Geneva 2011 – Top 10 Concepts PART 2 – rpmGo.com

If you’ve read about our coverage of the Geneva Motor Show, you know by know that this year’s edition featured lots of new and interesting concepts, cars that preview the automobile of the future, showing us the infinite potential of the modern vehicle. Today we’re going to continue where we left off last week and present the other five concepts that we think are the most interesting.

Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Toyota FT 86 II Concept

The Japanese automaker Toyota brought the second iteration of their FT-86 concept and in my opinion, it looks way better than the original model. Let’s hope that the production version will look just as good as this one. They’ve redesigned the front bumper, installed LED daytime running lights and a more generous center grille along with more concave surfaces on both corners. They also split the front window and removed the blacked-out A-column finish. Last, the wheel arches are now more pronounced, giving the FT-86 II a more muscular look.

Read more about the car here – Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Nissan Esflow Sports Coupe Concept

Nissan Esflow Sports Coupe Concept

Using the same electric-vehicle technology as the one we saw in the highly-acclaimed Leaf, the Esflow comes with two electric motors that were installed over the rear axle. Just like the sexy 370Z, it has a two-seat interior configuration. The Japanese engineers used a lot of weight saving techniques and with its rear-wheel drive configuration, this concept can sprint to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Even more interesting is the fact that although it has exactly the same 24 kWh battery pack as the aforementioned Leaf, it offers about 50% more driving range, which translates into about 150 miles before the battery is drained.

Read more about the car here – Nissan Esflow Sports Coupe Concept

Suzuki Swift S-CONCEPT

Suzuki Swift S-CONCEPT

A concept that will most likely transform into a production version is the Swift S-CONCEPT. Based on the latest generation of the model which was introduced in September 2010, this very attractive concept is lower and wider than the original model. It comes with new blackened lights, a bigger rear wing and rides on 15-spoke 18-inch rims, wrapped around in 225/45 R18 tires. This Swift-based concept was equipped with sports bucket seats and it got a carbon fiber trim.

Read more about the car here – Suzuki Swift S-CONCEPT

Mazda Minagi Concept

Mazda Minagi Concept

The Minagi Concept is a compact SUV based on Mazda’s Kodo design identity that was first introduced with the launch of the Shinari concept. It has just about the same chromed “signature wing” that has been extended through the headlights, giving the car a sharp look. This look ends in the back where we find a more muscular appearance. Inside the cabin, the Minagi has a driver-oriented cockpit with four upright chrome struts that support the dashboard. The production version of this concept will be developed in partnership with Ford and it should be out soon.

Read more about the car here – Mazda Minagi Concept

Sbarro Evoluzione Concept

Sbarro Evoluzione Concept

Probably the most revolutionary design we had the pleasure of seeing in Geneva belongs to the Sbarro Evoluzione. Developed in partnership with Espera Sbarro design school, this concept combines the seating of a McLaren F1, Lamborghini’s aesthetic cues as well as some motorcycle-inspired themes. Created in only 13 weeks by a team of 25 students, the Sbarro Evoluzione has three Recaro seats; the drive sits in the front-center and is flanked by the two passenger seats. Inside that exposed rear section of the car is a 4-cylinder Audi-sourced turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that outputs 134 kW.

Read more about the car here – Sbarro Evoluzione

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