Japanese magazine, Mag-X has caught a test mule of the future Lexus flagship, utilizing the current 40-Series LS body. As usual, Toyota remains very secretive about future product and takes an "indoors" approach to development. As many of us know, Lexus pushed back a fifth generation model 3-4 more years for mysterious reasons, instead releasing a heavily revised fourth generation LS for late 2012 (MY2013)...
Rumors out of Georg Kacher (via Automobile Magazine) are that Audi is readying an ultra compact city car to slot below the Audi A1. Arguably, such a car would possibly be the modern successor to the ahead-of-its-time Audi A2, but where it fits within Audi’s naming structure remains to be seen.
It’s important to note the differences between the Audi A2 and the A1. The former and predecessor was Audi’s first foray into the smaller compact car segment since the initial Audi 50 launched back in the 1950s and later turned into the Volkswagen Polo. The A2 shared the transverse engine architecture and some engines of its own generation VW Polo and Lupo offerings, but its aluminum space frame (ASF) architecture made it lighter, state-of-the-art and prohibitively more expensive.
The A1, in comparison, is based on the same PQ25 architecture as the current Polo, though boasts its own unique design and exclusive access to quattro all-wheel drive...
Renault looks back at the iconic 16 for its 50th Anniversary
The Renault 16 is one of the most recognizable models ever built by the French automaker – and one of the most successful too.
Launched in 1965, in an era dominated by sedans, it was the first model in the mid-size family segment to feature a tailgate.
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1965, the Renault 16 featured an original body shape founded on a two-box design complete with a tailgate for access to the boot. The model combined practicality with elegant looks and had no fewer than six windows.
The successor to the Renault Frégate was a radical car penned by Gaston Juchet and signed off by Renault CEO Pierre Dreyfus, who predicted the 16 would be “a car for families drawn...
Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes-Benz Style have announced a collaboration on the design and completion of VIP aircraft cabins. Their joint project will be showcased at the EBACE 2015 (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition), which takes place from May 19 to 21 in Geneva. The VIP cabin concept is described as “entirely innovative, luxurious and integrated” and is designed for short- and medium-haul aircraft.
The concept ditches traditional interior cabin design for dynamic architecture. This means the traditional separation of ceiling, wall and floor will be entirely replaced by a dynamic, spiral layout, giving rise to new, independent...
Interesting pictures illustrating some stylish prototypes/concept cars Audi brought out at motorshows in the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and early 2000's.
Just over a quarter of a century, the Ingolstadt sent on to climb the firmament of the premium brands. Audis way to beaming brand is not without detours and dead ends. This is proved by many exceptional and special models with four rings on the grille, while demonstrating Vorsprung durch Technik decades ago, but never bring it to market. In book " Audi rarities "portrays Erik Eckermann Audi's history and tells of Audi car stories from the early 20th century.
Particularly interesting are the Audi-studies from the 1970s. Even with the Italo-study "Ace of Spades" reveal the Ingolstadt sporting ambitions. That the more honest Audi 80 forms the basis for the beautiful study, makes the sports car no less beautiful. After all, his line comes from the pen of designer Giorgio Giugiaro....
Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept debuts at Worthersee with carbon body and 400 PS hybrid setup
Features gullwing doors
Volkswagen has staged the world debut of the Golf GTE Sport concept in Austria today at Wörthersee.
Joining the Golf GTI Clubsport and Golf GTI Performance at the annual GTI meeting, Volkswagen's new Golf GTE Sport concept represents an interesting take on the popular hatchback. It has very little in common with the production series...
Audi has unveiled the future of performance TFSI engines today, with a concept coupe that's coming to the Worthersee GTI Treffen. It's called the TT Clubsport and under its hood is a 2.5 TFSI which uses an electric biturbo setup.
The advantages promised are just fantastic. After launch, the car sprints 16 meters (52.5 ft) in just 2.5 seconds, which is 6 meters (19.7 ft) further than a comparable car without this innovation. That is a difference of around one and one-half car lengths.
We haven't even gotten to the best part yet, as the output of this 2.5-liter inline-5 is rated at 600 hp of power and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, the latter from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm. That translates to 240 hp and 260 Nm (191.8 lb-ft) per liter of displacement or about twice what you get with a regular TTS coupe.
Given these numbers, it's not surprising that the TT Clubsport, which is as light as a race car, needs only 3.6 seconds to reach 100 km/h and has a...
Munich / Milan. Today the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ranks among the world’s most exclusive and tradition-rich events for historic cars and motorcycles. First staged in the north Italian town of Cernobbio in 1929, the Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este – as it was then known – was a showcase for new products from the automotive sector. Now, the upscale Classic Weekend looks back on a richly varied history spanning 86 years. In 1999 the BMW Group took over the patronage of the event, and since 2005 BMW Group Classic has hosted this high-calibre display of rarities jointly with the Villa d’Este luxury hotel.
The fascination of an exceptional decade.
The motto of the three-day event in northern Italy is “Seventies Style – The Jet Set is back” It runs like a thread through the entire weekend, with vehicle classes dedicated to the theme and an exhibition in the grounds of Villa Erba as well as the Saturday evening event in the pavilion at Villa Erba likewise staged under...
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