The 9 most mind-blowing concept cars of the past decade

Business Insider | 11/12/2019 | Daniel Gessner
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The 2010s saw the release of numerous exciting and futuristic concept cars.

Automakers like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Lamborghini all contributed experimental vehicles that are sure to have an influence on the future of the auto industry.

Concept - Cars - Imaginations

We narrowed it down to nine specific concept cars that either captured our imaginations or left us truly blown away.

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AJ Caldwell: Concept cars. Built by automakers for a variety of reasons, from previewing upcoming vehicles to flaunting new technology, they're a major part of the auto industry and easily one of our favorites. As expected, the 2010s were filled with loads of incredible concepts that got car enthusiasts excited for what the future of driving might look like. Here are nine from the past decade that we definitely think are worth a second look...and maybe a third and fourth while you're at it.

First - Vision - Mercedes-Maybach - Cabriolet - Drop-top

First up is 2017's Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet. The 20-foot all-electric drop-top can best be described as a yacht on wheels. With a driving range of 200 miles, a power train capable of 750 horsepower, and a gorgeous rear end that Mercedes deemed its "boat tail," this battery-powered convertible coupe is what we can only dream the future of electric vehicles holds. The high-tech interior even features a lavish wooden floor laced with aluminum inlays to really make you feel like you're in a car meant for the high seas. This concept car is luxury on top of luxury on top of luxury.

Next is 2016's BMW Vision Next 100. If self-driving cars are the future, this could be what they look like for high-end-car buyers. The concept incorporates something called "alive geometry" into its exterior and the way its frame adapts as the car changes direction. One look at how the wheels...
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