NORI Toyota Concept Car

 NORI Toyota Concept Car
Toyota NORI Concept Car Builded on Toyota's leadership role in creating eco-sensitive vehicles, created by Toyota's Calty Design Research for the 2010 LA Design Challenge, the NORI Concept is a futuristic four-seater with a body and chassis integrated into a single lightweight component made of carbon fiber and seaweed.
The NORI concept challenges us to look ahead and create a clever vision that addresses fuel economy, emissions, green materials, new design and manufactured technology, and transforms it into an emotionally appealing design solution.
 NORI Toyota Concept Car
The component allows for weight optimization and reduction of number of parts. Unlike the current car with a chassis or power structure, “covered” body panels, body Toyota NORI has the structure of “two in one” – the shell has the function of the chassis. The Japanese call this system PODULAR – easy, beautiful and durable structure is made from carbon and special algae. Hence the name of the concept NORI, that Japanese is translated as “seaweed.”
The concept is powered by four electric wheel motors coupled with a removable battery pack. Woven into the PODULAR form are solar cells that capture and generate supplemental solar energy.
 NORI Toyota Concept Car

Aera Concept 2010 Cadillac Concept Car

 
Aera Concept 2010 Cadillac Concept Car 

This marks the third time that the group from General Motors has won this challenge, giving them the most wins out of all automakers that enter. The Cadillac Aera hit on all areas that the judges were looking for and, despite the futuristic styling, still carries some recognizable lines from Cadillacs of today.
General Motors advanced design California has come up with a concept zero-emission vehicle as part of this year’s 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge. Dubbed Aera, the concept vehicle weighs exactly 1000 pounds and needs refueling every 1000 miles. With an ability to seat four, the vehicle uses a body structure made from mono-formed 3D lattice that is extremely sturdy.
LOS ANGELES – The Cadillac Concept Car - Cadillac Aera Concept 2010 vehicle won the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge, tying with Smart and besting entries from seven other automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Maybach. GM Advanced Design has now won the honor more times than any other design team. This is the Cadillac Aera, an amalgamation of Cadillac’s philosophy of “Art and Science” that dives into a whole new world of innovative and ultra lightweight vehicles. Aera is a 1000 lb, 2+2 touring coupe, with a range of 1000 miles before refueling; attributes achieved without compromising size, capacity and safety.
Jussi Timonen, lead designer for the project shared: „The Cadillac Aera concept was designed to continue the forward-thinking imagination of Cadillac’s ‘art and science’ philosophy. It’s designed as a small city urban vehicle, but we approached this 2+2 touring coupe very much from the brand’s luxury perspective. Every detail of the Aera was conceived to minimize the vehicle’s environmental impact without sacrificing the style, comfort and attention to detail that are hallmarks of the Cadillac brand.”
The Aera is powered by compressed air via a highly efficient Pneumatic Drive System that has a 10,000-psi composite air storage tank with capacity for a 1,000-mile range. Flexible, pressurized air cells in the exterior skin, similar to material developed for the NASA Mars Rover airbags, enhance passive safety and interior comfort. The flexible polymer skin optimizes aerodynamics and functions as an ultra-lightweight alternative to conventional body panels and glass.
Additional technologies include an All-In-One (AIO) wheel system, combining rotary actuator propulsion, steering and suspension functions. A drive by wireless system decreases the mass of electrical components. Vehicle to vehicle communication (V2V) promotes active safety. The Cadillac Aera embodies a stylistic, lightweight, minimalist approach to long distance luxury touring.
The Design Challenge is part of the Design Los Angeles automobile designers’ conference and has evolved into an integral element of the Los Angeles Auto Show. Design Los Angeles connects those working in the design industry with well-known automotive design industry leaders. Los Angeles is home to the world’s largest concentration of manufacturer design studios, representing automakers from North America, Europe and Asia. It is also the home of Art Center College of Design, one of the world’s foremost transportation design institutions where many of today’s leading automotive designers began their careers.

NT3 Piaggio Hybrid Concept Car

NT3 Piaggio Hybrid Concept Car
NT3 is a result of Piaggio Group's innovation and technological capabilities which - together with a unique design - give life to a four wheeled, three seater vehicle never before seen on the market inspired by the basic characteristics of the ape. NT3 is a compact, safe, flexible, maneuvrable and attractive vehicle as well as being highly competitive thanks to its contained costs. The NT3 concept, like the Ape, will be targeted at buyers in southern Europe, India and other emerging markets where low price is paramount. The NT3 was conceived as a multi-purpose vehicle with several task-specific configurations.
Piaggio conceived the NT3 concept in India and envisions it as a competitor to bargain-priced vehicles like the Tato Nano and some of the entry-level offerings from Maruti Suzuki.
 NT3 Piaggio Hybrid Concept Car
The Piaggio NT3 Concept can have three different engines, all conceived for maximum environmental compatibility while still guaranteeing suitable performance for the vehicle's mission.
The 200cc engine is characterised by significantly reduced costs of operation, consumption and polluting emissions.
The 300cc engine, based on the consolidated technology of the Piaggio Mp3 three-wheeled scooter, provides brilliant performance in the internal combustion 300cc version.
 NT3 Piaggio Hybrid Concept Car
The 300 hybrid engine version integrates – as with the new Piaggio Mp3 300 Hybrid – the traditional low environmental impact internal-combustion powertrain with the zero emissions electric powertrain with performance equal to the 300cc internal combustion (80 km/hour max speed) and a speed of 30 km/hour in the ZEV "electric only" mode. The on board electronics decide, depending on the operational mode selected and the conditions of use, how much power to provide through the internal combustion engine and how much through the electric engine in order to optimise performance and consumption. The hybrid version represents the solution of excellence to satisfy the growing needs for urban mobility and metropolitan products with high environmental compatibility. 
 NT3 Piaggio Hybrid Concept Car
Versatility and transformability are two other fundamental characteristics of the NT3 project. There can be multiple configurations of the vehicle to meet various needs and uses. Different content and technology can characterise versions destined for different markets. At the Milan exhibition Piaggio introduces two versions of the prototype: one equipped with all of the most advanced content and the other more basic, equipped with the bare minimum. The differences in outfitting are made possible thanks to the decomposition of the parts and its modular nature which makes it easy to obtain various configurations with different characteristics – and therefore different costs.
Piaggio has not revealed the launch date for the NT3, but company boss Roberto Colannino told Reuters that production is scheduled to start "within three years" and that the company has "very big sales numbers in mind for India."

Elan Lotus Concept Car - Mid-mounted 4.0-liter V6 engine with 450 PS

 Elan Lotus Concept Car
 Set for release during the second half of 2013, the Lotus Elan Concept Power is provided by a mid-mounted 4.0-liter V6 engine with 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of toque. It is backed up by a seven-speed DCT transmission, which enables the 1,295 kg (2,855 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).
It's not enough to simply provide performance and exceptional looks, innovation is also integral to the Lotus Elan's appeal. In keeping with the rest of the new Lotus range, the Elan features optional hybrid technology with KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) similar to those seen in F1 a season ago.
  Elan Lotus Concept Car
Presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show together with the Elite, Esprit, Elise and Eterne concepts, the Elan is a 2-seater coupĂ© that will be positioned between the Elise and the Esprit in the brand’s future model line-up.
From a styling perspective, the Lotus Elan is built like an athlete with a muscular physique and perfect poise. It's a thoroughbred, rigid with tension, ambitious and addictive, nothing but best in class will suffice for this car.
Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: "If there was ever a car to make you drive the long way home, it's the Lotus Elan. Perfect for both road and track, the Lotus Elan not only ticks all the boxes, it creates new ones too."
  Elan Lotus Concept Car
"The Elan will convert people to Lotus, I would challenge people not to become addicted to driving it. It will also go a long way towards dispelling the old misconceptions about this class, that in order to have high performance you must sacrifice usability - those days are gone."
"Once you drive an Elan you won't look back, it will give you things you didn't even realise you were missing - that's the essence of Lotus and the Elan perfectly captures that spirit."
Like the Evora, the Lotus Elan features 2+2 seating, suggesting that the new Evora may not really have a long life at Lotus. Prices for the production Elan are estimated to start around $118,500.

Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car

 Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car
 The Nissan Ellure concept is a four-door four-seater which dedicated attempt to breathe new life into the dowdy sedan segment and designed to bring a higher level of progressive and distinctive expression to the segment – adding passion and emotion to traditional sedan efficiency.
As an expression of Nissan’s long-term vision for the next generation of sedans, Ellure introduces a new sedan design language – one that honors the sedan’s unmatched daytime functionality, yet has a more emotive, almost hidden ambience that comes to life after dark.
The Ellure Concept’s exterior is highlighted by a deeply skirted front fascia, large 90-degree opening doors with rear-hinged rear doors for full panoramic interior access, a full-length tinted glass roof, and special “Geode” White tri-coat mica paint. Inside, the dramatic lounge-inspired interior utilizes eco-materials, touch screen displays, hidden electronics, a “floating” sculptural center console and red recessed lighting.
  Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car - Interior
The front seats are covered with a black eco-suede utilizing recycled fibers (100% post industrial PET ultra microfiber). The seat design itself uses transparent red acrylic seatback panels and low shoulder height to reduce the usual "wall" between front and rear passengers. The front passenger seat design includes a forward-facing ottoman, and both front seats include elegant "floating headrests."
The "showpiece" of the interior is the "floating" center console with a sculptural, see-through effect, white leather covering and backlit red nighttime lighting. A console-mounted central controller provides intuitive control for HVAC, audio, navigation and other functions. The all-glass ceiling is embedded with special red mood lighting.
  Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car - Side
The three-person rear seat, covered in gray ultra-suede, provides the roominess of sedan but the feeling of coupe. The "shock wave" carpeting design, with rings of color radiating from center out, follows the topography of the interior. The carpeting itself is made from handmade strips of 100% wool felt, which is naturally water repellent.
Other interior features include hidden audio system speakers embedded in doors and headrests, interior "alcove" style, recessed lighting design and armrest touch controls with haptic feedback.
  Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car - Top
The Ellure Engine is conceived as a supercharged 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder with Intelligent Dual Clutch Control (one motor/two clutch design with lithium-ion battery) and 25 kW electric motor, matched with an Xtronic CVT™ and front-wheel drive. It would also include an independent suspension, regenerative braking, and advanced drive-by-wire electric/hydraulic steering to make sure the driving experience is as dynamic and rewarding as Ellure’s physical properties. Ellure also wears a “PURE DRIVE” badge, indicating it would be part of Nissan’s range of low CO2/low fuel consumption internal combustion engine or hybrid vehicles.
  Ellure Hybrid Nissan Concept Car - Rear
Although completely fresh, its modern physique remains distinctly Nissan with broad elements, strong shoulders, and well-hidden traits derived from Japanese culture. The tension, release, and interception of dynamic shapes plays a key role in the styling philosophy, too.

Minotauro 2020 Lamborghini Concept Car

 Minotauro 2020 Lamborghini Concept Car
The designer of the Minotauro, Andrei Avarvarii a student getting a master’s degree in Milan Scuola Politecnica in Design collaboration with Lamborghini Chief Designer, Fillippo Perini has come up with a soft Lamborghini design that features an electric engine and a futuristic exterior. Dubbed Lamborghini Minotauro, the car is designed light and to be released by 2020. 
  Minotauro 2020 Lamborghini Concept Car
Four motors of the Minotauro will be having different power capacities: for the front there will be two 75hp electric motors that will generate 30% of car’s power and two 175hp electric motors at the rear generating 70% of car’s power.
 Minotauro 2020 Lamborghini Concept Car
The press release goes on to explain the bonus of no big V12 out back: The absence of a big V12 engine in the rear creates enough room for a third passenger in a central position, like the legendary Mclaren F1. While the driver’s door would be normal, the passenger side’s would be bigger to provide access to the back seat.
Measuring in at 4604mm, the car is six millimeters shorter than the Murcielago and has its mid mounted V12 engine eliminated, thus making some space for the third passenger in the middle of the backseat.
  Minotauro 2020 Lamborghini Concept Car
Interior Design 2020 Lamborghini Minotauro Concept has the driver’s door will be normal, the passenger side will be larger to provide access to the rear seat. And equipped with GPS will record the placement of the car / track time, allowing people worldwide to challenge the record of the owner.
The car will also be equipped with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System and there will be triangular air vents at the rear to keep the batteries cool.

Urban Luxury Concept Cadillac Hybrid Concept Car

 Urban Luxury Concept Cadillac Hybrid Concept Car
The new Cadillac called the Urban Luxury Concept is One of the more unusual concepts created for the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, so called because of its positioning as "a new type of vehicle that offers a luxury experience in a diminutive size," according to the brand.
Designed at GM's North Hollywood Advanced Design Center under the direction of Frank Saucedo, the Urban Luxury Concept looks exactly like what it purports to be: a baby Cadillac with a smaller-than-usual footprint, plus lots of room inside and a frugal hybrid powertrain under the hood.
The Urban Luxury Concept comes with a wheelbase of just over 97 inches, while measuring an overall length of 151 inches, width of 68.1 inches and a height of less than 57 inches.
  Urban Luxury Concept Cadillac Hybrid Concept Car
'The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept celebrates its scale with intelligent, innovative content that makes it unique regardless of its size,' said Clay Dean, Director of GM North American Advanced Design and Cadillac Brand Champion. 'It has a small exterior footprint, but is roomy inside.' Engineers have developed a concept hybrid propulsion system for the Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept that includes a turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder engine employing electric assist technology, engine start-stop function, brake energy regeneration and a dry dual-clutch transmission. Based on extensive prototype and production experience, a combination of these technologies could offer projected fuel economy of 56 mpg in the city and 65 mpg on the highway, in a vehicle of the size and configuration of the Urban Luxury Concept.
  Urban Luxury Concept Cadillac Hybrid Concept Car
A large windshield and twin skylights create an open, airy feeling and enhance the perception of spaciousness inside with seating for four. A minimalist approach blends with refined materials, colors and lighting. These elements combine to create a passenger space that conveys the new perception of luxury: small, exquisitely detailed and fitted with the latest in digital technology. The front row passenger seat slides and reclines to offer a relaxing seating position. When folded flat, the seat's rear panel offers modern parents a conveniently integrated Orbit Baby SmartHub™ docking station within reach.
The technology behind the unique touch pad controls is ergonomically tucked around the steering wheel to deliver real-time feedback for an efficient commute. The right-hand touch pad is hidden until deployed or detached by the passenger, who can interact online without compromising the driver's control. Via the on-board network, a passenger can request destination directions or audio playlists be integrated in the driver controls. Also woven into the system is OnStar with advanced voice recognition interaction, which allows the driver to do more without taking his or her eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel.
  Urban Luxury Concept Cadillac Hybrid Concept Car
Befitting its role as a Cadillac, the Urban Luxury Concept's interior materials convey luxury through quality and advanced technology. Blue and grey leather dominates the interior space and is contrasted by fabric selected for its high-tech look and feel, and usually found in couture fashion. It is used on the seats, as well as parts of the instrument panel and door panels. The interior is finished with carbon-color wood inlays, brushed aluminum accents and ceramic materials. Ambient lighting conveys an upscale aura that is complemented by the ultra-modern Tanzanite glow of the touch-screen displays.

Biome 2010 Mercedes-Benz Concept Car

 Biome 2010 Mercedes-Benz Concept Car
The designers from the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, California, surprised everyone at the 2010 Los Angeles Design Challenge with a revolutionary vision. The Mercedes Biome Concept previews an ultralight vehicle, inspired by nature, that aims for unparalleled efficiency.
The Mercedes-Benz BIOME Concept symbiosis vehicle is made from an ultralight material called BioFibre and tips the scales at just 875.5 lbs (around 394 kg). This material is significantly lighter than metal or plastic, yet more robust than steel. BioFibre is grown from proprietary DNA in the Mercedes-Benz nursery, where it collects energy from the sun and stores it in a liquid chemical bond called BioNectar4534. As part of this process, the vehicle is created from two seeds: The interior of the BIOME grows from the DNA in the Mercedes star on the front of the vehicle, while the exterior grows from the star on the rear. To accommodate specific customer requirements, the Mercedes star is genetically engineered in each case, and the vehicle “grows” when the genetic code is combined with the seed capsule. The wheels are grown from four separate seeds.
"As the inventor of the motor car, we wanted to illustrate the vision of the perfect vehicle of the future, which is created and functions in complete symbiosis with nature. The Mercedes-Benz BIOME Concept is a natural technology hybrid, and forms part of our earth's ecosystem. It grows and thrives like the leaves on a tree" according to Hubert Lee, Head of the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad. This year the competition had called for the creation of a vision of a safe and comfortable 2+2 compact car featuring good handling and a first-class design.
Even Mercedes Biome concept has a lenght of about 4 meters and is 2,5 meters wide, the German concept designed in California is still able to provide a total mass of just 394 kilograms, thus, it fits the requirements of the contest in question.
The Mercedes-Benz BIOME Concept is powered by BioNectar4534, which is stored in the BioFibre material of the chassis, interior, and wheels. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has developed a technology to equip trees with special receptors which can collect the excess solar energy and turn it into BioNectar4534. This creates a direct link with nature's energy sources and acts as an incentive to cover mobility energy requirements through more trees and at the same time maintain natural resources. Like plants, the Mercedes-Benz symbiosis vehicle also produces oxygen, thereby contributing to improving air quality. At the end of its service life, the Mercedes-Benz BIOME can be fully composted or used as building material. Thanks to the exclusive use of green technologies, the BIOME vehicle thus blends seamlessly into the ecosystem.

X9 BMW Concept Car by Khalfi Oussama

 

X9 BMW Concept Car by Khalfi Oussama
 
Khalfi car design called the "BMW X9". who is a 18-year old designer from Tunisia. it could be a proposal for a new Batmobile. BMW has seen some rather odd looking cars roll off the production line over the past 10 years, but Khalfi Oussama’s new X9 off-roader concept coupe takes oddball Beemers to a whole new level.

The BMW Concept Car - BMW X9 Concept by Khalfi Oussama blends the sporty bodylines of a coupe with the rolling stock of an off-roader – much like BMW’s chunky yet sporty-looking X6 soft-roader. The X9s massive wheels and excessively wide, tyres combined with its colour-matched side-steps and heavy-duty crash plates front and rear definitely showcase the car’s intentions.
This vehicle is BMW X9 Concept, this time the designer of the concept car is a 18-year-old man named Khalfi Tunisian Oussama. With the expectation that the design of the car could replace the car Batman the Dark Knight.
But still had differences with the X9 big wheels and body width tires combined with color combinations that match the sides. On the front is deliberately designed for heavy duty and protected with steel plates and the rear of the increasingly sharpening the mission of the X9 goal was made.
The X9 coupe also carries a new interpretation of BMW's signature kidney grille, although Oussama's version is considerably smaller than the current flock of BMWs. The grille sit along side a set of unique twin-headlights, as well as a pair of tiny foglights that are set into the bumper.
Hailed as the BMW X9 Concept, Khalfi Oussama, might surely have thought of a modern vehicle for Batman before giving shape to this vehicle. Unfortunately we don’t have all that technical info of the vehicle or what was the inspiration behind.

M3 BMW Concept Car by Daniel Nikonchik

 

M3 BMW Concept Car by Daniel Nikonchik








Designer Daniel Nikonchik has designed BMW M3 concept supercar for 2050 that would enhance ownership status and be equally environmentally friendly too. Daniel Nikonchik’s BMW M3 Concept Car is not only elegant but also technically advanced. The BMW M3 is fitted with new features and innovations that will surely appeal to all car lovers. This vehicle is a BMW concept imagined for the year 2050.
Other than the new for BMW M3 concept innovations such as Nano Paint, fiber optic door jams, fully down loadable interiors, the BMW Concept Car - BMW M3 by Daniel Nikonchik features millions of nano sized cameras incorporated with the exterior paint, allowing the occupant see through the body panels even though there is no transplant windows. The data from the cameras is then sent to depth-perceiving high definition displays made possible by the millions of cameras on the exterior to provide stereoscopic camera angles. This allows for new continuous ideas in body shapes without having to account for the traditional greenhouse as well as night vision capabilities and the ability to zoom in on road signs not yet in viewing distance.
The BMW M3 features high torque electric motors powered by hydrogen power cells and engine’s only by product is pure H2O. The interior is additionally equipped with advanced features such as digital touch screen displays, moving gauges and controls to more convenient locations. The individual will also have the ability to log onto the companies’ website to download (similar to downloading an app for a smart phone) different interior packages for a small price.
The rear wheel drive vehicle is designed to open like a flower which will add more to the status of the owner while getting out of the vehicle. While getting in the car, it does exactly the opposite. Once the owner is in, vehicle folds back down, then “seals” itself back together.

Ghepardo De Tomaso Concept Car

 
Ghepardo De Tomaso Concept Car
De Tomaso releases new renderings of a future car set to compete with the Mercedes CLS – its called the Ghepardo. The four-door sports cars, Ghepardo, suggests the new concept for future De Tomaso. De Tomaso Concept Car -  Ghepardo New Concept for Future is designed with great respect for the De Tomaso history and design language, and several elements are inspired by the surface treatments of the Pantera and Mangusta.
It is designed to match the future trends within the automotive industry both in design and functionality.This entire auto is inspired not only by the De Tomaso past line of cars, but by a fine taylor-made Italian suit as well. De Tomaso was considered the entry level to the holy grail of Italian super cars in the 1960s and 1970s. De Tomaso cars Pantera and Mangusta are used as inspiration for surface treatments and more.
Auto designer Frederik Tjellesen has created a concept sports car for an Italian car manufacturer, De Tomaso, which runs on a low-emission hybrid engine. Christened the Ghepardo, the concept is a four-door sports car that boasts Ecoboost technology and methanol fuel cells.
The De Tomaso Ghepardo uses technology based on both the latest production cars as well as the concepts cars currently being tested. Ghepardo may be powered either by a Ford twin-turbo ecoboost 3.5 V6 producing 465 bhp or by four electric in-hub fuel cells each producing 85 Kw (combined an equivalent of 440 bhp). Electricity is produced by a methanol fuel cell stack located beneath the 500 litre boot. Active aerofoils are incorporated in the ‘c-pillar/rear wing’ giving the car optimal down force at any speed. The Ghepardo measures a length of 4820 mm, a width of 1970 mm, height of 1300 mm and a wheel base of 2990 mm.
The cars were as fast and as beautiful, however, more inexpensive than the ones of Ferrari and Lamborghini. In 1971, De Tomaso introduced the Deauville which was the fastest saloon car at the time. It was referred to as a super saloon by founder Alejandro De Tomaso. Inspired by the spirit of the Deauville, the De Tomaso Ghepardo is a modern four door fuel cell super car with a surface treatment inspired by the legendary De Tomasos of the 60s and 70s and designed for the future.
As an inspirational effect from the Mangusta,in  Ghepardo De Tomaso the rear wing function as the boot cover and the rear door. With elegant surface, volume, stand, lines with a smooth eye catching finish, the bottom windows are so designed that the rider can have an idea of the speed. Run by a power of approximately 450HP, this car surely binds style with future trend of the car.