Top concept cars: Dubai Motor Show 2013

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 by

As you would have already guessed, the is the biggest of its kind in the region meaning manufacturers definitely make an effort to put on a good show trying to wow petrolheads in this car obsessed country. The name of the game were new car launches but we also had a few concept cars on display. Here are our top picks:

The Sixteen – An Emirati Supercar, with a quad turbo V16 engine, 5000 horses and a claimed 0-60 mph of 1.8 seconds. Need we say more? Oh, and it looks a bit like the batmobile too!

That looks like a rather large exhaust

That looks like a rather large exhaust

FT86-Open Concept – The much loved GT 86 coupe’s sexier looking sibling makes an appearance in drop top version. First launched at the Geneva motor show, car forums are buzzing with enthusiasts debating if this will ever be produced. Produced or not, do not miss this at the Dubai Motor Show.

The 86 goes topless!

The 86 goes topless!

C-X17 – If Jaguar makes its foray into the lucrative crossover segment with this it sure will give the other manufacturers a run for their money. Our guess is that very little will change on the production model.

If only all crossovers looked this good

If only all crossovers looked this good

Other notable mentions that didn’t make our list:

LF-LC – Just look at that thing. It could have a bunch of hamsters running under the hood for all we care. Designed as a 2+2 hybrid coupe Lexus have been showing it around since 2012. C’mon Lexus, build it already.

LF-LC is short for Lexus Future Luxury Coupe. It sure looks the part.

LF-LC is short for Lexus Future Luxury Coupe. It sure looks the part.

Atlas – Think Ford F-150 with a chunky front end, offroad prowess and a futuristic interior.

Another Pick-up truck from Ford with off road potential? Bring it on.

Another Pick-up truck from Ford with off road potential? Bring it on.

i8 – Not the first time this has been launched at a motor show. However, this is as close as it gets to the real deal. A hybrid sports car with a combined output of 362 hp and 570 Nm of torque, the Front wheels are powered by an electric motor while the rear wheels spin using a traditional gasoline engine. BMW claim a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. Slated for release mid next year, it wouldn’t be fair to pitch it out there with the rest of the concepts.

Expect to see this on the roads mid 2014 onwards

Expect to see this on the roads mid 2014 onwards

 

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