Year after year, the leading automobile companies bring new concept cars that wow the senses of the crowds. Mostly revealed and unveiled at auto shows all over the world, the cars and concepts have a tendency to make car lovers keep their fingers crossed for a greater future. Sometimes, the concept cars become really famous and reach the production lineup, sometimes they are just left as a concept.
Regardless of that, best concept cars are a marvel of engineering where automakers can show-off their designing and technological skills. The engineers and designers sit down and come up with these modern miracles. Every year we get to see dozens of concept cars, but only a fair few leave a long lasting impression on our minds.
Here are some of the 5 best concept cars of all time. Know them and love them!
Toyota FT-1 – One of the Best Sports Concept Cars
Revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, the Toyota FT-1 concept blew away the minds of the people present there. This sports car is best for race track and great for the road as well. It is often the car of choice in many video games, visually dynamic and very appealing, this is a rear wheel drive with powerful aerodynamic features.
Called the “function-sculpting,” the body of the concept car is very muscular and very, very attractive. It is curvy, with features such as retractable rear wing allow it move even faster than you can expect. The side fenders are very dramatic and seem to fit in with the rest of the design on their own.
The cockpit is low slung and very minimalist with full color heads up display. No engine specifications were revealed and sadly, it never reached the production line.
Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100
The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 was revealed at the London’s Roundhouse event in 2016. This vehicle was called the future of the modern luxury vehicles, this is in fact called the “vision vehicle” of Rolls-Royce. It is believed to have set the standard of luxury for the next 100 years to come. With the luxury giants such as Phantom and Ghost, this is exactly what we will expect from Rolls-Royce.
The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 has zero emission, the customers will be able to get involved in the design, shape and size of the vehicle, if it is ever brought to the production line. The interior is, of course, handcrafted with the fine-line Macassar wood paneling that is this company is famous for. The interior also features coach doors, a big OLED screen and a sofa.
Yes, you read that right. If this luxury vehicle ever comes to the production line up, it will have the best seats/sofa for the passengers. However, Rolls-Royce has not announced any release date yet.
Audi Urban Concept
Said to be a complete automobile, the Audi Urban Concept was revealed at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in 2011. Although it does not fit any category as yet, this vehicle is the combination of fun, urban and race car in a very modern and futuristic manner.
Lightweight construction, this concept car has a body that is made for speed. It is very sleek, stylish with free standing wheels, this is a sporty car that can easily seat two passengers comfortably. It definitely has the features of a Spyder with its doors opening diagonally to the top.
The cockpit is made of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, both seats have undercarriage storage and its wheels are 21 inches big. It is powered by two e-tron electric motors and a lithium-ion battery. Audi calls it perfect for the city. If it is every produced, it would definitely have a design overhaul.
The Tubik was given an off-beat design on purpose to make it stand out. Lovingly called the Tub, is a very sophisticated and comfortable vehicle that can easily seat 9 passengers. It has a very simple yet stunning exterior that makes it that much more unique in concept cars.
This vehicle features a large panoramic one way window that keeps everything hidden from the outside world. The inside is a living area that is fit for royalty. The side door runs in a circle and opens upwards to free one whole side of the vehicle, whereas the driver’s door opens to the rear in an upward motion.
With technologies such as finger print recognition, head up display and a lot more, the driver gets a complete control over the vehicle for a truly amazing driving experience. It may not be the prettiest car ever, but if it ever reaches the production line up, it will definitely be one of the most innovative vehicles ever produced.
This is a concept car by Nissan that we all know that would hardly ever reach the production line, but it is still really cool to look at. First revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Nissan Pivo is a three seat car that can rotate 360 degrees. This car is said to make parking easier and with a view like it gives, it is very easily capable of reaching this goal.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the car has a very futuristic design with large doors and wide windshield screen. It features Nissan’s Around View Monitor system that actually makes it possible to eliminate blind spots, this is all thanks to its large screens that will give a better view of the world outside inside the cabin to the driver.
Since then, we have had the pleasure of seeing two more modifications of the vehicle. We saw the Nissan Pivo 2 in 2007. The Pivo 2 had rotating pod tyres that can rotate to 90 degrees and help the driver to part the car in any condition or situation. The car also came with a robotic companion inside the cabin, which was really cool.
The Nissan Pivo 3 was unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. This time, there was one seat at the front (the driver’s seat) and two seats behind it for the passengers. What was amazing about this car is the fact that it had Nissan’s Automated Valet Parking that basically helps the car park itself. While it is parked, the car will recharge itself as well. It can find suitable parking space and it can be maneuvered with a smart phone as well.
Sadly, we are pretty sure it will take many years to reach the production line, but the future is grim for this little car that makes parking a piece of cake for anyone who drives this autonomous vehicle that can move 360 degrees and has tires that can rotate 90 degrees.