For the past five years, the LA Design Challenge has created a unique opportunity for automotive design studios based on the west coast to envision a vehicle segment in the future in a competition format. In years past the challenge has produced concepts that offer a new perspective on vehicle styling, integrate future technologies, and bend if not break the rules of engineering. Its an opportunity for designers to have some fun.

This year the theme was to imagine what race cars might be like in 2025. Looking at new ways of powering the vehicles was common to all the entries. Here's some details on four of them:

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