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You Can Grow This One in a Laboratory

Born from a seed of an idea at the 2010 Los Angeles Design Challenge, the BIOME would be cultivated in a lab vs. a production line using a material known as BioFibre (in theory). Each car would have its own DNA with customer requirements embedded within the Mercedes star, which naturally, would be genetically engineered. Also, the tires would be grown from four separate seeds. Plausible? Perhaps in Philip Dick's brain. Oh, and by the way, the entire car is fully biodegradable.

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What Is a Concept Car?

  • By Gregg Rosenzweig

    From highly stylized "supercars" to mega-practical green machines, concept cars have a way of blasting across every dusty avenue of our imagination. They remind us that not only is it okay to dream ... but essential, if we want to keep moving forward.

    Be it the tiny smart for-us "pick-up" or the super-sexy 'Mission: Impossible' star, BMW i8, concept car dreams take shape in many beautiful forms. With every auto show that passes, each new dream gets unveiled to the world, raising the bar from the one before it, serving to inspire those who design cars for us all.

    Though some of these concepts won't ever make it into production, they captivate our hopes and aspirations for the type of car we'd like to one day be seen in.

    After all, we can dream as well...