Wraptivo has announced their first in-house SEMA car which will be coming as a 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid concept, which is being called ‘Type-F’. (F for ‘fun’). The company plans to have the concept car out at SEMA 2010.
Jaguar’s new XK Coupe Concept vehicle will be revealed at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. The concept will take the design statement that Jaguar is so well known for to the next level. The unveiling happens in the year of the company’s 75th anniversary.
Mazda has unveiled the Shinari, a new four-door coupe concept, at a private press event held in Milan. The car indicates the future design direction for the Japanese brand. “Kodo”, Japanese for soul of motion, is the nickname that Mazda has given the new design language.
Hyundai has introduced a new sub-compact family sedan concept RB at the 2010 Moscow International Motor Show. Production version of this concept car, which is basically a repackaged Verna / Accent, is scheduled to begin at Hyundai’s first full-cycle plant in Saint Petersburg, in January 2011. It will join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2011.
Reportedly, there’s been a little bit of a mix up at Toyota. Sources say that the auto makers’ lawyers unwittingly let Toyota’s ownership of the Supra name expire. Word is that Toyota has once again applied for the trademark following a four year lapse.
If what we hear is right, a small front-wheel-drive coupe would soon roll out of the Infiniti stables and would drive straight into the European market. Riding on the Infiniti Essence concept showcased at the Geneva motor show last year, the new coupe would come with the looks that could stand well above the normal hatchback design and would sport a coupe style profile.
The car which would be offered as the only front-drive model in Infiniti’s line up, would come in as a front-wheel drive vehicle. Most probably, the model could be seen taking on the Mercedes CLC which falls in the same category.
We also get to know from Autocar that the Essence based front-wheel-drive coupe would come in addition to the all-electric model based on the Nissan Leaf. This model, expected to roll out in the near term, would come sailing along the same basic platform and would boast of under-the-floor battery packs. A much powerful electric motor would make this e- different from the Leaf.
The Infiniti electric car, if you would remember, had made an appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall. Look forward to seeing some good looking cuties from the Infiniti assembly line.
So you have a supercar but would like to go sailing the sea, except for the fact that there’s no room for the car on board? Guess again, we have the solution. The good folks from Stand Craft have released their new Strand Craft 122 superyacht concept, a 38m long boat that features a built-in supercar garage that allows you to cruise both the sea and land in style. Or call it “high performance and smooth transportation transference”.
I’m not going to talk much about the yacht’s interior although as you can see it’s outstanding, but its technical sheet is quite impressive. The motor yacht is powered by twin MTU 16V4000 engines that help it cruise at 45knots, or you can add the optional Rolls-Royce KaMeWa boosters for a total 14,000hp that helps it achieve 55 knots.
And now that I’ve mentioned the supercar “thing”, it’s probably the most interesting. Apparently the Strand Craft 122 is going to be delivered together with a sleek four wheeler powered by a 880hp twin turbo V12 engine, that reaches a top speed of 345km/h, a four wheeler that will be housed in the built-in garage we previously mentioned.
No word if the Strand Craft 122 will see the light of day, when or for how much, but we can tell you for sure that this looks sick. We’re game!
All you automobile freaks might remember the Saab 92 which was a full-scale production car in 1949 — something way ahead of its time in terms of aero dynamism and drag co-efficient. Well folks, Saab, the brand owned by Spyker now, have thought of reviving the model as the Saab 9-2 and has ever since sought partners to share technology on a small-car platform upon which the new 9-2 model will be based. Although Spyker did not let out details about this probable partner, it was told that the new 9-2 will retain the original tear-drop shape and as a super-cool sub-compact offering, it will compete against the likes of the MINI. The 9-2 will hopefully start rolling off the production facility by 2013.