The year is ending and looking back, there were a lot of concepts that we absolutelyloved. But here is our list of the five that we loved the most and wish would make it toproduction.
Why? Because we cried when the RX-8 went out of production. We had thought that thelast of the rotaries had died and even though it had never made it to our country, we criedbuckets full. But then along came the Tokyo motor show and what was unveiled at theMazda stand? The all new RX-Vision in all its Wankel-powered glory! The car usesMazda's new Skyactiv-R rotary engine that promises more efficiency, better emissionsand better reliability. As much as this car is all about the return of the rotary for us, thereis no denying that the shape is one of the most sensual ones we have seen this year. Thatlong sleek hood and that shapely rear are the stuff our dreams are made of.
We're talking about Honda the motorcycle company, not the car company. And no, we'renot adding this one to the wrong list. The 2&4 is actually a car that is a motorcycle, but isstill a car. Confused? We were too. It is a concept that is a lot along the lines of the KTMX-bow and the Ariel Atom. According to Honda it features a cabin-less structure thatpromises to deliver all of the thrills of being on a motorcycle despite being confined tofour wheels. All we know is, it looks a lot like a F1 car and we all know that almosteverything that looks like a F1 car is usually quite fast. And in case looks aren'tguarantee enough, it is powered by the same V4 motor from the RC213V. So that's a fourwheeled motorcycle that makes over 200PS, can rev up to 14,000rpm and weighs only405kg. That good enough for ya?
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6
This is what happens when Bentley sets out to prove a point. Bentleys have always beenidentifiable as Bentleys. With the EXP 10 Speed 6 Bentley has taken a dramaticdeparture from their usual design language. The only identifiable bit is the signaturegrille. Everything else is sportscar-esque. From the side it is more Aston Martin like thanBentley. No boxy proportions, only smooth flowing lines. Even at standstill it looks fast.There have been no details about the car that has been revealed except for the space ageinteriors. We don't even know what engine will power it. All we know is that the way itlooks, we just might be falling in love.
Porsche Mission E
If the future looks like this, we do not mind the combustion engine kicking the bucket.The Mission E is Porsche's interpretation of an electric car. It looks every bit a Porscheand even has the performance to go with it. It makes over 600PS and can hit 100kmph inunder 3.5 seconds. Maximum speed is limited to 250kmph, but we suspect an unrestrictedMission E will be able to hit stratospheric speeds. But the best part is that the car has arange of 500km and can be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in less than 15 minutes.Quite evil for a car that looks like a baby seal.
Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
If you thought the Veyrons were the epitome of motoring performance, you better take aseat. The Vision Gran Turismo is the result of a car that was actually designed to stayinside a gaming console. And since they took the effort to make one for the virtual world,somebody at Bugatti decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and actually make onefor the real world. In reality, this is apparently what all future Bugattis will look like. Allwe know is the concept uses the same W16 engine and should make the same if not morepower than the Veyron. But what's really got us excited is the way this thing looks. Itlooks like it has been moulded from hellfire. Not something we would fancy seeingcoming at us in our rear view mirror.