In recent times, a multitude of prototypes have appeared, but many of them do not give the impression that their production can become feasible someday. However, the most leading manufacturers in the world have presented concepts of how real cars will be in the short and medium term. What cars will we drive in the next decade?
That is the question that has made the Forbes magazine, for which the answer has selected some of the prototypes for brands like Audi, Toyota or BMW who aspire to position itself in the market these “cars of the future”.
Here we present the list of the best cars of those who have already submitted their credentials to be worthy of that name. Highlights the growing trend of new increasingly lighter, environmentally friendly and efficient sports and a presence of cars adapted to the city of the future. They are:
Porsche 918 Spyder
This sports car with carbon fiber monocoque chassis will be Porsche’s first plug-in hybrid model. It is already more than a prototype, because in fact merely performed a few days his first tests on the asphalt . With a 770 hp engine set that barely spends 3 liters per 100 km traveled, this supercar seems to be adapted to the ‘economical’ and an ecological reality that will prevail in the coming years.
The commitment to electric technology Audi is clear and its last mission statement so endorsed. With its development E-Tron, efficiency in the four rings reaches its highest degree, with innovations that go beyond the mechanics: without going any further, the adjustable grill that allows air or not depending on conditions Driving already claims aerodynamics with almost no precedent in street cars. Inside, Futurism results in the near absence of buttons and the revolutionary Audi lighting preparing for the coming years.
This urban hybrid, although it is half a meter smaller, could be qualified as the Prius of the future. Its development is part of the prolific business strategy Toyota plans to launch eight new hybrid models in the coming years, of which the Japanese giant expects to sell one million units in 2015. No date set marketing, it will be cheaper and will target To the young audience.
Bugatti 16C Galibier
Scheduled for at least three years, it will be Bugatti’s response to Porsche’s and Maserati’s four-door sports cars. Fully lined with carbon fiber, it will be the four most powerful doors in the world. Prototype design that we have seen in advanced images, highlight their eight tailpipes or wings that unfold in the center of the front hood.
Known long ago as BMW Megacity Vehicle, it is the one that is closer in time to materialize. It is an urban hybrid, with the omnipresent lightness provided by the carbon fiber, which will be released in China from next year. The I sub (which is also designed the sporty i8 Spyder ) emerges as a letter of BMW as the carmaker’s future .
This revolutionary concept created by General Motors in collaboration with a Chinese manufacturer just over the meter and a half in length and 450 kg in weight, dimensions that demonstrate its exclusively urban character. With a top speed of 40 km / h, you will be able to drive independently when you are in congested traffic situations. Although it has not yet been confirmed, Europe would come from the hand of Opel.
Lotus Teewave AR.1
This two-seater electric is the only one of the present list of which does not anticipate commercialization in series. In any case, it will serve as a test bench for Lotus, whose conclusions could be applied to future models. For now, the named Timewave AR.1 has discrete features, but necessary for the roads of the future: it has a range of 185 km and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds.
Audi Urban Concept
At the moment few data are known of the urban car of the future with the signature of the four rings. This is a two – seater vehicle with seats 1 + 1 , where the small space in the compartment will be offset by a sliding roof that makes it convertible. As the E-Tron, it will also be electric, but the engine does not have to be silent .