January 24, 2011
Audi debuted their Auto Union Silver Arrow Type-C at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany. It is an electric version of their pedal car. The car features a 1.5 hp real wheel drive electric motor which produces 29.5 foot pounds of torque. It has a range of 15 miles on a 2-hour charge 230-volt (European socket), and can reach speeds of 18 mph.
June 9, 2009
Arturo Alonso is the mastermind behind this reborn beauty. The 2009 Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana features a fiberglass-reinforced aluminum body on top of a powder-coated steel chassis. It will be powered by a Mercedes M-133-55 engine (370HP), the same 5.5-liter V8 in the supercharged SLR McLaren. A V6 option is also in the works. Owners will have their choice between a six-speed manual or a seven-ratio Speedtronic automatic transmission. Not to mention this car has all the modern amenities like air-conditioning and power steering. All of this could be your for about 200,000 euros. Image gallery and press release.
December 12, 2008
This concept was introduced at the EICMA Show in Milan. The minimalist design features; boxer engine, twin wavy disc brakes, two projector-style headlamps, and single-sided swingarm. I think the LO Rider would be an awesome addition to BMW’s (lack of) cruiser line. Photo Gallery.
October 1, 2008
Named after the sword that a bull fighter uses, the Lamborghini Estoque is designed to be your “everyday sports car.” Standing only 4.43 feet tall, this 4 door sports sedan is packed with edgy lines and an aggressive nose. It comes in a variety of different engine options, including the V10 from the Gallardo LP560-4, a turbocharged V8, a V8 with a hybrid mode, or even a high-performance TDI. Image Gallery and Press Release.
September 25, 2008
This Ferrari superbike concept is designed around Enzo engine that has been modified down to 4 cylinders. It features fly-by-wire technology with hand controls which were adapted from an “F-16 fighter jet, and buttons based on those found on the steering wheel of Ferrari’s Formula 1 race cars.” My favorite part is the weatherproof touchscreen display which allows you to access the sound system and trip computer… Imagine the possibilities, not the cost. See an image gallery.
July 4, 2008
The Norton M28 uses its 499cc single-cylinder engine as a stress point for its carbon fiber chassis. The designer, Aaron Rogers aimed at taking a minimalistic approach to performance. Much of the engine is used as the body. The M28 engine uses a desmodromic valve drive — a technology originally patented by Norton in 1924. When all is said and done this bike should pump out about 70 bhp. Another photo from the back.
May 26, 2008
One of Suzuki’s latest concepts is beginning to materialize. The Suzuki Crosscage Hydrogen Fuel Cell Motorcycle has no gears, no noise, no clutch, and no emissions. It is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell / electric hybrid engine. There is no information on weather Suzuki will continue on with production of this skinny motorcycle. See more pictures.
May 8, 2008
Ercole Spada debuted this amazing concept about a year ago. Now Spada has teamed up with Castagna Milano to build 20 of these batmobile-looking cars. It will be powered by a Corvette-derived seven-liter V8 beefed up to over 600-bhp. We expect the car to cost around $400,000. Unfortunately we only have the concept photos from last year, but the final product shouldn’t be too different. Read the rest of this entry »
April 7, 2008
From South African designer, Idries Noah, comes this sexy Fireblade concept based off of the Corvette ZR1. This new concept is reminiscent of cars past such as the; “Stingray Corvette, Gillet Vertigo, and Shelby Daytona“. The Fireblade would share the same V8 LS9 engine that the ZR1 Corvette already has. One of the coolest parts about this car is that there is a clear portion of the hood that allows you to take a peek at the engine. There is no word on price or production. See more pictures.
January 18, 2008
For years there has been speculation that Ferrari is working on a “entry level” model that could even be a long awaited successor of the famous Ferrari Dino. This new Ferrari F250 Concept could in fact be that highly anticipated entry level model. The concept is designed by Idries Omar, who says the concept is a mid-engine supercar that will feature a 2.5L V6 that will run on eco-friendly Bio Fuel, similar to the recently introduced F430 Bio Fuel that was showcased at the Detroit Auto Show.