The collection of outlandish green racing design concepts submitted as part of the "Motor Sports 2025" at the Los Angeles Auto Show has been whittled down and we have a winner: the MAZDA KAAN (above). The KAAN is an all-electric four-wheeler (see the two in the back?) that could theoretically go up to 400 km/h (about 250 mph). Wouldn't that be fun to see speeding down the tracks 17 years into the future? Apparently, judges were not put off by the need for a "race track resurfaced with a sub-level, electro-conductive polymer that powers electric cars" needed to move the KAAN.
Other contenders in the contest: the energy-generating GM Chaparral Volt, the hyperaerodynamic Audi R25, the BMW Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer, Honda's The Great Race 2025, Mitsubishi's MMR25, Mercedes-Benz's Formula Zero Racer, the hydrogen-powered Toyota Le Mans Racer "that never needs to stop," and VW's Bio Runner.