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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Jeep Celebrates the Gladiator at Easter Jeep Safari

The fan-favorite four-wheel automaker unveils six concept trucks based on its new Jeep Gladiator.

The VW Bus Is Back — Sort of

The VW I.D. Buzz is a far cry from its predecessor. And that's totally fine by us.

Nissan Concept Convertible Doubles as Snowmobile

Nissan unveiled its crazy 370Zki part-car part-snowmobile at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The only uncool thing about it is nobody can buy one.

Buying a Concept Car Is Harder Than It Seems

Concept cars may be super cool, but most never make it into production.

Unveiled at CES: The Electric Car Hoping to Beat Tesla at Its Game

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.

How Wind Tunnel Testing Shaped Vintage Dream Cars

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.

Test Driving Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car

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

Toyota's Newest Electric Concept Car Is Made of Wood

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

How the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept Works

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.

How the Land Rover Invisible Hood Works

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.

How the Rimac Concept One Will Work

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.

How the Lamborghini Urus Will Work

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.

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.

How the Lexus LF-LC Works

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?

How the Honda EV-STER Works

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.

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.

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?

What keeps concept cars from making it to market?

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?

Top 5 Reasons You Don't Want a Flying Car

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.

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.

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?

How the Nissan Pivo Works

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.

How the Cadillac Provoq Works

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.

Concept Car Pictures

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.

How the Land Rover LRX Works

The LRX is Land Rover's attempt to take a luxurious SUV and make it green. How does Land Rover combine sustainability without sacrificing the amenities that won the royal seal of approval?