THE BEST Concepts

Audi AI:ME Concept

Audi AI:ME Concept

Automaker Audi’s battery electric hatchback envisions a day when drivers spend less time driving, and the car does more of the work. Thanks to its Level-4 autonomy features, its steering wheel and pedals can retract when not needed, providing space to relax or work despite its compact size.

Alienware Concept UFO

Alienware Concept UFO

Alienware turned up at CES 2020 with a prototype gaming system that’s basically a Nintendo Switch, but with all of the capability of a Windows 10 gaming PC. The portable device can run all of your favorite PC games on its 8″ screen, and has detachable controllers. There’s no word on specs or if it will go into production yet.

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LEGO Maximum Security Prison

LEGO Maximum Security Prison

Designed by LEGO fan GabKremo, this maximum security prison model is made from 3,000 bricks. It’s got tons of details, including a barbed wire-fenced prison yard, individual minifig jail cells, a transport bus, a gym, kitchen, cafeteria, infirmary, and a weapons armory. Show your support for the design on LEGO Ideas.

Hyundai RM19 Prototype

Hyundai RM19 Prototype

When it comes to sports cars, MORE is always a possibility, so Hyundai’s N performance division took their awesome little hot hatch known as the Veloster N and moved the engine and drivetrain behind the seats, and gave it 390hp, and tricked it out for the track. Can you imagine if they decided to produce this thing?

Toyota’s Future of Mobility

Toyota’s Future of Mobility

We spent a week in Tokyo, Japan learning all about Toyota’s plans for the future, as it expands its horizons from conventional cars, to providing mobility solutions for all. The future includes ultra-compact battery-electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and even cars that can adapt to your mood.

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé

Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupé

It may only be a video game fantasy, but Jaguar’s futuristic race car for Gran Turismo Sport looks incredible. The sleek, wide, and low racer takes inspiration from classics like the C-Type and D-Type, but is a modern powerhouse with over 1000 hp being generated by three electric motors, and a virtual 0-to-60 time under 2 seconds.

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept

Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept

Lexus looks ahead to 2030. This luxury electric coupe concept is powered by four in-wheel motors, and packs autonomous and driver-assistance technologies. Its windows are dimmable, and it has an interactive ceiling display that floats above rear seat passengers. With an estimated 536 hp, it can zoom to 62 mph in 3.8 sec.

The Board Skateboard

The Board Skateboard

Industrial designer Chia-Wei shows off a slick prototype for a mini-cruiser skateboard that can be collapsed down into a circular shape when not in use. It uses a series of hinged braces that unfold into a familiar oval skateboard shape with enough strength to be ridden on.

Retro iPhone Concept

Retro iPhone Concept

What might the iPhone have been like had it followed in the footsteps of Apple’s 1980s industrial design? Future Punk envisions just that – along with a colorful 1990s take as well. Funny thing is, Apple did design a concept phone in the 1980s.

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW is teasing the future of sports cars with a pewter and orange coupe with butterfly (aka billionaire) doors. The carbon fiber-bodied 2-seater packs a 600hp hybrid drivetrain and can hit 60 mph in less than 3.0s. Its minimal interior has a razor sharp focus on the driver designed to reduce distractions.

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis’ Mint is an electric car made for the city. Despite its compact size, it offers a spacious and luxurious interior for two people. Its storage area is accessed via unique scissor doors, and inside it has has a central touchscreen console mounted on its steering wheel.

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen turned its Atlas family SUV into a trail-ready camping vehicle. The Atlas Basecamp Concept has a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars. It also comes with a HIVE EX trailer that has a queen size bed.

Why Concept Cars Exist

Why Concept Cars Exist

Every year automakers turn up at car shows with over-the-top concept vehicles, riding on oversized wheels, floating seats, and scads of futuristic technology. But why do car companies spend millions on cars they may never produce? Business Insider explains.

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2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar’s concept vehicles for the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari include the tent-equipped Gladiator Wayout, the 1980’s Gladiator Rubicon JT Scrambler, and the badass supercharged 700hp Gladiator M-715 Five-Quarter resto-mod.

Cable Cradle Concept

Cable Cradle Concept

Andrew Ferrier’s Cable Cradle is a concept for a power outlet faceplate that helps with cable management. The disk-shaped faceplate lets you wrap cords or cables around it. It also has a rib at the top that can be used as a phone stand.

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Designer Xundi Li’s concept for a record player is a beautiful work of modern industrial design. It combines a turntable, speaker, and amplifier, with an off-center drive mechanism which lets the record protrude from its cabinet. We hope it goes into production.

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

Honda e Prototype

Honda e Prototype

We prefer the boxier Honda Urban EV Concept, but its near-production version still packs a lot of charm. The e Prototype now has four doors, and retains its massive digital dash. It will have a range of nearly 125mi and charge to 80% in 30min. Production will begin in 2019.

Citroën Ami One Concept

Citroën Ami One Concept

French automaker Citroën presents its concept for a subcompact car, designed to improve urban mobility. The tiny all-electric car is designed to be rented for any length of time, and uses your docked smartphone to power its navigation and media system.

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LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Ideas member Brick-A-Brac presents this concept for a 1:8 scale kit of Lamborghini’s limited edition carbon fiber beast. The Centenario is made of 2712 pieces and has a rear wing that can be moved by rotating the exhaust pipe.

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin teased the company’s prototype for an OLED phone that folds on both sides. This allows it to transition from a mini tablet to a smartphone with no bezels on the side. It’s certainly impressive, but its palm rejection better be on point.

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan is working on an augmented reality system called “Invisible-to-Visible” that uses sensors on the car as well as data from the cloud to enable drivers to see what’s around and ahead of them via a pair of glasses or a heads up display.

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

We’ve driven the Lexus LC 500 before, and it’s a truly amazing vehicle. Now, Lexus is showing off a concept version that lets the wind blow through your hair as its powerful V8 launches you down the road in the lap of luxury. Let’s hope Lexus puts it into production just like this.

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

The idea of a car that can walk might seem ludicrous at first, but Hyundai’s unique concept shows how its omnidirectional wheeled legs could be used to help it maneuver in extreme terrain, such as rubble and rocks, potentially improving rescue efforts in a disaster.

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