You have to admire Mercedes-Benz sometimes. Back in 1991, it had customers begging the company to put its technologically groundbreaking, race-car-for-the-road, V12, gullwing supercar, the C112, into series production at whatever price it wanted. And Mercedes didn’t bother, mostly because it felt it had more important…
I should probably clarify by saying that not all dreams are exciting ones, but that doesn’t make them dreams any less. This is Fiat’s 1968 City-Taxi prototype, and I’m not ashamed to say I adore it. I want to drive this rational, adorable little machine all the hell the over town, grinning like the sort of demented…
Recently new series of Kei cars from Honda, especially the N-One, have harkened back to the classic design language. You can see it on the front ends of the otherwise boxy and unassuming 660cc powered mini-cars. But what if boxes aren’t your thing? The N-Labs S660 Neo Classic has you covered.
This is 1994 Karisma concept by Bertone, building a gullwing sedan off of a Porsche 911 platform. The Panamera doesn’t seem so weird now, huh?
Since Americans have lost all interest in any vehicle that doesn’t have “King Ranch Edition” in its name, Mini is another brand that isn’t doing too hot right now. That’s a damn shame because they make some of the most fun new cars you can buy. Perhaps the rugged-looking Mini Clubman All4 Scrambler Concept would…
The Aston Martin Vanquish is a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork. But that wasn’t enough for famously weird coachbuilder Zagato, which transformed the car into the Aston Martin Zagato Vanquish, a sleek, V12-powered grand tourer wrapped in carbon fiber bodywork.
Today, Volvo announced their new modular small-car architecture with the Concept 40.1 and Concept 40.2, respectively previewing the XC40 crossover and S40 production cars. The designs are very clean and lovely, worthy of a parking spot within a Scandinavian furniture store.
A Toyobaru Clown Shoe? Yes! Are they gonna make it? Well... maybe... one day, you know. Just like the convertible and 300 horsepower versions. Really.
The new Shell city-car concept is a bit like the younger cousin you don’t see often—cute and kind of weird, but intriguing at the same time. The car, which has the ability to get up to 107 miles per gallon, comes by the efforts of an odd combination—an oil company and the designer of the McLaren F1 car.
This is, if you are curious, is the 1957 Toyota Proto concept car. It, and its goofy glass roofy, did not see production. That’s a shame.
Daihatsu, which happens to be Japan’s oldest car manufacturer, presented this extremely light Mazda Miata competitor at the 1991 Frankfurt Motor Show, only to abandon the X-021 Roadster project two years later in favor of the much smaller Copen kei car.
I don’t know why I love Genesis as much as I do, but I do.
The might not have ever been a living person to look at a BMW 3 Series and wish they could buy a hybrid rival from South Korea instead, but the Genesis brand is serious about taking on the Germans and everyone else. This is the Genesis New York Concept.
When you hear the name Beechcraft, if you think of anything at all, you probably think of small airplanes. What’s less known is that in 1946 Beechcraft once considered building a car, a radically advanced car that could have been the Tesla of its time. That time never came.
Italian design house and Coke machine ruiners Pininfarina want to make track day laps as guilt-free as a cookie made of air. The one-off Pininfarina H2 Speed concept uses hydrogen power to produce around 500 horsepower with zero emissions besides the environmentally friendly by-products of air and water.
The Geneva Motor Show is still a few days away, but it looks as if we’ve gotten an early peek at the Honda Civic Hatchback concept slated to debut there. While the 2017 production version that the concept teases likely won’t be as sporty or elaborate, this car looks ready to tear up some asphalt.
The interior alone on the DS E-Tense took, as the now-distinct luxury brand from Citroën claims, 800 hours to design, test, and produce. I believe it. This thing looks amazing.
As well as giving Europe a better supermini with the turbo Up, Volkswagen will also have a compact SUV concept at Geneva featuring “hardly any switches.” But are we looking at the first member of an extended Tiguan family?