Have you ever looked at a particular make and model of car and wonder, what if another marque were to make it? Like, would you have imagined Bugatti making a Volkswagen Beetle, lending the luxury sport car maker’s design touches to the people’s car, and what it would look like? Or what if Lamborghini makes its tractor look exactly like its supercars? Or Nissan makes an actual Juke GTR? I know. It sounds pretty crazy, but crazy imaginations are essential to creativity, well, not that what you about to see should be make a reality because, some of them are, IMHO, are pure abominations. Still, they offer us an insight on the burning questions of “what ifs”. Continue reading Unholy Car Mashups: Abomination Or Awesomeness, You Decide
What see here is NOT a Ferrari, although I do find it bearing an uncanny resemblance with one of the Prancing Horse marque’s exotic ride. This is the Toyota GR HV SPORTS Concept Car, a sports car which you can enjoy without bearing all the guilt of tainting the air because, hybrid. Yeah, it is a hybrid car, alright, but while alleviating your Eco-conscious (somewhat…), it still has a good’ol IC for, you know, the oomph. Toyota said the GR HV SPORTS has a design reminiscing that of Toyota Gazoo Racing’s TS050 Hybrid racing (hence, the ‘GR’ in the moniker), but strangely, it looks nothing like the TS050 as far as design is concerned. Unless you count targa top a design similarity, but really, don’t push it. It looks nothing remotely like the TS050. Period. Continue reading Toyota GR HV SPORTS Can Switch Between Auto And H-Gate Manual Shift At The Press Of A Button
Described as an “electric mobility of the much more immediate future,” the BMW i Vision Dynamics bears a shell that indeed looks like a probable car of today, or at least, in very near future. Unveiled at this year’s IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW i Vision Dynamics is a four-door Gran Coupe powered by an undisclosed electric drive that offers a range of 373 miles (600 km), promised a top speed of 120 miles an hour (200 km/h) and takes mere four seconds to cover the century sprint. These are numbers that are not out-of-this-world, which means, they are likely to be realized. Even the aesthetic, while ‘futuristic’ in a way, looks pretty down-to-earth. Continue reading BMW i Vision Dynamics Is The Electric Mobility Of “Immediate Future”
Some people aspired to be a Formula One race car driver for, you know, the fame and fortune, but if you really love cars, like cars that are as powerful as the hybrid technology offered by today’s Formula 1 race car, the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE is probably the closest anyone will ever get. The obvious pro of this ride is, it looks like a perfectly normal car that assimilate easily with the rest of the traffic. Never mind the exotic and the obvious, million dollar look. At least, you won’t look out of place or get overlooked by big rigs when you are on the road and also, you can at least bring a friend with you unlike a real Formula 1 race car. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG Project ONE Is Basically A Formula 1 Car In A Road Car Shell
BMW Group’s MINI has something cool to show off ahead of this year’s IAA, or more commonly known as Frankfurt Motor Show. The first is a MINI that will delight MINI-adoring speed demons, a ride called MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and the other, should please tree hugging MINI fans, designated as MINI Electric Concept. As always, these two lovely compact hatch are a peek into the future of the marque and what it has installed for the market. It is also no doubt a lesser speak about agenda of testing the market reaction. Continue reading MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept and Electric Concept Heads To IAA
If you have wondering how will the next Z4 looks like, well, wonder no more because BMW has, at this Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach, unveiled what-could-be-the-next Z4 looks like which it aptly christened BMW Concept Z4. Not surprisingly, BMW has retained the unmistakable distinct wedge-shaped silhouette of the Z4, including a lithe and compact proportions that sports an outstretched hood and a very, very compact rear, along with a low-slung form with a long wheelbase to boot. In other words, it embodies the elements classic roadster design. Continue reading BMW Concept Z4 Gives You A Peek Of What Future Z4 May Look Like
It is time of the year again. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is upon us and like every other year, this prestigious event where classic and vintage cars congregate is also the hotbed for big name automakers to show off their proudest rides, concepts included, and this irresistibly good-looking 2018 BMW Concept 8 Series coupe is among them. The event, btw, is happening right now, through to May 28 at the shores of Lake Como, Italy. BMW described this new ride as having “unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury,” which by the looks of it, it surely have both. Continue reading BMW Concept 8 Series Unveiled And It Looks Absolutely Fabulous!
Look what we have here! It’s a VW Golf GTI with a dose of electric power and when we said “a dose,” we do really mean ‘a dose’. How? This particular Golf here, dubbed Golf GTI First Decade, has 410 PS, or about 404 HP, but that impressive number is solely from its petrol engine. You must be thinking, “oh wow, then it must have a lot more ponies under the hood when combine with the electric drive?” Ermmm, no. The thing is, the 48V electric motor, which drives the rear wheels, only produces a very modest 12 kW (16 HP). As you can imagine, that’s really nothing to shout about. Continue reading VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You
Being a richie rich can be quite a pain. You can’t ride the luxe ride you love or zip city to city in your private jet without piling up on carbon footprint, but if you are a Bentley fan, you’d be glad that reprieve is almost here – thanks to the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e, luxury electric concept car that you’d be hard pressed not to take a second look. Without a doubt, it is gorgeous inside and out, but perhaps more importantly is, it is fully electric which means, instant torque at your disposal. Unfortunately, technical details is still a little muddy, or to be exact, there’s really none. Continue reading Bentley’s Vision Of Luxury Electric Car Is All Beauty And Copper, Lots Of It
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.