2008 LA Auto Show: Concept Cars

By Evan Ackerman

Exotic cars are impressive, but they tend to be bound by reality and practicality… If you’re going to buy one, you expect certain things. Things like the ability to drive it somewhere. On a road. Legally. Concept cars suffer no such restrictions, which is why I like to ogle them so much. They’re all about being incredibly super awesome looking and nothing else. After the jump, I’ve posted a gallery of concept cars from the 2008 LA Auto Show… Click on the thumbnails for big versions.

Dodge Zeo Concept

Four passenger electric sport wagon, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, 250 mile range at 120 mpg equivalent, 130 mph top speed, WiFi enabled.

Hyundai i-Mode Concept

Turbo diesel powered, seats six, front passenger seats swivels around to rear, drop down touchscreens, integrated wireless network.

Buick Riviera Concept

Hybrid engine, carbon fiber bodywork, when opened doors project “Buick” onto the ground.

Jeep Renegade Concept

Electric hybrid with 40 mile battery range and 400 mile gas assisted range, modular rear equipment storage area comes with two matching diver propulsion vehicles.

Saturn Flextreme Concept

Electric hybrid with 34 mile battery range and 444 mile gas assisted range, integrated induction chargers for gadgets, Segways beneath cargo compartment recharge from vehicle battery.

Honda FC Sport Concept

Hydrogen fuel cell sports car, 3 passenger (driver in center, passengers on either side), body panels made of bio-plastics.

[ LA Auto Show ]

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