A chunky Dodge Viper concept design filled with testosterone – ready to take command of the streets, race circuits, or conventional tracks for unparalleled dominance.
Dodge Viper is one sports car automotive enthusiasts will love to get a hold of, now that it is out of production and turning into a hot property with every passing year. While Dodge has no plans to revive the muscular hunk, the American sports car boasting a V10 engine lets the performance do all the talking – on the streets and tracks as well. While I still can’t get the flowing design of the Viper Basilisk Concept off my head, this new flashy Dodge Viper concept urges me to change my mind.
Designed and conceptualized by automotive designer Karan Adivi – who’s got a knack for visualizing hypnotic car designs – this concept shines with its wide-body stance and hot wheels – literally. Adivi tunes the already intimidating beast with his body kits on all sides to turn the Viper into a street racer god sent for the next Fast and Furious 10 shenanigans. The four-wheeler gets cheeky rear bumper lip diffusers, remodeled headlights, sharper front grill ducts, and a slightly uplifted hood nose that just stares at you so hard, you would eventually blink first!
The interiors are clad in red –matching the red on the wheels which is a hard thing to not get drawn into. The overall sports car appeal of the Dodge is certainly escalated in this concept design – and it’s highly desirable. Will this blue Dodge Viper with stylized white stripes capture my heart? It’s a close call, but I have to say a loud yes!
With the brand’s future uncertain, the Alfa Romeo GTS is the perfect catalyst to set the chain reaction into action again. The coupe is a balanced mix of styling, aesthetics and everything an automotive enthusiast demands from a compact modern set of four-wheels.
Alfa Romeo is one automotive brand that is driven by the emotion of love. Car enthusiasts owned the Italian brand’s four-wheelers because they instantly fell in love, rather than their urge for the need to buy one. All this boils down to the jaw-dropping cars, the marque has produced over the years which holds the likes of Giulia Quadrifoglio gta, Montreal, Disco Volante Spider or Tipo 33 Stradale. While all these flashy cars set the tune for the brand, the GT series from the 60s and 70s is not overshadowed in any way.
The sporty coupe is right up there with the best Alfa Romeo models thanks to the highly appreciated timeless design. While the brand is jostling for survival, a fresh breath of air is infused by an automotive designer to hint at the future revival plan to resurrect the lost glory. Guilherme Neves Araujo has penned the Alfa Romeo GTS that looks to go the EV way for the mission. The concept has the allure of the 2000 GTA model with the infusion of a model element.
On the front, the vehicle looks straight out of the Alfa Romeo blueprint design wing. The overall dimensions remind me of the Polestar 1, another tell-tale sign that the GTS is an EV in the making. The wide wheel arches instantly trigger my brain towards the muscle car influence (a hint of Dodge Challenger and not necessarily Mustang), pointing to a performance-oriented beast underneath. No matter from where you glance at this ride, the balanced proportions are its forte. The rear is a bit subdued but it captures the overall appeal and wraps up the car’s flowing aesthetics nicely.
Alfa Romeo is still focusing on the SUVs in the house, and this kind of vehicle would certainly pump life back into the brand. When pushed to the wall, Alfa Romeo should go all-in for such bold designs and surprise the competitors. Too bad, the Guilherme’s design is just a concept for now, and I hope the universe conspires to bring this beautiful Italian four-wheeler to life. An Alfa Romeo GTS in the real world is what I want to see. Are the lead designers at Alfa Romeo listening?
A futuristic Mercedes-Benz concept car that uses the VISON AVTR as a canvas for extending the prototype’s possibilities for an even better human-machine interaction.
Back in January 2020, Mercedes-Benz showed to the world VISION AVTR concept inspired by the blockbuster movie Avatar. The idea revolves around a cohesive bond between humans and machines with a brain-computer interface (BCI) to control the vehicle just with mere thoughts. Now, designer Xiqiao Wang takes this future-forward vision a step further with the Mercedes-Benz EQX concept. The awe-inspiring sci-fi coupe understandably has the Mercedes-Benz EQ influence written all over it.
The idea here is to employ futuristic automotive technologies and modern-day design prowess to redefine the travel experience. This is done by amalgamating autonomous driving and unified infotainment systems to build an integrated information space. The airy character of the transparent cabin is reciprocated by the exterior having a glossy metal body and glass screen windshield extending from the wheel arches to the taillights for light refraction on a whole. Therefore, bringing to the fore contrasting internal and external design language.
Mercedes-Benz EQX’s voluptuous curved body shape evokes a sense of sensual purity, running back to the rear which lights up gradually from the interior cabin to signify emotional integration of man and machine. The designer fully adapts the VISION AVTR’s design for the individually steered wheels of the car which perfectly compliment the flowing aerodynamic body.
Xiqiao with this concept has managed to strike a good balance between a futuristic automotive character and an airy interactive interior that evokes one to jump right into the driving seat and take it for a spin into the woods on a golden sunset draped landscape. Perhaps, Mercedes-Benz could draw some inspiration from his concept to take their highly acclaimed VISION AVTR to the next level!
Created by automotive designer Mattia Brunelli as a vanity side-project aimed at exploring automotive styling, the Elitra GTS is a halo-car with no real brand attached to it. Instead, it focuses on inheriting attributes from other racecars of its time with unique styling, a jet fighter-focused aesthetic, plenty of air intakes, and what looks like a holographic dashboard that augments itself over the driver’s windscreen.
Elitra is a two-seater hypercar concept that envelops the driver and fellow passenger inside a jet fighter-style cockpit, with elements of the car’s body “floating” around the fuselage, creating the impression of wings and moving surfaces like flaps and ailerons to reinforce that feeling of a jet slicing through the stratosphere.
The car’s overall design tows the balance between speed and aggression. Trying to not necessarily look edgy and domineering, the Elitra sports surfaces with natural, mildly rounded edges that give the impression of speed while avoiding looking overtly sharp – something that’s often the case with fighter jet-inspired automobiles. Instead, it comes with an aesthetic that, as described by the folks at Automotive Design Planet, “less intimidating but still of great scenic presence”.
The car’s ‘airy’ design sports enough strategically positioned intakes to supply air directly to every technical component. While this was merely a form exploration project for designer Mattia Brunelli, it’s pretty clear that the concept isn’t powered by an electric drivetrain, thanks to the presence of dual tailpipes at the back. You can view more renders of the Elitra GTS on Mattia’s Instagram Page.
This Porsche two-seater grand tourer is a supercar designed for the thrill of speed for adrenaline junkies, a stylish character that reflects the driver’s personality, and a ride that carries a lot of history in its origins.
Only a few can compare to the pure design language of Porsche, and giving it an elegant interpretation is no ordinary feat. So much history and sense of responsibility are associated with legendary brands like Porsche that designers have to tread with caution when creating their own versions inspired by them. Such is the magnetism of this luxury grand tourer that draws one towards its voluptuous contoured shape – highlighted by a sweeping silhouette encapsulating the car.
The wide stance of the Porsche GTE here, conceptualized by Sreenath Sundaram is a perfect example of concept 3D modeling done right. The inspiration comes from the hugely popular Porsche 917 (Le Mans winner in 1970 and 1971) which has been the design inspiration for other concept cars as well. The reason, the man maximum machine minimum philosophy that’s been strong at Porsche all these years. The Porsche 917 is the ideal icon of that vision, and so is this creation.
This concept follows an eye-like design on all fronts – the core design, exterior form and interior form. The designer emphasis on the warm expression of a hug on the front section that radiates a friendly charisma. On the rear, the car’s design is characterized by converging muscular surfaces towards the end. The motive is to have an elegant surface transition from rear wheel arches to the tail. The interior follows suit with a spindle that evolves to create a dual lounge-inspired seating arrangement connected at the center.
The result, a grand tourer with a smooth surface transition on the haunches and clean reflections. The Gull-winged doors and the mighty diffusers further reinforce its stance. At one point in time, I even mistook this one for a Ferrari supercar – the widebody stance and the front section being the reason. Would Porsche want to go this way in the future? Why not, it looks absolutely gorgeous, ready for a spin on the freeways!
Here’s a fleeting glimpse of the future of the automotive industry with this sharply designed Ford concept that’s inspired by the brand’s rarest concept cars, with an incredibly alluring sci-fi aesthetic.
Automotive companies experiment with a lot of concept designs to have a better vision of what’s going to shape the future on wheels in coming years or even coming decades. Likewise, Ford has also had its share of concept cars over the span of many years in the past. When a concept car draws inspiration from the visionary concept cars of the past it is bound to be something special. That’s what the Ford Dystopia is – a futuristic vehicle with a cyberpunk vibe that’s a tribute to the one-off Ford GT90 Concept and inspired by the equally rare Ford Indigo.
All these great iterations by Ford were built in the 90s and this concept by Antoine Crobe is a living image of the no-limit thinking of the second largest American auto manufacturer founded more than a century ago by Henry Ford. Ford Dystopia is a sweet blend of the mecha sci-fi and robotic influences. The latter attributed to Ford’s keen investment in the Esports video game division. Essentially, this car is indeed the rightful machine to dominate a dystopian future where the sky is the limit for experiencing the adrenaline rush of driving four-wheelers.
It has an open-wheel set up to keep the center of gravity very low and the Indigo influence is rather obvious with the wheel arches and nose section. The overall shape is a true testament to the GT90 Concept’s design that was ahead of its time. According to Antoine, the car acknowledges the pure automotive spirit with an overwhelming feeling of strength brought to the fore by “hard surface and technical details.” The electric powertrain sits on the rear of the Dystopia and the overall design does indeed reflect a sense of solid metal that is impregnable.
The geometric design language of the concept is highlighted by the array of LED headlights running all the way from one end to the other, while the rear has a signature supercar look. The front end is so open, it seems like a crawling crab with its claws open to catch its prey. Performance-wise this machine should make the riders stick back to their seats with break-neck speeds since it will be aerodynamically tuned for cutting through the air drag. The cabin on this one is nothing short of futuristic with the similar ambiance of the projector lights carried inside for the cockpit’s dashboard elements.
The Infiniti QX90 2028 is designed to meet urban commute – by allowing you to easily switch between driving and relaxing mode.
Elon Musk claims that Tesla will have Level 5 autonomy by the end of 2021 – quite a bold statement given the extremity of AI and technological input required to achieve this feat. That means we will have a fully self-driving vehicle without any human assistance – virtually eliminating the need to fit a steering wheel inside the car. On the other hand, this concept empowers the person driving the vehicle and gives the rider complete freedom of operating modes.
Designer Johnny Jiang gives preference to human judgment while driving a vehicle – and the Infiniti QX90 2028 concept is a testament to that vision. The car’s design focuses on improving commuting by focusing on five key elements. The de-materialization, customization as per user’s needs, the experience of the driver and fellow riders, technological infusion for better function, and facilities that cater to individual needs – giving you the most comfortable drive possible.
The interiors of this sedan have a lounge-like space with a panoramic glass roof for an ultimate relaxing drive. The rear passenger seats can make a complete 180 degrees turn for an improved view or help socialize. The exteriors have a futuristic vibe going with the sharp design lines and a flowing aesthetic, striking a balance between the front and the rear. It’s this edginess merging with the fluidity that gives this car an evolved Cybertruck vibe.
The semi-autonomous vehicle adapts Level 4.5 autonomy, and it’ll have an AI companion if the driver has an emergency or is unable to drive. In addition, the intelligent cloud-based database enables functions like finding the apt parking space in an expansive parking lot to save time. For the driving experience, AI senses the driver’s emotional state, changing the interior ambiance and music to go into a softer mode.
The ability to choose the level of autonomous drive gives the car unique flexibility. Right from the adrenaline rush of zooming on a highway in manual mode to the autonomous mode for the times when you want to sit back and enjoy the view – this car gives you the best of both worlds.
Making a trip to the next big meeting or traveling to your loved ones is more than just starting at point A and reaching point B. We live in times where multitasking and squeezing out the most productive moments in life is of value. That’s why concept vehicle designers emphasize the interior ambiance and the minimal yet highly functional aspect of futuristic commuters. The exponential rate at which technology upgrades lends designers the freedom to conjure up designs that are well worthy of a sci-fi movie.
GAC 2030 U- journey by transportation designer Ray Lyu from the central academy of fine arts Beijing, China, is the perfect example. As the name implies, this desirable concept car envisions transportation in the year 2030 (which is not that far off) dominated by autonomous vehicles that’ll be mostly powered by clean energy. The self-driving feature of the future cars gives the designer leverage to maximize interior space for lounging, working, or socializing with close ones. Furthermore, this concept car influences oriental beauty in the interiors that are calming and decluttered for complete peace of mind. A perfect haven on the road for sustaining the right state of mind when you’re working on the go or simply want some time out from a busy lifestyle.
Ray’s design centers around the cozy interiors that feel like home – with a comfy lounge seating at the rear and a movable lounge seat that can be oriented in any direction and place. To the front is the working space with a low height table for placing a laptop or journal. On the outside, GAC impresses without question owing to its flowing design highlighted by the cool white tone with a tinge of subtle cool blues giving it a sexy future-worthy personality. In addition, the semi-transparent panoramic windshield glass brings an airy character to the rental ride, well complemented by the unibody design tires. And what can I say about the door opening mechanism? It is pure genius to have on a modern vehicle like this.
GAC’s design is not just a mere digital contraption, as Ray has created a scale model of the 2030 car, and I appreciate the attention to detail put in it. Overall, this concept is a very balanced design not going down the infeasible realms, which can be overdone. A big thumbs up to Ray for GAC 2030 U- journey!
Toyota Sprinter Trueno AE86’s agile handling and responsive steering made it tailored for Japan’s snaking roads. No doubt it was a shining star in the country’s mountain pass racing era of the late ’80s. Another racecar that lives deep-rooted in automotive fans’ memory is the Mazda FB RX7 which dominated the IMSA GTU series for seven years, winning the championship. Both these racing wheels had their charm in the prime days, and still, they go for a massive chunk of money as collector’s items.
When you intertwine both these cars and create one – it’s pure Hot Wheels magic. That’s what artist Khyzyl Saleem has mustered up in his concept renderings. Yes, this is a tribute to the 80’s era in the form of IMSA inspired AE86 that looks so made for the Fast & Furious 9 movie. Khyzyl is a big-time IMSA FB RX7 fan, and he lends his craft to the classic yet racer in a hot pink hue. The flowing body lines and the body kit are, of course, taken from the FB RX7 IMSA ride. Seeing a blend of the RX7 on top of the AE86 is total bliss for me as an automotive enthusiast.
Khyzyl has not overdone the interweaving of the classic race cars – and that hue is a total drool-worthy touch. The arched wheels with hypnotic yellow spoke patterns can’t stop me from believing it is destined for a high stake drag race with the Lamborghini Countach or Ferrari Testarossa. Whether this one wins the duel is a story for another day – it surely will win a lot of hearts!
Bugatti Type 57, created by Jean Bugatti, was a dream car back in 1930 and 1940, with only 710 examples produced. Such was the design of the Type 57 SC Atlantic coupe, particularly that it is to date one of the most desirable classic cars. Only four of the 57 SC were created between 1936 and 1938, with three of these still in existence. The fourth one is still being searched for over eight decades now! So you can ascertain the value of the Type 57 SC Atlantic from this fact. Rightfully the Bugatti Hommage 100 2036 concept by car designer Habib ORHAN can fill its shoes in a modern avatar of one of the greatest four-wheelers of the past century!
Habib designed the blueprint during the quarantine time in February 2021 for the Type 57 SC Atlantic-inspired concept highlighted by the vertical division with a raised seam running from the hinge to the bonnet. He imagines the futuristic electric-powered coupe in 2036 when the technical improvements make it easier to use carbon fiber for the chassis structure design. The spaceship-like C-shape (adapted from the Bugatti Ventoux Coupe) and the engine housed inside the wheels (yes, that’s not a typo!) give sneak-peak into the reimagined vehicles of the future. The concept maintains the proportions of the GT series for luxurious and emotional touch while incorporating a modern, sporty look.
Bugatti Hommage 100 2036’s tail design pays homage to the Atlantic with a riveted middle to make the car lighter. The same goes for the bonnet, which preserves the natural GT feel. Since the sporty coupe is meant for 2036, it comes with lights to emphasize the vertical line separation. It also projects the Bugatti logo on the front to lure modern car enthusiasts. A brilliant concept indeed by Habib that brings nostalgic memories of the GT series back to the future!