The automotive industry is easily one of the world’s most competitive markets. To get that extra edge over their rivals, companies frequently reveal concept cars that give both eager investors and the general public a sample of what is to be expected in the future. Or just show you ludicrously awesome vehicles that have no hope of ever being built, just to build brand hype and awareness. That being said, below is a list of the most epic concept cars ever unveiled. Get ready to drool.
Perhaps the most well-known and influential car brand in the world, Ferrari announced in 2015 its newest supercar concept, and you will soon be able to drive at Formula 1 speeds in the streets. Powered by a 6.3 liter V12 engine with 740 hp, this beast goes from zero to one hundred km/h in just about 2.2 seconds, and the impressive 500km/h top speed amazes even the biggest enthusiasts.
Mercedes is making big bets on cinema worthy new technology, and the “F015”, their newest concept, takes everything you’ve seen so far to a whole new level. With autonomous driving, the 17 feet “capsule-like” vehicle is, according to the head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, “growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space”.
Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT
The first thing that crossed my mind when I first looked at it is “…this thing came out of a video game”. Chevrolet’s concept is one of the most ambitious ever, the “ultimate race car” was developed for the Gran Turismo 6 racing game under a “no-rules atmosphere, to challenge designers and test engineers to deliver the most exhilarating sensations”. From zero to one hundred km/h in 1.5 seconds and making use of 900 hp, the “what looks like a hot wheels” wants to fight for the title of fastest car ever.