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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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World's First Concept Vehicle: 1926 Rolls-Royce Experimental Vehicle, 10EX Phantom 1 Continental

Posted: May 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Concept Vehicle, Rolls Royce, World First | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on World's First Concept Vehicle: 1926 Rolls-Royce Experimental Vehicle, 10EX Phantom 1 Continental

Unlike most of the concept cars we see at auto shows – dummied up with clay, smoke and mirrors – Rolls Royce has always pursued an entirely different philosophy, building fully functioning Experimental Vehicles. All of Rolls Royce’s Experimental Vehicles has been meticulously hand-built to investigate how a potential production model will operate in real world conditions since 1919, when the Experimental Vehicle – 10EX – was constructed, predating the 1938 Buick Y-Job  – often claimed to be the world’s first concept vehicle – by almost two decades. Oh and she’s up for sale by RM Auctions. Read the full article »»»»