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Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV

Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV
(photos: Lamborghini) Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV | US$tba | www.lamborghini.com

though luxury sports cars are still in demand, it doesn’t hurt for luxury sports car makers to jump into the SUV bandwagon, you know, for those just in case situation. besides, diversification helps with increasing market share and those rich young dudes will eventually matured into family-centered man someday, and would require something that can fit more than just two person. we have seen how Porsche did it, and more recently we witnessed Bentley’s interest in this department with its EXP 9 F SUV Concept, and now Lamborghini has decided it is time for them to step into that SUV spotlight with the URUS Concept SUV. Continue reading Lamborghini URUS Concept SUV

G-Star RAW: Raw Defender

G-Star RAW : Raw Defender
(photos: G-Star RAW) G-Star RAW: Raw Defender | from US$65,000.00 | www.g-star.com

we don’t even know if this is even still available but that doesn’t stop us from featuring it here. the G-Star RAW: Raw Defender is the result of the marriage between Netherlands-based jean maker and the Rolls Royce of off-road vehicle, Land Rover, and it features a specially concocted Pennine Gray paint works, has a brown leatherette roof, and sports unique punch holes on its radiator grill, front bumper, front under shield and vents. each vehicle is numbered with its own unique serial number, starting off with 3301. Continue reading G-Star RAW: Raw Defender

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept
(photos: Bentley) Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept | US$tba | www.bentleymotors.com

if you embrace the idea of the Porsche Cayenne, then you would likely to welcome the idea of a Bentley SUV. continuing the tradition of the iconic Bentley front end look, the EXP 9 F SUV Concept is an all-wheel-drive (very) luxurious sports utility vehicle (SUV) concept powered by a massive 6.0-liter twin turbocharged W12 engine mated to a 8-speed transmission that could develop 600 horses and 800 Nm of torque, thus setting a new bench mark for sprint time and top speed for the SUV segment. the EXP 9 F SUV offers hand crafted luxury, advanced in-car technology, commanding driving position (think: aircraft cockpit), a two-part split tailgate, all of which are wrapped in an all-terrain package. Continue reading Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept

2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe

2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe
(photos: BMW) 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe | US$tba | www.bmwusa.com

despite what people says, we still think the X6 is a beautiful vehicle and also, however hard BMW tries to peddle it as a Sports Activity Coupe, we still think it is a Sports Utility Vehicle. nonetheless, the latter does not derail the fact that we find the new 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe extremely alluring. set to hit the US dealers this Spring, the X6 will be offered with the optional M Performance Package, which will add 15 hp and 41 Nm of torque to the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline six, while the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 petrol unit gets a boost of an additional 40 horsepower and 41 Nm of torque. in short, the optional M Performance Package will push the output of the 3.0-liter and 4.4-liter units to 315 hp with 447 Nm of torque and Continue reading 2013 BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe

Nissan Juke-R performance confirmed [video]

Nissan Juke-R Concept
(photos: Nissan) Nissan Juke-R | US$na | www.nissan.com

remember the one-off Nissan Juke-R that was stuffed with GT-R’s livery? it was done and Nissan was out to prove that what it did was more than just skin deep. the Nissan Juke-R’s 485 horsepower 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo, mated to a GT-R six-speed transaxle transmission, rockets it from stand still to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and sending this four-wheel driven SUV towards a top speed of 257 km/h (160 mph). with these figures, Nissan has just successfully created the world’s fastest crossover. check out a couple of larger images and a video clip of the Juke-R in action after the break. Continue reading Nissan Juke-R performance confirmed

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG
(photos: Daimler) 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG | €108,885.00 | www3.mercedes-benz.com

Mercedes-Benz is bent on keeping its SUV line spinning and as a proof, it has announced a beefier ML class, the ML 63 AMG. equipped with a 5.5-liter V8 biturbo engine that puts out an breathtaking 525 horsepower (386 kW) and 700 Nm of torque, mated to a AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7-speed gearbox which allows for a century sprint in just 4.8 seconds. if maximum performance is what you seek, there is an optionally available AMG Performance package that pushes the V8’s power out to an even mightier 557 horsepower (410 kW) and an improved torque of 760 Nm, which allows for a tad faster 0-100 km/h sprint. the best part is, you will be enjoying this power with less guilt as the ML 63 AMG makes a claimed 11.8 liters per 100 km (combined). Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Nissan Juke-R is ready to rock and roar [video]

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(image: Nissan) Nissan Juke-R | US$na | www.nissan.com

remember the concept Nissan Juke-R that we spoke so passionately about? well… it is ready to rock and roar. Nissan UK has released some official images and videos of this menacing Juke. even though it is an one-off concept and might never see the light of the production, we are still equally thrilled and we have good reason to be: just imagine a Nissan Juke with a heart of a GT-R. need we say more? and it is perhaps the world’s fastest crossover, to say the least. getting a R-badge slapped on it means this fearsome crossover is no pushover. it is equipped with the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 motor that the GT-R has, which translates to having 480 horsepower on the tap and it’s not all grunt that this Juke-R has. Continue reading Nissan Juke-R is ready to rock and roar

Peugeot 4008 4X4 All-Terrain Sports Utility Vehicle

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(photos: Peugeot) Peugeot 4008 4X4 SUV | €tba | www.peugeot.com

with the world fast turning into a concrete jungle, you’d be hard pressed to find a good off-road spot for some back-to-the-nature motoring. this is specially true for small countries but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about beautiful four wheel drive machines like the new 2012 Peugeot 4008 SUV. based on the Mitsubishi ASX platform and first debuted at last years Paris motor show as a concept, it is finally seeing the light of the mass market sometime in the second quarter of 2012. with the inclusion real-deal four wheel drive system that features three transmission modes: 2WD, 4WD and LOCK, you know Peugeot is dead serious about giving the 4008 a real off-road capability. the 4008 will be available in petrol and diesel models with two capacities to each. Continue reading Peugeot 4008 4X4 All-Terrain Sports Utility Vehicle

Nissan’s ultimate compact crossover – the Juke-R [video]

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(image: Nissan) Nissan Juke-R | US$na | www.nissan.com

seriously, i didn’t think this would happen – a Juke crossed with a GT-R? seriously? it is happening right now as we speak and this one-off vehicle will be known as the JUKE-R. i have always love JUKE but this is more than i expected, to a point of feeling exhilarated. currently under development by motorsports outfit RML with input from Nissan Technology Centre for Europe (or NTC-E), the JUKE-R’s flared wheel arches, low-slung ride height, revised front and rear bumpers, and an unique split rear spoiler – all point towards that this isn’t your regular JUKE. Continue reading Nissan’s ultimate compact crossover – the Juke-R

this Ford Explorer is made from 380000 LEGO bricks

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(photos: Ford) LEGO Ford Explorer | US$na | www.ford.com

you know what they say about records are meant to be broken. well, that statement is absolutely positive. just when we thought Lene’s Great Wall of LEGO astounding 270,000 individual bricks is mind-boggling, then comes along a life-size replica of the Ford Explorer that was created from an even ming-blowing 380,000 individual LEGO bricks. yes, you heard it right, it is a full-size LEGO Ford Explorer. it took 22 designers and 2,500 hours to complete this 2,654-lbs (1,204-kg) monstrous LEGO model that’s reinforced by a 768-lbs (348-kg) interior aluminum base. Continue reading this Ford Explorer is made from 380000 LEGO bricks