Let's hope for more of the same in 2016.
The automotive industry had a great year in 2015, with some brands bringing out breathtaking concepts. Some of them won't make it to production, but others are poised to take the world by storm in a few years. Either way, it was hard to miss these five concepts last year and we sincerely hope the ones destined for production don't stray far from the source. Can automakers match these amazing concepts in the new year? Only time will tell, but we highly doubt it.
Oh Mazda, please build this incredibly gorgeous RX-Vision Concept. This amazing car was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and isn't that far away from production. Mazda's cars are already pretty, but this takes it to another level.
BMW introduced two incredible concepts last year: the 3.0 CSL Hommage and Hommage R. Both vehicles took our breath away with gorgeous looks and incredible sound. BMW won't turn the 3.0 CSL into reality, which is a damn shame.
Bentley creates some amazing cars, but none of its vehicles has ever taken our breath away. (Sorry but it's true.) That all changed with the unveiling of the astonishing Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6. Not only will the Speed 6 Concept make it into production, the gorgeous vehicle will also share its underpinnings with the next Porsche Panamera, which means that it will also handle like a true sports car. The concept made its debut at last year's Geneva Motor Show and should be on the road within the next few years. Bentley expects the vehicle to go up against the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, which would make it a supercar. The Speed 6 would help Bentley attract new customers, as opposed to just rappers and soccer stars.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA doesn't focus on raw speed but aerodynamics thanks to its transforming body. This beautiful machine was revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show and proves that saving the planet doesn't have to be boring.
Unlike the other concepts that were created to showcase design, the Porsche Mission E was built to prove that a sports car company can create a vehicle that's good for the planet and fun to drive. The Mission E is an all-electric sports car concept that is expected to produce over 600 horsepower and get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Cars in the future will be aimed at saving the planet, but if Porsche has any say, the vehicles will still be fun to drive and give enthusiasts something to smile about. Don't ruin this, Porsche. The world's counting on you.