Heart of a Car, Soul of a Motorcycle

Heart of a Car, Soul of a Motorcycle

Developed with guidance from the Audi Design Concept Studio and KISKA design, the Audi Nexus concept is a purpose-driven and efficient vehicle designed exclusively for the urban landscape. Its slim silhouette combines the advantages of both two and four-wheeled vehicles. It leans into curves for the thrill of riding a motorcycle, but its frame provides the security, safety and stability of a car. No wider than a scooter, it zips through the city and nimbly navigates traffic.

0 Designer: Marco Wilhelm

Sport-semi of the Future

Sport-semi of the Future

The Turan’s ultra-futuristic aesthetic is matched with state-of-the-art technology to form an entirely new breed of industrial truck we’re dubbing the “sport-semi.” The exterior biomimics the exoskeleton of shelled animals to provide enhanced aerodynamics and structural stability. Inside, the driver finds themselves in a Pacific Rim-style pod with head-up-display, eye detection system, and custom calibrated controls that maximize safety and usability.

0 Designer: Ehsan Parandin

Retro-Futuristic Rover

Retro-Futuristic Rover

The Mercedes-Benz Capsule concept attempts to balance classic and futuristic styles in an otherworldly, all-electric rover built for the road. The cockpit’s shape takes inspiration from old school fighter prop-planes, but perched high on its chassis, it feels more similar to a Mars-rover than a car. For enhanced agility on the road, power is delivered independently to each in-wheel motor. Loves it in Mercedes-silver!

0 Designer: Jason Chen

Triple the Awesome

Triple the Awesome

From the creators of the nCycle comes the nThree – the latest challenge in efficient, affordable urban mobility. The single-seater trike’s shape takes influence from the toucan bird, applying the same structural qualities to achieve a lightweight, yet incredibly strong outer shell. This lightness, in combination with electric power delivered to the rear wheel, make it able to zip around town like a motorcycle but with the comfort of a car.

0 Designers: Hussain Almossawi & Marin Myftiu

KickSkateBoard

KickSkateBoard

Convincing yourself to get a skateboard and kick board at the same time is kinda resource drain. So how about this cool innovative option called the 2 – n – 1 Board. A sexy merger of the two, this cool board morphs itself seamlessly from one to the others with ease. Simply kitsch!

0 Designer: Jeong Woo Park

The Sports Car of SUVs

The Sports Car of SUVs

Now here’s a crossover we can get behind! The Audi concept sports a sleek yet muscular physique in proper SUV proportions. But with its short rake, lower height and shorter length, it’s designed to tackle urban traffic more than grapple the off-road. It would be a shame, after all, to muddy such a posh interior.

0 Designer: Bolun Wang

The Mini-est Car Yet

The Mini-est Car Yet

For those who like flyin’ solo, the Peugeot Mini Car is the super-sub-compact to have. No longer and only slightly wider than a motorcycle, the Peugeot is characterized by a robust, animal-like stance and futuristic, Tron-styling. The driver can access the cockpit from either side or the front, depending on preference. Once inside, the driver has an almost complete view of the vehicle’s surroundings thanks to extensive glass on the top, front, and sides.

0 Designer: Bolun Wang

Age of the MotoCar

Age of the MotoCar

Following in the footsteps of companies like LIT Motors, the Volkswagen AERROW concept vehicle marries the benefits of both the car and motorcycle into a one-person urban commuter. Powered by a TDI-Hybridmotor, it’s more efficient and aerodynamic like a motorcycle. But, its completely enclosed cabin and extra room for cargo make it akin to a car. Electric gyroscopes keep the vehicle balanced at stop lights and even during accidents!

0 Designer: Andreas Blazunaj

Machines of Adventure

Machines of Adventure

Helicopter cameras, bus-size megarovers, imperceptible stealth planes, a motorcycle more similar to a 1950s F1 car… they’re all wild concepts from the imagination of Michal Jelinek! Check em out and keep on the lookout for more from the designer’s latest release titled Machines of Adventure: Prologue.

0 Designer: Mike Jelinek

Renault Zero

Renault Zero

It’s the Batmobile of EVs! A hyper-stylistic step forward for the Renault brand, this electric vehicle promises to usher in the future with class, cool, and environmental consciousness. Rivaling the Tesla in EV innovation and sustainability, the Renault Future EV has the appearance of a cobra about to strike – fierce and rounded, with fun features like fan blade rims. It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s the Renault Future EV. 

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

The Surf Car was designed for dudes and dudettes who love to hit the waves! The open-wheel E-SUV tackles both the sand and water with transforming “paddle” wheels that give it unmatched maneuverability on seaside terrain. Its roof doubles as a rack to store surfboards as well as a place to kick back, relax and catch some rays. While it’s designed for the beach, a street version would make an awesome looking SUV for the road!

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

Hyper Vehicle for the Senses

The Koenigsegg Prestera was designed with one purpose in mind… thrills! Inspired by extreme sports, the vehicle triggers the driver’s adrenaline with a dynamic carving and shifting weight balance system that creates stability in turns and exhilaration in the driver’s seat. Tucked in the cockpit, the driving experience is closer to that of riding a motorcycle or even a horse. This creates a deep connection between driver and machine where even the smallest movements are shared.

0 Designer: Richard Stark

Smiling Opel

Smiling Opel

Steel Drake’s design for Opel (Buick in America) gives the brand a much-needed breath of fresh air. Called the Lancorte, it looks a bit like a cross between a CR-Z and an Eclipse… sporty but reserved for the older target customer. If its price point is as low as the brand’s other models, the coupe will be worth it to impress the neighbors for at least a moment. Favorite feature: those side dimples! Hit the jump to see what I mean…

0 Designer: Steel Drake