12 of the Coolest Concept Cars From the Past Five Years

Here are the most interesting cars to hit the show floors in the past few years.


Manufacturers have debuted a handful of great concept cars recently. Here are some of the coolest.

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GFG Style Kangaroo

Spawned from the minds of Giorgetto Giugiario and his son, the GFG Style Kangaroo combines supercar proportions with an unconventional off-road ride height. It also has gullwing windows, which is pretty awesome.

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Audi e-Tron GT

The e-Tron GT is Audi's take on the all-electric grand touring segment. Based on the same platform as the Porsche Taycan, it looks fantastic. Expect a production version to appear sometime in the near future.

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Volkswagen ID. Buggy

The ID. Buggy is the latest in a string of ID-badged concepts from VW, aimed at showing off the brand's new modular electric platform. We think it's the coolest of the bunch.

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Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6 Cabriolet

If you thought the Vision 6 coupe couldn't get any better, you were probably shocked to see the Cabriolet version. It looks like a yacht on wheels, with a stunning interior and a massive rear overhang.

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The 4SPEED is a sort of lightweight, barebones speedster take on the new Wrangler, with no roof, no doors a roll cage, carbon fiber body panels, and a set of massive off-roading tires. It debuted at this year's annual Easter Jeep Safari.

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Jeep Wrangler Trailcat

Of course, the 4SPEED wasn't the only cool Jeep to debut at Easter Jeep Safari. The Trailcat, the Hellcat-engined high-performance Wrangler of your dreams, made its debut in 2016.

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Mazda RX-Vision

The RX-Vision is Mazda's representation of what a future rotary-powered sports car might look like, and it's stunning. Sadly, it's still just a concept for now.

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Honda Sports EV

The Sports EV concept is a more performance-oriented variant of Honda's Urban EV concept, which was recently unveiled in near-production form. Honda hasn't said whether it'll produce this car, but we're hopeful.

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Toyota S-FR

Toyota revealed this tiny little sports coupe at the Tokyo Auto Show a few years back, and while there have been rumors about it being produced, we haven't heard much lately.

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Toyota GR HV

The GR HV is a hybrid-powered targa sports car based on the Toyota 86, complete with a totally new fascia, and a switchable six-speed manual mode in addition to the standard automatic transmission.

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Pininfarina HK GT

The HK GT is Pininfarina's idea of a sustainable GT car. It's battery powered, built in collaboration with Hybrid Kinetic Group, a tech brand based in Hong Kong. The coolest feature isn't the tech, though, it's the gullwing doors.

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The Buick Avista concept was the surprise hit of the Detroit Auto Show this year. Finding out it's not intended for production was disappointing, but it's still a beautiful car. Welburn's team at Buick should be proud of that for sure.
Buick Avista

Buick's stunning Avista concept was a welcome surprise to those who had long given up hope of Buick ever being interesting again. The fascia has since made it onto several of its production cars.

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