Concept cars are unveiled at auto shows all over the world, shocking crowds and raising expectations. Of course, many of these “concept” cars never actually come to completion, or do, but not in the same greatness as portrayed by the concept. However, those that do make it to the roads set new trends and can seriously “change the game” when it comes to automobile marketing, design, and production.
So I have collected a list to examine the best concept cars, debuted in the last 5 years, that could change the car industry and shift sales from one manufacturer to another. For instance, Tesla is the leader in all-electric luxury cars with their impressive Model series lineup, but some of these cars on the list could replace Tesla as the best. Additionally, new cars can change more than motor trends: they can also have an impact on the economy and society as a whole.
It takes years to design and bring a car to market, so it’s no wonder that some of these cars have been in the concept phase for 4 or more years. Sometimes, cars are flaunted at different shows and conventions to raise hype about the car, when in reality, the concept model might not run at all, or as well as advertised, and will be in the design phase for what feels like decades. Whatever the case, concept cars are seriously fun to talk about: speculating on new designs, technologies and the future of the car industry.
So, here are 10 concept cars that could change everything.
Developed by a tiny design team in Japan, the Aspark Owl is a testament to the potential of fully electric sports cars. Weighing in at a staggeringly low 1,900 lbs, the Owl is an incredibly lightweight hypercar that has stunned the world with its impressive 1.9 sec 0-60 run.
That’s right, the Aspark Owl can go 0-60 MPH in under 2 seconds, an achievement that was sought by the engineers at Aspark when designing it’s 429 horsepower electric engine.