Concept

Pininfarina Teorema offers a sneak-peak of futuristic automotive design

Pininfarina Teorema offers a sneak-peak of futuristic automotive design

Italian design house Pininfarina recently debuted its futuristic Teorema concept car. It’s a vehicle designed exclusively using both virtual and augmented reality. Best of all, Teorema reminds us of those groovy concept cars from the 1960s and 1980s, like the Plymouth XNR, Chrysler TurboFlite, and the wedge-tastic Citroën Karin and Lamborghini Athon.

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Mini Vision Urbanaut is the minivan of the future

Mini Vision Urbanaut is the minivan of the future

Remember the Mini Vision Urbanaut concept first seen at BMW’s NEXTGen event last 2020, a pill-shaped people-carrier with autonomous driving features and sustainable construction? Well, Mini and BMW have built a working prototype of the Vision Urbanaut. The real-life working model of Mini’s vision for mobility will make its world-premiere this July 1, 2021, at the DLD Summer conference in Munich, Germany.

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Volkswagen Taos Basecamp Concept arrives just in time for summer

Volkswagen Taos Basecamp Concept arrives just in time for summer

Yes, the VW Taos Basecamp is a concept for now. But we have a strong feeling it won’t remain a concept for long. Seemingly inspired by the positive response from its Atlas Basecamp concept in 2019, the Volkswagen design team in Oxnard, California, conceived the Taos Basecamp Concept as a more outdoorsy and rugged version of a standard VW Taos crossover.

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Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD fully unveiled as a one-off concept

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD fully unveiled as a one-off concept

Opel’s been teasing us with an electric-powered, vintage-styled Manta since March with the Manta GSe ElektroMOD. Our previous report said we had no idea whether the Manta GSe will make it to production, but it seems we now have an answer.

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Strange-looking triple-wing jet promises more fuel efficiency

Strange-looking triple-wing jet promises more fuel efficiency

A company called SE Aeronautic has revealed a commercial airliner known as the SE200 that has a very strange configuration compared to current aircraft designs. In its high-lift-wing configuration, the jet features three wings and promises short takeoff and landing potential. Significant changes in commercial aircraft design are rare, but with the push to reduce fuel consumption and green the industry, some significant changes are being considered.

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Estrema Fulminea EV hypercar has four motors, 2,000HP, and solid-state batteries

Estrema Fulminea EV hypercar has four motors, 2,000HP, and solid-state batteries

Have you heard of Automobili Estrema? Neither do we, but the Italian EV maker promises to make a big splash with its Fuminea hyper EV. Estrema’s mission is to “create a new Italian car brand of design excellence” while “specializing in designing, engineering, and manufacturing low volume, zero-emissions hypercars and supercars.”

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Brembo introduces G Sessanta Concept brake caliper for motorcycles

Brembo introduces G Sessanta Concept brake caliper for motorcycles

Italian braking expert Brembo is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Commemorating this glorious event is the brand’s newest brake caliper concept for motorcycles. The latest G Sessanta Concept is unlike any brake caliper you’ve seen before. Embodying the desirable traits of a genuine concept, G Sessanta is Brembo’s vision for the future of mobility.

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This fully-restored Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept previews a glorious past

This fully-restored Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept previews a glorious past

There’s a funny story behind the Mazda MX-81 Aria Concept you see here. It debuted at the 1981 Tokyo Motor Show as Mazda’s first experimental concept vehicle (MX is for Mazda eXperimental). Designed by Marc Dechamps of Italian coachbuilder Bertone, the MX-81 Aria is a fusion of quirky 80’s Japanese engineering and gorgeous Italian styling.

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The Suzuki Misano concept is a new speedster with motorcycle-inspired tandem seating

The Suzuki Misano concept is a new speedster with motorcycle-inspired tandem seating

The Suzuki Misano is a new concept vehicle developed by Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) students in Torino, Italy. It’s a futuristic-looking compact speedster inspired by Suzuki’s passion for motorcycles and four-wheeled automobiles. Taking its name from an Italian racetrack, Suzuki Misano has motorcycle-inspired tandem seating to deliver a unique grand-touring and racing experience.

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Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD teases innovative Pixel-Vizor front grille

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD teases innovative Pixel-Vizor front grille

Last March, Opel gave us a teaser of its latest Manta GSe ElektroMOD concept, an all-electric version of the brand’s popular sports coupe from the 1970s. The German carmaker is back to reveal more about its latest electric restomod, notably its unique Pixel-Vizor front grille that allows the car (and driver) to send animated messages to other road users.

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HTC Vive Air headset surfaces for VR fitness, but don’t get too excited

HTC Vive Air headset surfaces for VR fitness, but don’t get too excited

HTC is getting itself some attention this morning thanks to a leak of what's apparently a new fitness-focused VR headset. The headset, which is dubbed the HTC Vive Air, surfaced today in a World Design Guide leak that actually tells us a decent amount about it. Unfortunately, it seems like this new headset is just a concept rather than an actual product, which means that we probably won't see it head to market anytime soon.

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This Hyundai Pony Heritage EV restomod is an all-electric vintage concept

This Hyundai Pony Heritage EV restomod is an all-electric vintage concept

Look familiar? You’re looking at the Hyundai Pony, the first mass-produced and exported vehicle from the South Korean automaker. But unlike the Pony first unveiled in 1975, this particular Hyundai Pony has an all-electric powertrain hiding underneath.

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