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DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Posted: October 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Green Motoring, Grilled | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on DMC EV: DeLorean is back and it's electric

Goes around, comes around, what’s old is new again and LiLo! 3 common epigrams that seem to dictate the future, as the television man says “but wait there’s more”

DMC EV

“The car of the future has really become the car of the future,” joked James Espey, a vice president at DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas.

In 1975 GM auto Exec J.Z. Delorean – most noted for the Pontiac GTO – started a small auto company with a huge name, DeLorean, and though his ill fated venture would last only 7 years, thanks to some spectacular publicity – Back to the Future – the thought has stuck. J.Z.DeLorean died in 2005, his legacy lives on . . .

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All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Auto News, Concept Car, Grilled, Nissan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on All I Want For Xmas: Nissan's JUKE-R

The marriage of Nissan and Renault has seen the pair produce some pretty nifty crossover designs, this however has to take the cake. This combination, hybridization of two diametrically opposed design houses has worked out rather nicely, thank you very much. Nissan in it’s effort to stay ahead of the current dullness out there in the motoring world is building two Juke-R concept cars. The tiny pocket rockets will be kitted with an all-wheel-drive drive-train and a heart stopping 480 bhp 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, the same motor hiding inside the Nissan GT-R supercar, ouch. The cars are being built by RML for Nissan Technical Centre for Europe (NTC-E) with a view to testing the public’s reaction to a seriously sporty Juke. CONSIDER IT TESTED! Juke-R is all I want for Christmas thanks!

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PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Posted: October 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Blip, Citreon, concept, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, design, ecodriver, electric, electric car, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Grilled, M.Aaron Silverman, Peugeot, PSA | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on PSA Peugeot-Citreon VeLV

Peugeot, hmmm, they’ve always made a decent enough Looking automobile, a little lacking perhaps on the reliability front – Peugeot Drivers Be Quiet, servicing your car EVERY month isn’t normal – aside from that little nugget, if don’t fit into a slimline blue pencil skirt or loafers and cardigans, they’ve never really been inspiring. Adding to that image, Peugeot has released pix of it’s latest concept, the VeLV.

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LANDROVER DC100

Posted: September 15th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Buster Cookson, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Favorite New Thought, Frankfurt Motor Show, Grilled, Land Rover | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on LANDROVER DC100

Land Rover DC100

Land Rover owners are an odd breed – I know this because I too suffer this disease – they tend to NOT embrace change, until of course it’s here, then they spout the wonders of good British design. Model changes are a rare thing for the ubercool off-roader. When they do happen, purests around the globe tend to get all vocal over how the brand is being watered down and spout 1000 non-nonsensical reasons why Land Rover should hold on to her old values. Of course the newer models are the best though, built tonka truck tough, with a brilliant eye for aesthetics, blah blah blah.

As an avid admirer and indeed driver of Land Rover, I’m excited at the idea of an evolved new version, and evolution is precisely what Land Rover has just unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show – Die Hards Turn Away Now! – Land Rover has just taken the wraps off its already controversial DC100 Concept in Frankfurt :: Read the full article »»»»


Jaguar’s About to Put the Ü Back Into Über, Meet C-X16!

Posted: September 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, Favorite New Thought, Frankfurt Motor Show, Green Motoring, Jaguar, Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Jaguar’s About to Put the Ü Back Into Über, Meet C-X16!

Droolability, a word not often enough used. Perhaps we’re jaded, perhaps we’ve just been supercarred to death.  perhaps the ü has gone out of über? That is about to change.  Say hello to the most droolworthy car of the year, Jaguars stunning C-X16 compact coupe hybrid concept. According to the British auto maker C-X16 “marks a new chapter for Jaguar”, featuring a new design language, a technologically advanced drive-train as well as  highlighting a new way of thinking without losing any heritage. Whats most amusing about Jaguar is it seems every couple of years they shock us with just how well they can design an automobile, as if it takes us about that length of time to forget how much we love them? :: Read the full article »»»»


Volvo Tandem

Posted: January 24th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: ecodriver, tandem, volvo | Tags: , | Comments Off on Volvo Tandem

Volvo’s Monitoring & Concept Center (VMCC) in California have produced what they believe is a feasible future transport product based upon an inline occupant configuration. The designers at VMCC envisage a sleek two-seat commuter vehicle which uses very little energy and rarely gets caught in traffic.

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