Amazing cars concept.The EN-V or “Electric Networked-Vehicle,” is GM’s latest concept car. “With the trunk-less EN-V, GM has jettisoned the traditional ‘three box’ system and gasoline-fueled engine in place of a pure-electric minivehicle meant strictly for city driving.
“GM’s vision with SAIC is petroleum-free, emission-free, accident-free and congestion-free,” Wale told AP. “We think we can do that by combining the benefits of electricity and connectivity.”
It’s a car. It’s a plane. No wait, it’s both! Terrafugia, Inc., a group of award-winning MIT aeronautical engineers, has created a flying car concept vehicle that can change from a plane to a car in less than 30 seconds. The company expects the flying car to hit the market in 2011 with a price tag of $194,000.
Honda’s Great Race 2025 is a futuristic vehicle that is designed to whip around the globe in 24 hours by land, sea and air. The car has sonar/echolocation sensors that are able to detect changes in speed, terrain, and altitude, allowing it to switch to any configuration.
Luxury racing arrives in the Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero Racer by incorporating elements from the Formula One racing world with the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing. It has electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail.
This is designer Bruno Delussu’s rendition of the Bugatti Stratos Concept car.
“The overall shape of the Stratos was inspired by the streamlined design of the highly-prized Bugatti Type 57, produced from 1934 – 1940, while the front end contains design references to the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Mille Miglia. Rounding out the mix is a touch of the “futuristic optimism” of industrial designer Raymond Loewy’s (1893 – 1986) gorgeous Art Deco steam locomotives,”
The stunningly designed Cadillac Converj concept car has an all-electric range of 40 miles, an electric motor with 120kw of power, and can reach 100 mph. Since most Americans have a commute that is shorter than 40 miles, this car – if it existed yet – could mean you never had to buy gasoline again.
This Lincoln C concept car has some cool features like the 43 MPG fuel efficiency, doors that open with the push of a button instead of a pull handle, and the fact that instead of rear-view mirrors, this auto has cameras that display everything you need to see. In addition to the sleek design, Ford decided to add a little flair to the interior with laser-etched flowers on the dash.
Audi introduces the R25, the latest prototype in its race-car lineup. The vehicle incorporates innovative features, such as high-velocity banks and tunnels, which allow cars to race inverted. All top sections of the tunnels and banks are wireless electrical charging zones, which encourage the drivers to utilize these free energy zones instead of fuel stops
Johnson Controls re3 Concept vehicle – re3 stands for re-think, re-new, re-spond – offers a plug-in, lithium-ion battery; hybrid drivetrain and a display system that lets the driver personalize it with drag and drop icons. The company claims that its goal is to help consumers “succeed in creating ’smart’ environments” with cars that “bring value today – reducing weight, optimizing cost and providing sustainable solutions.”