A year after gaining independence from GM, Saab is rising from the ashes with the stunning PhoeniX concept.
Penned by Jason Castriota, the PhoeniX wears Saab's new Aeromotional design language which incorporates aircraft-inspired styling elements. Notable highlights include butterfly doors, winglets, a twin-ripple hood, LED 'ice-block' headlights, and a distinctive front fascia which will likely been seen on future production models.
According to Castriota, "The PhoeniX establishes a new reference point for the future of Saab product design. It symbolizes a renaissance of the innovative spirit and passion that drove Saab to build its first car. We're now taking the visual DNA forward with what we call 'aeromotional' design, adding emotion, power and fluidity."
No interior pictures were released, but Saab says the cabin has a minimalist design with a 2+2 seating arrangement and an afterburner-inspired instrument cluster. More notably, the concept features an Android-based IQon infotainment system which can download third-party apps via the internet.
Under the hood, power is provided by a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine that develops 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) and 250 Nm (185 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by a rear axle electric motor (dubbed eXWD) which churns out 34 PS (25 kW / 34 hp) and gives the car an all-wheel drive system. Thanks to this setup, the concept can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and hit an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). More importantly, Saab estimates the PhoeniX will have a combined fuel consumption of 5.0L/100 km (56.5 mpg img / 47 mpg US) and CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.
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Audi Quattro Concept official promo - narrated
More confirmation that Audi will be taking the Quattro model to production
has surfaced recently.
According to a recent report the Quattro Concept was spotted with
design-studio license plates on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu,
California. The car was being escorted to a photo shoot by the California
When questioned Audi employees let it slip that the car was, indeed, headed
The result of the video shoot is this video fully edited.
Audi A3 sedan concept revealed
Intended to recapture the glory of the original A4 (B5) that launched in
1994, the A3, shown for the first time as a sedan, features the familiar
Audi family grille with LED lined headlamps. Elsewhere, Audi keeps things
interesting with agressive bumper fascias, flared fender arches and big
20-inch wheels constructed of carbon fiber and aluminum.
Dressed like a future RS model, power arrives via the same 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine found in
the RS3 Sportback. However, the A3 sedan concept produces 68 PS (50 kW / 67
bhp) more at 408 PS (300 kW / 402 hp) through a seven-speed S tronic
transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.
Performance is supercar good with the 0-100 km/h sprint taking 4.1-seconds
in the 1540 kg (3400 lb) vehicle.
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Geneva pre-show unveiling [German lang]
The Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 has been revealed at a Geneva pre-show
It's matter of looking now as we already now all there is to know about the
car and its impressive construction.
The LP700-4 features a curb weight of just 1575 kg (3,472 pounds) due to
its carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) monocoque structure which tips
the scales at only 147.5 kilograms (324.5 lbs). The whole body-in-white
weighs but 229.5 kilograms (505 lbs).
Power comes from a 6.5 liter V12 with an ouput of 700 PS (690 bhp / 515 kW)
and 690 Nm (509 lb-ft) of torque. Gearbox is a 7-speed independent shift
rod transmission (with dual synchronizers) supplied by Graziano
Trasmissioni Group with 50 millisecond shift times. The LP700-4 Aventador
also features a Haldex all-wheel drive system.
All those mechanics are good for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 2.9 seconds
and a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph).
Finish options will include the Arancio Argos orange paint in a pearl
effect and bi-color interiors with Alcantara.
The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Aventador LP
700-4 in late summer 2011. Pricing is as follows:
UK: GBP 201.900,00 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
Europe: € 255.000 (suggested retail price taxes excluded)
USA: 379.700 USD (suggested retail price - GGT included)
China: RMB 6.270.000,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Japan: YEN 39.690.000,00 (suggested retail price taxes included)
Infiniti Etherea concept revealed
Making its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show today, the Infiniti ETHEREA
Concept re-imagines the compact luxury car for a discerning new generation
of younger buyers, while providing a glimpse of a future European Infiniti
line-up where the brand's convention-defying distinctiveness reaches into
the compact class for the first time.
2015 Mercedes - Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept - Official Promo
On November 20th 2013 (local time), the inaugural model in the Vision Gran
Turismo project, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, was revealed at
the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Center near San Jose,
California. The producer of the Gran Turismo series, Kazunori Yamauchi, was
in attendance, sharing the satisfaction of witnessing the unveiling
together with the Mercedes-Benz staff involved in the creation of the car.
Following this, the AMG is scheduled to be transferred to Los Angeles where
it will be displayed at the Mercedes-Benz booth on the opening day of the
LA Auto Show.
In collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz has come
up with a striking sports car that features gullwing doors and some
seriously sensuous curves. The image the design team had in mind was that
of a big cat closing in on its prey, and this has been realised in both the
elegance and sense of agility and alertness in the completed model. The
shape of the front grille is modelled on the classic Mercedes-Benz 300SL,
the winner of the Carrera Panamericana in 1952, a race famed for its
unforgiving conditions. However, the grille differs from the classic model
in being made entirely from LEDs, capable of lighting up independently in a
variety of patterns .
The body is distinctive chiefly for its impressive curves and powerful and
prominent fender, both of which follow firmly in the tradition of
Mercedes-Benz's impeccably proportioned sports cars. The car pays homage to
classic competition cars with features that include the use of trigger
catches to fasten both the bonnet and rear hatch. It is also equipped with
a moveable rear wing. The chassis is made from an aluminium spaceframe with
carbon fibre components, meaning that its weight is reduced to 1385kg (3053
lbs. ), significantly lighter than normal for this type of sports car.
Underneath its elongated bonnet, the AMG has an optimised 5.5 litre V8 twin
turbo engine, boasting an output of
585ps (577 BHP) with a substantial torque of 800N-m at 2000-4500 rpm. With
its ultra-light body, the AMG achieves a power-to-weight ratio of
2.37kg/ps. The sound designers for the AMG have come up with an elegant
specially-tuned Exhaust note for the
eight independent Exhaust pipes which
have been integrated into the tail lights. Rival drivers will hear this
strong and distinctive engine roar as the AMG races past them.
With the worldwide release of Gran Turismo 6 on 6th December , you will be
able to get behind the wheel of this incredible car, a revolutionary model
that introduces Vision Gran Turismo to the world*. Get ready to experience
the sports car of the future, brought to you by Mercedes-Benz.
Vision Gran Turismo is a project where the world's leading automobile
manufacturers develop exclusive concept cars for fans of Gran Turismo. The
AMG is the first in a series of audacious and ambitious models that you
will not want to miss.
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2009 Saab 9-3 Aero Turbo V6 Convertible Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
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and build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior
and exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only
get from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will
highlight key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any
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2012 Audi A6 Quattro - Walk Around
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Top 10 Coolest Debuts of the 2011 Geneva Auto Show - CAR and DRIVER
Our picks for the best debuts from this year's Swiss extravaganza..
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Saab 9-5 review from Consumer Reports
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handling is fairly nimble and the interior is nicely finished, the ride is
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