There are some fashion trends which become vintage and cool over time, with many designers looking to replicate it with a modern twist. However, there are some fashion fads which should stay in the past, and these 80’s fashion fails embody just that.
We simply can’t talk about 80’s fashion fails without mentioning the all important workout gear. From lycra leotards to leggings and leg warmers, fitness icons on workout DVD’s made it cool and then the trend spread like wildfire. There was no originality when it came to workout clothes, every wanted what their favorite fitness star was wearing, which usually included a barely there leotard. These two women coordinated perfectly when it came for the time to do a joint workout.
It’s pretty obvious that amongst the most common trends in the 80’s was neon. These lookalike women clearly had an overt appreciation for the neon trend and wore it in any way they could. From the t-shirt to the leggings and sunglasses, they really had their neon on point. To add to the style, the woman decided to rock matching bouffant hair styles to really look like they were at the height of 80’s high fashion.
Coordinating was all the rage in the 80’s, but these two took twinning to new heights when they posed in these bright striped leggings. If these two were walking down the street, we would have to do a double take to see if our eyes were deceiving us. To add to this fashion faux pas, the contrasting backpack adds even more color to this already bright outfit. Just looking at this, we’re so happy that prominent stripes are a trend of the past.
How could we forget the big hair in the 80’s. It was one thing that every woman wanted to have, and would go to great heights to achieve it. From hairspray to mousse and gel, there were many different ways that women achieved the volume they so desired. In addition, the trend was unisex and it was also men who were rocking the outrageous hairstyle. We might look back and laugh now, but it was all the rage back then.
In the 80’s, many people expressed themselves through fashion and their personal style. In some cases, we can understand 80’s fashion, but in this case, we can’t. This woman looks very proud of her book sweater but we’re not exactly sure why. Many people would see this as a total fashion fail, yet this woman is rocking this outfit like it’s nobody’s business. You have to give it to her, she clearly does not care what anyone else thinks.
The Louis Vuitton Don
It’s not unusual to have a favorite expensive, luxury brand but this woman went slightly overboard. It is not hard to tell which designer brand is her favorite and she looks very proud of herself in the Louis Vuitton get up. We do however, have to question the authenticity of this jacket, it’s not something we have seen in any Louis Vuitton stores or online, so either it is vintage chic or a fake designer disaster.
Before going out, friends will often ask one another what they are wearing so that they are on the same wavelength with dress code. These friends took coordination very seriously when they showed off their matching patterned shirts. This kind of shirt was increasingly popular in the 80’s so to an extent they were very on trend. Nevertheless, the matching nature of both their shirts and their hair seems a little much, but this photo probably made for a great memory.
The superhero blockbuster movie Batman was released in the 80’s, so it is no surprise that everyone was infatuated with the logo and anything to do with the film. Not only was this teen loving his batman t-shirt, his mullet hairstyle, made popular by U.S. hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, confirmed that his look could not have been more appropriate in the 80’s. This slick guy must have gotten all the ladies in the 80’s, despite his outfit being very embarrassing nowadays.
Big Hair, Don’t Care
We have already established that big hair was the cool thing to have in the 80’s, but we can’t help but wonder if this woman has gone too far? Her hair looks to reach heights of more than seven inches and while the volume is undeniably impressive, the general look is a sight to see, and not in a good way. This along with her partners extreme mullet makes for an amazing photo and something that perfectly epitomizes 80’s hair.
Pretty In Pink
There is no denying that if Sarah Jessica Parker was to come across this photo now, she would probably bow her head in shame. The Sex And The City fashionista is more accustomed to her Manolo Blahniks and Chanel outfits rather than pink and white crop tops with matching sweatpants. She looks like she should be belting “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” at the top of her lungs. Thankfully, Parker’s fashion evolved from here on out.
There are no two ways about it, these outrageously big hairstyles are a fashion no-no. These two girls resemble poodles with their voluptuous hair that could be seen from miles away. It almost looks like these women are donning wigs instead of their normal hair to achieve this look, but they are not. There must have been a huge amount of hairspray to keep it up like that. We won’t talk about the large hoop earrings though, they’ve managed to make their way back into fashion today!
This is a prime example of when a trend from decades ago makes its way back into fashion. A couple of years ago, people would look at such picture and laugh at the denim head-to-toe, but today, no one would dare. In recent years, double denim hit all of the big runways and it came back into fashion in a big way. All the celebrity fashion icons were photographed in it and it became a fashion staple. We have the 80’s to thank for this one.
These women took the phrase ‘a splash of color’ quite literally with these outfits. We have previously noted the popularity of lycra leggings, leotards and leg warmers that became amongst the biggest fashion crazes of the 80’s, but these women went a tad too far. Their leotards look like they were in the middle of a bad paint job which ended up all over their clothes. We’re happy that this trend stayed in the past and didn’t resurrect itself in today’s fashion.
It seems that the neon trend in the 80’s did not stop at clothing. This woman has decided to use neon make up to highlight her face. Between the green and pink eye shadow and lipstick, we can promise that it really isn’t enhancing her features the way she has intended. We also have to mention the crimped hair. It was considered so cool then but it is absolutely tragic now. Lastly, the photo brings a bit of nostalgia as the woman holds a VHS tape.
Lace And Leather
With rock stars also being fashion icons in the 80’s, perhaps the coolest thing you could wear was a leather biker jacket that emulated the some of the biggest artists around. The rock look was everything and ranged from leather jackets to pants, crimped hair, red lipstick and of course, studs. Morgan Fairchild’s leather and metal belt look really hit the nail on the head and in addition to her over the top mullet, this is what the 80’s was all about.
We’re not sure if The Rock ever lived down this photo. These days, he is more commonly known as Dwayne Johnson, the actor, but this stage must have been prior to his stint in Wrestling. Looking like this, he doesn’t exactly appear as the tough competitor. A fanny pack doesn’t exactly scream manly. Speaking of the fanny pack, we are sad to inform you that this embarrassing bag made a comeback this year and the coolest celebrities around have been sporting them.
Regular ponytails were far too mainstream for the 80’s fashion world and they thought of a way to manipulate it to make it ‘cool’. The side ponytail was born and in true 80’s style, of course it was not discreet, as it sat at the very top of the head, making it impossible to miss. Add a scrunchie to the hairstyle and you have the perfect look. However, looking back on it now, it was probably one of the worst hairstyles, and we’re so happy it’s gone.
80’s fashion did not just start and end for everyday. The bold styles and colors were injected into every activity you could think of, from aerobics, to rollerskating, to skiing! These three women are showing off their 80’s ski fashion, when it is just too cold and not appropriate to wear a neon, lycra leotard, you just throw on a neon ski jacket instead! This teamed with the matching sunglasses really made for a look that would have all of your friends envious.
Too Much Tease
You may or may not have noticed that almost everyone had bangs back in the 80’s, but it was hidden by the fact that these people teased their hair so much that it stood up like an electric shock. It might have taken almost an entire bottle of hairspray to get the hair looking like this, but it was all worth it. Not only did this woman go overboard with the teasing, it also appears that she went for a mullet hairstyle too.
To put it frankly, you were not cool if you didn’t have a mesh shirt in the 80’s. Despite the fact we look back at it now and want to close our eyes for the sheer vulgarity and embarrassment of it, it was all the rage back then. This guy is wearing mesh and he just knows he looks good. From his blue steel gaze to his pin-straight hair, he has proven that no one in the 80’s had a better look than him.
We have seen many different women in the 80’s who have teased their hair beyond comprehension, but these women look to have taken the competition very seriously. Posing in a photo together, we give the one on the far left an A for effort, as she probably has an extra inch or two on the other women. Moreover, when these friends are stood together, we can’t help but notice the clashing nature of their patterned shirts, there is just too much going on here.
Wrap It Up
Pop superstar Madonna can be held responsible for making hair wraps all the rage in the 80’s. When the ‘Material Girl’ started sporting punk teased hair with a hair wrap in it, so many women attempted to emulate the look. These women are just two of the people following the trend and together with their large, monochrome earrings, it really is a bizarre look. We do have to question, what kind of hair piece the woman on the left is using?!
Boy George was a huge icon in the 80s, not only for his music, but also for his fashion. However, looking at his photo, we can’t seem to understand the appeal for his fashion sense. His neon makeup was very on-trend and many people in the 80s replicated it, but the double layered polka dot shirt, paired with a floral baseball cap is something that we hope not many others tried to attempt. The singer’s outfits are still outrageous today, but at least he toned it down!
Between the space-like background and the outrageous hairstyles and clothing in this photo, there is plenty to be amazed by. Two of the women in the photo appear to have gone to the same hairstylist and asked for this gravity-defying look with shaved sides. Nonetheless, one of the women seem to have taken their look a little too far with the gothic make up, a style only the brave adopted in the 80s. Perhaps their mother didn’t get the memo for outfits in the family portrait?
These guys think they are too cool for school with their serious looks and on-trend outfits. The man in the front looks to be the leader of this group, and his teased hair style shows that he means business. The man in the oversized sunglasses knew he was on to a cool trend when he found these shades and they stood the test of time, and are still fashionable today. The others, wearing shoulder pads and matching belts looked to be very confident in their 80s get up.
All Eye On Me
This guy has so many hairstyles going on and instead of going for just one 80s style, he has combined quite a few. Either he is incredibly proud of his look and feels that he doesn’t even need to look at the camera with two eyes, because he is just that cool, or he is totally embarrassed and doesn’t want to be recognized. The bouffant and the side fringe isn’t doing him many favors, but if he liked it, he should rock it.
Judging by their faces, these parents are thrilled at the way their family photo outfits turned out. So many elements in this photo perfectly portray how bad some 80s fashion trends were. The matching mullets for the whole family is quite the sight to see, but let’s not forget about the coordinated denim and oversized collars. It is clear that plenty of thought went into this before and although the parents look pleased, their son doesn’t seem to express the same emotions.
Thriller For Three
Michael Jackson’s iconic song for “Thriller” was released in 1982 and immediately stormed the charts. However, it wasn’t only the song that caught on, it was also Jackson’s outfits in the video which became increasingly popular in the 80s. These young brothers were forced to replicate Michael’s red leather jacket in their sibling photoshoot. This was definitely an idea from their parents, but the boys don’t seem to be too upset about their matching jackets. Nevertheless, the boys might never live this down.
Hair For Days
When going to prom it is important to find out what color dress your date is wearing so you can get her the appropriate corsage that matches perfectly. However, this prom couple decided to take their coordination a step further and agree to for maximum volume and tease in their hair. After all, sleek, straight hair was so out in the 80s, the bigger the hair was, the better. We hope they packed on the hairspray to stop it from falling during the night.
This family snap represented the 80s down to a tee. Firstly, their batching bouffant hair styles was mirrored throughout the family, making it overtly clear that they were all related. Secondly, the red worn by the whole family was standard in the 80s. Thirdly, how can we not mention the fathers hot pants?! Put simply, you were not cool in the 80s if you didn’t own hot pants. Whether you could pull them off or not was a completely different story.
Fashion was so important in the 80s, and attending prom was the best way to show off your coolest and most stylish clothes. These prom-goers were clearly trying to win prom king and queen judging by the effort put into their outfits. Not only did the guy match his bowtie to his date’s puffy, blue dress, he also made sure to get a large, blue corsage to tie their outfits together. They might not have planned it, but the pink and blue balloons coordinate seamlessly.
Here we have yet another prom couple who have chosen to coordinate their outfits. However, that is not the most unusual part of this photo. This man has a very peculiar smile so much so that we can’t work out if this is his way of looking happy or if he just completely startled by the cameras and the whole prom experience. In fairness to him, if we had that hairstyle, we would probably have the exact same facial expression.
80s fashion didn’t finish with street style, of course it translated into every aspect of people’s lives, including weddings! Just because it was their special day, it didn’t mean they were going to forgo trends of that time and do something classic and understated. This groom took inspiration from 80s workout guru Richard Simmons, and replicated his exact hairstyle. In addition, the bride decided to let her over-the-top veil do the talking and created a bouffant kind of style with it.
This bride clearly didn’t understand the concept ‘less is more’ as she went all out with this detailed and larger than life veil. In fact, she seemed to go for a statement outfit for her wedding day, matching the headpiece in her veil to her choker and off-the-shoulder dress. In keeping with the 80s style, her groom decided to let his mane flow freely in a shoulder length cut. We hope this couple were able to look back on their wedding photos with no regret!
Mullets In Matrimony
Some brides want to stand out from the crowd on their wedding day and look completely different to all of the guests and the bridal party. However, this bride decided she wanted to have a mullet theme at her wedding, considering it was one of the most popular hairstyles in the 80s. As a result, the bride had everyone’s headpieces made to ensure that their mullets would be accentuated throughout the day. It’s a relief that this hairstyle never left the 80s!
Overalls For All
This couple perfectly coordinated every aspect of their outfits and appear to be very happy with them. On the other hand, we can’t help but face plant at this photo, it may be one of the greatest 80s fashion fails we’ve ever seen. The blue overalls paired with a matching striped shirt is doing them absolutely no favors. This, together with the bouffant hair styles epitomize the worst of 80s fashion. Overalls are making a comeback today and we don’t feel too good about that!
Missed The Yellow Memo
Teased hair was super cool in the 80s and fashion forward individuals strived to get that perfect style. These guys seemed to go all out with their hair and took it to new heights for their group photo. Neon was also all the rage in the 80s so what better way to make their look that much better than to make their hair yellow. The effect was certainly striking but one band member seemed to miss the yellow idea and rocked up with black hair.
Understated make up to highlight the features of the face was just not a thing in the 80s. Instead, people wanted to create big, bold looks complete with their favorite neon eyeshadow and lipstick. These women teamed their neon makeup with matching accessories to get that extra bold look. In addition, the afro hair made it true 80s, paying homage to the disco era. Although we can’t see the extent of the other woman’s hair, we can only imagine there was some tease hiding in there.
Real Men Wear Mesh
It wouldn’t be the 80s without some mesh. Although the trend would be considered a fashion catastrophe today, thanks to icons including Madonna, it was the coolest piece of clothing you could wear in the 80s. It didn’t matter if you were male or female or how much flesh you showed, you were just considered a fashion forward individual. This guy knew exactly how to pull it off, giving his best pose. Although the photo is black and white, his mesh outfit was probably neon.
Land Of The Free
This saxophone player proudly posed in front of the American flag, showing his love and respect for his country, being as patriotic as he could. Whether he was representing America in a jazz performance or simply trying to get some great poses, this guy knew exactly how to get the best shot. His red, white and blue jacket worked seamlessly with his bowl cut and large specs, which were all typical of 80s fashion. This is one photo that must be framed.
Made For The Mullet
80s fashion would not have been nearly as iconic if it wasn’t for the mullet hair cut. This guy made sure to perfect his mullet before having his photo taken. His face says it all, he meant serious business when it came to his look. We have to admit he messed up by not teasing his hair, leaving his mullet less than perfect. Nevertheless, this whole mullet look wasn’t really working for him and he probably realized that in later years.
Baring The Belly
Much of 80s fashion was unisex, despite the fact that it shouldn’t have been, and this man is a prime example of why it didn’t always work. Arguably, midriff-baring tops should have only been worn by a certain type of person, and this man was not one of them. However, teamed with his oversized glasses and mini-mullet, he looked to be proud of the look he went for. We’re pretty sure that he wouldn’t be caught dead in this today.
Although the 80s was seen as the disco era, we can’t forget the fact that punk rock was also incredibly popular. This group of guys absolutely nailed their punk rock look with their gravity-defying hair that could only be achieved by using quite a few tubs of hair gel and enough hairspray to give you asthma. This, together with their terrifying make up and matching leather jackets perfectly epitomized how people tried to emulate their favorite rockstars in the 80s.
80s fashion didn’t stop with adults and young kids tried to jump on that bandwagon too. Whether it was the youngsters who chose to dress like this, or if it was their parents’ influence is yet to be confirmed, but it is safe to say that mommy chose this little girls hairstyle. The bouffant style on a young girl immediately adds years on to her age and she looks closer to her middle ages than to her adolescent years!
Elton John Jr.
Elton John was admired by so many in the 80s, with the singer producing hit after hit. It is not uncommon for fans to try and emulate their favorite stars, but this little boy looks to have been on the receiving end of his parents love for the “Tiny Dancer” singer. His Elton-inspired tinted shades along with his bowl cut and baby blue suit are incredibly adorable, but we’re not sure he will be thanking his parents in years to come.
This guy looks like he means business. Sitting on his pink bike in hot pants, a crop top with a mullet and shades on, he knows he is too cool for school. Our feelings on his outfit seem to be rather different to his and it is very clear that he could only ever pull this off in the 80s. He would be lucky to ride down the street today without getting some very questionable looks from others.
Everything about this screams 80s fashion fail. Between the bowl cut, bright red shirt, paired with the denim waistcoat and skirt, this is one of the most cringeworthy 80s outfits that we’ve seen. Nevertheless, this young girl looks to be pretty pleased with her styling decisions, and seems to be completely unaware that it is a total fashion faux pas. Everyone has their own happiness and if this is what does it for this girl, then who are we to stop her for expressing herself through fashion?
Mismatched In Moscow
These women decided to take their fashion to international landmarks and posed in front of the Saint Basel’s Cathedral in Moscow. Between the polka-dots, metallic dresses and shoulder pads, these women took 80s fashion very seriously, despite the fact that none of their outfits coordinated. However, they looked like a strong enough squad to have the other women in the background giving them jealous stared across the Red Square. The others probably had to step up their 80s fashion game.
This guy definitely had big dreams of being a rockstar. From this teased mullet hair style to his purple animal print tank top, brought together with a silk purple scarf, he knew exactly the look he wanted to pull off. Sadly, his ambition of being a rockstar didn’t appear to come to fruition so instead, he was forced to settle and posed with a snooker stick instead. This might be an embarrassing one to look back on.
Blonde, Braced Boy
Posing in a school photo, it was clear that this guy had thought about his look very carefully. His hairstyle was a combination between a mullet and a bowl cut and it probably took a long time to get this kind of length and thickness. In addition, his oversized glasses were typical of the 80s, but his big smile to show his braces really topped it off. It might be totally uncool to have this for kids today, but this guy was just fitting in.
Miami Vice was one of the most popular shows in the 80s, so it is no surprise that many people tried to copy the style of actors in the show. Although this trend of a bright, oversized suit was all the rage, we can look back on it now and be thankful that it didn’t go past the 80s. Instead of agents going incognito, they seemed to wear the biggest, boldest outfits out there, and fashion forward people in the 80s couldn’t get enough.
Bring On The Blush
In the 80’s, highlighting the cheekbones was a big part of the culture, but the trend left women piling on the blush like it was going out of fashion. Instead of choosing a neutral color or a light pink, the general preference was caking on a bright pink or deep neon color. Makeup in the 80’s did not pay any attention to matching your skin tone to it and this blush trend exemplifies exactly that. Looking back at it now, it almost looks like clown makeup.
Perky In Purple
In the 80’s, there were absolutely no signs of the workout craze dying down, and through our list, you can see how workout leotards were the outfit of choice. Whether you were doing a genuine workout routine or just prancing around your living room, it just had to be done in one of these. These women decided to take the buddy workout to extremes and coordinate their outfits, going for a vibrant purple, ensuring their bodies were in shape and their fashion was on point.
Bird Is The Word
At first glance, there is way too much in this photo to begin to analyze it. The two men are posing in the most ridiculous outfits we have seen in 80’s fashion. Forget the neon splashes of green, pink and yellow, the checkerboard addition is something that is really throwing us off. What would possess someone to put these two components together we’re just not sure. Finally, we have to mention the parrot, but in all honesty, we have no idea whats it’s doing there.
These twin couples are really a sight to see. Not only do they think alike when it comes to their taste in partners, they also share ideas when it comes to fashion. The men seem to be donning some kind of chaps on top of their high waisted jeans, as well as a tribal choker, while the women went for a bright patterned sweat suit. Standing side by side, you can’t help but question their choices, but they seem to be pretty pleased with themselves.
Ruffle Me Up
This outfit is just too much. Between the bright fuschia ruffles and the matching earrings, teamed with the purple hair piece, she optimized the very worst of 80’s fashion. Perhaps the worst part of this is that this style was seen as a the most trendy and cool.
Like Mother, Like Daughter
We can’t work out if this mother-daughter duo is incredibly cute or incredibly terrifying. From the matching outfits, to the matching glasses and hair, it looks like it could be something out of a horror movie. On the other hand, the perm hair style was very common in the 80s, so the mother wanted to match with her young daughter. In later years, this is probably a photo they looked back in absolute horror.
The bold looks in the 80’s did not start and finish with fashion as women wanted to be as striking as possible in all aspects of their looks. Not only were the makeup colors bright and intensely hued, they were also applied in a way that it would smudge all over the face, creating a smokey eye look. While we still use smokey eyes in makeup today, it is a completely different look and you wouldn’t find top makeup artists drawing inspiration from looks in the 80’s!
This couple truly epitomized 80’s fashion in its most questionable form. The matching colorful jackets are a true staple of the 80’s, but they chose to accessorize their individual outfits in different ways, to express their personal style. The woman went for a long gold chain with matching earrings as well as a pair of large sunglasses to make the look more hip hop, while her male companion went for a matching hat to his red and yellow jacket.
When it comes to cars, there are many ways to trick them out. Of course, you could go the classic route and make lots of physical changes to your vehicle, or you could add a bunch of useful entertainment features. However, with today’s technological advancements, car manufacturers often trick their cars out before they get anywhere near customers. This includes futuristic motors, environmentally friendly manufacturing, and high-level security protection. Check out some of the most tricked out cars on the road.
Tesla Cybertruck – $49,900
Let’s start with the Tesla Cybertruck, a Blade Runner inspired ultra-strong vehicle. This truck has an extremely durable exoskeleton, and is made from Tesla armored glass and Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin. This car is 100% electric with a 0 to 62 mph acceleration of 2.9 seconds.
Of course, an extra-strong vehicle means extra protection for those inside. These vehicles start at $39,000, and go up to the 500-mile range version for $69,000. Furthermore, you can make your Cybertruck self-driving for an extra $10,000.
Mercedes Biome – $2 Million
So, the Mercedes Biome technically isn’t on the road — it’s one of the company’s concept cars made to demonstrate the future of car technology. Incredibly, the Biome is supposedly grown from DNA-modified seeds. That’s right, a car that’s grown from seeds.
Apparently, one set of seeds grows the car interior, and another the exterior. The car grows in an organic environment and even produces its own oxygen. It runs on BioNectar4534, which is stored in the BioFiber material of the car’s chassis, interior, and wheels.
Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition – $1.5 Million
Car manufacturer Dartz is a Latvian company with a creative and eccentric range of vehicles. The Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition is based on the Hummer H2 and is gold-plated, diamond-encrusted, and with a strong carbon-Kevlar body. The Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition has bulletproof windows, as you would expect in an ultra-luxury SUV.
Bizarrely, this car was originally supposed to have seats made from the skin of a certain part of a whale’s body, but various animal rights groups stepped in to protest.
Batman-themed Toyota Hiace – $500, 000
Custom vans are popular in Japan, and former professional boxer Naoki Mori spent 15 years gradually tricking out his Batman-themed Toyota Hiace. Incredibly, this custom van measures almost 40 feet and weighs around 8000 pounds.
Because of its immense size, this tricked out Toyota was converted to a double rear axle. Obviously, it has a couple of externally-mounted nitrous tanks so it can spurt streams of vapor when it’s out and about. Mori estimates that he has spent a couple of hundred thousand U.S. dollars on the project.
Lamborghini Murcielago – $354,000
In 2008, in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, audiences got to enjoy the Lamborghini Murcielago in a daytime car chase through the streets of Gotham City. Speaking to MotorTrend, the director revealed, “We asked Lamborghini to give us some cars so we can race them and use them in an action sequence.”
Apparently, the car company gave three vehicles, one of which was smashed up on set. One crew member remarked, “It was amazing they gave us these cars, because they’re not exactly cheap.”
Lotus Evija – $2 Million
British brand Lotus didn’t release a new vehicle for 11 years, and then the Evija came along. An all-electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija has a horsepower of roughly 2000, coming from four motor-generators on each wheel. This means the Evija goes from 0 to 62 mph in less than three seconds, and has a top speed of 216 mph.
Impressively, the Lotus Evija has one of the fastest charging battery packs of any car. It promises to charge an almost empty battery to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 – $10,000
The Chevrolet EN-V 2.0 was designed and built by a team at General Motors, China. The second generation of the company’s Electric Networked Vehicle, the EN-V 2.0 is part of GM’s plan for a petrol free, emissions-free, congestion-free, and accident-free future.
A fleet of these vehicles was used at a college campus in Shanghai, with almost 70 rentals made per day. The pod-like vehicle is electric, and can be accessed and started by swiping a card.
The Batmobile Limousine – $4.2 Million
The Batmobile Limousine is one of the most expensive vehicles in the world, and we can’t say we’re surprised. Inspired by the Batman movies of the 1980s and 1990s, the Batmobile is tricked out with all of the gadgets the original had.
Yes — that means that this limo comes with a jet engine, a rocket and missile launcher, ejectable front, back wheels, and gasoline control. The design of this luxurious limo is based on the Corvette, and it comes in at around $4.2 million.
Faraday Future FF 91 – $120,000
Named after English scientist Michael Faraday, the Faraday Future FF 91 is made with three electric motors powered by a 130kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This powerful car can go from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds, and comes with semi-autonomous AI technology.
This means that the Faraday Future FF 91 is self-parking, can open its own doors, and adjust its own temperature. The company’s CEO promises a spacious interior and “the greatest digital experience.” Prices start at $120,000 and go up to $200,000.
Tesla Roadster – $250,000
The Tesla Roadster is a special Founders Series model that’s limited to just 1,000 cars. This car is perhaps better described as a spaceship as it’s the fastest car in the world, with record-setting acceleration and performance. Oh, and it’s also gone to space.
The all-electric Tesla Roadster was the first production car to be launched into orbit, making a test flight on a Falcon Heavy rocket in 2018. The updated version of the Roadster includes a new look, more comfortable seats, and a touchscreen display.
Dartz Prombron Iron Diamond – $1.2 Million
So far on this list, we’ve met the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition, and now it’s time to meet the Iron Diamond. Driven by Kanye West, this Dartz Prombron has bulletproof armor and only three doors. That’s right — in order to avoid kidnapping and hijacking, the passenger side door of this vehicle was removed.
This military-style car is just the thing for celebrities like the Kardashian-Wests. With its Hummer design and Kevlar coating, they’ll be nice and safe.
Rezvani TANK – $155,000
Rezvani Motors was founded by Iranian-American entrepreneur Ferris Rezvani, who worked with Aston Martin and Ferrari. The company’s TANK vehicle is an extreme utility vehicle that comes with a 3.6-liter, V6 engine, and an optional ballistic armor package. Yes, really.
The military edition of the Rezvani Tank is available for members of the public and can withstand bullets from an AK-47. Celebrities who own this car include Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, and Xzibit. It also appeared in the 2019 movie, Men in Black International.
Mitsubishi MMR25 – $70,000
The Mitsubishi MMR25 Rally Racer was a submission to the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge. The car radically rethinks motor racing, and replaces the steering wheel and tires with circular pieces of tilted, rubberized rollers. Did Mitsubishi actually reinvent the wheel?
Speaking about the spider-like design, the car company’s chief designer said that “it’s just the sort of assignment the designers at Mitsubishi Motors dream of.” The competition theme was “Motorsports in 2025,” allowing Mitsubishi to creatively imagine the future.
Honda Augmented Driving Concept
With the Honda Augmented Driving Concept, we have another tricked out vehicle that isn’t exactly on the road yet. This buggy-like car uses augmented reality technology to transport passengers around a smart city, while always responding to their needs.
By using simple hand gestures, passengers can request that the vehicle stop at the nearest bathroom, pull over for food, or to find the best place to take a picture. This car switches between automatic and manual, with eight modes between fully autonomous, and semi-autonomous.
Chevy Tahoe CIT – $49,000
The Chevy Tahoe CIT is an armored SUV used to transport expensive items — hence “CIT,” meaning “cash in transit.” The smart thing about this tricked out car is that it doesn’t look like it’s tricked out at all. The Chevy Tahoe is low-profile, making it extra safe for moving expensive items.
This protective vehicle has a 5.3L V8 engine with 320 horsepower at 5,400 rpm. With 94.7 cubic feet of cargo space, making it the slightly smaller alternative to the Chevrolet Suburban.
Polestar 2 – $59,900
Swedish automotive brand Polestar started production on their new Polestar 2 car in 2020. The vehicle is fully-electric with 408 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. Impressively, the interior of this car doesn’t include any whale skin, and is actually completely vegan instead.
The Polestar 2 is the first car to have Google’s Android Automotive operating system built in, and is opened via phone rather than with a key. As a safety feature, this car protects its battery pack and automatically disconnects it following a collision.
Phantom King Blue Dodge – $80,000
This 2006 Dodge Charger was customized by Francisco Alecio in 2006. Named the “Phantom King,” this car is a sixth generation Dodge Charger that’s been tricked out and lovingly adapted. This impressive-looking custom car is painted candy blue with white pearl airbrushing. With a Dia De Los Muertes aesthetic, this car is decked out in skull-faced ladies and elaborate roses.
To get started on this custom Charger, Alecio joined Nokturnal, a car club with chapters all over the world.
EDAG Light Cocoon – $100,000
German engineering group EDAG unveiled its 16th concept car, the Light Cocoon, in 2014. The innovative design uses 3D printing and biomimicry to create a car that’s modeled on biological processes. For example, the outer shell of the car was inspired by plant leaves and uses a metal layer as a sort of skeletal bone structure.
As a result, the EDAG Light Cocoon is a hollow structure that’s 25% lighter thanks to its innovative design. And, as we know, lighter means faster.
Toyota FV2 – $45,000
Incredibly, the Toyota FV2 has no steering wheel, no brakes, and no gas pedal. Can this really be considered a car at all? Well yes, but it’s perhaps better described as a futuristic car pod. The Toyota FV2 is controlled by the driver’s face, body weight, and body language, and comes with an augmented reality screen.
Designed for one person, the Toyota FV2 can also be driven while standing, much like a Segway. Altogether, this tricked out AI vehicle has four wheels, arranged in a cross.
Kia Pop – $30,000
Another concept car is the Kia Pop, first revealed by the South Korean manufacturers at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. This micro-car is a three-seater that’s designed for urban driving, and fittingly, it can be parked anywhere.
On a full charge, this electric car offers up to 100 miles of uninterrupted travel, but it’s not clear that it will ever make it to market. For fans of this tricked out little car, the electric 2020 Kia Soul has some similar features, and an even larger range.
Porsche Taycan – $103,800
The Porsche Taycan is the first electric car from the German automobile manufacturer. The car boasts two synchronous motors that produce more than 600 horsepower, and the vehicle travels 298 miles from just one charge.
As you would expect from Porsche, the Taycan comes with a host of luxury features. Inside, there’s a 16.8-inch driver’s display, a 10.9-inch infotainment center, and the classic Porsche clock. The Taycan comes with five driving modes — Normal, Range, Individual, Sport, and Sport Plus.
Boeing Limo – $1 Million
The incredible Boeing limousine is just that — a Boeing 727 jet converted into a stretch limousine. This wonderful creation was dreamed up by a Mexican company, that cut the jet’s wings off, and mounted the body on a Mercedes bus frame. Passengers enter this tricked out vehicle by the original airplane steps.
The Boeing limo reaches speeds of 124 mph and can fit up to 40 people. The vehicle has a dance floor, strobe lights, a fireplace, and a sunken living room.
Hongqi S9 – $2.2 Million
Concept hybrid sports car, the Hongqi S9, was first presented at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Chinese luxury car company made the vehicle to celebrate 70 years of the People’s Republic of China, and to give a taste of their plan to release a hybrid supercar.
This futuristic concept car has a carbon fiber exterior and a maximum of 1400 horsepower. With top speeds of 249 mph, the Hongqi S9 goes from 0 to 160mph in under two seconds.
The Midnight Rider – $2.5 Million
Just look at the majestic Midnight Rider — the world’s only tractor-trailer limousine. Just as it should be, this vehicle is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Heaviest Limousine. Inside, this mega vehicle boasts three separate lounges and a staff team of five.
The Midnight Rider clocks in at 70 feet long, and can fit up to 40 guests. Its owner, Pamela Bartholemew, commented that the vehicle was “built to bring back the feel of the days of luxury railroad travel.”
AeroMobil 3.0 – $1.6 Million
Is it a car? Is it a plane? Yes, it’s both — it’s the AeroMobil 3.0. This futuristic vehicle is produced by Slovakian company AeroMobil. According to its CEO, it’s aimed at “wealthy supercar buyers and flight enthusiasts.”
The AeroMobil took 20 years to develop and includes folding wings, and fins around the wheels. The most recent version has a hybrid-powered engine and is based on a Subaru boxer engine. This flying car has maximum speeds of 120 mph, and 99 mph road speed.
Mercedes-Benz Vision Avtr – $67,900
Inspired by 2009 science-fiction epic Avatar, the Mercedes-Benz Vision Avtr is a concept car tricked out with futuristic features. The concept car was revealed at CES in Las Vegas in 2020, and uses various biologically-inspired designs.
The Vision Avtr has wooden seats, floors made from Indonesian timber, and wheels inspired by animal paws. Each wheel can be driven separately and is controlled by a central control pad rather than a steering wheel. This means this car can crab walk, or drive sideways.
Piëch Mark Zero GT – $240,000
This James Bond-style car is an electric vehicle inspired by classic cars like the Jaguar E-type and the Ferrari 250 GTO. This two-seater sports coupe was first presented as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019, and was met with warm reviews.
This car can be charged to 80% in less than five minutes, and goes from 1 to 62 mph in just 3.2 seconds. The first models of the Piëch Mark Zero GT arrive in 2022 and will weigh under 4,000 pounds.
Renault Kwid – $441,500
The Renault Kwid is an SUV-like vehicle with a roof-mounted, remote-controlled quadcopter. This drone-like device is named the Flyer Companion, and is launched from a dock at the rear of the Kwid’s roof. It can either be controlled from a tablet inside the car, or used on an automated mode.
The Renault Kwid also has butterfly doors and large R16 wheels. The interior of the car was inspired by a nest, and the driver’s seat is in the center.
Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 – $150,000
A two-seat coupe, the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 is a hybrid concept car that made its first appearance at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Much like other Bentleys, this luxury vehicle is mostly handmade, but it also marks the company’s first use of 3D printing.
Painted a very fetching shade of British Racing Green, this luxury car is full to the brim of leather, wood veneers, and other bespoke options. The car is powered by a V6 plug-in hybrid powertrain, the first ever used in a Bentley.
Toyota i-Road – $14,000
First shown at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Toyota i-Road is a mixture of a motorcycle and a car. Designed for city use, this concept vehicle reaches 36 mph, has automatic gears, and contains just three buttons for driving.
As you might expect, parking is super easy in this futuristic vehicle. The i-Road has active lean suspension, and you could fit four of these little vehicles into a regular parking spot. This car also has two-kilowatt motors fitted to each front wheel.
GFG Style Kangaroo – $120,000
Italian hyper SUV, the GFG Style Kangaroo, is an all-wheel-drive with all-wheel steering. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and son Fabrizio, the concept car is a two-seat electric SUV with three suspension modes — racing, road, and off-road.
With a 90kwh battery pack, the GFG Style Kangaroo aims to reach 279 miles from one charge, and comes with a 483-horsepower. This luxury, low down SUV has an advanced aluminum space frame, a carbon fiber body, and exaggerated wheel wells.
Lightyear One – $170,000
So far, no car on this list has boasted solar power features. That is, until now. The Lightyear One is an all-electric solar car that could survive for months without needing to be plugged in. The car is decked out in solar panels, including 54 square feet of panels on the bonnet, roof, and trunk. In total, the car has over 1,000 glass protected solar panels.
It’s expected that the amazing Lightyear One will be available towards the end of 2021, though it’s already racking up preorders.
Knight XV – $799,950
Hand-built luxury SUV, the Knight XV is made by Canadian company Conquest Vehicles. This 8.8-ton vehicle combines luxury with military-level security features — and comes with night vision cameras, run-flat tires, and an armored roof.
Whilst many other vehicles are up-armored after production, the Knight XV is manufactured as an armored car from the beginning. This means that whoever travels in this car is safe from any passing RPG missiles. Of course, it also has mounted cameras to watch out for intruders.
The American Dream – $4 Million
Here’s another tricked out car that’s been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. The American Dream is the world’s longest car, with 26 tires, a helipad, a heated Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, several beds, and a sun deck. Sounds like fun.
Worth around $4 million, The American Dream was created by car collector and builder Jay Ohrberg. Some of Ohrberg’s other vehicular creations include a replica of The Flintstones car, and the Starsky and Hutch Ford Gran Torino.
Byton K-Byte – $45,000
The all-electric battery-powered concept car, the Byton K-Byte was first unveiled at the 2018 CES in Asia. Made by Chinese all-electric automotive brand Byton, the K-Byte is an autonomous car that’s expected to be in production by 2021.
This self-driving car will have level four autonomous driving, meaning it will be able to drive with no human supervision. With massive touch screens inside, apparently, the K-Byte can also be controlled using Amazon Alexa.
Terrafugia TF-X – $300,000
Apparently, the Terrafugia TF-X is “the flying car for all of us.” The self-driving flying vehicle seats four passengers and uses an engine and two electric motors. Like many other flying cars, the Terrafugia is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle with retractable wings and pusher propellers. This means that it doesn’t need a runway.
In the air, the TF-X can travel up to 410 miles at a cruising speed of 100 mph. Once in the sky, the vehicle flies itself.
DeLorean Stretch Limousine – $250,000
The DeLorean is the much-loved vehicle from sci-fi blockbuster Back to the Future. But, what would happen if it was stretched out into limousine form? Well, you’d get this creation, made by Rich Weisensel.
Weisensel met founder John DeLorean at an auto show in 2000, and was inspired to start making his own custom creations. The six-door DeLorean limo is as long as a school bus, and uses parts from five or six different cars.
Audi AI:ME – $3.5 Million
The Audi AI:ME is a concept vehicle that made its first appearance at the 2019 International Motor Show in Germany. This self-driving car has level four autonomous driving, and comes with an interior built to look like a living room.
The Audi AI:ME is all about creating a relaxing and stress-free journey, and it comes with a touch panel that almost completely surrounds the car interior. The panel controls the car’s interior, recommends restaurants, and gives wellness tips.
Audi Aicon – $100,000
First featured at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Audi Aicon is a completely self-driving, electric car planned for 2021. This concept car has no steering wheel or pedals, and boasts four motors. Audi’s plan is for these vehicles to provide transport in busy urban environments, with customers hailing a car and being driven to their destination.
The Audi Aicon has a range of up to 497 miles off one charge, and its battery can be charged to 80% wirelessly. That’s right — wirelessly.
Czinger 21C – $1.7 Million
Designed in LA by American car manufacturer Czinger, the 21C is the world’s first-ever 3D printed hyper-car. This car was supposed to be revealed at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, but unfortunately, the event was canceled.
The 21C’s driver seat is in the center of the car, and the passenger seat is behind the driver. The engine is a twin-turbo V8, and the car can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Apparently, Czinger only plans to make 80 of these cars.