It looks like a genetically mutated deep-sea crab, but Audi’s Dynamic Space Frame is based around a hydraulic fluid drive in place of a traditional driveshift. The fluid-filled suspension responds to electrical currents to control the ride.
Eco-pioneer Honda has embraced the Californian outdoor lifestyle with the Extreme concept. With interchangeable body panels that can be individually modified, the Extreme’s chassis can be completely recycled.
Kia’s beach buggy-like Sandstorm is another concept aiming to make the most of the Californian sun. Apparently it boasts ‘barbeque-friendly storage’. We have no idea what this means.
If you thought wood-trimmed cars went out in the 60s, think again. Merc’s RECY concept is fashioned from wood, alloys and rubber. Damaged panels can easily be replaced, meaning the RECY constantly recycles itself.
Looking like a cross between an angry praying mantis and those crazy Star Wars pod racers, Mini’s Biomoke is constructed from a single-sheet body panel impregnated with palm tree seeds. After five years, it simply composts.
Toyota’s RLV looks like the Sinclair C5 for the digital generation. The tandem vehicle can be pedalled when idling through traffic, but the electric motor kicks in when it gets out on the open road.
Volkswagen’s bonkers-looking Nanospyder is forged from billions of tiny nano-machines that can detach and reassemble at will. We’re picturing the melting-under the-door scene from Terminator II. Scary.
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