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Concept Cars

Harald Belker, a former Porsche and Mercedes-Benz design hot-shot, found his calling in the movies. Since 1994, he has dreamed up cars, space ships and other vehicles for a series of films including the Batmobile roadster used in 1997’s “Batman and Robin.” ()
Studio chief Derek Jenkins at the Volkswagen design studio in Santa Monica with drawings and a model of the GX3 concept car. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
A model of the GX3 concept car at the Volkswagen design studio in Santa Monica. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Jay Bernard, left, and Sennon Franco of GM Advanced Design Studio designed the interior and exterior of the Pad future concept vehicle described as an urban loft with mobility. (Bryan Chan / LAT)
Harald Belker by a model of one of his designs. Belker is a former commercial car designer who transitioned to Hollywood. His work includes the magnetic levitation highway system and the sexy Lexus electric car that almost outstarred Tom Cruise in “Minority Report.” (Carlos Chavez / LAT)
The all-electric “Tango” conceived by Moghadam as a vehicle for a Las Vegas casino and hotel commuter system. It packs the driver and all the powertrain in a tall, narrow and compact rectangle that looks more like a digital camera than a car and allows more cars on the road with less crowding. ()