25 Futuristic Concept Cars that will never hit the road

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.

Independent Designers

BMW Lovos Concept

BMW Lovos Concept

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.

Audi Avatar Concept

Audi Avatar Concept This 3-seat electric supercar by Australian Edwin Conan takes inspiration from the world of videogames and from the 1930s Auto Union race cars.

Lamborghini Insecta Concept

Lamborghini Insecta
One of the most popular projects ever presented on Car Body Design, the Lamborghini Insecta by Romanian Iulian Bumbu mixes the brand’s styling cues with inspirations from insect exoskeletons.

Cadillac World Thorium Fuel Concept

Cadillac World Thorium Concept

Loren Kulesus has created a futuristic vehicle powered by a nuclear powertrain and built to last 100 years without any maintenance.

RX00047 Concept

RX00047 Concept

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.

Chanel Fiole Concept

Chanel Fiore Concept An original project by South Korean Jinyoung Jo that captures the essence of the Chanel brand in a car targeted to the female public.

BMW ZX-6 Concept

BMW ZX 6 Concept 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.

Audi Shark Concept

Audi shark Concept The Audi Shark is a futuristic flying concept vehicle designed by Kazim Doku, that won the Desire Competition by Domus Academy. The presentation video has been viewed more than 750,000 times.

Rolls-Royce Apparition

Rolls-Royce Apparition Concept The newest concept in this gallery is the Rolls-Royce Apparition by Jeremy Westerlund, a futuristic and stunning vehicle which takes inspiration from the motorsport heritage.

Lamborghini Embolado

Lamborghini Embolado

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.

Jaguar Mark XXI Concept

Jaguar Mark XXI Concept The Jaguar Mark XXI by Coventry graduate Chris Pollard is a study of a futuristic limousine with moving solar panels focused on autonomous technologies.

Symbiosis Concept

Symbiosis Concept The Symbiosis concept by David Seesing features photovoltaic cells integrated in the glass shell and frames printed with piezoelectric crystals which generate electricity from the air flow.

Ferrari Zobin project

Ferrari Zobin Concept

Iranian engineer Siamak Ruhi Dehkordi’s proposal a sleek single-seater sportscar inspired by Ferrari Formula 1 cars.

Incepto Concept

Incepto Concept

A design by Samir Sadikhov, the Incepto is a sportscar for the year 2020 that mixes traditional and modern design elements.

Peugeot Epine Concept

Peugeot Epine Concept A hybrid sportscar featuring airless tires and a minimalistic design, the Peugeot Epine Concept was designed by CCS graduate Daniel Schumpert.

Phoenix Concept

Phoenix Concept

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

Honda Helix Concept

Honda Helix Concept

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.

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept

Mercedes-Benz Biome Concept

The Mercedes-Benz Biome is a futuristic ultralight concept that uses advanced bio-technologies.

Citroën GT Concept

Citroen GT Concept

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.

Mitsubishi MMR25

Mitsubishi MMR25 Concept

A multi-terrain futuristic vehicle with omnidirectional wheels, the MMR25 was Mitsubishi’s entry for the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Mazda Nagare

Mazda Nagare Concept
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.

Renault Nepta

Renault Nepta Concept
Unveiled by Renault in 2006, the Nepta is not the most recent concept, but has some remarkable features: flowing, elegant lines, a futuristic interior and large electric-powered gull wing doors.

Bertone Pandion Concept

Bertone Pandion Concept The stunning concept based on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was presented at the 2010 Geneva Show and was one of the more discussed concept cars of the past year.

Italdesign/Giugiaro Quaranta

Italdesign Quaranta Concept The Quaranta Concept celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Italiandesign firm, and also is the last show car created before VW’s acquisition of the studio.

Mazda Souga Concept

Mazda Souga Concept A design study of a coupé for the year 2030, with experimental shapes produced in a Direct Digital Manufacturing process.

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  1. Daniel Vasquez

    Many of these designs came to life in toy cars, or at least, toy car designers get inspiration from most.
    The Jaguar Mark XXI looks like the “Pharodox” from Hot Wheels.
    The Chanel Fiore is like the “Covelight” from Hot Wheels.
    The Mazda Souga remind some elements from the “Cloak & Dagger”, from Hot Wheels also, and finally the RX00047 could match an original design from Maisto included in some track sets from 2008.
    I love Concept cars.

  2. 1/2/2011

    I’m going to dream, now.
    Thanks for those beautiful cars !

  3. RJ Will

    Several of these designs are cars, some are flights of fantasy. The rest are somewhere in between; but all show the amazing reach and versatility of the designer’s mind.

  4. 8/2/2011



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