The floor of the 2012 North American International Auto Show is where cars and technology collide. Nowhere is crystallized more evidently than with the concept cars that most automakers roll out during these industry exhibits.

Concept cars are the vehicles that are not market ready, but displaying them does two things for the automakers: they dazzle the media and car disciples alike; they create press coverage and get car fans talking, and; three, they give an indicator of where that brand may go in the future.

Below are 10 of the most eye-popping mindboggling concept cars at the auto show.

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