25 Futuristic Concept Cars that will never hit the road
A gallery of 25 futuristic concept cars created by independent designers and carmakers to explore new design directions and find out what the automobile will become in a not-so-near future.
The BMW Lovos Concept by Anne Forschner from Pforzheim University has a body made of 260 identical movable parts which integrate air-braking and photovoltaic functions.
Loren Kulesus has created a futuristic vehicle powered by a nuclear powertrain and built to last 100 years without any maintenance.
The RX00047 Concept is a futuristic single-seater sportscar inspired by the racing cars of the 1930s. It features an eco-friendly powertrain with hydrogen fuel cells. The author is Ukrainian Islyamov Pavel.
In 2008 Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas Vanek have created an original and remarkable interpretation of BMW’s future design for IED’s BMW 2015 thesis project.
Created by Italian designer Luca Serafini, the Lamborghini Embolado takes the brand’s styling language into the future. Published in 2007, it’s been one of the most popular project ever presented on Car Body Design.
Iranian engineer Siamak Ruhi Dehkordi’s proposal a sleek single-seater sportscar inspired by Ferrari Formula 1 cars.
A design by Samir Sadikhov, the Incepto is a sportscar for the year 2020 that mixes traditional and modern design elements.
Designed by Sergio Loureiro da Silva, the Phoenix Concept two-seater electric car adopts different energy regeneration systems, including a central kinetic axis generator.
The Official Concepts
The Helix Concept interfaces with the driver’s DNA thanks to advanced adaptive polymers and offers three configurations, for large cities, congested urban environments and high speed travels.
The Mercedes-Benz Biome is a futuristic ultralight concept that uses advanced bio-technologies.
At The 2008 Paris Motor Show Citroën presented the GT Concept, a stunning show car with dynamic sculpted lines developed in partnership with the makers of the GT5 videogame.
A multi-terrain futuristic vehicle with omnidirectional wheels, the MMR25 was Mitsubishi’s entry for the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
Presented at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Mazda Nagare Concept introduced the homonymous design philosophy that later inspired several concept cars and that was recently replaced by the new Kodo language.