Robot racers

This striking concept car is the creation of Roborace, the world’s first driverless race series due to begin later this year. It’s the brainchild of the group that runs Formula E and will consist of 10 teams running two cars each in hour-long races that will take place at Formula E events in 2016/17. If autonomous racing sounds boring, this prototype shows the cars will at least look good.

The dramatic bodywork was created by Daniel Simon, who has created vehicles for the movie Tron: Legacy. No specs have been revealed, but the electric cars are tipped to top 300km/h.