Most Amazing Car Concepts for the Year 2057

For the last 3 years, the LA Auto Show Design Challenge has attracted amazing concepts from every major auto manufacturer, 2007 was no different. It gives designers a chance to present their visions without engineering or cost constraints. See if you agree with the judges number 1 pick.

The theme for this year was “Robocar 2057” It brought in a total of 8 designs from different manufacturers. They were told to base the designs on environmentally friendly vehicles that would help to solve the problems with congestion in heavily populated areas.

Audi Virtuea Quattro

Audi's design was for a single-seater Hydrogen Powered "pod." The most unique feature is the holographic exterior that is capable of being customized at any time by the driver. It can manipulate hundreds of colors and patterns to create unlimited combinations. The concept vehicle was created out of the Volkswagen/Audi Design Center in California.

GM OnStart ANT

GM's idea was all about adaptability and safety. The ANT will be capable of sensing traffic conditions up to 3Km away and responding accordingly. The movement will be provided from a "Nanorb" wheel system, which is basically 3 omni-directional wheels. They will be able to move the ANT in any direction at will.

Mazda MotoNari RX

Mazda not only designed a concept, they did it with a fashion statement included in the MSRP. When/If you get the chance to buy one of these, you will be given a special suit that will help you to "feel" the road. It uses millions of tiny actuators that will ultimately provide electric stimulation to different muscles depending on road conditions. Just hope you never get into a high-speed collision.

Honda Power Four

The only way to carpool while still having privacy. The Power Four is essentially 4 separate cars in one. They link together till you are close to your final destination, at which time they can break off one by one to reach you desired destination.

Mercedes-Benz SilverFlow

A very unique dent-resistant design concept from Mercedes. The exterior is one magnetic assembly that can be reshaped at the click of a button either on your key FOB or inside the car. Mercedes also solved the parking problem by giving the SilverFlow the ability to "melt" into a pool of liquid metal which will save space and walking distance.

Nissan OneOne

The ultimate pet/vehicle combo. Movement is created by using synthetic "muscles" to move its legs which will create a skating motion. As speed is increased, the vehicle hunkers down to reduce drag. When moving slower the OneOne uses a higher stance to reduce space and make maneuvering easier. According to Nissan, it is lovingly referred to as a "Family Pet."

Toyota Biomobile MECHA

Taking a slightly different stance on the emissions problem, Toyota decided to make the MECHA run on pollution. The vehicle is also able to move in any direction due to nano-laser wheels. Nano-technology is also in place to make the car expand and contract depending on the needs of the driver, which even encompasses providing sleeping quarters.

And the Winner : Volkswagen SlipStream

The winner of the Design Challenge the SlipStream is a solar-powered "pod" that has to different driving configurations. While driving in the city, the car is upright to save space and make cornering a dream. When you hit the freeway, it lays down to reduce its drag area. It is designed to hit speeds in excess of 250mph, all while you just lay back and enjoy the ride.

Some amazing and very creative concepts that are more likely to be seen in the next installment of Halo. From cars that can melt to ones that can shape-shift,, the automotive designers really let their imaginations soar, which was the point of the Challenge. And even though they seem far fetched now, what would a caveman say if you tried to explain indoor plumbing to them?

Provided By : MotorAuthority

George Delozier
Motorized Innovations


Nov 20, 2007
by angel Mass (not verified)


He he, In 50 years people is probably going to laugh at how vintage those cars look. But right now, they are just amazing!

Nov 20, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

Eeach one of them have four

Eeach one of them have four round wheels.

Nov 20, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)


yeah and in 1960 people thought we would have hovercars right now. Keep dreaming...

Nov 20, 2007
by davo (not verified)

I have a very rare hovercar

I have a very rare hovercar that has wheels and doesn't hover.

Nov 21, 2007
by Darkflame (not verified)

Ferofluid Car

The SilverFlow is probably just about do-able.

A large volume of ferofluid controlled by a megnetic skeliton?
Quite possible, just very hard.

Friction would be tiny, and in any collision the fluid could be dynamicaly rearranged to protect the occupants.

Nov 21, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

sounds like a load of

sounds like a load of bullshit to me

Nov 22, 2007
by Anonymous (not verified)

riiiiight... and these will

riiiiight... and these will be made how??

Jan 17, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)

He's Right

angel Mass Is Right, Those Cars Are So Cool Now, But In 50 Years, They Look Like Pieces Of Junk

Mar 19, 2008
by Anonymous

it's so good

do u think that we can live 50 years later???
hellooo!!! come on wake up every body 50 years israel will be in hell peace everybody

Jun 1, 2008
by Anonymous


I find it interesting that so many posts are not on the positive side. yeah sure years ago they thought by now we'd have cars in the sky or crazy things like that, but on the defensive side, we understand better the growth of technoloy even in the last 20 years. It was once science fiction to walk on the moon and yet we have. i think these designs, although somewhat may seem impossible, so was getting rid of diseases like small pocks, or fliying in an airplane...and so on.

Jul 30, 2008
by Anonymous

keep it realistic

i mean DUHHHH !!!!!!! okay, as far as a shift over to another/alternative mode of energy, FINE! but wat the heck, u gonna make cars defying laws of physics in just 50 years??? i mean COME ON, car companies, abstract is ONE thing, keeping it practical and REALISTIC is another... give us a break : we don't need fictional cartoon characters out of CARTOON NETWORK. and i thought CAPTAIN PLANET was for real, REALLY!

Sep 17, 2008
by Anonymous

i think that they may build

i think that they may build some of the cars but maby not all

Sep 17, 2008
by Anonymous

all new cars

all the new cars may be made by 2057 but they might cost to much.they may be amazing cars but put a lower price on them

Nov 10, 2008
by Anonymous


i cant wait to drive one of these cars
really cool.

Nov 25, 2008
by Anonymous