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Geneva Motor Show 2011: Best Concept Cars

We had a lot of fun checking out the diverse array of concept cars displayed at Geneva Motorshow last week. From futuristic to downright bizarre there’s definitely something for everyone. Here are our favourites!



Rinspeed BamBoo





I blogged about the BamBoo in February, and this quirky concept car certainly lived up to its ‘golf buggy’ looks in the flesh, though sadly didn’t inspire us greatly. We couldn’t quite imagine Brigitte Bardot driving this car as Rinspeed’s press release had hoped. 



BMW Vision ConnectedDrive





BMW’s latest concept car is this distinctive shark-nosed, two seat roadster. It was designed to highlight their future technology, such as 3D virtual information shown on the heads up display, directly in the driver’s sight line. We especially like the sleek sliding doors which disappear into the body.



Mini Rocketman





Mini returns to its roots with a tiny concept car they describe as ‘urban driving fun in a new format’. The doors are double-hinged which explains how they manage to open up so wide. It’s a three-plus-one seater with a lovable deer-caught-in-headlights appearance!



Nissan EsFlow





Nissan’s electric powered sportscar concept claims 0-62mph in less than five seconds and is a bit of a success, as it’s one of the most blogged and talked about cars of the show. The EsFlow is a rear-wheel-drive concept with some futuristic styling. 



Renault Captur





This powerful, sporty crossover has been designed according to Renault, for two young people looking to discover the world. We love it’s chunky yet curvaceous looks, butterfly doors and wheel accents. 



Smart Forspeed





The Forspeed is undoubtedly the cutest car at the show, with its striking blue eyes and seamless gloss finish! This topless, all-electric car with solar cells in the windshield, would apparently reach a top speed of 75mph. So not hugely speedy then, though obviously we forgive it instantly. 



Electric Phantom 






A first for Rolls-Royce, the ‘experimental’ 102EX concept has had its 6.8-litre V-12 engine replaced with a lithium-ion battery pack and electric motors. It would cost a small fortune of £1 million if it was actually for sale, and comes complete with a translucent version of their Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament. Shame they didn’t make it glow in the dark…!
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