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  • Toyota Built A Gas Turbine Sports Car In The '70s
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    Toyota Built A Gas Turbine Sports Car In The ’70s

    Photo: Toni Scott In 1977, the world was still recovering from the shock of the oil crisis. Toyota looked at its economical, 73-mile-per-gallon, fuel-sipping Sports 800, and said yeah, that’s still not enough efficiency. As a result, Toyota began work on a hybrid adaptation it had initially investigated for fun in the mid-’60s. Photo: Toyota […] More

  • BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans Zimmer Score
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    BMW’s i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans Zimmer Score

    BMW’s i4 (shown here in concept form) will be the first car to carry a Hans Zimmer score when it enters production late next year. Courtesy of BMW “Think about your morning, where you have to go and start your car and go to your job,” Zimmer says. “Wouldn’t it be nice if the starting […] More

  • Here's What Half Of Lamborghini's V12 Sounds Like
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    Here’s What Half Of Lamborghini’s V12 Sounds Like

    For all that I love its V8s and V10s, Lamborghini is the V12. It’s an over-the-top option for an over-the-top company, and for decades, Lamborghini only had the money (or desire) to keep developing its original 1960s engine design. But there was one moment of derivation. That would be the never-produced Lamborghini Marzal, which ran […] More

  • The Quad-Rotor Mercedes-Benz C111/II Prototype Is Already Half A Century Old
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    The Quad-Rotor Mercedes-Benz C111/II Prototype Is Already Half A Century Old

    Image: Mercedes-Benz Quick! Name a gullwing supercar concept with a quad rotor engine. If you can’t name one, great: you’re probably a normal human being. If you can correctly name the 1970 Mercedes-Benz C111/II, you’re a proper automotive trivia nerd and should be congratulated as such. Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 50 years since the C111/II was […] More

  • Goodyear's reCharge Concept Tire Regenerates Burned Off Rubber
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    Goodyear’s reCharge Concept Tire Regenerates Burned Off Rubber

    If Goodyear scientists have their way, replacing complete tires every year or so simply because a few millimeters of rubber wears off will become a thing of the past. The company this week unveiled a far-out concept for a tire that will automatically generate its own tread, continuously replacing the rubber that sloughs off from […] More

  • Goodyear's Latest Concept Is A Tire That Can Be Changed Using A Pill
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    Goodyear’s Latest Concept Is A Tire That Can Be Changed Using A Pill

    Technology in pill form is one of the longest enduring science fiction tropes, so it was only a matter of time before pill-based features entered the dreamy world of automotive concepts. Goodyear took the plunge into this futuristic form automotive tech this week with its reCharge concept, a tire that can be “personalized” or replenished […] More

  • 2020 DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept Car
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    2020 DS Aero Sport Lounge Concept Car

    DS Aero Sport Lounge – Exterior Design Stretching to five meters in length (about 16.4 feet), the DS Aero Sport is all about ideal airflow and optimum aerodynamic efficiency. The gaping front grille acts as an air breaker that redirects air to the side intakes and then on to the 23-inch wheels. Other than function, […] More

  • This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold
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    This Hyundai Concept Could Be The Sporty EV Prophecy Foretold

    Image: Hyundai Ahead of next month’s Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai is giving us a small teaser of its upcoming electric concept, the Prophecy. We’ve seen a small smattering of electric sports cars from the Tesla Roadster to Porsche’s Taycan, but aside from Honda’s Sports EV concept, where are the reasonably attainable and reasonably sporty EVs […] More

  • Concept Tractors Are A Thing And Boy Does This Kubota One Look Pissed
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    Concept Tractors Are A Thing And Boy Does This Kubota One Look Pissed

    I suppose this shouldn’t really be surprising, but even though I almost exclusively associate the idea of pie-in-the-sky concept machines with the automotive industry, they’re not the only ones do this kind of thing. For example, the farm machinery industry has fun making wild futuristic concepts, too, as you can see here, with this menacing-looking […] More

  • The Alpine A110 SportsX Concept Nails It: Lift The Sports Cars
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    The Alpine A110 SportsX Concept Nails It: Lift The Sports Cars

    The formula is simple: take your sports car, then raise it up with extra ground clearance and a wider kit for big, chunky tires. You know it. The entire vintage scene in LA knows it. And Alpine knows it, with the new Alpine A110 SportsX concept. If you don’t know Alpine, it’s like a French […] More