The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics concept car is a 2+2 sports car which epitomizes BMW's latest design philosophy of lightweight, high performance and lower emissions The concept was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.The BMW Vision Efficient Dynamics Concept offers the performance potential of a BMW M vehicle, but also a standard of fuel efficiency and emission management that exceeds the current levels achieved by the latest compact cars. This is due to the combination of BMW Active ybrid components with an extremely economical combustion engine, and outstanding aerodynamic qualities.
The Bugatti Galibier 16C is the next model due out from Bugatti. Production of the Galibier 16C is due to start in 2013, one year after the Veyron's production run is supposed to end.Like the Veyron the Galibier 16C uses a prominent two-tone color scheme, although for the Galibier 16C concept Bugatti have gone one step further and added a chrome on midnight blue finish.
The Audi Avatar is a concept vehicle which was created by Edwin Conan (Yi Yuan), a graduate of RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University in Australia. The Avatar was developed during Edwin's final year at the university as part of his degree project. The Avatar is an electric powered super car concept which is designed for about 20-25 years in the future. The shape was inspired by the 1937 Auto Union Type C Streamline racing car, and both cars - even though they are separated by a century - share the same clinical lines and pronounced wheel arches.
Designed at the Kia Design Center America (KDCA) in Irvine, California, the Kia Ray was one of the vehicles displayed at the 2010 Chicago Motor Show. It was revealed during the Kia press conference at the event. The Ray is a stylish and sleek concept designed to help promote Kia's alternative fuel and power train research program, and its sub-brand coined "EcoDynamics". All of Kia's most fuel efficient vehicles will receive the EcoDynamics badge in the future.
The Audi A9 concept is a stylish proposal for a luxury sports saloon which was developed by the talented Spanish designer Daniel Garcia. Garcia's previous work includes the Ducati 6098 R oncept from 2009.The A9 concept would be positioned higher than Audi's current flagship model, the A8, and is aimed at other top-end luxury saloons like the Porsche Panamera, and if it ever went into production, the Lamborghini Estoque..
To mark the year of Pininfarina's 80th anniversary, and also Alfa Romeo's centenary, the famous Italian styling house has developed a stunning sports car concept for the manufacturer.The unusually named 2uettottanta concept is based on the Alfa Romeo Spider platform and shares the same layout. Mounted up front is a longitudinally positioned 1750 cc (1.8 litre) four-cylinder turbocharged engine. This engine is designed to call on the heritage of the 1750 Veloce - one of many connections to past Alfa models. The 2uettottanta name itself is supposed to be a reflection of the popular Duetto.
The Volkswagen Kai-Nalu is a concept vehicle which was created by Josep Ferriol, a Spanish designer and graduate of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. The Kai-Nalu was created as part of his final year thesis.The Volkswagen Kai-Nalu is a futuristic sports car concept that features a unique design which is composed of two distinctly different elements. Inspired by the waves of the Mediterranean sea as they smash into the shoreline and rocks near where Ferriol lives, the Kai-Nalu features a flowing glass upper section - which is designed to mimic the sea, and angular, jagged bodywork underneath - which represents the rocks of the coastline.
The Ferrari 612 GTO concept is the work of Sasha Selipanov, an extremely talented, and also incredibly irate, automotive designer based in Berlin, Germany. Sasha calls himself 'the angry car designer' for some reason, and has no time for fools. The 612 GTO concept is a proposal for the next generation 612 Scaglietti, but with a high-performance GTO twist and completely revised aesthetics.
The Bugatti Aerolithe concept is the work of Douglas Hogg, a 2010 graduate of Coventry University's Transport design course. The concept is a proposal for a glamorous sports coupe with dramatic swooping lines. Created for the year 2025, the Aerolithe is named after a prototype vehicle Bugatti unveiled at the 1935 Paris Motor Show. That car, the Bugatti Electron Aerolithe, was the vehicle which spawned legendary Bugatti Atlantic models.
The CRAB Robot is an insanely well crafted piece of conceptual futuristic 3D design which was produced by Jamie Martin - the same guy who created the Cobra Venom V8 SHC hatchback concept and the award winning London Navigator bus concept. For the concept Jamie has created a fictional, yet compelling back story which explains how and why the droid came about and perhaps more interestingly, what happened after it hit the streets.
The Audi Gentleman's Racer is a design from Mikael Lugnegård a Swedish freelance designer who honed his skills studying Industrial Design at UID in Umeå, Sweden.The Gents Racer concept was obviously inspired by classic old school American hot rods, cars which were honest and simple hand built pieces of machinery. However for this concept Lugnegard has tried to incorporate the sort of clinical and neat lines common to all contemporary Audi's. And he's been quite successful!
The Kia POP is one of the concept vehicles which is set to go on display at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The event opens on the 30th September and runs to the 17th October. More information on the POP will be here after its official unveiling.The Kia POP is a compact, electric powered, commuter car concept which has a bubbly and cute appearance. The slightly odd shape of the car, with its massive single piece windscreen/roof panel, is accentuated by the symmetrical oval side windows - which almost look as if they don't fit the shape of the vehicle.
The Alfa Romeo Essence concept is a proposal for a highly stylized sportscar which is inspired by the shape of flowing fabrics. The vehicle's creator is Sam Holgate, a 2010 graduate of Coventry University's Transportation Design course.The Alfa Romeo Essence features a tapering streamlined body which is made from shape memory plastic. This flexible material actually changes shape as the air flows over it to create contours unique to that particular vehicle. After a while the bodywork would return to its original factory shape.
The DeTomaso Ghepardo concept is a creation of Danish designer Frederik Tjellesen. The car originally featured in an article in the Danish car magazine Bil Magasinet where it was used to suggest a new direction for the DeTomaso brand. Rumors of a return for the Italian manufacturer are gathering pace, and the company now has an official website and new logo. The DeTomaso Ghepardo (Italian for Cheetah), takes its styling inspiration from the appearance of fitted Italian suits. The grey paintwork and purple trim elements are a direct reference to this influence, as are the razor sharp style lines, and lapel-like contours of the hood.
The Audi e-tron Spyder is the latest in the e-tron line of electric powered concept cars from Audi. Except whereas the original e-Tron concept from 2009, and the e-tron concept shown at the 2010 Detroit Motor Show were both 100 percent electric powered, the e-tron Spyder employs a hybrid diesel/electric drive train. The Audi e-tron Spyder features the first use of the new generation six-cylinder, twin-turbo, 3.0 TDI engine. This engine produces 300hp - which is 50hp up on the previous iteration of the engine found in the new Audi A8. The engine's peak torque output of 650 Newton meters is high, even in the sports car segment - and for a 3.0 liter diesel it's massive.
The French firm Venturi has established themselves as one of the leading niche electric sports car manufacturers in the world. Their first model, the Venturi Fetish has been quietly zooming around since 2002, and despite the electric drive train it's got remarkable performance. It’s good news then that the Venturi America prototype the company showed off at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is based on the Fetish's platform.
The Lotus Lotus Eterne is one of the five all-new Lotus concept cars which were unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The Lotus Eterne is a four door luxury saloon which looks like an extended wheelbase version of the new Lotus Elite coupe. That's no coincidence either - it's supposed to look like a stretched Elite. Powering the Lotus Eterne is a 5.0 liter V8 engine delivering up to 620 horsepower and 720Nm of torque.
The Lotus Elise concept which was debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is designed to provide an accurate preview of the new Elise due to hit the streets in 2015.Purists - and who else buys an Elise - will probably be rightfully unhappy about the fact the new Elise is heavier, more complicated and more expensive than the original Elise And they've got a right to be upset. Lotus had been carrying the flag for all driving enthusiasts with their lightweight and minimalist sports cars for years. Now the new generation of cars is not much different to any other sports car manufacturer.
The Nissan Town pod is a compact zero-emission city car concept which was debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.But it's not just a car; the Town pod is also a mobile office and light commercial vehicle. The whole idea behind the concept is one of versatility and usability. The Nissan Town pod is specifically aimed at self-employed people, as these people's requirements from a vehicle can change daily. Francois Ban-con, general manager of Nissan's Exploratory and Advance Planning Department said of the concept:
At the 2010 Paris Motor Show Lotus unveiled an amazing five all-new concept vehicles. Essentially they revealed their entire future lineup all in the space of one evening. The headline act was the introduction of the Lotus Esprit Concept, a car which everyone had been expecting but no one knew the details.The new Lotus Esprit should be in showrooms by 2013, and as the flagship model it is the one everyone will be judging most fiercely.