New Porsche 918 Spyder Sports Plug-in Hybrid Concept Revealed in Geneva (photos and video)

4 03 2010

Porsche has unveiled a striking concept car, the new 918 Spyder, at the special pre-show event in Geneva. The mid-engined sports car has introduced as the new “ecology vs. performance” issue.

The 918 Spyder “Super-Sports” concept is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. On the ecological surface it is talented of 3.0 litres/100 kilometers (94 mpg imp / 78 mpg US) with just 70 grams of CO2 emissions per kilometer. That gives a combined power output of 528 kW (718 PS / 708 hp) resulting in a 0 to 100 km/h tear in just 3.2 seconds, top zoom of 320 km/h (198 mph), and a lap time on the Nurburgring Nordschleife in excluding than 7:30 record, which is closer than the Porsche Carrera GT.

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New Mercedes F800 Style Concept Revealed (details and photos)

1 03 2010

The new details on the Mercedes F800 Style Concept, which previews the next-generation 2011 CLS-Class, have emerged.

The F800 Concept features a bold front-end, LED lights, and ‘revolve-and-slide’ rear doors. According to Mercedes-Benz’s Head of Design, Gorden Wagener, “The exciting vehicle-like roof line, and in common the vehicle’s balanced proportions, provide it a chic sporty look that reinterprets the Mercedes-Benz intention idiom and emphasizes the sculptural person of the F800 Style. The effect is a harmonious blend of innovative form and perform, which conveys a sensation of great styling and expert.”

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New Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept LIVE at Detroit Auto Show (photos)

15 01 2010

The next-generation Chevrolet Aveo RS Concept car has revealed at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new Aveo (which will be launched in 2011), the RS features a massive grille, three-dimensional taillights, brushed aluminum accents, and 19-inch wheels. Inside, the idea boasts a lavish interior with leather upholstery, clanging accents, and footnote black adornment.

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Second Audi e-Tron Concept Appeared in Detroit (photos)

15 01 2010

The new version of the Audi e-Tron concept, that first exposed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, has appeared in Detroit. When looking at the Frankfurt e-Tron a R8 directly comes to care. The Detroit e-Tron is actually 27 cm (10.63 inches) shorter in piece and 12 cm (4.72 inches) narrower and only 1 cm (0.39 shuffle) shorter in height. It has a sickening stress of around 1,350 kg (2976.24 lbs), which is 250 kg (551.16 lbs) excluding than the Frankfurt e-Tron.

Two electric motors drive the front and rear axles. Together they make 150kW (204hp) and 2,650 Nm (1954.54 lb-ft) of torque which can be liberally pied between the wheels as necessary. The car is said to accelerate from 0 – 100km/h in 5.9 seconds and is imperfect to 200km/h (124mph).

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New Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept Unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show (details and photos)

15 01 2010

Cadillac has revealed the new luxury XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The XTS  Concept previews a workable hope Cadillac luxury sedan that incorporates flow technologies.

The 5.1 metre (200.8 inches) long XTS Platinum has a cork-in amalgam usage for exciting-only pouring capabilities. Its array can be recharged in about five hours from unfilled. The accompanying 3.6-litre Direct Injection V6 petrol engine helps put out an estimated 260kW (354hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Drive is through all four wheels.

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New Peugeot SR1 Concept Car Revealed (details and photos)

15 01 2010

Peugeot has revealed the first photos of the new SR1 Concept car. It’s a Grand Tourer that comes with two doors and a hard top. The construct is a foretaste of what the French marque policy to do in language of upcoming target focus. The new SR1 will be exposed at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show.

Typical of a GT, the SR1 skin a large sculptured bonnet, flowing wings, a low centre of gravity, sweeping sides and a chiselled rear create. LEADING headlights are a highlight, as is the new redesigned Lion badge.

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New All-Electric BMW 1-Series Coupe Revealed (details and photos)

23 12 2009

The new BMW 1-Series Coupe all-electric car that willbe revealed as BMW Concept ActiveE at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show and will go into production within the next two two years.

While retaining the 1-Series Coupe‘s rear-wheel drive model, BMW solitary the pattern shape’s internal-combustion engine adding a new synchronous electric motor expressly urban for this vehicle that’s integrated in the rear axis. The motor produces a crop of 125kW or 170hp and highest torque of 250Nm or 184 lb-ft.

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Volkswagen Up! Lite Diesel-Electric Hybrid Concept Revealed at the 2009 LA Auto Show

7 12 2009

The new Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept has revealed at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The VW company say it’s the most fuel-efficient car in the world. The Up! Lite is sincerely a precise wing of the L1 Concept that has unveiled in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new VW Up! Lite Concept powered by two sources. The first is a 2-cylinder 0.8-litre TDI engine making 38kW (51hp) at 4,000rpm and 120Nm between 1,800rpm and 2,250rpm. The other is a 10kW (14hp) electric motor working with a lithium-ion battery. Together they produce a 65hp.

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New Ford Police Interceptor Law Enforcement Car in Development (photos)

18 11 2009

Ford decided to replace in the future the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with an all-new model in 2011. Company meaning to fix everything that is erroneous with the present Crown Vic and promises the new sculpt will be sooner, more fuel-efficient, and safer.

While Ford has typically dominated the law enforcement segment in the US (with unevenly 75% of entirety sales), the redesigned Police Interceptor will face new competition from Carbon Motor’s E7 and the lately-announced Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV).

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Subaru WRX STI TRAX: Snow Truck with 400HP prepared for SEMA Show (photos and video)

4 11 2009

The 400HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI TRAX with snowfall tracks will be unveiled at the 2009 SEMA Auto Show. Based on a revive-prepped 2009 WRX STI, the TRAX was built by Vermont SportsCar for SRT USA driver Ken Block. Despite the Mattracks rubber track system, the car is near duplicate to Block’s #43 SRT USA competition STI.

Subaru WRX STI TRAX concept img_1 | AutoWorld

Vermont SportsCar started with a carry Impreza WRX STI and then gutted the interior, “faded the shell and then quite joint-welded it for added depth,” and installed a multipoint steel spin crate. After this was determined, the troupe added RECARO SPA ProRacer competition sport seats, carbon strand door panels, and an onboard fire suppression order. Other goodies contain a Yakima FatCat 4 Snowboard Rack, a Yakima Landing Pad rack support, and DC Shoes XFB-C Snowboards.

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New 2011 Subaru Coupe 216A: First Details and Speculative Renderings Appear (photos)

28 10 2009

After collaborating of two Japanese automakers on building a new sports vehicle, Toyota unveiled the FT-86 Concept car at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but Subaru‘s interpretation is still under wraps.

2011 Subaru Coupe renderings img_2 | AutoWorld

The engine which was previously speculated to be a 2.0-litre turbo warrior making about 118kW (160hp). Indeed it is the revised 2.0-litre turbo from moreover the Impreza 2.0 GT or the WRX STI. However, energy is rumoured to be around 184kW (250hp) with a probable STI type making 227kW (308hp).

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New Toyota FT-86 Concept Previewed ahead of Tokyo Motor Show (details and photos)

14 10 2009

Toyota and Subaru have been collaborating on a jointly developed sport coupe model. Previously, we have seen some renderings and first information of this sports car and now, we get a preview of the FT-86 Concept, which will be debut at the 2009  Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota FT-86 Concept img_1 | AutoWorld

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The sport vehicle’s dimensions are honestly compact with a length of 4,16 meters and a height of 1,26 m (width and wheelbase are 1,76 and 2,57 meters, respectively) and a low midpoint of gravity. The FT-86 was formed by Toyota’s Europe Design Development and it’s objective was to alter a car with a “functional function” target theme.

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New Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept Revealed Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show

13 10 2009

Subaru has introduced the newest Hybrid Tourer Concept that will be debut at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept powered by a hybrid engine that combines a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo petrol engine and the Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system with an electric motor at each axle and a high-performance lithium battery.

Subaru Hybrid Tourer Concept img_7 | AutoWorld

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Power is primarily provided by the boxer engine that is connected to a new generation Lineatronic CVT (continually variable transmission). According to Subaru, at outset-up and awfully low speeds, the 20kW / 27HP rear thrilling motor can move the vehicle on its own while during acceleration, it kicks into give an additional energy boost to the petrol engine.

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