The Kia Provo concept that debuted at the 83rd Salon International De l’Auto in Geneva (Geneva International Motor Show) certainly entices the street racer within us all, looking to be built with the most current of materials and with the right amount of aggression and a playful cheek about it for looks.
With a futuristic design, seemingly taking design cues from stealth-fighters, a fighting bull, a prancing horse and even quite possibly nature itself; the 2013 Geneva Motor Show gets to see what the students at the Espera Sbarro Montbeliard School of Design has come up with…the REACT’E.V. Concept and no it isn’t an Electric Vehicle…it’s an Ecological Vehicle.
When it comes to imagination, the skies the limit really, but the real challenge begins when you start to reign in on that imagination just so it doesn’t run a little too wild; allowing you some mental space for some functionality to go along with that form – something José Eduardo Sánchez seemed to have done very well having been selected as a finalist for the Michelin Challenge Design 2013 competition for his design of a Citroen DS BiRotor Concept.
Rumoured to be lined up for an appearance at the Detroit Motor Show in January 2013, is the 4 Series (F32) that may come in two forms – a coupe and a hard-top convertible as BMW look to adjust its categorizations to segregate their sportier variants from their more executive 3-Series (F30) line-up.
Taking your car down to the track is always fun, but not when you think about the damage that it does to your car; increased tire and component wear, possible damages from collisions, and of course the ever embarrassing factor of a faster car pawning you on track. Well, if you have limited funds then the only choice is to deal with it and tune your car for more power and speed, if funds are no problem; you buy a dedicated track tool, like this DP4.
You have probably heard this story before about BMW working on a M-badged variant of the 1-Series. In fact it’s been going on for years, we’ve seen spy shots and videos alleging to be that of the M-badged 1-Series, but nothing has been official, till now.
It’s no secret that Porsche is studying the possibility of putting the 918 Spyder hybrid car to production. The German automaker already has one successful hybrid system in the 911 GT3 R Hybrid racer and with its recent successes, the hybrid system has basically proven itself. With that, Porsche has now announced its intention to take the 918 Spyder racing at the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 2011.
Porsche engineers are already working on the car and one of their priorities is to get its top speed up to the 320km/h mark. Porsche claims that the 918 Spyder is able to lap around the Nordschleife track in under 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
Meet the Lamborghini Minotauro, the product of a design study by a student working with a industry professional. Andrei Avarvarii, a masters student at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, is behind the Minotauro and has released this video of his renderings for the potential electric-powered Lamborghini.
Avarvarii worked with the Head of Lamborghini Design, Filippo Perini and the duo worked to achieve three different goals; to create a defining electric car that features soft lines and could be released by 2020.
According to a report by Autocar UK, Bugatti will start production of the 16 C Galibier Concept hyper sedan in 2013. The source behind the apparent confirmation was not revealed but because of the recession, Bugatti, being the smallest but most exclusive in the VW Group, had not taken priority at high-level discussions. Read the rest of this entry »
Toyota has already revealed the FT-86 while Subaru’s own version of the very same car still remains nothing but words, spy shots and rumours. And it continues with reports about development costs of the Subaru coupe that apparently have sky-rocketed to unbearable limits. To counter this, Subaru is purported to be dropping it’s legendary all-wheel-drive layout. If this turns out to be true, then the difference between the FT-86 and the Subaru Coupe will be limited to aesthetics only. Read the rest of this entry »