Every year car manufacturers and designers dream up super-cool concept cars to test public reaction and show off their accomplishments. Very few concepts actually make it onto our roads, but there are always some exceptions. Often the engineering and design components used on concept cars are also adopted for usage on vehicles that do actually draw it along to the production lines. Look at the coolest concept cars.
10. Aston Martin CC100 Speedster
Aston Martin revealed the stunning CC100 Speedster concept as part of the firm’s 100th anniversary festivities. Unbelievably, the CC100 took six months to be contrived and built by the British firm. It was based on their 1951 DBR1, and equally it completed a lap of Germany’s Nordschleife race track alongside the older vehicle when it was unveiled at the 24-hours of Nurburgrong race on May 2013. Aston Martin describes it as “the prototype of everything that is great”.
9. Ferrari Millenio
The Ferrari Millenio is the invention of Yugoslavian designer, Marko Petrovic. He designed an electric vehicle with two motors, which would be recharged by solar panels along the bodywork as well as through a futuristic inductive power transfer system (a wireless charger). The bodywork is lighter than carbon fibre, but stronger than steel. And it looks stunning. Although not affiliated with Ferrari, Petrovic still managed to catch some of the feel of the Italian giant while taking the design to the next tier. The Millenio is a two-seater.
8. Lamborghini Ankonian
Batman wouldn’t look out of place in one of these. The Ankonian was designed by Macedonian design guru Slavche Tanevsky. It sees alike a road- running stealth-bomber and while it features a bunch of similar base styling to the Lamborghini Reventon, it barely goes that extra mile when it comes to aggressiveness.
7. Mercedes-Benz BIOME
The BIOME was a dream, perceived as the “perfect vehicle of the future” and is one of the wackiest cars on this list. Mercedes call Bio Fibre, would absorb the sun’s rays and store it in a chemical bond called BioNectar4534 . The car would only emit oxygen, which is obviously a good thing for our society, Though Bio Fibre is yet to be invented . That don’t refrain this being one remarkable idea. And the boss of Mercedes’ California design studio Hubert Lee says: “There are elements within the design that could easily be progressed and developed for production.” Bring on the Hereafter!
6. Peugeot Onyx
Paper mache is one element on a long list of uncanny and wonderful fabrics used to form the Peugeot Onyx. The best thing is, this car is actually been made. Peugeot an ultra-lightweight car with a 3.7liter diesel engine pumps out 600hp and is capable of going over 100mph. An electric second motor adds an extra 80bhp. The chassis is composite of carbon-fibre and the bodywork made out of copper panels, turn green as the car ages. The insides of the dashboard is made of compacted recycled newspapers,while the panelling and steering wheel are recycled felt.
5. BMW 328 Hommage
The BMW 328 was one of the best-selling sports cars of the 1930s, and the Hommage concept was designed to celebrate its 75th anniversary. It looks amazing and is, like the original 328, an open-top. It features a 3liter straight-six engine, with contemporary adaptation of the car’s kidney grille at the front and a suitably rear end. The Hommage is made of carbon fiber plastic and is way lighter than the cars we normally find on roads.
4. Ford Shelby GR-1
The Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car was introduces in the year 2005 and has left car fans in awe ever since. It was inspired by the Shelby Daytona from 1964, and looked simply amazing. It had a 6.4liter all-aluminium V10 engine wedged under the hood, producing up to 605hp. Its shimmering polished-aluminium body is a beauty to behold . It boasted 19in wheels and butterfly doors, and was designed to be fully road friendly and production-feasible.
3. Lexus LF-LC
A car you might actually see onto the roads in the foreseeable future. The LF-LC was said to have been given the green signal for production in March 2013 and is expected to reach showrooms by 2017. The-two sports coupe will have a gas-electric hybrid V8 engine producing at least 500hp. It’s expected to cost $200,000. The LF-LC received a very good response from car dealers when it was unveiled in 2012. And hence this car becomes a reality!
2. Infiniti Essence
The Essence was designed to embark 20 years since Infiniti first started making cars. It was introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, but has yet to find its way to production. The car comes with a three-piece Louis Vuitton luggage set which fits neatly into the trunk. And it featured groundbreaking technology for its time brake which would halt the car if you didn’t notice you were getting too close to other cars or hazardous obstacles. The Essence was a hybrid, with a 3.7liter V6 engine coupled with an electric motor producing a combined 590hp.
1. Buick Riviera
The Buick Riviera boasts incredible good looks and is a plug-in hybrid. It is Buick’s concept of the future, and got people awe-struck when it was unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The Riviera was aimed at adapting the brand’s famous image for a new era, and was designed specifically to appeal to the Asian market. It came with all sorts of cool stuff like gull wing doors and luminous blue lighting around the headlights and name badge.