25 of the World’s Coolest Concept Cars
Posted by February 9, 2012on
Meaning “flow” in Japanese, Nagare is Mazda’s attempt at suggesting the direction it’s designs will take through 2020. Of all the cars on this list, the Nagare wins the distinction of actually having a shot at production.
It’s not too hard to see why this vehicle was named the Honey-B. In fact, the only thing it seems to be missing is a stinger to satisfy your road rage.
Like many of the cars on our list, the Foow is a solar powered one-seater. It distinguishes itself from the rest, however, with its unparalleled ability to fit into tight spaces. Trouble parking? Just fold it up.
Although at first glance it may seem to be just another eco friendly concept car, the Kidma has some neat features that set it apart from the pack. Whenever you park it jumps into action using solar energy to recharge while its exterior opens up allowing for free airflow through the vehicle.
Cars that fly, engines that run H20, exteriors that change color, all things that you would be more likely to find in the imagination of a science fiction geek than in real life…except for that last one. The Honda Native is not only an environmentalist’s dream, it’s also a chameleon car that can change its color according to its environment.
Cars seem to be able to run off of anything these days – gas, radiation, water, $24 Makers Mark bourbon whiskey. Don’t laugh, its true. Inspired by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Mickey Nilsson is set to unveil his whiskey powered masterpiece in 2014, so for now you’re just going to have to put up with an image of his inspiration.
It’s a car powered by wind. As simple as that sounds, it’s not. There is no sail, but rather a fan and a wing. By redirecting the flow of air and making use of pressure differentials the car is propelled forward.
This one seat wonder does the unthinkable. Like the P-Eco, it generates its own power. Unlike the P-Eco though, it doesn’t use vibrating coils…its uses your body. Well, your body’s movement to be exact. The main power source, however, comes from the solar panels on its exterior.
So we’ve seen a car that can change colors, but how about one that can shift shapes? The Globule consists of four separate pods, each with its own passenger and motor, that can be arranged in any way imaginable. Heck, they can even be stack on top of each other to fit in a parking space that is 130cm by 130cm.
As revolutionary and forward thinking as the creators of South Park are when it comes to dreaming up hamster wheel inspired concept cars, from the looks of our list it seems as though the rest of the world is catching up. South Park still has the name though. Short, vague, and confusing, the It is nothing short of genius.