Posts Tagged ‘sports car’

The Peugeot SR1 Concept Car
Peugeot combines emotion with the pursuit of perfection

Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Peugeot SR1 Concept
© Automobiles Peugeot

Through the Peugeot SR1, the Marque reveals the stylistic design trends for its future models. The concept car embodies the new world of Peugeot, reflected by the new Lion badge which adorns its body.

Dynamic, balanced, sensual, with an exclusive high-tech interior, this “dream car” explores and reinterprets the theme of the “Grand Touring Car”.

The use of HYbrid4 technology allows the Peugeot SR1 to offer an engineering specification in keeping with its styling: 230 kW (313 ch) with emissions of only 119 g/km of CO2 (0 in electric mode), 4 wheel drive and steering … for an ideal blend of excitement and efficiency. (more…)

Lexus Debuts LFA
Only 500 to Be Sold

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Lexus LFA
© Toyota Motor Corp.

Tokyo — Lexus announces today the official launch of the LFA, a two-seat supercar scheduled to go into production at the end of 2010 as the pinnacle of the Lexus “F” premium sports car series. Pre-sales start today.

Ultra-responsive and extremely stable even when taken to the edge, the LFA creates a sense of reassurance that opens up a new world of driving emotion, exhilarating the senses to move the driver in more ways than one.

The LFA combines high output, superb chassis design and meticulous aerodynamics to achieve instantaneous total-vehicle response characterized by high-rev, seamless acceleration echoed by a self-defining resonance from its 4.8-liter V10. (more…)

TMC to Display 3 Concepts, F1 Car at Tokyo Motor Show

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Toyota FT-EV II
© Toyota Motor

Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces that three concept vehicles and the TF109 Formula One racing car are to highlight its Toyota-brand exhibit for the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The show is open to the public from October 24 to November 4 at Makuhari Messe in Makuhari, Chiba Prefecture.

TMC views motor shows as an opportunity to highlight new, automotive possibilities, and so over the years has used them to unveil a wide variety of concept vehicles and groundbreaking technologies.

This year, the Toyota-brand exhibit continues its theme from the previous Tokyo Motor Show: “Harmonious Drive — A New Tomorrow for People and the Planet”. (more…)

McLaren Automotive introduces the McLaren MP4-12C

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
McLaren MP4-12C
© McLaren Automotive Ltd.

The McLaren MP4-12C is revealed as the first in a range of high-performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, the independent car division based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, England. The 12C, and future models within the range, will challenge the world's best sports cars, benefiting from the expertise and virtuosity of the McLaren Group.

Twenty years of sports car design, engineering and production combined with inspirational success in Formula 1 have driven Ron Dennis, McLaren Automotive Chairman, to announce his plans for the ultimate line-up of technology-led and customer-focused performance cars for the 21st century. (more…)

Concentrated Driving Pleasure: The MINI Coupé Concept.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009
MINI Coupé Concept

MINI is celebrating a great birthday: Exactly fifty years ago, on 26 August 1959, the classic Mini was presented to the public for the first time, a unique story of success starting out and today giving MINI the perfect opportunity to look ahead without losing sight of the brand's great tradition.

The MINI Coupé Concept is an expression of MINI design and the great ability of the brand's designers to fill the elementary values of the brand with new life, using the options of modern drivetrain and suspension technology, and developing fascinating perspectives for the future of the brand on this basis. (more…)