Infiniti, a top-of-the-line Nissan subsidiary, revealed a small electric roadster that attracted the curiosity of collectors and car fans all over the world. As you may know, a luxury vehicle and an electric motor are decidedly good combination. Infiniti, a subsidiary of Nissan has decided to combine technological innovation and retro elegance in its latest model and it works wonderfully. Named Prototype 9, this completely electric roadster has been the work of a goldsmith. The various parts of the body were designed and assembled by Japanese craftsmen in Oppama (not far from Yokohama), which were inspired by certain sports models of the Prince Motor Company, which merged with Nissan in 1952. The engine produces 120 Kilowatts of power, which equals 163 horsepower. It allows the Prototype 9 to reach up…
BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is the bike of the future that offers all the normal adrenaline motorcycles without any risk! BMW celebrates 100 years by introducing 100 extraordinary concepts. The one that became extremely popular on the Internet is a video with BMW's vision on the motorbike of the future. BMW, focusing on motorcycles - not only on cars, this week introduced this concept. BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 is a sample of what BMW designers predict about the future. Besides the self-balancing wheels, the bike has a safety function that communicate with other vehicles in order to avoid accidents. source
Ege Arguden is a designer from the Art Center College of Design and he decided to rethink and redraw the original Porsche 911, adding a bit of style to the original design and upgrading its lines to today's standards. Arguden had to keep the trademark of 901, its minimalism, while subtly trying to interpret few of the body elements in order to make the design relevant for 2015. The result is a Porche 901 Concept Design that's probably mesmerizing for car fans. What do you think of it? Let me know in the comment section below. images source: carbodydesign and linkedin
If we talk about beautiful yet powerful cars then Ferarri is definitely placed somewhere on the top of that list. This is Ferarri 80, a concept design made by Adriano Raeli, a car that's astonishing and eye-catching even to those who are not found of cars. Under the hood we find a hybrid twin turbo V8 engine that is similar to the engine found in the new McLaren P1. As you can imagine, the imagined F80 is all about power. Its engine produces 1200 horsepower: 900 through the engine and 300 through the KERS hybrid technology. It speeds from 0 to 60 mph in just 2 seconds and the maximum speed is 310mph. Concept design and images made by Adriano Raeli, he even made a small model of it.
This year, I had the pleasure of visiting the famous Geneva Auto Show, where most car manufacturers all over the world proudly presented their products. I've seen many interesting car models, but only few of them are worth mentioning in this top. Right now I'm still visiting this cosmopolitan city, and I will return with a part 2 for this list. Until then, enjoy the following gallery with images taken with my smartphone.
The urban areas are not yet prepared to accommodate the highly developed electric cars. That's why a famous car manufacturer decided to try an alternative solution for charging the batteries of electric and hybrid cars with solar panels placed on the roof tops. The technology was developed and implemented by Ford and Georgia Institute of Technology on their C-Max Energi Solar concept. As you may know, there is a technical constraint regarding solar solution: they need a lot of time to absorb the solar energy needed to fill the batteries that powers the motor of the car. Ford engineers asked for assistance from SunPower and researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology, who came up with an interesting solution. They used a special glass-like surface structure that lies over the panels…
Cihan Ünalan is a digital artist and a photographer that lives in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a big fan of Batman, so he decided to recreate some of the most iconic cars in the history of super heroes movies by using his digital skills. According to him, these cars were a source of inspiration in his life, so they needed at least an homage from his part. The cars were present in Batman movies but also in the classic Batman series from the 60s starring Adam West and Burt Ward. (more…)
They say there is a market for everything and if do you manage to get in touch with rich people you can even sell them everything. Even a ... real Golden Lamborghini Aventador that costs 7,5 million dollars. This Lambo model build from solid gold was designed by Robert Gülpen back in 2011, but the actual gold model hasn't been built yet. Instead, a model made from cheaper materials was built and it's available for sale at $650,000. Since 2011, Gülpen is looking for an actual buyer that allows him to build the real golden car. As you can imagine, the car is exhibited at a car saloon in Dubai. There is no better place to crave for attention than Dubai.
On the draining events of the depression unwaveringly seen behind us and the new-car sales rising again, 2014 is dishing out an absorbing range of fresh redesigned models of cars, laying out from category of sedans and lavishing de luxe autos to blistering sport coupes and functional pickup trucks. This list contains 10 of the most remarkable newest cars of 2014 along with their video reviews. (more…)