We are quite excited about our latest article which follows the format of the theme we’ve set for our website. Today we are listing what we consider to be the best ten futuristic car designs. In our attempt to be as objective as possible, we were originally aiming to list at least one featured car from one different manufacturer. This was not possible. Let us explain why.
In our research we found that German stalwart, Mercedes-Benz had gone and done it again. Their reputation for manufacturing excellence along with their resolute ability to move with the times and develop technological concept designs for the future preceded them. So, we’ve list two Mercs in this top ten feature.
Now, when we talk about concept in the context of this article, we refer to a main feature which is primed towards efficiency and sustainability in the future. There is also less emphasis on physical presence. And today we also want to mention just how suitable a car is for being equipped with a custom-designed LED bar which also acts as a great energy saver.
Aston Martin DBX
Finally, these supercars are listed in ascending order, conforming to the popular tradition of leaving the best for last. Now, we feel that the Aston Martin still remains synonymous for its association with James Bond rather than its technological features. In this case, we are not entirely convinced whether the DBX’s kinetic energy power system, drawing lithium-sulfur cells and not much else is entirely sufficient to make it a worthwhile long-term enterprise for the future.
BMW Active Tourer Concept
BMW’s MPV is a welcome entry to the futuristic design genre with a lot more emphasis on sustainable development through the utilization of the now-familiar hybrid system. However, BMW has placed a higher premium on its targeted niche of upper-end drivers and passengers who seek mainly comfort rather than performance. Also, their record so far with the hybrid system leaves a lot to be desired, given their overall technological reputation over the years.
Mercedes Benz Style Coupe Concept
Now, we are quite pleased to be featuring the first of the two Mercedes Benz Concept cars for the future, breaking with our tradition of balancing our objectivity by bringing as many manufacturers onto our list as possible. The Tourer makes the list mainly because it answers the designer’s drive towards what he defines as a more avant-garde approach to car design.
Bentley EXP 10
Bentley’s EXP 10 is a surprise inclusion to our top ten list in our view. This is mainly because of its valiant attempt to surpass its reputation for largess and opulence. In its place is a pleasing blend of their usually skilled craftsmanship, sourcing the best materials possible, with technological two-seater advancements, ideal for sportsmanship. But it remains a laggard where hybrid system installations are concerned and we don’t have the patience to rely on promises on the if, rather than the when, they bring this essential futuristic feature on board.
Marianna Merenmies’ design makes our list purely because it is, indeed, a futuristic concept. It has utilized space-age technology and the three-seater car is lightweight and has an insulating auto shell, priming itself for extreme weather conditions. But we’re not excited by its near-one-hundred percent reliability on gas, and perhaps this car will only be a feature a century or so from today.
Mercedes Benz 300 SL
The second featured Mercedes-Benz design is a surprising consideration as a car for the future. It is also an enduring and popular legend, mainly for it’s tried and tested reliability over the years. The 300 SL will always be on the Merc fans’ shopping lists; however, die-hard enthusiasts might not want to trade in their older model just yet, still going strong.
We strongly believe that the surprising streamline curves of this classic car make it an ideal candidate to be fitted with a high-quality curved light bar, custom-built or even factory manufactured. We also argue that it is aesthetically pleasing to look at. Physically, it juxtaposes modern art with classical lines, something which classic car enthusiasts would surely recognize. Our concern, however, remains Toyota’s recent legacy of unreliability and inefficiency on the manufacturing floor.
If it wasn’t for the fact that this supercar is severely out of reach of the mainstream market, then it would surely come in first on our top-ten list here. The Ferrari concept here is advanced in its skilled blend of materials and technologies which are perfect for a fuel-efficient and energy-saving future. Stronger than steel and much lighter than carbon, this brand legend can be recharged by both an inductive power transfer system and solar panels.
Porsche Mission E
Again, like the Ferrari, if it wasn’t for pricing, this car would also be a strong candidate for first place. What pleases us here is that the Mission E is inspired by and follows closely in the footprint of Elon Musk’s Tesla. The battery was dropped and replaced by bi-powered magnetic synchronous motors. It also remains stylishly curved, but because of its unique sophistication, the abovementioned curved light bar might not be appropriate.
Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Concept
The latest Lexus is also a close candidate for being suitable for curved LED light bar fitments. But it is our prize winner for first place in our choices for best concept car designs for the future. We’ve emphasized pricing above, and we personally feel that the Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Concept is within reach of discerning motorists who also have an eye out for sustainable energy savings and long-term reliability.
So, as you can see, we saved the best for last. The Lexus LF-CC Hybrid Concept, does, however, have its own LED projector headlights and taillights. Its body is entirely concept driven, and we expect more reliability from its primary HMI, the futuristic human machine interface. It’s also very nice to look at.
We honestly believe that we’ve achieved something here. We’ve managed to narrow down our list to ten, after thoroughly reviewing future offerings from most of the motor manufacturers from around the world.
We’re also optimists. We believe that if you can embrace the future and one of the sub-themes of sustainability, a key feature of LED lighting concepts, you’ll come closer to owning one of these babies some day.