One of the most talked about cars at CES 2020 has got to the Sony Vision-S. It’s highly unlikely it’ll ever go on sale. Rather, it was designed to showcase Sony’s various components such as image sensors, in-car displays, and in-car speaker systems.
Here’s a peek at the massive display that stretches across the entirety of the dashboard through the rear windscreen. You know what this car needs? A PlayStation for the rear seat passengers.
Here's another concept car. This is the Audi AI:ME. It's a autonomous car that showcases the future of urban travel. The neat thing about the car is that it is covered with LED lights that are designed to communicate with humans around it. The lights will allow people around it to know the car's intentions. Does it want to give way to you? Is it going to overtake you? And so on.
Let's take a break from concept cars for some more traditional metal. This is a Lamborghini Huracán Evo, which, I'm sure you'll agree, is very orange. It's the mid-cycle update to the Huracán and it's one of the few supercars to be naturally aspirated. It's free-breathing V10 produces 640hp, propelling the car from standstill to 100km/h in just 2.9 seconds.
A trip to the US of A won't be complete without seeing a few muscle cars and here's a slammed Dodge Challenger. I'm not a fan of the whole stance movement but this car looks menacing . Helps that it has a HEMI V8 inside that produces nearly 500hp.
Here's another car you'll only find in the States. It's a highly modified Ford F250 pickup truck with raised suspension, an entirely reworked undercarriage, 28-inch wheels, and massive 16.5-inch rotors mated to Wilwood 6-piston calipers.
Another concept car that generated much buzz was the Mercedes-Benz AVTR. It was designed in collaboration with the people behind Avatar and it's a wacky glimpse into the future of the automobile. Obviously, it's an electric autonomous driving car, but it has a few tricks up its sleeves. The wheels turn so that it can be move in a crab-like way. And, there are special flaps on the back that activate and move to signal the car's intentions to other drivers.
These flaps on the back of the car move to signal its intentions to other drivers. Best not to look if you have trypophobia.
Over at Hyundai, we have this massive flying contraption. It's a flying taxi developed with Uber called the S-A1. It is said to have a cruising speed of 290km/h and a cruising altitude of between 300 and 600 metres. It is fully electric, of course, and has a range of around 100km. It will require just 7 minutes to charge. It all sounds great on paper but Hyundai hasn't put this thing in the air yet nor has it said how much it'll cost.
Even the Mustang has gone electric. This is the Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric, four-door crossover SUV that is just above as far removed from the original Mustang as it can be. Still, it must be said that it looks pretty cool in blue and even the basic and slowest version will get from 0-100km/h in under 7 seconds.
Hyundai wasn't the only one with a flying taxi. This is the Bell Nexus 4EX. Four refers to the number of ducted fans, E for electric, and X for experimental. It can carry up to five passengers and has a cruising speed of 240km/h and a range of around 95km. The powertrain can be converted into a hybrid, which would increase its range to over 240km/h. And of course, it's designed to be fully autonomous. A working prototype is expected to be ready by the middle to late 2020s.
Let's end things off with Aston Martin's sportiest car. This is the DBS Superleggera. The name is a bit of a misnomer because the car weighs just under 1,700kg. Thankfully, it has a thumping 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 producing 715hp to call upon to haul its mass. 0-100km/h takes 3.4 seconds and 0-160km/h takes just 6.4 seconds. Top speed is 340km/h. It's set to appear in the latest Bond film, No Time to Die.