(CNN)It makes sense for an automotive designer to come up with an automotive concept. That is, after all, what they get paid to do. But anyone with a pen and paper, or some sort of 3D software can have a go at creating the car of the future.
Yet for cars that aren’t intended to make it onto the roads, the results can be especially interesting. Eco-friendly concepts, concepts that challenge convention, concepts a 10-year-old boy would put on his wall and dream of owning — the possibilities are endless.
Here are seven examples of concept cars that do all that and more.