BMW CEO Harald Kreuger hints that the BMW i8 Spyder may be nearing production and could arrive in 2016. It may have a more powerful gasoline engine.
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A new Cadillac convertible was recently shown off at a super-secret dealer meeting that outlined Cadillac’s new model launches over the next 5 years.
The Pariss electric roadster was first shown at the 2013 Frankfurt show. I’d never heard of it, so when it appeared at this week’s Geneva show I was pleasantly surprised by this compact, crazy-fast, Pontiac Solstice-looking EV.
Porsche’s next special edition will be a low-emissions, low-mass, and low-tech entry level 911 dubbed “the Blu Edition” as a follow-up to its recent recognition for green-tech leadership and the success of its sold-out Panamera hybrid.
The last time we heard from the would-be carmakers at Izaro was back in 2010, when the company was pushing photoshopped images of Factory Five’s mid-engine kit cars and promising an all-original sportscar by 2012. I laughed. I scoffed, even. I shouldn’t have, it seems, because the slick little electric sportscar you see here (called, […]
Lincoln’s hot-selling MKZ hybrid surprised Ford with its success – which makes sense, considering the car was little more than a gussied-up, premium-priced Ford Fusion. For 2013, though, Ford is hoping that putting in an honest effort into its premium hybrid offering, with higher-grade interior trim bits, prettier paint, and this: a full-length, full-width sliding […]
Are you there, God? It’s me, Jo. I know we don’t always see eye-to-eye on things, but I’d like to think that (in the main) we’re good. I still believe that, despite the fact that they don’t run 52 Formula 1 races each year and that whole thing with the French girl (which, really, I […]
Mia, known for its tiny and adorable electric vans, has presented a new electric van at the Geneva Motor Show with a convertible body. The Mia Rox is based on the super cute Mia Electric, but it’s still managed to miss the cuteness mark. Convertible People-Carrier? A convertible van is a tricky undertaking at best […]
As many of you know, Mercedes’ current SL class sportscar has some pretty Serious sporting potential. Even with the nearly 1000 hp available from the SLs twin-turbo V12 engine, however, the 2003-2012 R230 chassis SL class is not a car you’d probably describe as “nimble”. It’s not that Mercedes doesn’t know how to make cars […]
Mercedes’ newest SLK roadster combines thrilling performance, classic sportscar proportions, and (most relevant from our purposes) incredible fuel economy figures: try 47 miles for each gallon of diesel!
Toyota and Gazoo Racing trotted out this hot little hybrid number just before this weekend’s Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race (which, incidentally, was won by Porsche). The GRMN ii takes up where Gazoo’s first hybrid concept (based on the 3-rd generation Toyota MR2) leaves off, with slinky new bodywork that plays off Toyota’s MR2 design heritage […]
Road & Track jumped the gun on April Fools Day with this lovely photoshop of a droptop Chevy Volt. Looks good if you ask me. Even better? It’s solar powered. Oh if only it were true. Nerdy, yeah. Wouldn’t it be cool if GM came out with one of these though? The Road & Track […]
[social_buttons] Henrik Fisker and his California-based Fisker Coachbuild company have been in the news a lot lately, promoting their upcoming Karma extended-range hybrid electric sports-sedan. Recently, Fisker released a detail “teaser” shot of their upcoming Karma Sunset roadster – but freelance design firm KORS shows us what the whole thing might look like using their […]