French automaker Renault isn’t known for their exotic styling, but their all-electric DeZir two-seater concept tells a different story, with gull-wing doors, and an aggressive low-profile cabin.
The Camden 50th anniversary package not only involves cosmetic upgrades; it also makes the Mini speak. The engine, climate and coach each have their own voices and can even talk to each other.
Can you handle a 2000-hp engine? How about the quarter-mile in less than 6.7 seconds, 0-to-60 in 1.5, and a top speed of 300 mph? Only 5 will be made in 2011, so get your checkbook out now.
Cummins has creatively crammed a 3500 hp, V18 diesel engine (you know, the kind they put in dump trucks) into an original Mini; it has more than 10,000lb/ft of torque and uses 12 turbochargers.
The super car redefined: a lean, mean and green machine. A 288-hp AC motor combined with a carbon fiber body gets the Roadster from 0-to-60 mph in just 3.7s. How’s that for an electric car?
The latest in Audi’s zippy, stylish R8 line, the Spyder 4.2 FSI Quattro offers a sporty drop-top. The 430-hp V-8 cranks out 0-to-60 speeds in just under 4.8 seconds, and a top speed of 185 mph.
The 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R will be released in Canada and features an 8-valve parallel-twin, 42 bhp, 27 lb/ft of torque, 2 petal front brake discs and a GP-style underslung exhaust.
i-tec has designed a concept 1100 lb off-road vehicle called the Maverick, which becomes airborne via a big carbon-fiber blade reverse-prop 128 hp engine and an ultra-light style airfoil.
This insane vehicle was made from PVC pipe, chicken wire, over 900 zip-ties, and a crap-ton of cardboard strapped to a pickup. Total cost: $450. Driving a cardboard tank down the road: priceless.
The 2011 Aston Martin DB9 has a new front bumper, silver brake calipers and diamond-turned alloy wheels. A new Adaptive Damping System improves ride quality with the push of a button.
While 18 year-old Tunisian designer Khalfi Oussama may not have created the most practical concept car here, we give him bonus points for creativity and superhero styling on his BMW X9.
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