Theses are some of 2015’s top 5 most groundbreaking cars – Cars that were unique in the sense that they brought new innovations, styling elements and potential to the automotive industry. The article brings you some of the most exciting automotive products to come out in 2015 thanks to an ever evolving market, let’s have a look at the list shall we.. The list will include concepts, actual production vehicles and then some.
- Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo
Although this is a concept for a game (Gran Turismo) Bugatti went ahead and made it an actual car then proceeded to present it at the IAA (2015 Frankfurt Auto-show). Although this concept is heavily derived and inspired from the Veyron, it brings a new life to the fastest car ever produced and manages to stay completely original and unique. The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is more performance oriented thus many of the onboard equipment and the aggressive styling cues would have to go when transferred onto a road legal hypercar. Key elements that bring the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo onto this list would be the insane Aerodynamic improvements which saw that the car get a central fin inspired by the 1937 Type 57 Atlantic, huge rear wing, side skirts and a befitting front splitter.
The Porsche Mission E was a very impressive car that displayed a glimpse of the future in regards to the German manufacturers outlook on 4 door electric sedans, mainly aiming for the Tesla Model S. Although not much has been revealed about the concept, we are pretty sure this 918 Sedan looking thing is going to make it onto the streets withing 5 years seeing that Porsche is waiting for electric technology to mature before they indulge in such markets.
The Mercedes-Benz “Concept IAA” (Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile) is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion with a Cd value of 0.19 and a four-door coupé embodying irresistible design. A car that can extrude and intrude body parts, transform its look and provide seating for 4 with incredible air sliding abilities deserves a spot on this list. Although it still looks average due to the reserved styling to adhere to the aerodynamic shape, it does however manage to excite Benz fans, me being one of them of-course.
We gave the 2017 Audi R8 an initial shakedown and boy does it work. No longer will you hear of the old FSI V8 nor the clunky R-Tronic transmission, Audi was focused on creating a 2nd generation that brought more than just a refresh. We got an all new Audi R8 with new styling elements, an improved engine that gives us more power, a great all new interior and some rather impressive supercar looks.
5. Hyundai N Vision 2025 Gran Turismo Concept
Perhaps the most shocking entry on the list, the Hyundai N Vision 2025 Gran Turismo concept is by far the sickest looking concept to debut during the 2015 Frankfurt show joined by the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo. Although the Bugatti concept seems much more realistic than the Korean offering, we must admit it looks really good.
But that isn’t all, the N Vision has an 872-hp hydrogen fuel-cel and a super capacitor-fed electric power-train (basically 4 electric motors at each corner) which seems a bit too ambitions from the Korean automaker but with their recent World Rally Championship endeavors – we can see they aren’t all talk.
Honorable Mention: Honda 2&4 Concept
The hounrable mention spot goes to the ultra wierd/rare Honda 2&4 concept which was inspired by the V12 powered 1965 RA272 Formula 1 car that gave Honda its first Grand Prix win. This 2&4 concept has only 4 cylinders from the RC213V-S but manages to rev to 14k RPMS just like its predecessor, with an incredlibly light body which weighs in at just 892 pounds (404 Kg) crazy, I heard some obese people weighed more than that.