Concept Cars

Concept cars are created by automakers to showcase new technologies and designs, but they are not mass-produced. Explore the future of automotive and see what you might be driving in a few years.


Faraday Future wants to give Tesla a run for its money with the FF 91, a brand-new, four-door electric car with a swanky inside that was just unveiled at CES.

Do you like the streamlined, aerodynamic design of classic cars? The credit for these historic innovators goes to the wind — wind tunnel testing, that is.

Buckminster Fuller's 1933 designs for a car were innovative, stylish and exciting. But how would one actually handle on today's roads?

The concept car Setsuna debuted at Milan Design Week, and is assembled without nails or screws.

Laser headlights: Sounds like something out of a spy movie, right? Well, not quite. Audi's latest breakthrough may not be able to carve up your enemies in a high-speed chase, but they will dramatically improve your field of vision at night.

An invisible hood, you say? What kind of sorcery is this? While Land Rover's latest innovation may sound like pure magic, it's actually a pretty simple trick — and pretty handy if you're navigating some particularly craggy terrain.

Some twentysomethings like to party. Others design and build million-dollar sports cars. That's exactly what Mate Rimac, founder of Rimac Automobili, accomplished with his Concept_One supercar.

An SUV might be the last vehicle to jump to mind when somebody says “Lamborghini.” But the Lamborghini Urus is just that: a super-luxury SUV with a V-10 engine that's expected to produce about 600-horsepower.

The Audi Nanuk Quattro is a German car with a French name that was born in Italy. It's a rugged, yet sophisticated, concept -- a crossover supercar designed to handle any terrain.

In true Google fashion, the company is already working on a solution: driverless cars. The idea might sound farfetched, but today’s artificial-intelligence software coupled with high-tech sensors and cameras create a more efficient car.

The designers of the Lexus LF-LC Concept were awarded an Eyes on Design Award for Design Excellence. Has the outrageously contoured LF-LC captured perfection?

Revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, the Honda EV-STER -- a concept electric sports car -- seems to have more in common with Tesla's Roadster than it does with any of Honda's current models.

It's actually quite rare, but occasionally a concept car does make it to production. In fact, here are 10 examples that prove automotive designers' dreams can and do come true.

From rough sketches to detailed blueprints and clay modeling, a lot of effort goes into producing a concept car. So exactly how much does it cost to build one?

While concept cars generate lots of news and buzz, the truth is that they rarely become production vehicles. In fact, concept cars rarely get beyond the auto show circuit. But why?

While you may never see the Ford Evos on the road, the next generation of Ford products will display many of the distinctive design ideas and advanced technologies it showcases.

Owning a flying car is everyone's dream, right? Well, maybe not after reading this article that offers up five pretty good reasons you might not want one.

Compared to the first models, today's Humvees have bigger engines, better towing and payload capacities, and better reliability. Now the Pentagon wants them to fly, too.

There are more than 2,800 small airports scattered throughout the United States -- and they're vastly underused. Maybe these small, relatively affordable (and roadable) planes can put them to good use?

The Tesla Roadster is fast, fancy, and environmentally friendly. Check out these pictures of this incredible line of automobiles.

The unusual, yet eco-friendly, Pivo set tongues wagging at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. The follow-up Pivo 2 featured a talking dashboard robot buddy. No, you've never seen a car like this.

When it comes to concept cars, we typically expect dramatic vehicles showcasing horsepower, speed and luxury. The Cadillac Provoq may be luxurious, but it also sports alternative fuels, environmentally friendly materials and high fuel efficiency.

Wouldn't it be sweet to have an engine designed for tearing up Le Mans resting in your latest automotive acquisition? If the Peugeot 908 RC concept car ever makes it into production, you can.

Concept cars, whether new or old, give a fascinating look into current automotive trends. Check some of the most fascinating concept cars in our image gallery.

It's a sports car, it's a zero-emission vehicle, it was inspired by James Bond -- and it drives underwater. What's not to like about the sQuba?