Mercedes-Benz BIOME: an Ultralight Vehicle at One with NatureStuttgart/Los Angeles. At this year's Los Angeles Design Challenge, the designers from the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, California, surprised everyone with a revolutionary vision. Taking their inspiration from nature, they designed a vehicle which is fully integrated into the ecosystem, from the moment of its creation right through to the end of its service life. The Mercedes-Benz BIOME grows in a completely organic environment from seeds sown in a nursery. Out on the road the car emits pure oxygen, and at the end of its lifespan it can be simply composted or used as building material.
World debuts in Los Angeles: Cayman R – the new top-of-the-range model for the mid-engine coupéLightweight car with exceptionally sporting ambitionsStuttgart. The Porsche alphabet reserves the letter R for very special sports cars: R for responsive and refined – but most especially for racy. The new Cayman R combines all these attributes without compromise. 55 kilograms (121 lb) lighter and with ten horsepower more than the Cayman S, the new mid-engine coupé from Dr. Ing.
LOS ANGELES – Cadillac today introduced the Urban Luxury Concept, a design study exploring a new type of vehicle that offers a luxury experience in a diminutive size. The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept complements its compact dimensions with the design, features and technology for which Cadillac is known.“The Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept celebrates its scale with intelligent, innovative content that makes it unique regardless of its size,” said Clay Dean, Director of GM North American Advanced Design and Cadillac Brand Champion. “It has a small exterior footprint, but is roomy inside.”Conceived and designed in the Los Angeles area, where tight, confined parking areas for apartments, office buildings and even suburban homes are part of everyday driving, the concept weaves Cadillac’s iconic design elements into a form that eschews conventional vehicle design to answer the needs of those metropolitan motorists.
The new twelve-cylinder and the new ISR transmission – Innovative technologies for a unique powertrainAutomobili Lamborghini is embarking on a highly innovative chapter in the company’s history with an all-new V12 power plant and a new, unique high performing seven speed transmission: The twelve-cylinder with 6.5 liters displacement, output of 525kW (700 hp) and maximum torque of 690 Newton meters was developed with state-of-the-art technology from a white sheet of paper. The result is a synthesis of breathtaking performance, high-revving exhilaration, low weight and moderate gas emissions. The perfect complement is a completely new transmission concept for super sports cars: The “Lamborghini ISR” automated manual gearbox combines minimal shift times and everyday convenience with low weight and dimensions to guarantee the emotional gearshift that customers expect from a super sports car at the very top of the premier league. The new powertrain will enter production early 2011.
World Debut - Nov. 17th at the Los Angeles Auto ShowThe world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible, delivers the open-air exhilaration of a convertible while extending the versatility of the Murano in exciting new ways. With room for four adults, space for golf bags or luggage (even with the top down), and a premium level interior, the Murano CrossCabriolet represents a breakthrough in concept and design. Set to go on sale in early 2011.source: Nissan.
ECOTRICITY LAUNCHES WIND-POWERED SPORTS CAR - First public appearance in RAC Future Car rally, Sat 6 Nov -Ecotricity, the UK's leading green energy company, today launches the first high performance electric sports car designed and built entirely in the UK. Brainchild of Ecotricity founder and MD Dale Vince OBE, the wind energy-powered 'Nemesis' was created, developed and built in less than two years by an 'A-team' of leading-edge British Formula One engineers in Norfolk. Dale commissioned the car in August 2008 with the brief to "blow the socks off Jeremy Clarkson and smash the stereotype of electric cars".Faster than a V12 Ferrari, the Nemesis has done 0-100mph in 8.5 seconds and can reach 170mph.
PRESS RELEASE:Piaggio Concept NT3. At Eicma 2010 Piaggio Group introduces the NT3 Concept. An extraordinarily innovative vehicle, designed to meet mobility needs in areas with the highest development rates, specifically in India, Vietnam and South East Asia.NT3 is a result of Piaggio Group's innovation and technological capabilities which - together with a unique design - give life to a four wheeled, three seater vehicle never before seen on the market inspired by the basic characteristics of the ape. NT3 is a compact, safe, flexible, manoeuvrable and attractive vehicle as well as being highly competitive thanks to its contained costs.
PRESS RELEASE:LAS VEGAS, NV. (Oct. 27, 2010) – The new Talon Motors "Invader" provides two occupants with the side-by-side seating comfort of a sports car and levels of performance that were once available only to those willing to straddle a super bike. Enclosed in striking original body work, this unique reverse trike three wheeler (two steering front wheels, one rear drive wheel) uses a 1,300cc Hayabusa engine to propel it to 60 mph in under four seconds and can reach top speeds of up to 150 mph."The Invader really offers its owner the best of two worlds," said Tom Sliger, Talon Motors vice president and creator of the Invader.
The Morgan ThreewheelerThe success of the Morgan Motor Company was founded on the manufacture of an icon, the Morgan Threewheeler. This brilliant but simple design by engineer Harry Morgan (HFS) became one of the most successful lightweight cars of the early days of motoring. From 1909 to 1953 around 30,000 Morgan Threewheelers were manufactured in Malvern and many more were made under license by Darmont Morgan in France. For many lucky owners it was their first experience of the freedom that car ownership could bring. Fast acceleration combined with a cruising range of over 50 miles to a gallon of petrol was an unbeatable combination in the day.
FHI Establishes New Brand Statement: “Confidence in Motion”- To Showcase a Concept Car Embodying the Brand Statement at the LA Auto Show -Tokyo, November 2, 2010 - Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI), the maker of Subaru automobiles, announced today the establishment of a new global brand statement, “Confidence in Motion”, as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance the Subaru brand.“Confidence” reflects Subaru’s attitude toward engineering excellence and the trust generated among drivers by following through on its commitment to provide both enjoyment and peace of mind. “in Motion” expresses Subaru’s resolve to continue innovating to meet customer expectations in a world of constant change.Subaru will proactively address global environmental issues and the demands of ever-maturing automobile use.