THEY may look like something out of a sci-fi movie, but these motors could be on our roads a lot sooner than you think.
From a hybrid Lamborghini capable of 217mph to a futuristic off-roader that can tackle any terrain, motoring enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to in the near future.
Some of the world’s biggest automakers have descended on Frankfurt this week to show off their latest motors and designs.
Recognised as the world’s largest motor show, Frankfurt also sees car manufacturers present some bizarre ideas for the future.
But they’re a certainty to get plenty of interest when they eventually hit the road.
Leading the way is the new limited edition hybrid Lamborghini Sian which combines the 6.5-litre V12 engine from the Aventador with a 48-volt electric motor.
The Sian is powered by a supercapacitor that Lamborghini claims is three times more powerful than a conventional battery of the same weight, making it the fastest Lamborghini road car ever produced.
Despite its true speed not being announced yet, the motoring giant claims it can go from 0 to 62mph in less than 2.8 seconds.
Audi also turned heads with its newest concept vehicle, the AI:TRAIL quattro.
The four-seater is an all terrain concept vehicle which gives a glimpse into what future Audi SUVs could look like.
But arguably the biggest reveal came from British automaker Land Rover, with its latest Defender.
The 21st century edition pays tribute to the iconic 71-year-old Defender 4X4, which has been most notably driven by the Queen.
Priced from £40,000, the Defender is capable of tackling the toughest terrain, with the model undergoing 62,000 different tests over 744,000 miles.
And it also includes plenty of hi-tech features, including an X-ray vision mode that allows drivers to view underneath the vehicle.
Gerry McGovern, chief design officer at Land Rover, said: “The new Defender is respectful of its past but is not harnessed by it.
“This is a new Defender for a New Age.
“Its unique personality is accentuated by its distinctive silhouette and optimum proportions, which make it both highly desirable and seriously capable – a visually compelling 4×4 that wears its design and engineering integrity with uncompromised commitment.”