Archive for the ‘Concepts’ category

A Corvette hatchback… Yay or nay?

March 19, 2013

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Ferrari’s hatchback success – the FF – needs to watch out! Callaway Cars, a reputable custom-coachbuilder, has just finalized a few renderings of a Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray in shooting brake form. The objective behind the design was to create a long-roof version of the Corvette with more interior room and a “unique style.”

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The use of carbon fiber in the newly-added structure will keep weight down to a minimum, helping the car break Callaway’s top speed target of (more…)

Leakage! Lamborghini’s new and very rare supercar… the “Veneno”

March 4, 2013

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We’ve all heard the news that Lamborghini was prepping a special unveiling for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in celebration of its 50th anniversary. And this is supposedly it! Meet the Veneno (“poison” in Spanish).

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Built on the Aventador’s carbon-fiber monocoque chassis, the Veneno utilizes an upgraded version of Lambo’s 6.5-liter naturally-aspirated V12 that produces 740hp instead of 700hp. Mated to a 7-speed autobox, with power transmitted to all four wheels, the super-secret Lambo can hit a top speed of (more…)

Demand for W Motors’ Arabian supercar has gone through the roof?

February 7, 2013

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As per an announcement from W Motors, it seems that the Lykan Hypersport supercar has exceeded all expectations when it came to demand. Especially when one considers the heavy $3.4 million dollars price tag. W Motors was planning on only building seven units of the Lykan Hypersport, but after the 2013 Qatar Motor Show unveiling, have received more than 100 orders!

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A 750hp mid-mounted twin turbo flat-six engine capable of achieving 0-100km/h times in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of (more…)

Beirut’s “W Motors” will have its dreams realized in 2013

January 24, 2013

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Months ago, I wrote about an ambitious plan set out by W Motors, a Beirut-based company, to tackle the world of exclusive supercars. Many were suspicious of their ability to actually make it a reality, but my reason for not jumping onto that bandwagon was due to the list of credible partners they had on board for the project. Companies like RUF Automobile, Studiotorino and Magna Steyr Italia – to name a few – are not small fish. If the project had the funds behind it, I believed it could survive.

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Now, it looks like W Motors are set to launch the LykanHypersport on the 29th of January at the Qatar Motor Show. If the images shown here even slightly resemble the real car, then W Motors could have a (more…)

The return of the NSX is here… well… not just yet

January 16, 2013

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I anticipate the unveiling of the production Honda NSX – or Acura NSX depending on which part of the world you’re in – at each motor show. Maybe it’s cause I really want to see the final version of this Japanese legend. At this point in time, the NSX Concept’s overall design sits very well within Acura’s design philosophy, not so much Honda’s. Then again, America will be the car’s biggest market so their satisfaction is a priority.

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Overall, the NSX Concept is aesthetically pleasing. The car’s razor-sharp attitude is executed very well with just the right amount of aggressive lines and curves used throughout the design. I’m not a fan of the wheels, but I’m pretty sure the production model’s will look a lot different (I hope).

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I think the car’s side angle is its most human, if you will. The sharp lines suddenly break for a flowing, curving roofline. A little softness never hurt anybody, and in the case of the NSX Concept it definitely (more…)

Ferrari Enzo successor teased… twice!

December 15, 2012

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Everyone remembers Ferrari’s Enzo supercar as the brand’s last big hoorah! Well, now there’s a new contender on its way – rumored to be named the F150 – with more power, less weight and loads of new gadgets including F1-based KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) technology.

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According to Ferrari’s online magazine, the Enzo’s successor would utilize a carbon fiber monocoque chassis using four different types of the composite. Power  is expected to come from (more…)

BMW unveils the Concept 4 Series to help ease the pain of the 3 Series coupe’s demise

December 9, 2012

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Due to my travels, I haven’t had the chance to cover BMW’s unveiling of the Concept 4 Series. I have made no secret of my disappointment towards BMW’s decision to drop the 3 Series name from future 2-door models as that would mean no more M3 coupes. However, once I saw the Concept 4 Series images, my anger quickly changed to calmness.

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The design cues speak for themselves. And I am confident that this concept isn’t too far off from what we’ll be seeing when the production model rolls out.

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The concept is longer, wider and sleeker than the outgoing model. The roofline is also lower highlighting the car’s (more…)