We have seen a fierce and exciting downpour of car design at Yanko Design. Each car was innovative and brought us something we had never seen or experienced before. From killer speed to dashing looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every car we showcased at YD broke a design barrier for us, and hopefully they did the same for you. That’s why we put together a collection of car designs that we thought were the best of them all! From an electric Mustang Ford should have built to an Audi EV concept, each of these drool-worthy cars pushes the boundaries of the automotive industry mercilessly! Car lovers can’t wait to get their hands on them and take them to the streets!
1. DeLorean EV Model
This iconic car is all set to hit the spotlight on August 18, 2022, at the prestigious Awards Ramp at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. From what we see in the teaser image, the EV is going to follow the standard with a modern silhouette and this concept is giving our imaginations wings. If we ignore the rear that looks more like the Bugatti Chiron, the EV could be quite similar to what we see in these renders. A bold form factor with an intimidating front could be on the cards. The side profile should be sharp and flowing with a supercar-like dominance, but also bend slightly towards the coupé persona.
2. The Charge Mustang
Easily one of the most visually impressive electric cars money can buy, the Charge Mustang bases its design on the iconic 1967 Fastback. If its bodywork is almost too similar to Ford’s own ’67 Mustang, it’s because Charge Cars use bodywork officially approved by Ford. Beneath this shell, however, is Charge’s electric platform, with floor-mounted batteries that turn the Mustang into an electric little pony. The electric platform the Mustang sits on is the result of a strategic partnership with Arrival, the UK-based automotive startup that is co-creating their custom electric taxi cabs with Uber. The one that sits underneath the Charge Mustang has permanent magnet e-motors on all four wheels and a 63 kWh battery between them under the rider, giving the car a range of 200 miles on a full charge.
3. Audi Urbansphere
The trifecta concept from Audi’s Sphere series is here and is by far the largest when we talk about length. While I’m holding myself back from calling it a minivan, it still weighs heavily on the side of one. In fact, this is by far the largest car Audi has made with an overall length of 217 inches, 79.1 inches in width and 70 inches of headroom. Given its gargantuan size, there are only four bucket seats inside that take full advantage of the elegant lounge-like shape with the swivel and reclining function giving riders the greatest freedom.
4. The Silver Ant
Hookie has his electric racer prepped for the Glemseck 101 in September, and they don’t feel shy about giving car fans a very early reveal of what they’re about to see. Baptized the Silver ANT, this pure café racer is based on the Ösa+ model of the CAKE. For those familiar with Hookie’s offerings, the bike customizes a unique character with the Ant bolt-on kit. There is a removed saddle and an additional aluminum cover that encases the benefactor’s frame.
5. The Zipper Electric Scooter
The Zipper electric scooter ticks most of the boxes when it comes to the convenience of riding a scooter, folding it when not needed and compact enough to store after use. This city ride gets a 500W motor that takes it to a top speed of 20 mph and is capable of pushing it on sloping roads with a 25 degree incline. It can carry a rider weighing up to 125kg, so most people are ready to go. The scooter comes with a maximum range of 16 miles on a single charge, filling the 10Ah battery in about four hours.
6. The Porsche Amenoi
The Porsche Amenoi Concept – Le Mans Edition from Dong Joo KIM envisions a cocoon of the drivers in ultra-comfortable times when Level 5 autonomous driving will be commonplace. This gives the travelers maximum leverage to use this time for inner exploration and complete liberation of mind, body and soul. This Porsche from some time in the distant future uses wind energy to power the engine, as the boosters in the front vent suck in the ambient air and direct it to the advanced windmill generator at the rear.
7. The F117 4WD Covenant
Inspired by the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk one-seat stealth plane, this hot ride could be the best version of a Batmobile we could see in the future if Matt Reeves gets his eyes on it. The tough personality with a balance of modern looks for Bruce Wayne to eventually graduate in. Rather than continue with the Batmobile dream, I’d love to see him return in an epic return of the Knight Rider series returning, and the crime-fighting machine like this one. Imagine this four-wheel stealth fighter unloading a semi-truck and making its way into the distance.
8. The Justin Bieber X Vespa Scooter
Based on his own experience riding the iconic scooter, Bieber coated his design in an optical white livery on the exterior panels and rims for a streamlined look that complements the scooter’s feather-light frame. He then added his own bold flair with a flame decal etched across the scooter’s body. The Justin Bieber X Vespa scooter design is also available in 50, 100 and 100cc guises. Right between the two handlebars is a digital color display that syncs to the rider’s smartphone to play music and adjust the brightness and color tones of the LED bulb. In addition, the Bieber collaboration includes gloves, a riding bag and a matching flame-print helmet so riders can scoot in style.
9. The Erode 002
This creation has the typical hot rod character, a sleek body with an open roof and open front and rear wheels for the intimidating attitude. Those exposed front suspension components really reassure the car’s powerful dominant. The fact that it is powered by an electric motor means that it will be lightweight and quite manoeuvrable. Modern looks are also important, so the Erode 002 gets an LED light bar that runs across the rear, five-spoke wheels draped in red, and those quintessential thin wing mirrors that remind me of the spiky Hot Wheels era.
10. Jin-Roh Concept
Designed by Timur Dautov, this wacky concept captures the dark spirit of the movie Jin Roh in an intimidating set of wheels meant to dominate the tarmac. Those piercing red eyes are aptly replicated in the headlamps that are immediately reminiscent of the Wolf Brigade. If the designer hadn’t instinctively made the reference to Jin Roh, I would have associated this vile machine with a future Batmobile. But it’s a vehicle in its own class, ready to take on the adversary in style. The headlights and giant rims have that jet engine-like design that reflects inner strength. Add to that the all-matte black look, and Matt Reeves would be so tempted to let the Batman make this baby in his lair.