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Maserati Alfieri Concept: Startups and Revs

Maserati Alfieri Concept: Startups and Revs
The Maserati Alfieri Concept was paraded around at auto shows earlier this year as a model for the future design vision of the famed Italian luxury sports car maker. It turns out that the one-off test vehicle has been making the rounds, and YouTuber A8C100 managed to capture some footage of the prototype in person while it was at Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014.
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Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos

Concepts from Future Past: 1954 Ford FX Atmos
Apparently designed with the intention of skewering pedestrians as if on a spit, the Ford FX Atmos was first revealed at the 1954 Chicago Auto Show. And, although pedestrians were in grave danger, driver visibility was outstanding, with a center driving position and a panoramic bubble roof with hardly any pillars to block the driver’s view of the road.
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MINI Superleggera Vision Coupe Rendered

MINI Superleggera Vision Coupe Rendered
The MINI Superleggera Vision Concept is positively one of our favorite concept designs of 2014. And while it’s still too soon to know if the car will ever be produced, others are already envisioning what sort of variants it might spawn.
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VW Unveils Apprentice-Built GTI Wolfsburg Edition

VW Unveils Apprentice-Built GTI Wolfsburg Edition
Volkswagen gave 12 of its apprentices a chance to flex their design muscles and work together to create a special edition vehicle to present at Wörthersee 2014. The team revealed their creation: the Golf GTI Wolfsburg Edition.
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2014 Hyundai Veloster RM “Midship” Concept

2014 Hyundai Veloster RM “Midship” Concept
Hyundai took the wraps off the Veloster RM Concept at the 2014 Busan International Motor Show in Korea. Dubbed the “Midship,” Hyundai has tucked a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 296hp engine in the middle and the result looks incredible.
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Porsche Cayman Safari Concept

Porsche Cayman Safari Concept
X-Tomi Design envisions a special edition of the Porsche Cayman, designed for open-road journeys and challenging terrain. From the looks of the air intakes, the car is actually based on the Cayman GTS. The concept car designer doesn’t list all the modifications the Safari would include, but it’s had its ground clearance increased, along with black plastics and all-terrain wheels and tires.
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Apprentice-Built Škoda CitiJet Concept

Apprentice-Built Škoda CitiJet Concept
Škoda let 16 young apprentices in their AUTO Vocational School take a turn at reworking the Škoda Citigo with the resulting CitiJet design concept being revealed at Wörthersee in Austria. The team was given free reign in creating the concept car and speaks about what the process was like and the challenges of creating a design concept as a team in this video.
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Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution Gran Turismo

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution Gran Turismo
Another day, another over-the-top concept that you can drive in the PlayStation 3 title Gran Turismo 6. In this case, we’ve got Mitsubishi getting in on the virtual car action, with an alternative fuel crossover that looks way too cool to ever go into production.
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Genty Akylone Supercar Video Surfaces

Genty Akylone Supercar Video Surfaces
The Genty Akylone is one of those aspirational (and unpronounceable) supercar designs that looks amazing on paper, but is of that breed that rarely gets beyond the prototype stage. Up until now, the French automaker had limited itself to showing static renderings of the car, but has recently revealed a video showing what the car would look like in motion.
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Audi to Show RS5 TDI Concept at AMI Leipzig

Audi to Show RS5 TDI Concept at AMI Leipzig
Audi is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its TDI diesel engine by unveiling an RS5 coupe concept sporting a 385 horsepower TDI engine. While the powerplant falls short of the RS5’s 450hp gasoline V8, as we expect from a diesel, the engine is able to boost the torque up to a whopping 553 lb-ft.
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VW Bringing Amarok Power Disco to Wörthersee

VW Bringing Amarok Power Disco to Wörthersee
Auto enthusiasts and performance car fans head to Austria each May to attend Wörthersee, and Volkswagen is bringing the party with a 5,000 watt mobile disco. Repurposing the Amarok Power Concept pickup truck, VW transformed the bed of the truck into a mobile disc jockey setup complete with a XONE:92 Allen & Heath DJ Mixer, a Pioneer CDJ-900NXS DJ Multiplayer, a pair of Void Acoustics Impulse 3t speakers and a Stasys Xair subwoofer.
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VW Lifts Virtual Curtain on the GTI Roadster Vision

VW Lifts Virtual Curtain on the GTI Roadster Vision
Volkswagen released a little teaser and a few concept drawings recently as a preview for their new GTI Vision Gran Turismo Concept. The car doesn’t exist in the real world, but VW will unveil a full-size model of the car at the Wörthersee 2014 Austria and you’ll be able to drive it on the virtual tracks of  Gran Turismo 6 in June.
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One-Off Jaguar BlackJag for Sale for $3.8 Million

One-Off Jaguar BlackJag for Sale for $3.8 Million
The Jaguar BlackJag is a one-of-a-kind supercar first seen at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show. Created by the Fuore Design as a successor to the Jaguar XF10, the car has a 7.0-liter 10-cylinder engine that develops 640 horsepower, a top speed of 210 mph, and a 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 3.8 seconds.
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Nimbus Concept: Designer Updates the VW Bus

Nimbus Concept: Designer Updates the VW Bus
The Volkswagen Bus (sometimes called the Kombi or even the Hippiebus) is a much-loved part of Volkswagen’s history. Although designer Eduardo Galvani doesn’t mention the VW Bus with regards to his Nimbus design concept, we think the influence is apparent.
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Caterham Seven Old School Designs

Caterham Seven Old School Designs
The Caterham Seven is an open-top roadster that is great fun on the road and also sports some impressive performance numbers. But the somewhat staid design of the Caterham Seven may not be what everyone’s looking for.
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