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.
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How the Peugeot 908 RC Concept Car Works

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.

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  • 10 Concept Car Success Stories: The Ones that Made it to the Production Line

    10 Concept Car Success Stories: The Ones that Made it to the Production Line

    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. See more »

  • 5 Flying Car Prototypes

    5 Flying Car Prototypes

    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? See more »

  • Are we on the brink of the flying car?

    Are we on the brink of the flying car?

    A flying-car-style rescue vehicle called X-Hawk could be on the market as early as 2012. If it's successful it could be the proof-of-concept that opens the doors to other flying cars still in the development stage but nearing marketability. See more »

  • Do driverless cars offer safer, lower-cost and more efficient transportation?

    Do driverless cars offer safer, lower-cost and more efficient transportation?

    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. See more »

  • From Automotive Dream to Reality: The Concept Cars That Made It to Production Quiz

    From Automotive Dream to Reality: The Concept Cars That Made It to Production Quiz

    The popular image of concept cars is that they're not just leading edge, but bleeding edge: a little too "out there" to be viable, roadable vehicles anytime soon. But the concepts in this quiz show that you can package innovative pizzazz with production-ready practicality. See more »

  • How Flying Cars Will Work

    How Flying Cars Will Work

    Bogged down in bumper-to-bumper traffic, have you ever daydreamed about taking off and flying over the road? What would it take to -- finally -- get cars airborne? See more »

  • How Flying Humvees Will Work

    How Flying Humvees Will Work

    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. See more »

  • How GMs Hy-wire Works

    How GMs Hy-wire Works

    What's a car without an engine? A GM Hy-wire. There's no combustion, no linkages, and it has driver controls that work like a video-game joystick. See what you could be driving in the future. See more »

  • How much does it cost to build a concept car?

    How much does it cost to build a concept car?

    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? See more »

  • How the Audi Nanuk Quattro Works

    How the Audi Nanuk Quattro Works

    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. See more »

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