5 Concept Cars That Redlined Reader Attention

When it comes to concept cars, vaporware is everywhere on the Internet. Most are little more than renderings with as much chance of production as the Death Star being developed. There are, however, a few visionary vehicles we covered during the year that are both out of this world and grounded in reality. Based on the number of online views, these five machines—each already a prototype or planned for limited production—are your favorites of the future.

Placing fifth among our readers is the Nissan GT-R50, the Japanese marque’s entry in the supercar category. Created in partnership with Italdesign, the carbon-fiber-bodied coupe carries a 710 hp, 3.8-liter V-6—with 575 ft lbs of torque—mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission and complemented by all-wheel drive and an adaptive suspension. Depending on demand, Nissan may make 50 examples, each priced at $1.1 million.

Here are the top four finishers:

Rimac Concept Two

How do you follow up a 1,224 hp hypercar? Well, if you are Mate Rimac, founder of Croatia-based Rimac Automobili, the answer is simple—make one with 1,914 hp. Successor to the Concept One, Rimac’s logically named Concept Two is envisioned to draw the latter number of horses exclusively from electric motors that also churn out 1,696 ft lbs of torque.
The Rimac Concept Two hypercar.

The zero-emissions power train (with a planned 400-mile range) will propel the car from zero to 60 in 1.85 seconds and allow it to reach the quarter-mile mark in 9.1 seconds on its way to a top speed of 285 mph. If all goes to plan, the Concept Two will be built beginning in 2020. The limited run will comprise 150 examples, each starting at $2 million.

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