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Concepts from Future Past: GM’s Turbine Firebirds

Concepts from Future Past: GM’s Turbine Firebirds
In the 1950s, General Motors was working to develop a car powered by a futuristic engine that was the darling of the jet age: the turbine. We’re not talking about strapping a jet engine to a car a la Wile E.
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Hyundai Intrado Crossover Concept Previewed

Hyundai Intrado Crossover Concept Previewed
Yet another vehicle being shown off in advance of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Hyundai Intrado looks like a major step in the right direction for Hyundai’s styling. The compact crossover coupé  has a bold, large grille with a shape similar to the 2015 Genesis Sedan.
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What’s with All the Shooting Brake Concepts?

What’s with All the Shooting Brake Concepts?
It seems as if every time a sports car gets announced, somebody out there decides that a shooting brake version would be a good idea. And while we’re not opposed to the mini-station-wagon format of these cars, we’re not quite sure the style works on everything you apply it to.
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Volkswagen Taigun Crossover Concept

Volkswagen Taigun Crossover Concept
With a similar footprint to the BMW i3, this diminutive crossover is designed for everyday driving and fuel efficiency. While it’s only designed to produce 109 horsepower from its 3-cylinder TSI engine, it’s still able to go from 0-to-62mph in about 9.2 seconds.
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Concepts of Future Past: 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero

Concepts of Future Past: 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero
The 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos Prototype was designed by Bertone’s acclaimed Italian design shop. The car garnered quite a buzz when it debuted at the 1970 Turn Motor Show. This sleek, wedge-shaped car had a 1.6 liter Lancia Fulvia F4 engine under the hood with 115 horsepower at the ready.
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VW’s Snow Supreme Touareg: the Snowareg

VW’s Snow Supreme Touareg: the Snowareg
Volkswagen has updated their Touareg snow monster, the “Snowareg” for this year’s Rally Sweden. Fitted with snow tracks, this Touareg chugs through the snow and even drifts on ice with aplomb. This may be the most snow-worthy Touareg on the planet at the moment and it’s certain to come in handy over a Swedish winter.
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Renault Introduces Spirited KWID Concept + Copter

Renault Introduces Spirited KWID Concept + Copter
Renault unveiled the highly stylized KWID Concept at the Delhi Auto Show (the car Renault teased a few days ago) and the final product is striking, to say the least. The vehicle is meant to demonstrate Renault’s commitment to new markets and the car’s fun design and tech-driven features reflect the maker’s connection to young customers.
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Cadillac ATS Convertible Envisioned

Cadillac ATS Convertible Envisioned
While Cadillac hasn’t announced an ATS convertible model at this point, it sure doesn’t seem like a bad idea. The forthcoming 2015 ATS coupe looks grand, so why shouldn’t it get a drop-top variant? Fortunately, artist Remco Meulendijk has put together a rock-solid looking rendering of what an ATS convertible just might look like, and we like what we see.
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One-of-a-Kind 1964 Pontiac Banshee Prototype for Sale

One-of-a-Kind 1964 Pontiac Banshee Prototype for Sale
Originally shown off in 1964, the Pontiac XP-833 Banshee bore more than a passing resemblance to what would eventually become the C3 Corvette, which was produced from 1967 all the way up until 1982. Surprisingly, it was not the car that served as the official basis for that vehicle – that distinction would go to the Mako Shark II.
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Quant e-Sportlimousine to Debut at Geneva

Quant e-Sportlimousine to Debut at Geneva
nanoFLOWCELL AG, a company located in Liechtenstein, will be unveiling the a car called the Quant e-Sportlimousine at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Specs on the vehicle haven’t yet been revealed – all we have is these two teaser images.
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Honda : Super Ultra Daydreams

Honda : Super Ultra Daydreams
Concept cars run the gamut from being insanely futuristic or avant garde ideas which never make it into production to designs that are extremely close to an actual production vehicle. And while not every concept car leads to an actual roadworthy ride, most of them are at least fun to look at.
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TE-Spyder 800 Hybrid Roadster Concept

TE-Spyder 800 Hybrid Roadster Concept
In an attempt to change minds about what it means to be a hybrid car, the skunkworks Toyota Engineering Society recently showed off this unusual concept vehicle, which combines the sporty elements of Toyota’s MR2 roadster with the eco-consciousness of the Toyota Prius.
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Renault Teases Concept Bound for New Delhi

Renault Teases Concept Bound for New Delhi
Renault has announced that it will be unveiling a new concept car at the New Delhi Motorshow on February 5, 2014. Along with the announcement, Renault released this mysterious teaser video showing a quadcopter flying around the bright, neon-colored grey, yellow, and red vehicle.
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Datsun Brand Returning, Concept Sketch Unveiled

Datsun Brand Returning, Concept Sketch Unveiled
Nissan recently announced it will be resurrecting the Datsun brand name. The brand will be Nissan’s third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti. The first design concept for the new brand has been released and it looks like Nissan is sticking with its plan to develop small, inexpensive vehicles.
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Buick Wildcat Concept

Buick Wildcat Concept
These days Buick isn’t exactly looked at for its dramatic or dynamic vehicle design. However, there was a time when they were willing to take more chances. In fact, back in 1954, they developed a sporty, open-top show car dubbed the Wildcat II.
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