Sunday, June 26, 2011

5 Fantastic Concept Cars

Magnet Car

The Magnet Car was designed by Mat˙ö Proch·czka as a solution to the challenge of finding more fuel efficient methods of transport. This car uses magnets the same polarity as the road, which effectively ‘lifts’ the car off the road, making it lighter by 50%. Of course, this is a true ‘concept car’, as magnetised roads are a purely hypothetical idea, and yet to be realised.

Audi Locus

Turkish designer Ugur Sahin descirbed the main feature of the car as “the way its surface shapes are formed with continous flow”. He also comments that he was inspired by nature, in that there are no straight lines in nature. Its most outstanding features is the roof, which combines the windshield and the rear window into one continous glass surface. In Sahin’s words, he wanted to create a car that “creates a relaxing, energetic, vibrant and confident feeling”.

BRB Evolution

The BRB Evolution, designed by Daniel Bailey, has two innovative features to combat the changing issues in the future of urban transport. Firstly, it is powered by electricity and a hydrogen fuel cell, which would reduce pollution. Secondly, and arguably the most creative, it has the ability to fold to 50% of its original size, to help with the anticipated limited car-parking space in the future of big cities.

Audi RSQ Concept

This car, designed especially for the motion picture I, Robot and was intended as an amitious product placement rather than be actually built. It’s features include being a mid-engined sports car, its two doors are rear-hinged to the C-posts of the body and open according to the butterfly principle.

Audi O

This concept car was designed in 2008 by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic. The car features glass windows running along the bottom edge which produces a unique profile view of the car. It is primarily intended to fuse a powerful audio system with a sporty hatchback design and as such, has DJ mixing decks, a double firewall surrounding the engine to block external noise, and the ability to download music from the internet on the go.


  1. I like the BRB Evolution mainly because of its ability to fold 50% of its original size. The Audi O is no pushover either. I mean, the idea of blocking external noise is good for me since I like listening to music. But it's also a bad thing since the driver won't be able to hear the horns or the emergency sirens of an ambulance coming from behind.

  2. I find the Audi Locus the best concept car among these five. It has an uncommon structure and design, but its color is truly unique. Driving an Audi Locus in the road can make you grab everyone's attention. :D

  3. The people behind these concept cars certainly deserve commendation. They are not just good designers, but also people of exceptional brilliance. They were able to come up with unique car ideas that are environmentally friendly. Among these, my favorite is the concept of the magnet car. The concept of a magnet car which “lifts” the car on the road and makes it 50% lighter is a truly unique idea. Aside from its dazzling features, it also intends to minimize gasoline consumption, making it exceptionally eco-friendly.

    Patrick Gauer


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