Imagine that: 7 radical concept cars conceived by industry outsiders

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.

Most concept cars do, of course, typically end up much less exciting when they reach production because of various practical considerations and regulations.

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.