Scheduled for production in 2014, this 'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol' star combines an innovative plug-in hybrid electric concept with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine. From its super-sculptured body (including door panels that swing upwards DeLorean-style) to the aerodynamic racing stripe, this sports car will soon bring a new level of sexy to Bavarian Motor Works. Price point? $150K.
As a tribute to the dream sports car of the 1930's, the BMW 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of one of the 20th century's most classic blood pumpers. Celebrating the 75th anniversary of a legend, this lightweight jewel is comprised mainly of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic and miraculously has no doors, just deep recesses for earnest drivers to jump into it, James Bond-style. One thing to watch out for is the instrument panel, equipped with two illustrious iPhones for the driver and co-driver's perusal. One has GPS capability... the other a stopwatch to measure record lap times at the track.
This hybrid 2+2 sport coupe made a big splash on Jan. 9, 2012 at NAIAS, unveiling its stylish blend of features to a world of envious eyes. Showcasing the future design direction for Lexus cars, the LF-LC offers an abundance of drool-inducing features such as "L" shaped tail and fog lamps and a remote touch-screen device, allowing drivers to operate controls without altering line-of-sight. It even has a pop-up touch-screen keyboard, in case you like look cooler than anyone you pull up next to.
With its world premiere at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit, this smart new reveal had people wondering if this was the smallest urban pick-up truck they'd ever seen. Thanks to the state-of-the-art electric drive with a 55 kW magneto-electric motor, the zero-emission smart for-us is agile and exciting to drive. As for cargo space, it can carry two passengers and two smart 250-electric motor ebikes effortlessly in its teeny trunk area. But passengers will have to wait. It's isn't slated for production yet.
The Gina car concept turns the idea of a typical car exterior on its head. This shape-shifting super-car (currently in the BMW Museum in Munich) is an acronym derived from the phrase "Geometry Infinite Adapatation" (GINA) and has a textile skin that takes about two hours to wrap around the car. Based on the car's various configurations, it folds, stretches and buckles to offer up a flexibility rarely (if ever) found on an automobile. Just hope it doesn't hit a snag.