It’s not widely known, but for a very brief period in the early 1950s, the Cold War was being fought with massive, bulbous slabs of cyclopean automotive futurism: the first concept cars. Before the Space Race got started, America and the Soviet Union squared off behind panoramic windshields and huge steering wheels. …
This is the original 1993 Porsche Boxster concept. Mm. Have a good Boxster weekend y’all.
I remember it like yesterday: 2004, when Ford was in the midst of its retro spree, showing off a gleaming, aluminum-skin look of the future. It was the Bronco concept, and the world needed it. But we’ve been waiting.
As much as our readership likes to dislike Priuses, you have to admit that there is always going to be a need for a really efficient, environmentally-friendly car. The path the Prius took to these goals isn’t the only one, though. Volvo solved the same problems in a different and arguable much more fun way back in…
Supercars are, by their very nature, impractical. They’re dramatic, fast, have doors that open in delightfully baffling ways, and if you take one to a hardware store all you’re coming home with is a fistful of drywall screws. But, once, long ago, Ford decided it didn’t have to be like that.
The Jaguar Pirana Concept was what happened when you let the guy who designed the Miura and Countach get his hands on an E-Type.
This Qoros Model K-EV Concept is a good reminder of why concept cars are awesome. They look absolutely insane and their performance figures are as well. How much of that actually makes it to production is anyone’s guess, but the fact remains that they are an exercise in imagination and creativity. We need more of that.
Renault wanted to demonstrate their long-term commitment to staying in Formula One with a cool concept of what they envision for the series’ future. Their Renault RS 2027 Vision promises to be safer, faster, friendlier for the environment and more fun to watch. It’s a cool spaceship with wheels. We like where they’re…
Well, it was bound to happen at some point: Volkswagen’s third addition to its electric concept car family is the I.D. Crozz. Because it’s a crozz-over! Haaaa.
Mercedes made a pretty bold stylistic pronouncement at the Shanghai Auto Show, where it presented a new concept car: a sleek, compact sedan it calls, imaginatively, ‘Concept A Sedan.’ The car is nicely proportioned and attractive, but to Diamler AG Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener it seems to represent a larger…
Mysterious Lynk & Co is the unfathomable car share brand that sits between Volvo and its Chinese owner Geely, with Volvo architecture coming from one side and an incomprehensible business plan on the other.
The Bentley Hunaudières concept of 1999 was something of a proto-Veyron, an almost more exact preview of what the production Bugatti would look like than Bugatti’s own concepts up until that time. But there’s something missing in Bentley’s photos of the car itself.
It’s the Easter Jeep Safari, the time of year when Jeep teases the world with unattainable concept vehicles that us ordinary humans will never be able to attain. But this year is different. Jeep did what we all would do and bought a ‘90s ZJ Grand Cherokee off of Craigslist.
No car company has been burned worse by the implosion of diesel technology than Volkswagen, and now it looks like the company is working the hardest to divest itself from the maybe-gonna-get-banned fuel.
The list of things I’m a sucker for is vast and, largely, without value. Somewhere in the middle of that list are entries for unexpected sliding doors and Renault LeCars. Incredibly, there’s a real-world intersection of these two things, and it’s known as the Renault Supercinq Van by Heuliez.
This is the Volkswagen Sedric Concept. The name is a combination of the words “self-driving car” and not a weird reference to a Nissan Cedric. It’s also the “first Concept Car of the Volkswagen Group” which confuses me, since VW has had plenty of concept cars. What confuses me less is the space-cyber-caterpillar look…