Right now, the fastest way to travel by air is inside a normal commercial jet. In the past people in a big hurry could jump on the Concorde and travel between the US and other nations at supersonic speeds, but that aircraft was retired. A new concept jet called the Skreemr promises to be fast enough that it would make the trip from New York to London in under an hour.
Mazda's striking 2016 MX-5 Miata wasn't in short supply at SEMA 2015, but none were so compelling as the company's own customs. The Mazda stand may have been minimalistic, but that only worked in the favor of the MX-5 Speedster Concept and the MX-5 Spyder Concept; if Miata fans aren't already demanding production plans for one or both, then it's only a matter of time.
We've seen a lot of concept cars before, most of them rather futuristic, some bordering on the absurd. One of the concepts that Toyota just revealed at the Specialty Equipment Market Association, or SEMA, show stands somewhere in between and definitely takes the cake. It's a Tundra pickup truck. It's a limosine. No, it's a Tundrasine pickup limosine. Takings its Tundra model to new lengths, literally, Toyota's idea is to offer the versatility and power of a pickup with the luxury and comfort of a limosine.
The closest thing that Yamaha has to a car right now is its side-by-side off road vehicles. With a new concept that is being shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show that is changing. Yamaha has unveiled something called the Sports Ride Concept and this sexy little beast of a car is a featherweight carbon fiber vehicle designed by McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray.
Long, sleek, with a massive mesh grille up front and substantial muscle in the rear, no one can accuse Lexus of a boring looking concept here. For all of the futuristic concepts, wacky robots, and sort-of cars we’ve seen today in Tokyo, the Lexus LF-FC may be the most significant, and the most likely to actually be on the road in some form, in the near future.
Picture the scene. You're standing in the neon glimmer of downtown Tokyo and, silently creeping through the crowds, comes a Blade Runner cyborg badger with a Mercedes-Benz badge. Latest in the German marque's outlandish concept cars, the autonomous lounge pod, dubbed Vision Tokyo, borrows the styling cues - not to mention the self-driving technology - from the F 015 Luxury in Motion - repurposed for Generation Z.
Toyota may have been pushing its eco-friendly hydrogen powered Mirai of late, but that doesn't mean it's forgotten fun. The company has taken the wraps off a new coupe concept, the Toyota SR-F, at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, a diminutive and almost playful model that harkens back to tiny Japanese sports cars of yesteryear.
Mazda has provided a peek at a possible future as well as celebrated a link to the past with the Mazda RX-Vision Concept, unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show. The low-slung GT car drew a crowd for more than just its sultry looks, as the Japanese brand expounded on the ties between its sporting heritage and rotary engine design and the - presumably - two-rotor mill found under the hood of the concept car.
You know something is up when a Honda engineer giggles while he's talking to you about his car. Turns out, the Honda "4-Motor Electric SH-AWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer" prototype - a clunky name for a heavily modified CR-Z - is enough to cut through the usual restrained enthusiasm of Honda Japan's handling experts, and turn them into squeaking fanboys. Then I drove it myself, and instantly understood why.
Normally when we talk about a concept car, there are some details about the concept to go along with a few images. That isn’t the case with this Renault concept car, and it’s a shame. This is one of the sexiest cars that Renault has ever designed and it was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of the French architect and artists known as Le Corbusier.
Mitsubishi Electric has unveiled a new kind of turning indicator concept for cars that aims to make signals much clearer for pedestrians and cyclists nearby, rather than just the other vehicles in front or behind. The system projects LED lighting onto the ground around the car, indicating its path and direction, making it safer and more obvious for anyone nearby.