Mercedes’ sleek concept car pays tribute to the 300 SL Gullwing and C 111 Concept while looking ahead. Its curvy body is designed to optimize aerodynamics, while its electric drivetrain provides speed and efficiency. Inside, you’ll find cool touches like an F1-style steering wheel, shiny quilted silver seats, and a dot-matrix screen that spans the dashboard.
Porsche’s concept electric hypercar picks up where the 918 Spyder left off. Its sleek exoskeleton is made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, with scissor doors and curved glass surrounding its cockpit. The design showcases elements inspired by Porsche race cars and would aim to be the fastest road-legal car around the Nürburgring if produced.
This unique bridge allows pedestrians to cross a river or canal, and lets ships pass underneath by rolling over to increase its clearance. It uses a hand-cranked cable system to flip the bridge along a rippled track. The concept was turned into a real bridge by Thomas Randall-Page.
Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 EV swept the 2022 New York Auto Show awards. This week Hyundai did it again with the IONIQ 6 and unveiled the IONIQ 5 Disney100 Platinum Concept car, the first-ever collaboration between Disney Imagineering and an automaker. A limited-edition production version will commemorate Disney’s 100th anniversary.
For two consecutive years, our favorite NY Auto Show moment has been the concept reveal at Genesis House. This week the Genesis GV80 Coupe Concept blew us away, not only for its sporty profile, Magma paint, and carbon-fiber-shelled Recaro seats, but because this is no pipe dream: a tweaked version will be produced next year.
Jeep heads to the 57th Annual Easter Jeep Safari with a fantastic set of concept off-roaders. The custom 4x4s include a 1978 Cherokee with a hybrid powertrain, lifted Wrangler and Gladiator Rubicons, a modern Jeep Scrambler with a 6.4L HEMI V8, and a battery-electric Wrangler that makes 625 hp and 850 lb-ft. of torque.
Providing a glimpse at Nissan’s future, the Japanese automaker revealed a striking concept for a zero-emissions convertible. The electric two-seater is designed for dynamic and spirited driving and features a minimal cockpit with an ultrawide digital display. The video shows a rendering, but Nissan built a real-world model too.
Audi presents a concept sportback designed for adventure. The Activesphere has a sleek design and off-road capabilities. In packs Quattro all-wheel drive, a height-adjustable air suspension, panoramic glass windows, autonomous driving, and a gesture control system that pairs with augmented reality glasses.
Many of the concepts that turn up on LEGO Ideas are complicated builds with thousands of pieces. But this idea by Tall Guy Bricks looks like it’s about 30 parts. Inspired by the Swiss Army knife, the LEGO Multitool has a brick separator, corkscrew, screwdriver, belt punch, magnifying glass, and an axle for removing Technic parts.
Ram tosses their hat into the electric pickup truck ring with a glimpse at their first BEV. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept runs on a quick-charging 800-volt architecture, offers 4-wheel steering, and has a futuristic interior accessed through wide-opening “grand saloon” doors. A 2024 production model is set to debut soon.
Luxury automaker Genesis is showing off this gorgeous electric convertible concept. Its sleek, long wheelbase design combines classic roadster forms with modern styling. Its folding hardtop roof has an integrated moonroof to give the cabin an open feel even with the top up. Fingers crossed they put it into production.
LEGO builder MOCingbird celebrates unsung heroes with this diorama that features a city scene and a team of workers fighting off a “fatberg.” As part of their unpleasant but necessary jobs, sewer professionals must clean up these blobs of fat, oil, grease, and waste that accumulate and clog or damage sewage systems.
Dodge previews its electric future, and they’re not backing down from making muscle cars. The 2-door Charger Daytona SRT has an 800-volt Banshee propulsion system, all-wheel drive, a multi-speed transmission, and a growly, emissions-free exhaust note made by pushing air through chamber and amplifying it.
Hyundai’s N performance division looks to the past for its future. Premiering alongside its RN22e concept, the N Vision 74 has a wedge-shape reminiscent of Giugiaro’s BMW M1 Procar and Hyundai Pony Coupe. It’s powered by a hydrogen-electric drivetrain that sends 670+hp to the rear wheels. We want one right now.
In 1977, this unusual helicopter appeared on the cover of Popular Mechanics. To lure in high-end customers, Winnebago worked with a small aviation company to create the Heli-Home, a complete mobile home that could take to the skies. Calum has the full story behind this fascinating flying machine and the man behind its creation.
Jody Del Bianco’s award-winning design for a dedicated typing device pays homage to the cylindrical platens of vintage typewriters, while embracing modern technology. As you type on its round keys, words appear on a high-contrast, curved E-Ink display. To scroll backwards, turn the knob like on a classic typewriter.
This 5000-passenger nuclear-powered flying cruise ship would have numerous observation decks and a massive entertainment area with a shopping mall, theaters, restaurants, and swimming pools. Concept artist Tony Holmsten came up with the idea, while Hashem Al-Ghaili animated and expanded on the design.
One of the most legendary sports cars of all time will soon take a trip back to the future. The DeLorean Motor Company is gearing up to reintroduce the iconic DMC-12, the legendary stainless steel, gull-winged coupe that captivated the ‘80s. This time, it will be all-electric with a 300-mile driving range.
Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.
The fully-electric eStream Concept Travel Trailer boasts lots of features we’d like to see reach production someday: a solar panel roof and a high-voltage chassis featuring a battery-powered electric drivetrain for improved driving range. A remote control feature lets you move the trailer’s position after it’s unhitched.
Razer is showing off a concept design for the ultimate computer desk. It has hot-swappable, magnetic modules for a PC and touchscreen displays that act as input devices for gaming, streaming, and creative work. It also has modules for wireless charging and mug warming, and pairs with a 65″ or 77″ OLED display.
BMW turned up at CES 2022 with a uniquely eyecatching version of its all-electric iX crossover wrapped in E Ink panels, the same display material used in e-readers. The technology allows the vehicle to change from black to white and shades of grey as it transitions. The video explains how they created it.
Mercedes-Benz’s EQXX concept electric sedan aims to do away with range anxiety. The sleek and luxurious car has a target driving range of 620 mi or 1000 km thanks to reduced battery weight and aerodynamic efficiency. Other highlights include a solar roof for accessory charging and an ultra-wide digital dashboard.