Kia GT Concept - 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
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It's dramatic, it's rear wheel drive and it is, quite simply, unlike
anything Kia has ever done before. And it has proved to be one of the star
attractions of this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.
BMW i3 & i8 Concepts - 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
Making their world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the BMW i3 and i8
may just be concepts, but point to a major push by the German automaker
into the realm of electrified vehicles.
2012 Scion IQ Review - A Smart-er form of urban transportation
While being a leader in any industry is usually determined by having an
idea first, in the auto sector, it's often the case that success is based
more on getting a product right. Toyota has in many ways grown to be the
global juggernaut it is today, thanks to exactly that: perfecting modest
transportation for the masses. And it's looking to do so again with the iQ,
launched in America under the youthful Scion brand.
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Ford Evos Concept
Ford anticipa una evolución del "Kinetic Design", su actual línea de
diseño, con el Evos, un prototipo que no adelanta a ningún vehículo
concreto en particular, pero si a todos los modelos futuros en general, ya
que proporciona el entorno idóneo para orientar la creación de nuevos
productos de Ford a nivel mundial. Algunos de los nuevos modelos que la
marca norteamericana ha lanzado desde los primeros compases del año ya
avanzan alguno de sus rasgos.
2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Day 2: BMW i8, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mazda & Way More!
It's Day 2 of Fast Lane Daily's coverage of the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA)
in Germany! This show is HUGE, so we tried to hit up everything we thought
you guys would want to know about. We'll head over to the awesome BMW
building where they have i3's driving around, but more importantly we'll
see the production i8, and is the M4 here?! We get an in person look at the
new Mazda3 sedan and hatch and they look great! The Ferrari 458 Speciale is
a monster. Plus, Infiniti, Alfa Romeo, the new Jaguar SUV, and a whole
bunch of other stuff including more of the Derek D Point of View camera,
and apparently Bob Shubin Jr. is showing up?! That's all today on Fast Lane
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2011 Ford Mad Max Concept
Ford Australia, in partnership with TopGear Australia magazine, has
unveiled not one, but two spectacular new Mad Max Interceptors.
The 21st century concepts have been designed by Ford's designers for
TopGear Magazine Australia to help celebrate the revival of the Mad Max
action movie genre.
It is more than 30 years since Hollywood director, George Miller's original
Mad Max movie - starring Mel Gibson and a jet black Ford XB coupe-based
Interceptor - hit movie screens around the world.
Ford Australia's Melbourne-based Asia, Pacific and Australia Design
Director, Chris Svensson, jumped at the chance to design a new Interceptor
and has since thrown the full weight of Ford Australia's Research Centre
behind the project, with stunning results.
"Our entire team was very excited to be involved in this after-hours
project and they approached it with a great deal of enthusiasm - even those
that were too young to remember the first Mad Max movie," Svensson said.
"We had a special screening of the original movie so they could understand
Led by chief designer passenger cars Asia, Pacific and Africa, Todd
Willing, the team created several way-out concepts that pay homage to
styling cues from the original XB Coupe Interceptor.
Out of the concepts two have been chosen by the magazine to feature in the
April issue of TopGear Australia magazine, on sale now, because they take
body design, power sources and weaponry to a futuristic level.
TopGear Australia magazine readers will be invited to vote on which design
Ford should take to the next level.
The winning car will be turned into a clay model, and then a scale version,
which is expected to be revealed later this year.
The two competing designs - by designers Nima Nourian and Simon Brook - are
limitless in their imagination, technology and weaponry. Among the weaponry
is an industrial-strength "taser" mounted to the bonnet to zap bad guys on
bikes straight off the road.
Other futuristic movie features include a titanium-lined body shell to
interrupt police scanners and wheels with extendable spikes to shred enemy
Nourian said his design paid tribute to the 1970s Interceptor, but also
drags the car into the future.
"There are some great scenes in the first movie with high-speed chases and
clashes with the bad guys, and I thought I'd take that one step further,"
he said. "So instead of having weapons and machine guns, we've got an
industrial strength taser that'll zap cars dead and out of the way.
Brook's car was equally threatening. "During high-speed pursuits, the
wheel's inner spokes on my design would pop out and start ripping up other
cars," Brook said. "They'd do some serious damage to other people's
Brook's design takes cues from the current FG Falcon but advances it
further into Armageddon-land, while adding touches of the retro Interceptor
as well. "I wanted to keep it clean and aerodynamic in its essence, but
still brutal and tough."
Ford Evos Concept
The ultimate expression of Ford's new Design and Technology Vision
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2011 Ford Fiesta ST Concept (2011 Frankfurt Auto Show)
Ford Reveals Fiesta ST Concept at Frankfurt; Previews Future
• Ford unveils exciting new Fiesta ST Concept at 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor
Show, indicating the future direction for a high-performance Fiesta
• Fiesta ST Concept features a specially tuned 180PS 1.6-litre Ford EcoBoost engine to deliver spirited
performance combined with fuel efficiency and low emissions
• Bold and dynamic exterior styling inspired by Fiesta RS WRC promises
driver- oriented interior features
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 12, 2011 -- Ford is revealing its vision for a
future high- performance Fiesta ST at the 2011 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Ford Fiesta ST Concept signals the next step in Ford Motor Company's
global performance vehicle strategy and hints at how a future Fiesta ST
performance model might look when it joins the Focus ST in the global Ford
small car portfolio.
The Fiesta ST Concept combines eye-catching, muscular and sporty styling
with a dynamic sports chassis and a high-performance powertrain capable of
delivering impressive fuel economy with low CO2 emissions.
A global Fiesta ST would continue the proud, 35-year Fiesta history of
delivering high performance thrills to small car customers. Iconic past
models have included the Fiesta XR2 and XR2i, Fiesta RS1800 and RS turbo and more recently the first generation
The bold and distinctive new three-door Fiesta ST Concept embodies the
spirit of Fiesta's high- performance history while infusing the latest
model with dynamic, futuristic looks and innovative technology.
"The Fiesta has a rich history of high-performance models so a new ST
performance model is a logical next step in our performance vehicle
strategy for our global small cars," said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice
president, Global Product Development. "The Fiesta ST Concept continues
that tradition by showing how a global performance version of our
best-selling B-car can be both technically advanced and dramatically
"With a racing silhouette inspired by the global Fiesta race and rally cars
currently competing on the world stage, and influenced by the unique
appearance of the all-new Focus ST, the new Fiesta ST Concept is an
exciting demonstration of the road-going Fiesta's future potential."