For the last eight years, the L.A. Auto Show has sponsored a design competition that asks manufacturers and designers to create cars to wow twelve design studio executives. For this year's design challenge, entrants were asked to create outlandish movie cars of the future, submitting a complete concept design along with a character and plot line. Check out all the pics in our gallery to see the first renderings of this year's design competition entries, plus get the scoop on which automakers are already on track for a year's worth of water cooler bragging.
Most debuts at the L.A. Auto show won’t throw Chinese stars, resist magnetic fields, or climb walls with suction cups, but we love how this Hollywood-style flight of imagination slots into the show, and how all these cars imagine a future where we design electric and alternative fuel vehicles in a world that conserves resources and has fun while doing it. Stay tuned for our full coverage of the green scene at the L.A. Auto Show, including the winner of this year’s design challenge, coming up in 2 weeks.