Showing posts in the category of Concepts

Teen Crafts a Very Detailed Ferrari 458 GTO Turbo Design Study


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There's no shortage of concepts from aspiring designers on the web, but you'll be hard pressed to find a more comprehensively detailed project than the Ferrari 458 GTO from Steve Morfouasse. The kicker? Steve is just 17-yeard old!

Kia's K900 Flagship Wears its SEMA Show Performance Costume


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Do you think Kia's target market for their new luxury car, the K900, is interested in wild tuning jobs and added dollops of performance?

Porsche Engineering Reportedly Developing 800HP V12 Engine for Putin’s Limo


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It’s no secret that Russia’s president (and sometimes prime minister) Vladimir Putin wants a bespoke limousine to be driven in, after ZIL failed to impress him with their ZIL-4112P prototype.

Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?


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This is an artist's impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.

Theophilus Chin Just Got a Porsche Cayman Pregnant


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Shooting brake-style vehicles often pop up on our radar - be that official products from manufactures and independent coachbuilders or digital renders answering "what if" type of questions.

Ford Promises a Stampede of 2015 Mustangs for SEMA Show


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Even before we laid eyes on the new Mustang, we knew that the first SEMA Show after its presentation would be dominated by Ford's pony car. No surprise here, as it goes with the territory.

Visio.M Is a Concept for an Electric Vehicle of the Masses


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Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) and specialists from the auto industry have worked together on the Visio.M project, recently revealed in Germany.

Scion Teases New iM Concept for LA Show, Looks Like Toyota's Auris is Coming to U.S.


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Scion has just shared two cropped photos of a new concept car named iM that will have its world premiere at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.

Nissan Teases New Small SUV Concept Once Again


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Nissan has released a second teaser photo of its mysterious SUV concept that will have its world debut on October 28 at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil.

Hyundai Engineers Unveil Wild Concepts at the R&D IDEA Festival


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Hyundai’s annual R&D IDEA Festival in Korea is a fertile ground for unusual concepts, with the competition being open exclusively to engineers from within the company.

2018 Mazda RX9 Mid-Engine Design Concept; Thoughts?


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Another independent designer has taken a rendered stab at a next generation Mazda RX sports car, this time, with a mid-ship layout for its rotary engine.

Fresh Attempt at Chrysler 200 Coupe Looks Interesting


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This is not the first attempt at imagining a coupe version of the all-new Chrysler 200, but we find it interesting because it adds a fresh interpretation of the car’s rear quarter.

Restomod '66 Chevy Chevelle Modernizes a Classic with 980hp LS7


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A 1966 Chevelle concept tune that takes advantage of all the cool advancements in automobile technology over the past five decades? Color us interested.

Spa-Francorchamps Not Happy with Infiniti's Plans to Use Eau Rouge Name


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Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium’s most famous racetrack and one of the most iconic in the world, plans to contest an application by Infiniti to trademark “Eau Rouge,” the circuit’s legendary turn.

Hyundai's Toca Edition Genesis Twin-Turbo V8 for SEMA has 600HP


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As one of Hyundai's latest arrivals, the new Genesis will be prominently represented at the SEMA Show, with the Koreans announcing their second tune today after the 550hp Ark Performance study.

Watch Audi's Autonomous RS7 Concept Lap the Hockenheim


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As promised, Audi let its autonomous RS 7 Piloted Driving Concept car lap the Hockenheim over this past weekend’s DTM season finale.

2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Study Takes on Classic Styling Cues


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If we take Sergio Marchionne's word for it, Alfa should have a new Giulia compact executive sedan in its ranks in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Ford Gives 2015 F-150 Two Different Personas for SEMA


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Ford has previewed two radically different concept cars for the SEMA Show based on the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup truck.

Kia Previews SEMA Lineup with Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV


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Although Kia promises that its 2014 SEMA Show lineup will “highlight the imprint motorsports has left on the brand’s DNA,” we struggle to see anything motorsports-related at the Smitten Ice Cream Soul EV.

Chevy's Next Batch of 2014 SEMA Show Concepts


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With only a few weeks left before the 2014 SEMA Show kicks off in Las Vegas, Chevrolet is rolling out another group of tuned cars that include the SS Sport, Sonic, Impala and Cruze.
Corvette and Camaro fans need not worry, as this third release from Chevrolet after the Colorado Sport and Silverado Toughnology Concept focuses exclusively on sedans and hatchbacks. The firm's coupe and convertible studies will follow later on.

The common denominator here is that all featured accessories were designed to personalize the cars while maintaining their refinement and ride characteristics, with some of these parts already available through dealers and others currently being evaluated for production.

In the official release below, you'll find full details on the components used by GM on the Chevy project cars.


[From GM]

SS Sport concept

Inspired by Chevrolet’s motorsports heritage and its Australian lineage, the SS Sport concept gives the V-8-powered sports sedan a makeover that reflects its performance capability.

Unique features include:

  • Enhanced Some Like It Red Hot exterior with body-color door handles and mirrors
  • Chevrolet Accessories grille kit, fog lamp bezels, side fender vents and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories stripes for the hood and deck lid
  • Chevrolet Accessories high-gloss black 20-inch wheels – 20 x 8.5-inch in front and 20 x 9-inch in the rear
  • Chevrolet Accessories wheel caps with the Holden logo       
  • Chevrolet Accessories sport pedal kit and cargo net
  • Chevrolet Accessories floor mats and cargo tray with the Holden logo.

Power for the Chevrolet SS comes from the LS3 V-8, delivering an SAE-certified 415 horsepower (310 kW) and 415 lb-ft of torque (563 Nm). For 2015, it is available with a new six-speed manual transmission, along with a six-speed, paddle-shift automatic.

Additionally, the 2015 SS receives standard Magnetic Ride Control – the world’s fastest-reacting damping system – which provides more precise body motion control that correlates with a more responsive, more refined ride. Also new are Brembo rear brakes that complement the Brembo front brakes that have always been part of the SS’s equipment.   

Sonic Performance concept

This performance-oriented Sonic hatchback concept draws on the legacy of Chevrolet’s high-performance vehicles reimagined for a new generation of enthusiasts. The Sonic Performance concept features engine performance, suspension/brakes and appearance upgrades designed to be installed by Chevrolet dealers for quicker and easier personalization.

The Performance concept package includes:

  • A Chevrolet Performance Stage Kit, cold-air induction and a high-flow exhaust system allowing the 1.4L turbo engine to produce more power for a more exciting driving experience
  • A track-tuned suspension system developed by Chevrolet Performance. The suspension kit lowers the ride height for a sportier stance
  • Synergy Green exterior color accented with white, offset stripe package
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings, tail lamp rings, grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Concept ground effects package
  • Chevrolet Accessories 17-inch aluminum wheels in white
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Performance concept features an advanced safety package including forward collision alert and lane departure warning – crash-avoidance technologies typically found on cars costing more – as well as a rear vision camera. It also features 10 standard air bags and Bluetooth phone connectivity – just like every production Sonic in the 2015 lineup.

Sonic Accessories concept

Built to highlight the personalization possibilities, Sonic Accessories concept allows mixing and matching of the latest accessories for unique treatments.

Sonic Accessories concept highlights include:

  • Summit White exterior color with an offset matte black stripe
  • Chevrolet Accessories white headlamp rings and tail lamp rings
  • Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, mirror covers and rear spoiler
  • Chevrolet Accessories black 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Chevrolet Performance suspension kit with lowered ride height
  • Chevrolet Accessories carpeted floor mats, door sills and sport pedals.

The Sonic Accessories concepts also packs a Kicker subwoofer and amplifier to complement its street-smart style with the appropriate decibels.

Under the hood is the Ecotec 1.4L turbo rated at 138 horsepower (103kW) and 148 lb-ft of torque (200 Nm) of torque between 1,850 and 4,900 rpm. The wide rpm range for the maximum torque – a specific trait of turbocharged engines – helps the engine deliver a better driving experience and performance.

Impala Blackout concept

Redesigned a year ago, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala builds on the attributes that made it one of the most acclaimed new cars of 2014 – including being named the Cars.com Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

The Impala Blackout concept builds on the car’s aggressive, acclaimed styling with blacked-out cues that lend it a sinister attitude – all accomplished with paint and accessories available from Chevrolet. The simple-yet-effective formula includes:  Chevrolet Accessories black grille surround, rear spoiler, painted mirror caps and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The all-black, leather-trimmed interior features custom trim plates with a wire mesh pattern, along with Chevrolet Accessories stainless steel sills – with the Impala logo – and a sport pedal kit. The Impala Blackout also rocks with the production model’s available 11-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System, which connects to the Chevrolet MyLink system via an eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen.

The Impala’s available 3.6L V-6 engine, rated at 305 horsepower (227 kW) and 264 lb-ft of torque (358 Nm), powers the Blackout concept. It is the segment’s most powerful naturally aspirated V-6 engine.

Cruze RS Plus concept

Cruze is the cornerstone of Chevrolet’s North American small-car lineup, which is attracting a greater share of the market and more young, first-time customers visiting Chevy showrooms. It is also Chevrolet’s best-selling car around the world, with more than 3 million units sold globally since its launch in mid-2010.

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze in North America receives revised exterior styling, enhanced interior convenience and greater connectivity – including new Text Message Alerts, Apple Siri integration and OnStar 4G LTE with available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.

An available RS package includes unique fascias, rocker moldings, rear spoiler and fog lamps, while an uplevel instrument cluster includes chrome accent rings in place of the standard silver finish, and opaque cluster bezels that allow the cluster’s ice blue backlighting to shine through for a sporty nighttime appearance.

The Cruze RS Plus concept accentuates the distinctive, upscale styling cues of the 2015 Cruze RS with a custom Wildfire Metallic exterior, along with unique lower body moldings and a custom rear spoiler. A twin-stripe package in matte black is available from Chevrolet Accessories.

Inside, the Jet Black interior shines brighter with a Chevrolet Accessories ambient lighting kit and illuminated door sills. It also features a sport pedal kit and a Kicker  subwoofer and amplifier kit.

Under the hood, the concept’s aggressive styling is matched with a performance-enhancing stage kit from Chevrolet Performance, as well as a concept fresh-air intake system for the 1.4L turbo engine.

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