Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

April 4th, 2014

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Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride Loading ... Peugeot Onyx is one of the concepts I’ve missed over the past year or so, but the big deal here is that it actually got made into a real supercar that was tested by Top Gear. The Onyx came to life at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, originally with 1160 nm of torque available from the gasoline engine and 280 nm of torque from the electric motor.

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

This model is a bit more squared than expected and its doors and wings are made of polished copper for some reason. The copper pieces were left unprotected so a natural tarnishing would cover them for a nifty effect. The rest of the body panels are made of carbon fiber and upfront we’ve got a flat and vertical grille.

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

That one includes 4 horizontal louvers and the famous lion logo. Full LED headlights are also included and up top there’s a double hump roof, with a bunch of air intakes to get air to the engine. By the way, the roof is made of a special shatter resistant glass, or better said plexiglas. At the back there’s another handful of LEDs, creating some special models.

We see no sign of an exhaust here, but there are half a dozen holes near the bottom of the rear, so maybe that’s the exhaust. The Peugeot Onyx super weighs 1100 kg, measures 4.65 mm in length and it’s 1.13 m high.

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

Peugeot Onyx Goes From Render to Real Ride

[via topspeed.com]

BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago

April 2nd, 2014

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BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago Loading ... Created by David Obendorfer, the BMW CS concept car is a vintage automobile that takes us back decades ago. The classic look is combined with a modern styling and luxury is also here.

BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago

The BMW CS Vintage concept features an updated design based on the BMW 2000CS and the E9 chassis, but placed on a modern platform. There’s a set of 4 LED headlights upfront, a jutting hood and a Hoffmeister Kink at the rear pillar. The interior, briefly shown in the pics is rather minimalistic and relies on wood a lot for the dashboard.

BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago

The round headlight design has been applied before by BMW with great success. The 1965 BMW 2000 CS (E120 series) was the starting point for this BMW concept and it’s also based on the 6 Series platform. There’s a classy vibe here, but at the same time this feels like a car ready to enter production at any time.

The BMW CS Vintage looks like the perfect getaway car in an Italian mobster chase, if I can say so…

BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago

BMW CS Vintage Render Takes us Back Decades Ago

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[via autoblog]

Lamborghini Huracan Appears in First Video, Gets Priced

January 26th, 2014

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Lamborghini Huracan Appears in First Video, Gets Priced Loading ... Well, these days there’s a new Lamborghini in town and the new model is called Huracan. We even managed to find out a price for the newcomer and also seen a short video of it, drifing through the streets of Los Angeles.

Lamborghini Huracan Appears in First Video, Gets Priced

Lamborghini Huaracan is supposed to debut in a few months and the leaked pricing for it is 150.000 British pounds. That’s excluding the taxes, which brings the final amount to about 180.000 pounds. There will be 8 standard colors available, from white and black to blue and yellow. This new crazy supercar of 2014 features a 5.2 liter V10 engine, that you can hear roaring in the video below.

Lamborghini Huracan Appears in First Video, Gets Priced

This is quite a major upgrade from the Gallardo engine, so expect something big. It generates 602 horsepower at 8250 RPM and 560 NM of torque at 6500 RPM. Huracan is able to reach 100 Km/h in a mere 3.2 seconds and 200 Km/h in 9.9 seconds. There’s a new dual clutch transmission on board and a 7 speed gearbox, plus an AWD system.

The car has a top speed of 325 Km/h, just in case you’re wondering.

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[via worldcarfans]

Toyota FT-1 Concept Unveiled at the Detroit 2014 Auto Show, Playable in Gran Turismo 6

January 16th, 2014

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Toyota FT 1 Concept Unveiled at the Detroit 2014 Auto Show, Playable in Gran Turismo 6 Loading ... Those of you hoping for a new Toyota Supra will have their dreams fulfilled soon, as Toyota has shown a new concept in Detroit that may revive the Supra. At the 2014 Detroit Auto Show participants could see the Toyota FT-1 concept, shown in detail in the gallery below.

Toyota FT 1 Concept Unveiled at the Detroit 2014 Auto Show, Playable in Gran Turismo 6

This is supposed to be the “ultimate sports car” and it was created by the Toyota Calty design studio, based in California. Function sculpting was at the core of this design and apparently the FT-1 is a car meant for the track, rather than the street. As far as design goes, the hood is two thirds of the length and the driver is placed almost directly above the rear wheels.

Toyota FT 1 Concept Unveiled at the Detroit 2014 Auto Show, Playable in Gran Turismo 6

This supercar has a proeminent nose and we also come across a glass engine cover, with these two features being specific to a sports car. Alex Shen, chief designer at the studio who envisioned the car claims that the team was influenced heavily by the Celica and Supra cars and they tried to capture the same vibe. Frankly speaking, I can find Dodge Viper elements here, as well as TVR, if you look closely.

The Toyota FT-1 is a front engine rear drive sports car, but it’s not a hybrid, so it’s raw muscle. By the way you can start driving this car in Gran Turismo 6 already if you own a PlayStation.

[via Jalopnik]

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

January 13th, 2014

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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k Loading ... The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has been all over the news lately, impressing us with its aggressive line and we’ve even got some inside details on it, like the price. This yellow bundle of love is supposed to hit the stores in 2015 and it takes the Stingray legacy further into the future.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

There’s a new 6.2 liter LT4 engine inside, based on the Stingray LT1 architecture with low end torque focus. There’s a seven speed manual transmission here with auto rev matching and apparently you can also order an 8 speed version. The estimated price of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is about $85,000, which is not bad at all. Its engine is placed at the front and we’ve got a 2 door hatchback setup for the design.

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

The horsepower offered here is in the range of 635 to 645 and the wheelbase is 106.7 inches. This supercar hits 60 MPH in 3.4 seconds and it comes with tires mounted on lightweight spin cast aluminum wheels. Those are wider than the Stingray’s and the Corvette Z06 is made so it will produce aerodynamic downforce, that will press the tire to the ground at high speeds.

There are 4 gearsets and five clutches here and for the initial version of the car, the Z06 had fitted larger Michelin tires. Is this the Chevy to rule them all?

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Takes Over, Estimated Price at $85k

[via Motortrend]

Mercedes Benz SF1 Designed by Steel Drake Turns to Sports Side

January 2nd, 2014

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Mercedes Benz SF1 Designed by Steel Drake Turns to Sports Side Loading ... Created by Steel Drake, the Mercedes Benz SF1 concept takes some elements from Mercedes units from years ago and blends them with a sporty figure. This sports car features the letter “S” for Sport in its name and the letter F coming from the German word “scharfsinn”.

Mercedes Benz SF1 Designed by Steel Drake Turns to Sports Side

The Mercedes Benz SF1 features a sleek and streamlined body, with sharp edges all around, plus an aggressive format at the exterior. The designer even changed the logo of the car a bit, as shown in the images below. The famous round frame of the logo is now gone, so a rebranding is due. Usually a sports car structure involves putting the engine at the back, while the Mercedes sports vehicles put it upfront.

Mercedes Benz SF1 Designed by Steel Drake Turns to Sports Side

The designer does place the engine at the back, but also makes it shorter and connects it with a rounder roof compared to other models. The headlights borrow elements from the Mercedes 1980s lights, combined a bit with the 2000 ones. I’m not sure about those air intake thingies connected to the doors of the car and the whole “crashed car” allure on the sides of the vehicle…

[via Behance]

Ferrari Xezri Competizione Looks Ready to Win at Le Mans

December 30th, 2013

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Ferrari Xezri Competizione Looks Ready to Win at Le Mans Loading ... Here’s an atypical Ferrari concept, one that you would rather see Toyota or Audi designing. Samir Sadikhov created the Xezri series of renders as an entry in the 2011 Ferrari World Design Contest. He came in second and then he tweaked the design into the Xezri Competizione Edition.

Ferrari Xezri Competizione Looks Ready to Win at Le Mans

We’re dealing with a mid engine super car with a lot of aerodynamic components added to the original concept. We get a larger front splitter, fender vents and a roof scoop. There’s also a bigger side skirt and a brand new spoiler at the back, as well as a large diffuser in the same area. By the way, the Ferrari Xezri was inspired by the Ferrari 458 Italia and as the designer calls it, he was “inspired by the wind”.

Ferrari Xezri Competizione Looks Ready to Win at Le Mans

This is a name given to the wind pasing through the Eastern part of the Caspian Sea, so that’s the origin of the name. I have to admit that I’m happy to see the huge wings of the OG Xezri gone and replace with a more pragmatic design. I’m not sure about the extra added bodykit, particularly the lower side…

[via Samir Sadikhov]

Dacia 1300 Concept 2014 Makes Romanian Flagship Design Cool Again (Video)

December 29th, 2013

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Dacia 1300 Concept 2014 Makes Romanian Flagship Design Cool Again (Video) Loading ... I don’t know if you’ve heard about the Dacia, but it’s a brand of East European cars from Romania, that was quite appreciated in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. It’s also getting some traction now in Europe after Renault bought the brand and made some affordable vehicles. Well, a local designer from Romania, Alexandru Bogdan Maris imagined the original Dacia 1300 flagship turned into a 2014 vehicle.

Dacia 1300 Concept 2014 Makes Romanian Flagship Design Cool Again (Video)

The young designer is a student at the Transylvania University, dealing with Industrial Design and his pen brought us this automobile. He has a background with this sort of concepts, finishing up a Dacia Logan Coupe model in 2009 and now the Dacia 1300 concept 2014. Back in the 1970s, the Dacia 1300 was a big deal in the local car making factories.

The new model keeps the original elements of the oldie but goldie: the chromed elements, the grille, headlight shape and tail light as well and even the placement of the gas tank port. This is supposed to be a luxury car and we’re dealing here with a Dacia concept that measures 5.1 m in length and 2 m in wide.

Dacia 1300 Concept 2014 Makes Romanian Flagship Design Cool Again (Video)

The design is quite aggressive for a Dacia and we’ve got seating for 4 people inside and a very spacious interior. Inside we should find a powerful V8 engine and an electronic motor, apparently. What do you make of this piece of the past transported into the future?

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[via Promotor.ro]

Aston Martin DBC Channels a Jaguar and Ferrari

December 26th, 2013

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Aston Martin DBC Channels a Jaguar and Ferrari Loading ... Created by Samir Sadikhov, the Aston Martin DBC concept below channels a bit of Jaguar CX-75, but in a good way. The headlights don’t have enough punch to scare anyone, if you ask me, but let’s find out more details after the break.

Aston Martin DBC Channels a Jaguar and Ferrari

The silhouette may make one think of McLaren, while the width is all Ferrari to me and the Aston Martin DBC sounds like a very solid AMG rival. One can only wonder why the One-77 doesn’t look anything like this and Aston Martin should check this out and hire Samir. We’re dealing with a mid engined layout here, that’s certainly a change from the current approach.

Aston Martin DBC Channels a Jaguar and Ferrari

The designer wanted to create a car that would be easy to carry into a production model. I can imagine this as a V12 monster, maybe with the Vantage S engine on board, but in the middle area. What’s important to notice here is that we get very discrete wings and probably a rounded back that’s a bit too rounded for my taste. Also this Aston Martin render is sort of a “big butt” car compared to other modern supercars….

[via Samir Sadikhov]

Volkswagen Aerrow Futuristic Vehicle Seems Pulled out of Wipeout

December 26th, 2013

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Volkswagen Aerrow Futuristic Vehicle Seems Pulled out of Wipeout Loading ... The PlayStation game Wipeout has always featured futuristic vehicles, the kind of floating cars that will replace today’s racing supercars. Now we’ve got a similar monster from Andreas Blazunaj, a designer from Germany who imagined the Volkswagen Aerrow.

Volkswagen Aerrow Futuristic Vehicle Seems Pulled out of Wipeout

This futuristic supercar concept has an ultra light build and monocoque cabin construction. This vehicle is based more on aerodynamics and format, rather than a powerful engine. The designer bases the idea more on aerodynamic efficiency and creates a single track vehicle. Electric gyroscopes are installed on the Volkwsagen Aerrow to balance the automobile and prevent it from falling over.

Volkswagen Aerrow Futuristic Vehicle Seems Pulled out of Wipeout

There’s also the KERS system in the mix and in case you’re wondering, this is a single seat vehicle with an all wheel drive and a 2 wheel steer. The power source here is a TDI Hybrid motor. Its front area is 0.68 m2 and gets the best out of the drag coefficient. The designer also claims that the motor used here doesn’t have to be very powerful: in order to drive at 200 KM/h the Aerrow relies on 9.8 kW or 13.32 Hp, which is very efficient. The Volkswagen Golf would need 89 Hp for that!

[via Behance]

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