THE BEST Concepts

Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda’s latest concept sports coupe appears to be the next in the RX-7, RX-8 lineage, with a fuel-efficient and powerful rotary engine and a rear-wheel drivetrain, wrapped up in a wide, low-slung form that embodies the company’s “soul of motion” design language.

Volvo: Tomorrow’s Intelligent Truck

Volvo: Tomorrow’s Intelligent Truck

Volvo gives us a glimpse of its future haulers, which will act much like our mobile devices. These trucks can automatically download updates in real time, change their internal specs to suit the job or the driver, schedule trips to the mechanic and more.

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Adidas Futurecraft 3D

Adidas Futurecraft 3D

This proof-of-concept running shoe has a 3D printed midsole. Adidas envisions that someday you can go into a shoe store, use a scanner and walk out with shoes that are customized to your feet. In concept form though, its outsole looks like it’s customized to last five minutes.

Honda Grom 50 Scrambler Concepts

Honda Grom 50 Scrambler Concepts

Honda’s bestselling bundle of joy might become this century’s Mini Trail 50. The Grom 50 Scrambler Concept One and Concept Two are both 50cc bikes. The One has a sporty look while the Two has a retro street design. More details at Car and Driver.

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA

Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA

Mercedes-Benz’ newest show car, the Concept IAA (“Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile”) is packed with futuristic tech, the most notable of which is its ability to adjust its body and wheels to take on a more aerodynamic form when it reaches 50mph.

Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept

Audi E-Tron Quattro Concept

Audi’s all-electric SUV is slated for release in 2018, and just might give the Tesla Model X a run for its money. Using three powerful motors to produce 496 hp, it can hit 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, 310+ mile range, and can juice to 80% in 15 minutes. Inside, it’s packed with tech.

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche stomps on Tesla’s hallowed ground, revealing its own all-electric sedan, capable of launching its occupants from 0-to-62mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to a 600hp all-wheel drivetrain. Driving range: ~310 mi, and an 80% charge in 15 minutes… Assuming it ever gets produced.

Citroën Cactus M Concept

Citroën Cactus M Concept

French automaker Citroën’s quirky open-top ride for adventurers has woodgrain roll bars that double as storage for surfboards, and cutouts on the side to make it easy to hop into the back seat. The interior is ready for the beach too, with Hawaiian print textiles.

Land Rover Transparent Trailer

Land Rover Transparent Trailer

As with its transparent hood, Land Rover used cameras on its Range Rover and prototype trailer to make the latter appear see-through and eliminate blind spots. The trailer also has sensors and a camera inside to monitor cargo.

LEGO 2017 Ford GT Concept

LEGO 2017 Ford GT Concept

LEGO Ideas member Alex Paschoaletto’s proposal for an official LEGO set based on the new Ford GT. It’s around 1:17 scale and is made of about 950 pieces. Alex got the car’s engine wrong, but Ford still approved of his work.

BMW 3.0 CLS Hommage R

BMW 3.0 CLS Hommage R

Wrapped in iconic BMW livery, this race car concept honors the 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL. Its high tech interior, safety suit and helmet offer integration to keep racers focused on the road, while carbon-fiber construction keeps it light.

Swincar

Swincar

The Swincar is an eccentric all-terrain vehicle. The electric quad’s spider-like wheel arms tilt independently from each other and from the body, so the driver remains upright no matter the terrain. More at AutoEvolution.

LEGO Toyota Land Cruiser Concept

LEGO Toyota Land Cruiser Concept

LEGO Ideas member Matthew Inman honors his first car, the BJ42 Land Cruiser, by proposing a LEGO set based on the off-roader. His prototype’s windshield frame is a tad too thick on the sides, but otherwise it’s a great build.

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Tesla M Motorcycle Concept

Tesla M Motorcycle Concept

Tesla is focused on making automobiles, but a speedy Tesla motorcycle could be awesome. Jans Slapins has envisioned just that – a bike with a 150kW motor, carbon fiber wheels, and storage where the conventional engine would be.

LEGO Lambo Veneno Roadster

LEGO Lambo Veneno Roadster

LEGO Ideas member Firas Abu-Jaber built this prototype for his official Veneno Roadster kit proposal. Sure it’ll look better with custom parts, but the fact that he pulled this off with stock pieces is amazing.

Land Rover Remote Control Concept

Land Rover Remote Control Concept

Land Rover’s experimental feature for the Range Rover Sport lets you control the car using an app. You can drive the car from up to 33ft away, but only up to 4mph. It also has obstacle detection so you won’t run yourself over.

Lenovo Smart Cast Concept

Lenovo Smart Cast Concept

Lenovo’s Smart Cast is a proof-of-concept smartphone that has a built-in laser projector. When used with the phone’s infrared sensor, the projection becomes interactive, similar to a laser keyboard.

LEGO Top Gear UK Set Concept

LEGO Top Gear UK Set Concept

LEGO Ideas member FisheeC3’s proposal for a LEGO version of the Top Gear set. It includes minifigs of the hosts, the Stig and two staff, plus the furniture, Power Lap board and the broken Hilux. Bonus points for the Stig’s face.

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Not only does VW’s hot hatch concept for this year’s Wörthersee festival look amazing with its gull-wing doors, it rocks a hybrid AWD drivetrain that puts out a blistering 521 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque. Please make this, VW.

Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo

Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo

Peugeot’s concept car contribution to the the PS3 exclusive Gran Turismo 6. The Peugeot Vision Gran Turismo is only 41″ high and weighs just 875kg (1929lb). Its 875hp V6 lets it go from 0 to 62mph in 1.73s. Too bad it doesn’t exist.

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NBA 2014-15 Ring Concepts

NBA 2014-15 Ring Concepts

The NBA hypes up the playoffs by releasing mockups of the 2014-2015 championship ring for each of the 16 playoff teams. The Hawks and Bulls rings are style co-champs. And how depressing is it that the Nets are in while OKC are not?

Yamaha 03Gen Scooter Concepts

Yamaha 03Gen Scooter Concepts

The 03Gen concepts are variants of the Tricity three-wheeled scooter. The 03GEN-f has a racing-inspired build while the 03GEN-x is for off-roading. Like the Piaggio, the Tricity and its concepts enable riders to lean into turns.

Fab Fours Legend Concept

Fab Fours Legend Concept

Jay Leno’s Garage takes a look at Fab Fours’ eye-popping showcar. It’s a Jeep Wrangler that’s been chopped by 4″, has huge fenders and 50″ tractor tires on 24″ wheels. You can check out its uglier but more practical version here.

Jeep Chief Concept

Jeep Chief Concept

The Cherokee’s laid back descendant. The Chief concept has a 3.6L Pentastar V6, 17″ wheels and beach-inspired details, including an ocean blue body, Tiki shifter, and wooden slats in the cargo area, and seats inspired by Magnum P.I..

Lexus LF-SA Concept

Lexus LF-SA Concept

Between the extravagant supercars, hypercars and megacars at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, Lexus showed off an unconventional and eyecatching little ride – a futuristic ultra compact 2+2 designed for quick jaunts in the city.

Quant F & Quantino Concept Cars

Quant F & Quantino Concept Cars

nanoFlowcell hypes up its flow battery technology with two new cars. The Quant F gets a total of 1090hp from its electric motors and has a crazy 497mi range. The Quantino on the other hand has 186hp and a table-flipping 620mi range.

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