I still desperately want Ford’s 2007 Airstream concept van.
Did you know there was a branch of Texas A&M in Qatar? I had no idea. I also didn’t realize they were working on a new sportscar, which is called Elibreia, and was just unveiled at the Falit Qatar Motor Show. It’s an impressive university project, no doubt, but I think I may have liked it better with the sheet on.
The Oldsmobile Aerotech high-speed test vehicle remains one of the coolest cars to come from America. Read more about it right here. RIP Olds.
[I wonder where the Chevy Equinox Xtreme concept from 2003 is now? Photo Credit: GM]
Few Honda platforms have proven as versatile as the N-series. The N-One specifically has had a “natural” concept. The N Box Slash has a “camper.” Yet, I find neither of these as delightful at the N-Lab N-One “Friendly 2 Seater” Mini Truck concept. It’s useful, it’s clean, and it’s outright adorable.
Volkswagen pulled the sheet of a modernized re-incarnation of the venerable Microbus for the third (fourth if you count the two-tone T6 Multivan, or fifth if you count the Space Up!) time yesterday at CES. What lurked under that sheet is called BUDD-e, and it’s either fascinating or disappointing, depending on what…
Long before everyone started trying to sell you a ‘panoramic sunroof,’ there was the 1974 Maserati Medici concept leading the way to bright, sunny interiors.
The TVR Trident concept was a huge hit at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show with its coachbuilt Italian body and American V8, but since TVR went bankrupt soon after, its rights landed in the hands of another failed British carmaker.
Most of us, thanks to years of muscle memory, still pound our hands squarely into the center of the steering wheel when we need to use the horn, urgently. I just like to think of the possible outcomes of that action in this car, the Lancia Orca.
A curious spy photographer found something interesting while trolling the US Patent and Trademark office: a trademark, registered by GM, for the words “Corvette E-Ray.” What’s Chevrolet up to here? An electric ‘Vette-based concept car for the Detroit Auto Show? A hybrid Corvette? A mid-engined ‘Vette that runs on eggs?
[Remember when Cadillac thought about making a hatchback with scissor doors? They called it the Urban Luxury Concept. Hah, that was fun. Photo: Cadillac]
[Holy shit the seats in the 1991 Volkswagen Vario concept car. I just...damn. Photo Credit: VW]
I recently went to the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg, only to find a car called Philip there. If you think it looks just like a 1951 Kaiser, you’re not alone. In fact, that’s why it never made it to America.
Well, isn’t this an interesting surprise right after the LA Auto Show! Right after we were all done gorging ourselves on hors d’oeuvres and those little bottles of hotel room booze I think I can expense, BMW goes and drops a new concept compact sedan on the world. It’s called the Concept Compact Sedan!
Concept cars (such as this Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept) are always fun to see, visions of what a car could be. But they’re never quite finished, and there’s always something strange going on.
This is the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept. On the one hand, it feels like a knife to the heart, because you know the production car will never look this good. But it’s also interesting, because it shows the future of the entire company.
It’s getting darker earlier now that we’ve somehow shoved our clocks back, which means there’s more time for us to contemplate taillights, which is, as we know, the most worthwhile activity a person can do. So, tonight, allow me to submit a set of taillights for your musing: the taillights of the Ford Cirrus.