For those with an exceptional memory and/or Google, you may remember our coverage of the Parajet Skycar - essentially a quad bike with a paraglider wing/propeller setup on the back. Despite the Skycar's failure to displace the Ford Fiesta as Britain's best-selling car, the concept has been revisited by American firm Skyrunner, which has just given us this.
Mitsubishi is going hybrid concept crazy for the Tokyo show later this month. The Japanese manufacturer will show three concepts at its home show, all offering different takes on the combustion-engine-plus-electric theme debuted in its Outlander PHEV.
Audi has released some actual real life footage of its 700bhp Quattro concept - last seen lurking ominously on a show stand at the Frankfurt show - to (a) thank its growing legion of internet fans, and (b) prove that it works.
Until a few weeks ago, the last bat-squeak we'd heard from the rarefied world of convertible kei cars was the 2002 Daihatsu Copen. Then the Honda S660 concept came along. Followed shortly (geddit?) by the Suzuki X-Lander. Now there's this follow-up to the '02 model, the Daihatsu Kopen.
Maybe it's mere coincidence. We suspect not. Earlier this year, Aston Martin released its uprated Rapide S, pushing the power of its V12 four-door from 500bhp to 550bhp. Which was just a few more horsepowers than the Porsche Panamera Turbo S.
WARNING: the following images of the latest Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe may contain sacrilege. This is the 'Goodwood edition' Phant, the latest offering from the company's bespoke department built to celebrate the spirit of Rolls' local circuit.
Is it us, or are the concepts that come out of Japanese design studios completely, uniquely mad? Like they've been drawn by aliens that've learned human car design through some sort of intergalactic training course and are trying to hold down earth jobs under the radar? Just look at this. And this. And these.