is. In VW's announcement, the automaker said it is "certain" the Volkswagen brand will soon...

  • Chevrolet Silverado ZH2 concept
    Chevrolet Silverado ZH2 concept surfaces via GM Defense

    It appears Chevrolet may have yet another fuel-cell powered truck in the works. What can only be described as a Chevrolet Silverado ZH2 surfaced on the GM Defense website. The truck only appears in a quick slideshow and video montage at the top of the website and no additional details are provided...

  • Audi RSQ e-tron concept in "Spies In Disguise"
    Audi RSQ e-tron concept serves as star car for "Spies In Disguise"

    Audi's latest concept won't be found under bright lights on an auto show floor. Instead, it's headed to the silver screen in animated form. The German brand revealed the RSQ e-tron electric supercar concept on Thursday and said that it will serve as the star car in the upcoming animated film "Spies...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro concept
    Chevy unveils electric Camaro drag racer, estimates 9-second quarter-mile

    Chevrolet is out to prove that cars like its Camaro have a bright future in the world of electrification, at least as far as the dragstrip is concerned. The automaker late on Monday unveiled the eCOPO Camaro concept ahead of the formal debut Tuesday at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The concept is...

  • Ford Ranger SEMA Baja-Forged
    Ford bringing a whole fleet of Ranger and F-150 trucks to SEMA

    Fans of Ford pickup trucks are in for a treat at the SEMA show this year. The Blue Oval is working with a slew of partners to present an armada of modified pickups. And this year it's not just the F-150 and Super Duty either, as Ford has handed out a few examples of its new Ranger. In total, Ford...

  • Ram 1500 Rebel Mopar concept, 2018 SEMA show

    This year's SEMA show is just around the corner and Ram has previewed two Moparized concept trucks it plans to unveil. Both are based on the redesigned 2019 1500, and as is typically the case the concepts probably preview a host of upgrades coming to the Mopar catalog in the not too distant future. One of the concepts is based on the 1500 Rebel and comes with numerous parts to reinforce the truck's off-road capability. The list includes a 2.0-inch lift kit, 18-inch beadlock wheels, 35-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires, aluminum running boards, sports bar and lights, and gray metallic skid plates...

  • Lynk & Co. 03 Cyan concept
    Lynk & Co. hints at Cyan performance sub-brand with 500-horsepower 03 concept

    Lynk & Co. looks to be attempting to emulate the successful partnership between Volvo and Polestar by forming a partnership with Cyan Racing, the Swedish race team that split off from Polestar after it was acquired by Volvo in 2015. It's a bold move as Lynk & Co. was only launched in 2016...

  • Holden Time Attack Concept
    Holden showcases design talents with Time Attack Concept

    General Motors' Australian division Holden may no longer be building its own cars, but it still has a world-class design team that regularly collaborates on projects for other GM brands. The Holden design team has now unveiled a wild concept to not only showcase the talents and technological...

  • Smart ForEase concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Smart previews future look with ForEase speedster concept

    Smart this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the start of sales of the original ForTwo, and part of the celebrations included the unveiling of the ForEase concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show. The ForEase is based on the battery-powered Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio but has been...

  • Renault EZ-Ultimo concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    Renault EZ-Ultimo self-driving concept wants to make ride hailing more luxurious

    Rounding out a trio or Renault "EZ" self-driving car concepts is the EZ-Ultimo. The French brand debuted the latest concept at the 2018 Paris auto show on Tuesday with an eye on turning ride hailing into something more premium. Like the earlier EZ self-driving concepts (EZ-Go and EZ-Pro), Renault...

  • Zava PrometheuS hypercar to be revealed at Real Bodies exhibit in Milan
    Zava bringing its PrometheuS hypercar from fantasy land to reality?

    Watching the always churning crop of pending supercar manufacturers is a form of entertainment in itself. They arrive. They make bold claims. We'll maybe see a running concept if we're lucky. And then they vanish with nary a trace of sales and production models to be found. The latest outfit to...

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