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Feb 18, 2020 at 21:45. 5 comments

The Tracy EV Concept's L-Shaped Seats Turn Travel Into A Classy Eco-Friendly Lounge

The Tracy EV Concept's L-Shaped Seats Turn Travel Into A Classy Eco-Friendly Lounge

We have a ton of new car technologies that promise to change transportation forever, but they tend to stick to the boring, tried-and-true automotive lay out of everyone facing forward. A new design from students at the Istituto Europeo di Design aims to switch it up with the Tracy concept, and my god does it look classy.

This concept will be debuting at the Geneva International Motor Show,...

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Feb 14, 2020 at 10:00. 24 comments

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

Ahead of next month’s Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is giving us a small teaser of its upcoming electric concept, the Prophecy. We’ve seen a small smattering of electric sports cars from the Tesla Roadster to Porsche’s Taycan, but aside from Honda’s Sports EV concept, where are the reasonably attainable and reasonably sporty EVs for folks like us? Maybe this concept from Korea is a portent of...

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Jan 31, 2020. 19 comments

Concept Tractors Are A Thing And Boy Does This Kubota One Look Pissed

Concept Tractors Are A Thing And Boy Does This Kubota One Look Pissed

I suppose this shouldn’t really be surprising, but even though I almost exclusively associate the idea of pie-in-the-sky concept machines with the automotive industry, they’re not the only ones do this kind of thing. For example, the farm machinery industry has fun making wild futuristic concepts, too, as you can see here, with this menacing-looking Kubota autonomous electric tractor concept...

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Jan 29, 2020. 6 comments

Alpine Knows It's Not That Hard

Alpine Knows It's Not That Hard

The formula is simple: take your sports car, then raise it up with extra ground clearance and a wider kit for big, chunky tires. You know it. The entire vintage scene in LA knows it. And Alpine knows it, with the new Alpine A110 SportsX concept.

If you don’t know Alpine , it’s like a French cross between Lotus and Porsche. Its iconic car is the rally legend the A110 that dominated in the 1960s...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Jan 10, 2020. 11 comments

Honda's Augmented Driving Concept Is Adorable And Will Let You Be A Really, Really Distracted Driver

Honda's Augmented Driving Concept Is Adorable And Will Let You Be A Really, Really Distracted Driver

At this year’s CES, which we didn’t attend because it conflicted with the Global Air Cleaners And Filters Show (GACAF) in lovely, erotic Lansing, Honda exhibited an interesting and charming-looking concept car that appears to have the goal of being a sort of bridge between human-brain-and-muscle-driven cars and fully autonomous cars. Sort of. They’re calling it the Augmented Driving Concept,...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Jan 07, 2020. 18 comments

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR Is Inspired By The Greatest Movie Of All Time: James Cameron's Avatar

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR Is Inspired By The Greatest Movie Of All Time: James Cameron's Avatar

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Mercedes-Benz presented a simultaneous throwback and a spectacular look at its vision for the future. Behold, the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR—a concept car that’s inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 cinematic smash hit, Avatar.

You see, I was blind until I sat for a screening of Avatar in 2009. I mean, I wasn’t actually blind, I could see and everything,...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 21, 2019. 18 comments

The Fisker Ocean's 'California Mode' Is Less Cool Than It Sounds

The Fisker Ocean's 'California Mode' Is Less Cool Than It Sounds

The definitely real and totally not fake ecologically-conscious Fisker Ocean is slated to hit the showroom sometime in 2021, and the automaker is already trying to get people pumped up about its all-electric SUV by explaining one of its most head-scratching features: California Mode. It is, unfortunately, not as cool as it sounds.

The 2021 Fisker Ocean Is An Eco-Obsessive Luxury Crossover...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Dec 20, 2019. 6 comments

Honda Is Bringing A Sort-Of-Autonomous Car To CES

Honda Is Bringing A Sort-Of-Autonomous Car To CES

Honda is bringing its vision of the future to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s... kind of strange. It’s calling its newest concept car the Augmented Driving Concept, and it’s basically an occasionally-manual-control autonomous car. Which sounds... kind of strange.

According to Honda, the concept responds to its user’s “curiosity”—whatever that means—to determine when the car...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Dec 01, 2019. 15 comments

Mercedes' Concept Car Is A Futuristic Hot Rod Based On A Car Over A Century Old

Mercedes' Concept Car Is A Futuristic Hot Rod Based On A Car Over A Century Old

The concept cars at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show were, for the most part, pretty tame. Sure, there were a few futuristic things, but they mostly followed those unspoken rules of pretend-future car design, like huge wheels and gullwing doors and a sleek, cyber-suppository shape. Mercedes showed one that was different, mostly because it was based on a car design that’s well over a century...

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Michael Ballaban Michael Ballaban Nov 28, 2019. 13 comments

Something Changed At Tesla

Something Changed At Tesla

The Tesla Model X went into production in 2015, and the future of 2015 looked bright. We’d all drive around in pods shaped vaguely like eggs, with gullwing doors that are smart enough not to hit other cars. The Tesla Cybertruck prototype debuted in 2019, and in the future of 2019, we all drive hulking, angular, Elysium monstrosities with indestructible doors and bulletproof glass. And all...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 25, 2019. 5 comments

Stop Teasing And Give Us The RX-Vision GT3 Already, Mazda

Stop Teasing And Give Us The RX-Vision GT3 Already, Mazda

It’s not every day that I actually fawn over a concept car, praying it goes into production instead of just remaining in teaser status forever. But that’s exactly what Mazda has done to me with its RX-Vision GT3 concept teaser. Honestly, it may just be the first car in quite a while to genuinely take my breath away even if it’s only destined to exist in the Gran Turismo video game series.

I...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Nov 22, 2019. 21 comments

There's No Way The Acura Type S Concept Isn't Close To Production-Ready

There's No Way The Acura Type S Concept Isn't Close To Production-Ready

It’s been 10 years since we saw the last Type S in the form of the Acura TL Type S . It was a good and handsome car, with subtle differences that made it obvious only to people in the know. At this year’s LA Auto Show, Acura brought out the very blue Type S Concept . We got to take a closer look at it.

I’ll tell you right up front: The doors don’t open. We asked, and were told there’s really...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Nov 21, 2019. 7 comments

Hyundai's Mid-Engine Sports Car Sounds Like It's Going To Happen Even If Hyundai Won't Say So

Hyundai's Mid-Engine Sports Car Sounds Like It's Going To Happen Even If Hyundai Won't Say So

Today at the LA Auto Show, Hyundai showed the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car “concept,” and it was an odd debut for a mid-engine test mule that has been in development since 2012. The thing is, it sounds like Hyundai’s actually doing it, in some form or fashion.

Road & Track reports that it’s on the path to production, citing an unnamed Hyundai insider. And Hyundai’s own press release has...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Nov 20, 2019. 22 comments

The Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion Concept Has A 275-HP, Rear-Mounted Motor

The Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion Concept Has A 275-HP, Rear-Mounted Motor

The Volkswagen ID. Space Vizzion concept is the wagon that is not a wagon. Fully electric and previewing a potential production car for North America and Europe, the concept is very neat. I really hope Volkswagen doesn’t change much if it hits production.

As we previously reported, the Space Vizzion is the seventh ID concept VW has trotted out. It has a predicted range of up to 300 miles on...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 19, 2019. 7 comments

Bugatti And Volkswagen In Talks To Build An Electric Four-Seater

Bugatti And Volkswagen In Talks To Build An Electric Four-Seater

Bugatti caters to something of a niche market: very rich people who are interested in owning a fast, rare car. But that’s not quite enough to satisfy yet another growing sector of the automotive population: electric vehicle enthusiasts. Enter Volkswagen, who might just be funding Bugatti’s EV dreams.

That’s right. The goal is for Bugatti to develop an electric crossover or grand tourer that...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Nov 15, 2019. 11 comments

The Coolest Car Lamborghini Never Made Is Up For Sale

The Coolest Car Lamborghini Never Made Is Up For Sale

It’s 1996. Jurassic Park has made dinosaurs cool again. The Lamborghini Diablo has been very effective at terrifying everyone and hiding the fact hat it has Nissan headlights. Zagato has taken the Diablo, removed the safety systems, and supplied the power of a 5.7-liter V12 into the hand of one lucky customer through the knob of a six-speed manual.

Things are good.

Fast forward to today, and...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 07, 2019. 10 comments

DTM Reveals A 1,000 HP Concept For An All-Electric Racing Series

DTM Reveals A 1,000 HP Concept For An All-Electric Racing Series

DTM—also known as Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters—has introduced a 1,000 horsepower concept of the future for what will inevitably be an all-electric (or an all-hydrogen) series. That’s a pretty massive upgrade from the series’ current 600 HP combustion engines.

Don’t worry, DTM fans; the series isn’t going anywhere yet. A press release makes it very clear that this newer, more eco-friendly...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 29, 2019. 16 comments

The Car Is Made Of Wood

The Car Is Made Of Wood

Electric vehicles have been turning the tide in the automotive industry in terms of making cars better for the environment. But Japan’s Ministry of the Environment believed we could do better—and the result is an unprecedented supercar made entirely of wood.

The entire car is composed of nano cellulose fibers, or plant-derived material (including agricultural waste) that’s one-fifth of the...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Oct 26, 2019. 13 comments

Jaguar's All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Jaguar's All-Electric Sports Car Concept Is Only Destined For Gran Turismo

Everyone and their brother seems to be introducing impractical EV concepts these days—you know, those cars that look cool and promise all kinds of awesome technology but will never, ever make it into production. So I’m very excited because Jaguar is introducing the Vision Gran Turismo Coupé as a part of the new Gran Turismo Sport video game. At least we’ll be able to see a concept in action,...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Oct 24, 2019. 9 comments

Toyota Goes All-Out Bonkers At The Tokyo Motor Show With Robots And Flying Brooms

Toyota Goes All-Out Bonkers At The Tokyo Motor Show With Robots And Flying Brooms

Let me just start out by saying that while, yes, so much of what Toyota is showing at the Tokyo Motor Show is deeply and richly bonkers, this is precisely what auto shows are for. Do I really think Toyota is going to be cornering that lucrative Quidditch market with their Nimbus 2000-killing e-Broom? No. But is it, along with all those friendly robots and pod-cars, more interesting than a...

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