I had two nightmares last night. In one, Ducati’s draXter XDiavel concept was chasing me down a dark, desolate highways and trying to eat me. The other involved losing a bet and being strapped to the draXster with the throttle taped wide open as someone dropped the clutch. I still can’t decide which was scarier.
Wunderlich is a German aftermarket tuning company that works so closely with BMW, it’s kind of even tipped BMW’s hand at time with what’s to come. Their latest concept is a particularly interesting one, as it gives the massive adventure bike BMW R 1200 GS a second, electric motor and affixes it to the front wheel.
Do you crave adventure? The fresh air, the wide-open expanses, and the limitless freedom – all without leaving city limits? Honda wants to make a thing for that too.
Remember this thing? When the patent leaked out of China for what looked like a Hydrogen fuel cell concept from BMW, we labeled it an abomination. Well now reports claim it’s actually a 2-cylinder hybrid that gets up to 706 mpg. 706 miles-per-gallon. That’s a lot of miles per gallon.
You get one of two things when you combine a car and a motorcycle. Your first option is a massively heavy, chromed out two-wheeled cruiser. The other option is a four wheeled, lightweight, open-air kart with a superbike motor under the hood. One is a pleasant way to ride across the country; the other is the Honda 2 &…
If the BMW S 1000 RR and the R 1200 RS had a baby, it would be this BMW R 1200 S from Wunderlich Design. It’s the perfect mix of BMW’s boxer motor characteristic paired with German sportbike sensibilities and refinement. What’s even better, is that many people think we’re about to see the real thing.
Nobody is sure what Lamborghini showed off in its super exclusive hologram display at Pebble Beach last week, but we do know it was a ridiculous sports car of which they are not going to make a lot of. Oh, and it will be very, very expensive. Even by Lamborghini standards.
When I was a kid, I always loved it when auto show season came around, and the concept cars hit the stage. Looking at those uncommon curves felt like looking into the future, where roads twisted through the heavens and The Jetsons read like a historical document. It's funny how that feeling survives.
Yes, you read that right... No, this isn't the F150 ecoboost pickup. No I'm not smoking a bong full of salvia. Come read about this seldom heard concept truck of the 90's after the break!
But if it were - would you own one?
I excavated this photo of an interesting US moon rover concept from a 1962 Hungarian science journal. I have not seen this prototype before, and sadly there is only a little info about it.
Toyota brought ten models to this year's Tokyo Auto Salon, including two racecars, four FR-S/GT86 concepts, two rebodied JDM cars and two racecar wannabes.
The automotive industry keeps teasing the public with interesting concept cars that were never intended for production, and that is fine. We say wow, they feel special, and than sell you an Accord instead of an NSX. It's okay, as the Accord is better for transporting your kids, and tree huggers won't bother you…
Here it is! The BMW 4 Series Coupe. Think of it as a more affordable version of the 6 Series. While officially still a Concept, we all know that is just a funny codename BMW is using for their production ready new models.
Don't ask when, or how much, but this is happening: Ford will build a hot-hatch version of the Fiesta under the ST line that will sport a 180-hp turbo engine. The hoon may be strong with this one.
Here's the 2012 Honda CR-V Concept, a dead-ringer for the production version (probably sans body work, blacked out lights, and aggressive wheels). The big question is whether or not the new CR-V will finally get an engine.