Kormaran has had the vision of a recreational boat that is more like an autobot. The convertible boat is to be quick-moving like a monohull, but stable like a catamaran or trimaran, while also converting into a sunning deck. But that’s not all. Take this little carbon fiber canoe-ski into flight mode, which cuts water resistance [...]


Is it a sneaker? Or is a strangely aerodynamic clog? These are the mysteries where our feet-oriented fashion can take us. French Industrial design house Ora-Ito and the estate of American design legends Charles and Ray Eames are the forces who have concepted these Dutch clog-like joggers for Nike. The idea means to take inspiration from Eames’ famed and much-bootlegged 670 [...]


31 Jul
The enlarged Cinquecento hits the waves

As of July 26th and continuing on until August 3rd, the Vans US Open of Surfing has hit the shores of Huntington Beach, where every surfer and sponsor is either hitting waves or flossing their goods. Fiat has joined the slew of brands on board with this surf-inspired version of their sporty little 500L utility vehicle, heavily [...]


27 May
Just unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Following up to the boxer-engined BMW Concept 90 last year, BMW Motorrad just showed off their Concept Roadster at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. This sportier revamp of the classic roadster has a powerful 2-cylinder boxer engine, single-sided swing arm with cardan drive and a lightweight light blue tubular space frame. Its wedged silhouette bears a [...]


22 Apr
395 horsepower, 332 lb-ft of torque & 174 mph top speed

Not happy with letting Mercedes-Benz claim ownership of “World’s Most Powerful Four-Cylinder” title, Volkswagen has decided to create an absurd beast of a car. Their new hot hatch Golf R 400 Concept boasts performance that buries Benz’s AMG-enhanced CLA45 — although that car really exists in the real world, whereas the Golf R 400 is strictly a concept (although [...]


If you were tired of watching Honda Hybrid drivers pitch cigarettes into the coast from their eco-friendly driver seats, it’s time to take driving contradictions to a new level. Make way for the Bentley Plug-In Hybrid Concept, the flagship of alleged “eco” vehicles, which will premiere at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show on April 20th. [...]


4 Mar
The Trident reveals the (possible) replacement to the GT at Geneva

While putting a lot of resources into their new entry level sedan, the Ghibli, Maserati is turning its attention to a decidedly sexier market. This morning in Geneva the Italian automaker unveiled the Alfieri Concept, a 2+2 Coupe clearly aimed at replacing their own aging GT Coupe. Based on a slightly shorter wheelbase version of the GranTurismo [...]


13 Jan
A new production-possible version of the sportiest Beetle ever

Volkswagen just premiered its Beetle Dune concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, giving a new generation of car aficionados the chance to see a Beetle with the old school “dune buggy” look it was known for decades ago. Essentially a Baja Bug designed for the 21st Century, the Dune concept [...]

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