Archive for the ‘New Designs’ Category

The Sleek, Sexy Corvette Stingray Concept

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Oh man. Ohhh man, Corvette Stingrays. Can it ever get any better? Uh, yeah, duh. Of course it can! How? The new Corvette Stingray concept, that’s how. General Motors recently revealed their new concept at the auto show in Chicago. This one is different from most concepts, in that General Motors do not really care a whit about public opinion. The real purpose of the concept is because the car is a character in the blockbuster hit, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Folks who have pay per view channels and haven’t seen the flick yet, it’s available now and I advise you to rent it. This little beauty is featured as Sideswipe, and while everyone knows Bumblee Bee and Optimus Prime steal the show, it’s still worth it to see this baby in action.

Let’s just hope Sideswipe the Stingray makes an appearance in the next Transformers, huh?

The Mazda Furai Concept Makes Me Think Naughty Thoughts

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Hot cha cha!  Mazda, man.  Mazda. Who would have thought  Mazda would have come up with a concept that looks so much like sex on wheels.  Good sex on wheels, if you will forgive me for TMI.

I mean, sure.  Over the years, Mazda has come up with plenty of cars and concepts that I like, that I think are cute or cool or what have you, but the Mazda Furai concept seriously makes me weak in the knees.

This racer, revealed last year in that steel machine of a city, Detroit, is a very racy interpretation of Mazda’s Nagare design, which was understandably award winning.

I don’t even have a lot to say involving specs and all of that, because frankly, I can’t stop drooling over my keyboard.  So if you all will excuse me, the Furai and myself need to be alone for a little while…

Codename: VI — The Hyundai Equus

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Okay, I have to admit — Hyundai is one of those brands I do not really give much thought to most of the time. But the recently released second rendering of the Equus, codenamed the Hyundai VI in this context, really drew my attention — although I am not precisely sure why.

It is the second generation of the manufacturer’s luxury sedan, designed to be positioned before even the Genesis, which pretty much places it at the top of the manufacturer’s portfolio.

Its competition? Vehicles like the Mercedes S-Class, the Audi A8, and even the BMW 7 Series. Hardcore, am I right?

As you can see, the Korean manufacturer’s claims that this is a luxurious and powerfully styled car definitely come true.

The problem? It is not yet known whether this flagship sedan will be available in any of the overseas market. Bummer, right?

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Riversimple Creates Concept of ‘Urban Car’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

To be perfectly frank, I am not sure I have ever heard of the Riversimple name before. I think — I am not sure but I think — it might be a European car, perhaps particularly popular in England.

If that is the case, it just makes me want to jump the pond even more than I already do. It is just a concept so far, for an urban car, but what a concept!

Visually, it looks sort of like an alien VW Bug, maybe with a little bit of Mini DNA thrown in for good measure. I think the result is … adorable, is absolutely the only word for it. It is cuter than kittens.

It is an extremely lightweight car and it runs on a hydrogen fuel cell. So, it is smart and cute!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Who does not love a Dodge Viper? Okay, well, realistically speaking, a lot of people probably do not, but I am not one of them, so there. Would that I had upwards of eighty nine grand to spend, I would even spring for this 2009 model of the rather classic car.

Powerful, high performance, sleek, sexy … you can look at this baby and practically hear the purring throb of the motor. Rawr!

The Viper has been around since 1992, and since then it just seems to keep getting better and better. In the seventeen years it has been around, it has definitely earned its reputation as a high end, high performance vehicle, thanks in part to its sophisticated, sleek, and one of a kind appearance.

Like say, though, you have to be able to afford this hungry kitten — and you have to be willing to sacrifice a little fuel efficiency in the bargain.

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2010 Volkswagen Amarok: Check It Out!

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Personally, I have always been a huge fan of the VW brand.  I think that Volkswagen is a brand that is going to be around forever and while some people do not take them seriously because of the bug – I love the bug!  However, VW has come up with something that is so friggin’ cool for 2010.

The 2010 Volkswagen Amarok is by far going to be the best pickup truck in the world.  It is actually dubbed a full-service pickup truck with two and four cabins and it will be equipped with an all new line of highly efficient diesel engines, which in my book is pretty cool!

Production on the 2010 Volkswagen Amarok will start early in 2010 and it should be on the market in South and Central America in the summer of 2010 while the rest of the world will have to wait a while for it!  One of the coolest things about this truck is the bed … look at it, you can’t get better than that!


Mercedes SL Avalange RS Should Be The Car Of The Year!

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

When I was doing some research for this blog – there are quite a few cars that I came across, however, one in particular caught my eye and that was the Mercedes SL Avalange RS, designed by Piecha.  This beautiful car actually made its very first appearance at the Tuning World Bodensee Show and since, has been one of the most popular cars in the world.  This car comes standard with QUADRO 4-pipe tail pipes and LED daytime running lights. The tuners also said that the Mercedes SL Avalange RS parts have been tested beyond the 300 km/h mark.

This car really does combine the very best of two worlds and it is definitely one car that Germany has went wild for.  The car itself is made of an extremely light but definitely durable material, the overall design form the very tip of the headlights all the way to the back rear spoiler has been designed to be chic and clean and overall, I think they did a great job!


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Kia Soul’ster All Set for Production

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

The Kia Soul’ster was introduced at last month’s Detriot Auto Show as a mere concept vehicle, but due to the unexpectedly strong reaction of the crowd, this small yet very stylish two-door convertible-pick up combination is now in line for production.

Alex Fedorak, Kia Cars America spokesperson beamed at the wonderful response they got for the Kia Soul’ster. “The response was so overwhelming that Kia decided that it needs to take a closer look,” said Fedorak. “It is clearly a vehicle that was built as a concept in a fashion that was production-capable. We have been doing that more and more lately.”

While it is based on the bulky 2010 Kia Soul, a five-door hatchback, the Kia Soul’ster is aimed on a younger target market with limited budget. The sporty and outdoorsy design is the work of Kia Design Central America of Irvine, California with Tom Kearns as the lead designer and Mike Torpey in charge of the initial rendering. The roof covers only the front seats of the car leaving the rear seats covered only by a roll bar, which could get a little untidy during rainy season. But the rear seats are foldable giving the Soul’ster the cargo capabilities of a pick-up truck.


Porsche Panamera 2010, Built to Compete

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Viewed from any angle, the Porsche Panamera can rival with more expensive brands like the Lamborghini Estoque and the Aston Martin Rapide.

The Panamera may be inspired by the revised Boxster and Cayman judging it on its looks. It is a wide sedan at 75 inches and measures 55 inches in height and 195.7 inches in length. We saw this car on a Porsche FanBlog a couple months ago — and it’s really coming along now!

The entry level engine will be a 3.6 L Volkswagen with six cylinders and outputting 300 horsepower. The S variant of the Panamera will roar at 400 horsepower supplied bt a 4.8L V8 engine. The Turbo model will blaze the roads with 500 horsepower. All these models are equipped with the PDK gearbox which is dual clutch.

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The car manufacturer is also designing a hybrid counterpart of the Panamera but no official words have been released about its specifications.


Ferrari California: Pretty Car Cruising Down the Street?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Ferraris are said to look like beautiful women. Who will ever disagree to that statement? A lot of car aficionados and car editors did notice the new Ferrari California during the Paris Motor Show, but it really didn’t give the feel of a Ferrari. It might just show that the car maker is heading another direction.

The Ferrari California did not win anything during the international show. It did not get a second glance, moreover, not the expected wow stare.

The big aesthetic issue at hand is the bulky rear end of the new car. It was purposely designed to house all the hydraulics of the folding hard top of the Ferrari California.