If you want to peer far, far down the roads of the future, look at these works done by several graduating members of the Royal College of Art's master's course in vehicle design.
The London college says the course aims to 'provoke, influence and inspire' international vehicle design - a goal it has achieved in these drawings. The works were displayed earlier this summer in London. The show included models, drawings and computer images done as part of the two-year course.
Byung-Gyu Choi's city car project, above, drew its inspiration from an American baseball helmet - the sporty activity, vigor and ability to protect against impact from the outside. The details of the car are influenced by geometric structures that come from city images and jewelry. The designer, a 28-year-old Korean, studied jewelry design.
Pascal Tanghe's sports car, bottom left, is the result of an 'aesthetic metaphor' project - 'a sports car called ... ' Tanghe completed the phrase with the word 'tension.' His project deals with creating a set of aesthetic values that gives form to the phrase. Tanghe, 34, is Belgian.
Jarno Lehtinen, 26, explored his Finnish heritage in racing with the 'J2K Rally Concept' - a proposal for a rally series car, above. Its innovative design solutions maximize the sensation of speed without giving up protection against weather and accidents.
Dean Carbis, a 25-year-old from the United Kingdom, designed the 'cafe car,' right.
Yes, that is a Rolls-Royce hood ornament on 25-year-old Dale Grewer's 'super coupe,' below. Grewer, a native of the United Kingdom, was charged with redesigning the luxury legend.