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Categories: Concept Cars

BMW to Debut i3 Electric Car This Month

On: Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:26PM | By: Chris Weiss


BMW to Debut i3 Electric Car This Month test 1-1

We were expecting the debut of the BMW i3 electric city car this year, but we weren't expecting it for another two months. BMW will jump the gun, debuting its very first electric car on July 29. 


Five New Safety Features Your Car Will Have By 2020

On: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 9:55AM | By: Bill Wilson


Five New Safety Features Your Car Will Have By 2020 test 1-1

Imagine the following: you’ve been on the road since 6 a.m., and it’s now well past sunset. You’ve got three more hours to go before you’re home and the last thing you want to do is stop. So you drain the cup at your side of its last lukewarm drops of coffee and turn the radio up a little louder. You think you’re wide awake, but actually your eyelids are drooping. A moment later they shut… “ALERT! ALERT! DRIVER FALLING ASLEEP!”


Volvo Demonstrates Self-Parking Car

On: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 2:47PM | By: Chris Weiss


Volvo Demonstrates Self-Parking Car test 1-1

Volvo has been working to make itself an automotive technological leader. Over the past few months and years, it's demonstrated or discussed upcoming technologies like car-to-car communications, the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment), and self-charging EV highways. In its latest demonstration, Volvo shows us a car that can park itself.


Are You Ready for 84 MPG? Meet the Elio [VIDEO]

On: Mon, May 20, 2013 at 11:20AM | By: Bill Wilson


Elio side view test 2

Automakers have been busy as bees over the last decade designing lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles for a public increasingly suffering from price shock at the gas pumps. As a result, dozens of car models and even some light trucks now average 25+ miles per gallon on the highway. Hybrids like the Prius are even more fuel-stingy, getting 50 MPG or more.

But even Toyota's ultra-efficient savings champ is outdone by a new vehicle called the Elio, which can go 84 miles on a single gallon of regular unleaded. Scheduled to be released in 2014, the Elio is causing waves across the automotive world.


 

The Greatest Camaro of All Time?

On: Thu, May 9, 2013 at 10:07AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


The Greatest Camaro of All Time? test 1-1

In a little less than a year, we Chevy fans are in for a treat of historical proportions. There is a very good chance that we may be privy to witnessing the debut of the single greatest Camaro of all time. Yes, that's right.  Now, naysayers will harken back to the great heydays of the 1960s and pull out names like the original ZL1 or  Z/28, Yenko, or SS/RS. But  if we are going to be honest with ourselves, there is no comparison between a car built 50 years ago and a car built today, at least if you are planning to drive it in anything except perfect conditions. 

Before you decide to claim some sort of modern day bias, just know that your humble author was the proud owner of a 1965 Mustang convertible as well as a 2001 Pontiac Trans Am and speaks from experience. Unless you live in San Diego or have a least one or two other cars, a modern 500 horsepower Camaro supersedes a classic most days of the week. Once we get beyond the '60s, there is almost no other Camaro that even comes close to challenging the new Z/28 for the crown. In fact, the only car that does present a sizable challenge to the Z/28 is its very own stablemate, the mighty ZL1. But before we delve into why the Z/28 could very well overtake its more powerful brethren, let's take a closer look at it, shall we?


Nissan Friend-Me Concept

On: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:30PM | By: Chris Weiss


Nissan Friend-Me Concept test 1-1

Nissan latest concept car is described as a "four-passenger sedan designed for a generation with a different automotive outlook," a fact that's clear from its social-network-inspired name: Friend-ME. The concept car puts a Chinese-focused spin on technologically loaded small cars aimed at a new generation of auto buyers.


Mercedes Concept GLA Shines Laser Headlights on Shanghai

On: Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 11:50AM | By: Chris Weiss


Mercedes Concept GLA Shines Laser Headlights on Shanghai test 1-1

Following the New York Auto Show earlier this month, the auto show season here in North America has calmed down. But that doesn't mean there aren't new concepts and car models launching around the globe. The Shanghai Auto Show got underway over the weekend, and Mercedes debuted a concept crossover at the show. It calls the GLA Concept an escape from the everyday.


Nissan Will Show a Sub-Z Concept Sports Car Later This Year

On: Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:53PM | By: Chris Weiss


Sub-Z Concept Sports Car test 2

With the success of the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S, it’s no surprise that Nissan is toying around with an entry level sports car of its own. It already has the flagship GT-R and mid-range 370Z, and a smaller 200SX revival has been funneling around the rumor mill for months. According to Australian auto media sources, Nissan will show one potential direction for an entry level sports car at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show and it’s likely to include some form of electric powertrain.


The Honda Urban SUV Concept

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 4:36PM | By: Clay Ritchings


The Honda Urban SUV Concept test 1-1

The Honda Urban SUV doesn’t just take from the Acura design book; it rips the whole page out, which is why it looks like an Acura RDX, Honda CR-V, and NSX concept mash-up; which is not entirely a bad thing.


Subaru WRX Concept On Display At New York Auto Show

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:10PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Subaru WRX Concept test 2

As hard as Subaru tried to keep the new WRX concept under wraps until it’s official reveal at the 2013 NY Auto Show, sketches of the concept were posted all over the internet. The initial illustrations looked promising and the actual vehicle did not disappoint.


Innovative Fastback System Creates Transformer Sports Car

On: Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 5:13PM | By: Chris Weiss


Sports Car test 2

It would seem that the market is ripe for a car that shifts shapes between popular models. Over the past year, we've seen concepts that allude to the possibilities, including the Magna Steyr MILA Coupic and Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top, both of which used innovative two-part roof systems to transform from hatchback to pickup truck to convertible. Industrial design firm Xelestine presents a system that provides an even more radical transformation - sports coupe to station wagon to pickup truck.