TOP 5's
CONCEPT CARS
Here is our Top 5 Concept cars of all time
Year: 2010
Top Speed (theoretical): Over 280mph
Best Feature: Gas Turbines
 
For 75 years, Jaguar has been responsible for some of the most iconic road and racing car designs ever seen. The roll call of names will be familiar to all: XK120, C-Type, D-Type, XJ13, E-Type, XJ220. To that list can now be added the Jaguar C-X75 Concept, which celebrates three-quarters of a century of beautiful, fast Jaguars by being the fastest and perhaps most beautiful concept of them all. Jaguar has an award-winning portfolio of designs in its current range of XK, XF and XJ models and the C-X75 reinforces the marque's design-led approach to product development.

Year: 2010
Top Speed (Theoretical): 280mph
Best Feature: Laps 20 Seconds faster than an F1 Car
 
ll races that exist in today's world are restricted by regulations. However the Red Bull X2010 Prototype is a machine born from a fantastic "what if" dream of Polyphony; "What would the fastest racing car on Earth, free of any and all regulations look like?" Initially the Red Bull X2010 Prototype was a single seater, canopied prototype wing car with covered front wheels. The performance brought about by the 1500ps direct injection V6 Twin Turbo would have been spectacular as is, with a top speed of 400km/h and a maximum lateral acceleration of 6G. But this concept showed an even greater advancement through the help of Red Bull Racing, who became a partner in this project.




Year: 1958
Top Speed (Theoretical): 200mph
Best Feature: Those Super Futuristic Looks
 
A series of exotic subsystems totally filled the innards of the GM Motorama Firebird III. The most interesting was Unicontrol, a joystick that allowed the driver to go, stop, and steer with a single lever. Push it forward to accelerate, pull it back to brake, move it side to side to turn. For reverse, you rotated the lever 20 degrees left or right; Park was selected by an 80-degree twist. All these actions were accomplished by servos controlled by three primitive analog computers, which not only gave the joystick some "feel" but also centered the steering.


Year: 2010
Top Speed (Theoretical): 215mph
Best Feature: It's a Carbon Fibre Fest
 
Lamborghini is redefining the future of the super sports car with a unique technology demonstrator. Boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advanced carbon-fiber technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms (2,202 lb) - including V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive. This makes the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento a unique demonstration of the technological expertise of Automobili Lamborghini. Innovative carbon-fiber technologies are being used here for the first time in an automotive application. As a 100 percent subsidiary of Audi AG, the Italian carmaker also benefits from the undisputed expertise of the German manufacturer when it comes to lightweight construction.

Year: 2011
Top Speed (Theoretical): 120mph
Best Feature: Electric Drivetrain
 
It may only be a concept, but the Nissan ESFLOW electric sports car proves it's possible to remain environmentally sympathetic without having to give up the joy of driving. It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports car and performs like one too. But Nissan ESFLOW Concept is different to every other sports car yet built: it's electric. Using technology pioneered in the award-winning Nissan LEAF, the EV concept shows that driving can still be as much fun tomorrow as it is today.