Turkish composite material specialist has unveiled it first complete design - a rally car named Control-1 at the Autosport International Racing Car Show.Press release:Avitas A.S. Attends 2011 Autosport International The Racing Cars ShowAvitas will be taking part in the Autosport International Racing Car Show on 13-16 January 2011 with its genuinely designed and manufactured Rally Car CONTROL-1. Originating from the idea of an optimum cost and easy to maintain rally car, Avitas has been working on this unique project for two years. The 2011 Autosport International show will be the first International outing of Avitas’ ambitious engineering, design and manufacturing project that is now ready to go to market.
Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at the 2011 Geneva International Motor ShowTokyo, January 18, 2011 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will give the global premiere of the MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small (show model), a concept car based on the features of "compact", "affordability", and "high fuel efficiency" at the 81st Geneva International Motor Show which runs from March 1 through March 13 at the Geneva Palexpo exhibition and conference complex (opening to the general public on March 3). MMC will display a total of 12 vehicles (6 during press days), including vehicles already on sale in Europe, in addition to the 100% electric i-MiEV, of which about 2,500 units*1 have already been shipped to Europe within three months since its start of production and shipment in October 2010. *1: This number includes Peugeot iOn and Citroën C-ZERO. The MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small is the concept model of the compact passenger vehicle that is planned for production in March of 2012 at the MMC's new third factory in Thailand. The features of the MITSUBISHI Concept Global Small include good maneuverability and easy operation, an inherent of a compact car, accomplished in to a highly efficient package that can comfortably seat five adults.
Koenigsegg unveiled a brand-new model named Agera at Geneva Motor Show last year. This hypercar is powered by 4.7-liter V8 engine developing 910 hp at 6850 rpm and 1100 nm at 5100 rpm respectivelly is intended to be a unique rarity custom-built for the richest car enthusiasts for the planet. However, it appears that both power and exclusiviness was not enough for the Oman Royal Family for which an even more powerful and even more exclusive Koenigsegg was delivered recently. The engine of the Agera R develops 1100 hp.
Pagani Automobili, the Italian supercar manufacturer, whose Zonda supercar has already become an iconic figure in the world of ultra high-perfrormance automobiles is apparently finishing the development of the successor, still codenamed C9. The new long-aticipated, highly-rumoured and talked-about supercar may be fully unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this March. However, not much exact details are known about the C9 or the Huayra (a speculative name of the forthcoming hypercar). The Pagani C9/Huayra will be powered by a V12 engine, specially developed by Mercedes-AMG GmbH (see press release below). For this moment, three of the five intended teaser videos have been released.
An American Dodge Viper specialist has unveiled a carbon fiber-bodied Chevrolet Corvette-based supercoupe at the recent North American International Motor Show in Detroit. A lightweight (2850 lb = 1292 kg) supercar named Falcon is powered by 500 hp engine. The company expects to sell 15 of these cars annualy.Find below what they say about themselves: Passion. Excite the senses.
HYUNDAI CURB CROSSOVER CONCEPT DEBUTS AT DETROIT AUTO SHOWHyundai California Design Center and Hyundai Motor America presented the world debut of the Hyundai Curb concept vehicle during a press conference at the Detroit International Auto Show today. Curb is a compact Urban Activity Vehicle (UAV) for the next generation of Hyundai buyers. Curb is also a test bed for future Hyundai Blue Link™ and vehicle connectivity technology.HIGHLIGHTS FOR CURB CONCEPTCompact UAV for Generation Y living an urban lifestyle with an active night life‘Tough Tech’ design – high-tech interior, rugged exteriorAdvanced Hyundai Blue Link and vehicle connectivity technology Via touch sensors and screensContinental 12-inch displayContinental Reflective Heads Up Display (HUD)Big cargo-hauling capabilityPop-up roof rack and pull-out bike rack1.6-liter “Gamma” powertrainCurb is the twelfth signature concept vehicle (HCD-12) to be designed at the company’s California Design Center in Irvine, Calif.
Honda Debuts Sleek and Sophisticated Concepts for All-New 2012 Civic Si Coupe and Civic Sedan ModelsThe Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and Civic Concept sedan are making world debuts at the North American International Auto Show today, providing the first official glimpse at the styling direction of the all-new, ninth-generation 2012 model set to go on sale this spring, the company announced."The Civic is known for providing a balance of 'just-right' packaging, fun-to-drive character and outstanding fuel economy, at a price that even first-time buyers can afford," said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. "The redesigned Civic builds on this legacy and promises to be the best Civic yet."The 2012 Civic embraces the company's vision as a "Civic for all people," a phrase originally expressed in defining the goal of the first-generation Civic. With the widest array of engine choices available in its class, the 2012 Civic lineup intends to meet the needs of an increasing group of compact-vehicle buyers with a renewed vision of a "Civic for all people.
New Prius v and Prius c Concept Make Their Worldwide DebutPrius v fits the lifestyle of young, active familiesPrius c Concept an inspiration for future small, entry hybridPlug-in to arrive in the first half of 2012DETROIT (Jan. 10, 2011) – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., unveiled the Prius family of vehicles today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. In addition to the current third-generation Prius and Prius Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV), the new Prius v midsize hybrid-electric vehicle and the Prius c Concept vehicle joined the iconic hybrid brand, broadening the appeal of Prius to all ages and lifestyles.
KIA KV7 CONCEPT SHOWCASES FUTURE VISION FOR THE VAN SEGMENTConcept Car with Gullwing Door, Tabletop Computer and Lounge-like Seating Debuta at 2011 North American International Auto ShowKia’s Southern California design team builds on the Soul’s philosophy of “embracing the box”KV7 delivers maximum functionality and brings SUV-like qualities to the van segmentDETROIT, January 10, 2011 – Kia Motors’ design-led transformation has delivered eye-catching vehicles such as the Soul, Forte Koup, Sorento and Sportage that bear strong resemblances to the concept cars that preceded them, and today at the 2011 North American International Auto Show the brand’s U.S. design studio unveiled its latest design statement – the “KV7” concept. Conceived as a modern-day “activity van,” the KV7 concept challenges the notion that vans are strictly for family transportation and reveals a vision for a vehicle with the functionality to transport a large number of people and their belongings while also serving as a connected social hub for groups of friends and adventure-seekers.The KV7 concept’s design stands in sharp contrast to the dramatically raked windshields and wedge-shaped noses found throughout the van segment, and builds on the philosophy of “embracing the box” established by Kia’s funky Soul urban passenger vehicle to create a unique and alluring design language that brings SUV-like qualities to the segment.“From the outset, we felt the category was in need of an honest reassessment due to the fact that everyone seems so desperate to attach the word ‘sporty’ to their minivan, even though vans, at their very core are simply a box,” said Tom Kearns, chief designer, Kia Motors America.
FORD VERTREK CONCEPT PREVIEWS A SLEEKER, SPORTIER AND MORE STYLISH COMPACT SPORT UTILITY VEHICLEThe Vertrek concept is Ford’s vision for a utility vehicle that will appeal to customers around the globe; it signals the direction Ford will take in developing a new global utility vehicleThe concept features a stylish design, outstanding cargo space and a 1.6-liter EcoBoost™ engine equipped with Ford Auto Start-Stop technology that could deliver best-in-class fuel economy. These are key why-buys for customers around the globeFord Vertrek concept is built on Ford’s global C-segment platform, which will underpin more than 2 million vehicles globally by 2012DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2011 – Ford Motor Company today unveiled its vision for a sleeker, sportier and more stylish compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The Ford Vertrek concept previews the company’s ambition for a next-generation, global compact SUV that could lead the industry in both design and fuel efficiency.