Be Thankful Porsche Didn’t Build This Quirky Cayenne Convertible
When it debuted in 2002,the Porsche Cayenne was a true oddball.A large, V-8-powered chunky SUV built by a dedicated sports car manufacturer was something nobody saw coming. In fact, the Cayenne essentially invented the performance SUV segment altogether. However, since Porsche was on a role making the weird a reality, they decided to look into making other versions of the Cayenne including a coupe, a long-wheelbase version, and a convertible, the latter of which they made a prototype.
This Chinese-Made Human Horizons HiPhi Z Grand Tourer Has a Robotic Arm
Renault Teams Up With French Designer To Create The Weirdest Renault 5 You’ll Ever See
The French have a weird history when it comes to cars. The lunacy that is baked into their cars has changed the industry on multiple occasions. The first significant use of front-wheel-drive in the Citroën Traction Avant or the first minivan, the Renault Espace are prime examples. However, they also had crazy moments that simply makes no sense. The Peugeot 1007 springs to mind as it was a small hatchback with minivan-style sliding doors.
However, the newest example from Renault, the 5 Diamant, is in celebration of the Renault 5’s 50th anniversary and was in part designed by French designer Pierre Gonalons who is recognized as one of the top 100 creators of all time by Architectural Digest.
Rendering: BMW iM Vision - The Most Outrageous Race Car of the Future
Not long ago, BMW unveiled its future racecar for the LMDh in collaboration with Dallara, which is powered by a hybridized V-8. While it caught the attention of enthusiasts worldwide, it is not as badass as these renderings here. Meet the iM Vision from 2050, which has been imagined by Rizu Koley to give us an idea of how BMW can shape the future of racecars.
Rendering: This EX8 Concept Would Put Peugeot in Competition With Aston Martin and Ferrari
These are sad days when the most exciting design studies are done, not by the manufacturers themselves, but by independent designers who are showcasing their vision of what a certain brand could make. While modern regulations ensure we will be getting fewer and fewer exciting models, a Turin-based graphic designer known as Mattia Loghero has presented his take on a French high-performance, luxury gran-tourer, dubbed the Peugeot EX8 Concept, and we already wish it was more than just a sketch.
Fashion Designer Paul Smith Went Tree-Hugger Green on this Blue 1998 Mini Cooper
For those of you who are more into fashion than cars, Sir Paul Smith needs no presentation. For the rest, Paul Smith is a British fashion designer mainly specialized in men’s clothing. His relationship with Mini started back in 1999 and the relationship has continued very successfully ever since. Last year, he designed the Mini Strip - a simplified version of the famous hatch that has its debut at the 2021 IAA Motor Show.
This year, Sir Paul Smith is back with another cool creation. His new project is based on a 1998 Mini and was presented at the Salone Del Mobile 2022 in Milan. The model also pays tribute to the past and it is a reminder of the 1998 MINI Paul Smith Edition that is limited to 1,800 units.
Rendering: Can this Hydrogen-Powered Concept Inspire A New Lineup of Audi Vehicles?
With the transformation from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles, car manufacturers worldwide are trying more efficient ways to improve technology and be better than the rest. But how about we look into other alternatives, like the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which do not have to carry a massive battery under the floor. Meet the Audi h-tron Glaciah; a hydrogen fuel cell powered SUV imagined by Jeesoo Kim and heavily inspired by Audi’s Skysphere concept.
Lynk & Co Concept Previews a Whacky, Angular Electric Sports Coupe
Geely Auto-owned Lynk & Co has launched a unique-looking sports coupe concept, which isn’t an EV but looks like one. Meet “The New Day” Concept, which is literally its name. This coupe portrays the brand’s future design ideas while retaining the core elements of its existing cars. The result is a capable coupe that is not only stylish, but also technologically advanced.
The Wildcat EV Concept is Definitely Not Your Grandma’s Buick
With the Avista concept from 2016, we got to know what the then-future of Buick cars would look like. And current Buicks do loosely resemble various design aspects of the concept. Fast-forward to 2022, and we have yet another concept from the GM-owned luxury brand. It is called the Wildcat, and this time it is an EV. This concept will shape the brand’s future models, which will likely be SUVs. Buick also emphasizes the new tri-shield logo, which is now more prominent than ever.
This Mazda RX-3 Widebody Concept is JDM Restomoding Done Right
When it comes to car enthusiasts and creative content, the sky is the limit. One great example is this wide-body Mazda RX-3, created by graphic designer and CGI artist, Andrey Bayduzhiy. JDM culture is still at an all-time high and with prices for legendary 1990s JDM sports cars already being absurd, this is a great opportunity to showcase what can be done with a classic Japanese sports car from over 50 years ago.
Video: Supercar Blondie Checks Out the World’s Only Off-Road Mercedes-Maybach
Back in December 2021, Mercedes announced the first details on the Project Maybach - a unique concept car designed in collaboration with Virgil Abloh. The debut came less than a month after Virgil Abloh’s death, so the details on the concept were very limited. More details on the concept were revealed at the beginning of May 2022, during the latest Design Essentials event, but nothing too in-depth. And this is where Supercar Blondie comes to the rescue with a super-detailed video!
Rendering: Is this the Electric Lamborghini Supercar of the Future?
Lamborghini CEO, Stephan Winkelmann confirms that 2022 will be the last year for traditional Lamborghinis as the brand takes “the last step of internal combustion engines”. However, there’s no need to be concerned because Lamborghini’s production-heavy vehicles, such as the Aventador, Huracán, and Urus, will all be plug-in hybrids by 2024. But what about the Lamborghini EV scheduled to launch in 2028? Here is an independent rendering from Wang Lei that sheds some light on what we might expect, and it seems to be far from the 2+2 two-door coupe that was previously suggested to be in the works.