What happens when car designers have carte blanche and a hefty Isaac Asimov collection.
Those are just a couple of the ideas proposed for cars in this year's Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge. The Design Challenge is sort of where the worlds of car lovers and sci-fi supergeeks collide, as the above Venn diagram demonstrates. At the competition, designers from big car manufacturers craft road machines with imaginary propulsion sources and fantastic technology. It's always a treat to see, even if the cars will never make it past the literal drawing board.
So for this year's competition (the theme: design a car that weighs less than 1000 lbs), we've pulled the most bizarre, freaky-deaky, James Cameron-worthy factoids from each entrant's information and presented it with the car in our image gallery. Check out the pictures here. [via L.A. Auto Show]