Mercedes Developing an Eco-Supercar

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It looks like eco-supercars are going to be taking a prime time spot in the German auto market. Porsche is working on the 918 Spyder Hybrid. BMW recently confirmed the Vision EfficientDynamics for production. And now Mercedes is joining the fray with an eco-friendly supercar of its own. According to Autocar, Mercedes is developing an eco-supercar with a launch of 2015 in mind. The...

Production Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Revealed in Clay Model?

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Earlier today, Porsche made a big announcement about investing in its Weissach facilities that we probably would have never bothered reading. Great Porsche, I assume you're going to develop some cars there: call us when those cars are ready. However, a photo that Porsche released with the news is definitely more buzz-worthy. The photo above shows a Porsche designer working carefully on a clay...

Lambo Chief Confirms Interest In Limited Production For Sesto Elemento

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Rumors last week that Lamborghini is planning a very small-scale production of the Sesto Elemento concept have just gotten a little more concrete. CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar recently that the company is working toward a goal of production. He said: "We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run. But...

Renault DeZir Concept On The Road

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The Renault DeZir concept was one of our favorites from the Paris Motor Show. Autocar recently got the opportunity to slide behind the wheel and see what the electric concept could do. And they videotaped it for our viewing pleasure. The Renault DeZir is powered by a 110 kW electric motor and a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery similar to that in the Nissan Leaf. It boasts a 5-second 0-to-62 mph...

Lamborghini Gives the Green Light To Sesto Elemento

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Well that didn't take long. Lamborghini displayed its Sesto Elemento concept at the Paris Motor Show in September/October. Officially it was meant to be a demonstration of Lamborghini's new guiding philosophy of lighweight components and reeled in engines. Today, a French automotive site indicates that Lamborghini has given the go-ahead for a very limited production of seven to 10...

New Subaru Concept Teased

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Subaru has teased a new concept that it will debut at the LA Auto Show. One of those annoying "this is our new company direction"-style concepts, the point is to welcome in what Subaru calls "Confidence in Motion." I can't really paraphrase with a straight face, so here's the word straight from Subaru's press release: " 'Confidence in Motion' expresses Subaru's aim to continue evolving in...

Bugatti Startos Straightline Motorcycle Concept

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This here is some type of odd motorcycle concept designed by Bruno Delussu. What's weird about it, in addition to the giant rear wheel and tiny front wheel, is that it's designed to only go in straight lines--okay for land speed records, not so good for anything else. Those handles are just for holding, and no matter how hard you yank them, they won't steer that front wheel an inch. It's...

Paris Motor Show: Audi E-Tron Convertible

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This is the newest member of the conceptual Audi e-tron family: the Audi e-tron Spyder. The sexy baldie is based heavily on the original R4 e-tron shown in Detroit--at least on the outside. Inside it moves away from the all-electric powertrain of that model, relying instead upon a diesel-electric hybrid system. In an all-wheel-drive configuration, Audi uses a 300-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6...

Jaguar's Big Paris Surprise: C-X75 Supercar Concept

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We'd have thought for sure the most exciting news of the day would be coming from Lamborghini's camp, but it's come from across the pond, instead. While Lambo's Sesto Elemento is nothing short of lustrageous, Jaguar's announcement of its own supercar concept is more exciting because a. we hadn't heard a peep about it until today and b. Jaguar hasn't made a supercar since the hot, sexy,...

Lamborghini Unveils Sesto Elemento Concept. Finally!

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After yesterday's leak, we figured Lamborghini would have no choice but to unveil its new concept today, and indeed it has. After dropping the sixth and final teaser, which we won't waste any more time on, Lamborghini released photos and information on the concept. The Sesto Elemento, which means Sixth Element, uses a carbon fiber monocoque tub and carbon fiber all over--front end frame, body...

Lamborgini Concept 'Sesto Elemento' Leaks Out

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Well, I expected to be covering Lamborghini's last teaser picture a little later today, but lo and behold, the entire concept has leaked out a day ahead of Paris. Serves Lambo right for those brutally unrevealing teasers. This crinkle cut beauty is the concept car that all the Lambo fuss has been about lately. Called the Sesto Elemento or Sixth Element, the concept reportedly uses head-to-toe...

Lamborghini Will Only Show One New Concept in Paris

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Rumors, rumors, rumors. The latest indicate that Lamborghini won't be showing two new models in Paris as speculated earlier this week, but will only show one concept. In other words, there won't be a Jota unveil. The report comes from Autoguide, which states that the concept will be a "technology demonstrator," a description that appears to be in line with Lamborghini's own teaser...

More Pictures of the Kia Pop Concept

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One of the stars of our Paris Motor Show preview, the Kia Pop can now be seen from more angles thanks to some new photos released by Kia. Some interesting aspects that we didn't see originally are the diagonally swinging doors that make the concept look even more like a mechanical bug than before and outward swinging hatch that is reminiscent of a door on a clothes dryer. We knew it was a...

Video of Peugeot EX1 On The Track

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A fair warning: the video after the break is a little top heavy with French narration. But, it's the first video of the Peugeot EX1 concept I've seen and shows a fair amount of the car in action, so it's certainly worth spending the next seven minutes on. As we reported yesterday, the EX1 is a four-wheel-drive electric vehicle concept being prepped for the Paris Motor Show. It has two...

Crème De La Crème: Top 10 Concepts, Supercars and Debuts of the Paris...

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From every teaser, leak and early introduction that we've seen, the 2010 Paris Motor Show is shaping up to be a blockbuster event. Not that it's that surprising, given the show is one of the biggest of the year and with no Frankfurt Motor Show this year, it's bound to be bursting at the seams with big debuts and striking concepts. But it's exciting just the same. As we count down the weeks, days...

Funky Peugeot EX1 Concept Is World's Quickest EV

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Peugeot announced the EX1 concept today, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month. The open-top concept looks kind of like the front end of a car stuck onto a superbike of some sort, an odd configuration that helps to give it some off-the-charts performance claims. Peugeot says that the car shows the "exciting possibilities for electric power," and indeed, a sub-3-second 0 to...

New Audi R4 e-tron Roadster Concept Coming to Paris

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Reports today are indicating that Audi will show a new e-tron convertible concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. The concept will be based on the R4 e-tron shown in January at the Detroit auto show, with the only change being the loss of its hat.

Video and Live Pictures of Mazda's Shinari Concept

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The other day, we first saw Mazda's new Shinari concept, which will debut at the Paris Motor Show, showcasing Mazda's new design language. At the time, we only found an illustration, but Mazda has updated the Web with some live pictures and video. The tight lines and voluptuous curves of the Shinari  look even more ravishing in its real, live reflective paint. Hit the break for more pictures...

Audi Axiom Design Study

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Designer Amar Vaya recognizes that Audi is a badge known for its flowing, aesthetic cars and inspiring visual designs. Also-- it knows how to throw drawn-out teaser and video campaigns like no other, but that's a story for a different time. Vaya knew that if he was going to create a concept and attach the Audi rings to it, it would need to exemplify this beauty of design. And, by crikey, I...