Motoring is constantly developing and governed by the car design studies usually depicted as the concept cars at motor shows or other large events. These concept cars provide an idea of what to expect future examples from each brand to look like.
Some of them do not go into production but they do give the public an idea of which directions their favorite brand is considering taking with a particular model. Modern materials, different power trains and production lead to wilder and wackier concepts being formed.
The following are some of the best concept vehicles of 2017. From autonomous city vehicles to a future vision of what Formula One may look like, and even a re-imagined camper van, the following gallery should peak interests.
Toyota FT-1 Concept
A lot of rumble has been made about the FT-4X, but here we have something with smooth curves and bulges that are punctuated with air intakes and aerodynamically dimensions. Toyota was thinking about the Supra and McLaren with this body style. Provocatively dubbed the Future Concept 1, it was created in the CALTY design studio. It exists as an engineless and fibreglass concept still, though it was originally debuted in the 2014 Detroit auto show.
Volkswagen ID Buzz
The ID Buzz represents the future of the camper van. This is a 21st century illustration of what a classic split screen van is supposed to look like. The vehicle is electric and seats eight. Apart from that VW has been tight lipped about vehicle details though there are ongoing rumours the company is going to put it in production by 2022.
Renault RS2027 Vision
The Renault RS2027 presents something different for Formula One. It has a hybrid power train but this does not in any way illustrate a downgrade. The megawatt of power adds up to roughly 1341 bhp.
Nissan Vmotion concept
This is Nissan’s best venture into the concept scope yet, with a self-driving theme and hybrid dimensions. A great interior, suicide doors that open from the outside meaning no centre pillar and a steering square are what we have to expect with Nissan’s upcoming bat-mobile. They did not however, release information on the engine specs. Other features include a v-shaped grille along with a floating roof.
It incorporates equal parts of the past present and possibly future of Lamborghini. The first appearance was during the 2014 Paris Auto Show. Like the Huracan, the Asterion utilizes a naturally aspirated and longitudinally mounted 5.2 liter V10 engine. This is linked to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. Though within the application, an integrated starter motor and generator is between the transmission and the engine sending the output to addition electric motors on the front axles. The combined output is 897 hp which is sufficient to bring it from nought to 60 in 3 seconds, enough for super-car status.
This is a comeback from the discontinued Musso and offers an insight into what the company’s forthcoming seven seat SUV would appear to be. The XAVL comes available with a lot of tech which is new to the brand though has been on some of the rival’s production cars for years now.