Firebird III: One Of The Most Intriguing And Influential Concept Cars Of General Motors

GM built the Firebird III in 1958 and debuted it at Motorama in 1959. It is another extravagant concept with a fiberglass body and no fewer than seven short wings and tail fins (which were tested extensively in a wind tunnel). Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: Autobianchi Runabout

Revealed at the 1969 Turin Motor Show, Bertone showed off this wild ride which looks a bit like what might have happened if Speed Racer’s Mach 5 mated with a powerboat. Continue reading »

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Scale-Covered Concept Car Inspired By Avatar Movie

Mercedes-Benz has revealed its take on the vehicle as a “living creature” with the Vision AVTR concept, which takes design cues from the sci-fi fantasy film Avatar. Dubbed the Vision AVTR, the design takes its name not only from the Avatar film it was inspired by, but also stands for “Advanced Vehicle Transformation”. Continue reading »

1959 Cadillac Cyclone Concept, An Indication Of The United States Obsession With Jet Design And Aerodynamics

In the 1950s the United States was obsessed with jet plane design, which was applied to other non related products including cars. Between 1949 and 1961 General Motors launched their concept cars every year at the Motorama shows, which were highly anticipated throughout the country. Jet design had already inspired the designers of the three Firebird concepts launched between 1954 and 1950. With their gas turbine engines, they were literally road going jets. In 1959 Cadillac joined the ‘jet age’ with the Cyclone Concept. Continue reading »

A Memory, A Feeling: The Superb Digital Concept Artworks Of David Benzal

Many times we watch TV series and animation films, or play video games without thinking about how they could have been done. What hides behind every smile drawn or every look that, drawn with perfectly demarcated lines, overflows humanity, making us feel completely identified. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: 1976 Ferrari Rainbow

Ferrari claims that its new 458 Spider is the first mid-engined sports car with a retractable hard-top, but this isn’t entirely true: the 1976 Bertone-styled Ferrari Rainbow concept car employed the same layout and a similar folding roof setup – 35 years ago… Unlike its modern counterpart, though, the Rainbow’s roof required manual work to remove, fold and stow in the back. Continue reading »

“Flower Of Darkness”: The Superb Fantasy Portraits And Artworks Of KyuYong Eom

The amazing science fiction and fantasy artworks of KyuYong Eom, a concept artist and digital illustrator based in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: 1986 Italdesign Machimoto

It was presented at Turin Motor Show in 1986 and immediately public and critics are divided: or you accept it for its character like intelligent provocation, or you can only analyze its defects, considering it a museum utopia. Continue reading »

Concepts From Future Past: 1969 Fiat Abarth 2000 Scorpione

Designed by the inimitable Pininfarina, this gorgeous concept car embraced the best of Italian sportscar design, while sporting the almost always daft underpinnings of Fiat’s Abarth division. Continue reading »

“Song Of The Blackest Bird”: Amazing Concept Art By Darek Zabrocki

Darek Zabrocki is a concept artist and illustrator based in Gdansk, Poland. He started drawing at the age of 3 and at first it was nothing but his hobby. In 2007, he switched from traditional techniques to digital painting and began dealing with it professionally. His list of clients includes companies like: Ubisoft, Square Enix, Sony, Guerrilla Games, Axis Animation, BigPoint studio, Firaxis Games, 20th Century Fox, Isotx and more. Continue reading »

Turkish Interior Architect Hayri Atak Proposes Cantilevering Glass Pool Over Norwegian Fjord

Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has designed a concept for a boutique hotel within a cliff edge in Norway that includes a cantilevered glass swimming pool. Continue reading »

1964 General Motors Bison Concept: The Future Looked So Awesome!

The General Motors Bison Concept debuted at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but to little fanfare. That same show was dominated by the debut of the Ford Mustang. This turbine-powered concept was quickly forgotten and that’s a shame because the General Motors Bison Concept was an outstanding looking truck. Continue reading »

Amazing Photos Of 1974 Lamborghini Bravo Concept, The Dream-Car That Never Made It Into Production

Lamborghini Bravo – Bertone design you can’t buy, Why? Because only two have been made in 1974. The Lamborghini Bravo was not just a concept car designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone for Lamborghini, but also a fully functional pre-production prototype. Continue reading »

1969 Chevrolet Astro III Concept

Car designer Bill Mitchell’s breathtaking 1967 Astro I styling study enabled his designers to explore the boundaries between beauty and low-drag forms. At less than three feet high, it was the lowest concept model ever created by GM design, so low that passengers had to use elevator seats to get in and out. A touch of a flush release pad caused the canopy to rise electrically. Once inside, occupants were lowered to a reclining position with another button. Continue reading »

1988 Bertone Lamborghini Genesis: Concept We Forgot

The Bertone Genesis or sometimes referred to as the Lamborghini Genesis was a Bertone designed concept car using Lamborghini parts. It was first displayed to the public at the 1988 Turin Auto Show. Continue reading »