New INFINITI Single-Seat Electric Prototype 10 Concept Car

Unveiled for the first time at this year’s Concours d’Elegance, INFINITI’s Prototype 10 is a single-seat, reimagined classic speedster, with a clean and forward-looking design. The car is a sleek update on Prototype 9, the retro-looking speedster that INFINITI presented at pebble beach last year. Prototype 10 is a physical manifestation of the Hong Kong Motor Company‘s ambitious plans for electrified performance, who has pledged to electrify all of its new production cars from 2021 onwards. “The INFINITI Prototype 10 echoes the layout and design of some of the most evocative car designs of all time, where power was celebrated through high-powered single-seat competition cars,” mentions Karim Habibi, INFINITI’s executive design director, “our new concept speaks of an electrified future, something which is reflected in its form and details. It is appropriate that we found inspiration in an optimistic bygone era in which cars were characterized by the simple love of driving.” Also we recommend you to check our list of the most expensive cars in the world.

New McLaren 600LT Continues the Longtail Tradition

McLaren has just revealed the most powerful model in its Sports Series to date – the 600LT. The incredibly sleek supercar, which is just the the fourth McLaren to feature the “Longtail” name in 20 years, pulls inspiration from the 675LT while upping the ante with a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 592 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. It also makes use of the lightweight braking system from the McLaren 720s and the lightweight carbon fiber seats from the Senna, reducing the weight by a total of 96kg. No performance figures have been revealed yet, but you can expect it to be significantly quicker that the 570S’s 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds. Production will begin this October in a very limited run, with prices starting at £185,500. And be sure to check 10 most expensive cars in the world and 10 fastest cars in the world.

Ultramodern Formula-E Racer

This ultramodern tribute to Le Mans is a low-slung GT with a design language reminiscent of famous names like Pininfarina Modulo, Cadillac Cyclone and the Norman Timbs Special. Like the classics, you can see the same fluid curves and dramatic shaping from tip to tail with emphasis on the fenders and roofline. It also takes inspiration from sci-fi fantasy and robotics, resulting in the use of clean surfaces, layered design and glossy areas in contrast with carbon fiber of the semi-exposed chassis. It also sports an innovative charging system under the hood that aims to revolutionize Formula-E racing. While current racing platforms are restricted by the need for long recharging, the ELYTRON is equipped with induction charging that keeps it running on the electrified track. Designer Fabio Ferrante: “That’s the importance of advanced design. Not just shapes but strong concepts that bring to the table a new recipe, using the ingredients that technology gives to us… with just a pinch of creative thinking.” And don’t forget our list of the most expensive car of the world.

Open-Wheeled Electric Retro-Roadster ‘Prototype 9’

Nissan Motor Corporation and premium automotive brand INFINITI have unveiled a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro-roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, called Prototype 9, is a celebration of Nissan Motor and INFINITI’s ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship. It represents a reimagining of a 1940s race car with time-honored production techniques employed to realize its retro design. Prototype 9 is emblematic of INFINITI’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for stunning design. From humble beginnings as a sketch, to the dynamic example presented at Pebble Beach, Prototype 9 has been brought to life as an after-hours endeavor by a passionate and enterprising team of employees from across the Nissan Motor Corporation.

The car is powered by a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan Motor Corporation’s Advanced Powertrain Department. This nod to the future contrasts with the traditional materials and techniques applied for the Prototype 9’s manufacture, including panels hand-beaten by a team of Takumi – Nissan Motor’s master craftspeople. Prototype 9 was inspired by an emerging era of Japanese motorsport. The custom-built Prince R380, which also will be shown during Monterey Car Week at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, broke several land speed records in 1965 before taking overall victory at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway. Prince Motor Company is considered to be Japan’s original builder of premium automobiles, and its legacy can be traced to INFINITI Motor Company and its current model line. Finished in a bare sheet-metal skin, Prototype 9 is the result of countless hours of careful construction.

The designs of the brand’s contemporary road cars are characterized by deep-stamping production methods, which enable the creation of sharply defined lines and smooth body surfaces. Far from production lines, this out-of-hours project required similarly technical yet more traditional crafting methods. The vehicle’s stunning bodywork is made from steel body panels wrapped around a steel ladder frame. The panels were hammered into shape by the Takumi. For Prototype 9, panel beaters incorporated INFINITI’s signature design elements, such as the double-arch grille, ‘shark gills’ aft of the front wheels, a single-crease hood, and sharp lines that stretch from front to rear. In every other respect, the car is unashamedly inspired by retro aeronautical designs. Prototype 9 is defined by its smooth, aerodynamic surfaces, long bonnet and short overhangs, an exposed cockpit, and open-wheeled layout. 19-inch center-locking wire-spoke wheels at each corner are even wrapped in period cross-ply competition tires.

Vanda Dendrobium – 200mph All-Electric Hypercar Debuts in Geneva

The covers are off Singapore’s first hypercar, the “Dendrobium”, which has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The two seater all-electric sports car concept from Vanda Electrics features a striking design and a target top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h). Designed by Vanda’s in-house team, the “Dendrobium’s” form incorporates an automatic roof plus doors, which open in a synchronized manner resembling an open dendrobium flower, a type of orchid native to Singapore. Tthis unique feature also improves access to the cockpit. The tear drop shape that forms around the cockpit and ends in the tail is an element that has remained a key part of the hypercar from the initial sketches. Just behind a panel above the charging light, which shows the status of the car’s battery, is the vehicle’s plug-in port. Other highlights of the electric hypercar’s exterior are the aerodynamic floor, the rear double diffuser and front splitter. At the back, the rear light bar elegantly floats over the tail of the car. In order to meet its target weight of 1,750 kg, “Dendrobium” features a composite monocoque chassis, carbon-fiber body panels, carbon ceramic brake discs, and lightweight alloy calipers inside 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels, wrapped in michelin high-performance tyres. Carbon-fiber is used extensively in the interior, while the driver enjoys a bright red body-hugging sports seat – contrasting with the predominately dark interior. Both driver and passenger seats feature stitching and motifs inspired by the definition of muscle fibers. The interior of the “Dendrobium” concept is trimmed using leather from Scotland’s Bridge of Weir Leather Company. Sitting in the driver’s eye line is a digital dashboard with two rear-view displays, which take feeds from wing-mounted cameras. All of the dashboard buttons are hexagon-shaped: a recurring design theme throughout the project, replicated in the air vents, front grille and headlight bezels. Although strictly a concept vehicle at this stage, performance targets for the “Dendrobium” are a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h) and a 0 – 60 mph time of just 2.7 seconds. The project will feature a lithium-ion battery with electric powertrain technology calling on the expertise of Vanda Electrics’ technical partner, Williams Advanced Engineering. What do you think? Does it have any chances to become the most expensive car ever.

Elite Supercar Key – Your Supercar On Your Wrist

The exclusive Elite Supercar Key is the world’s first and only luxury wrist-wearmeant to help drivers control their very expensive toys. This special key is what British company Senturion has imagined, and it allows supercar owners to show off their supercars, on their wrist, in a very unique manner. The statement piece can be synchronized with some of the world’s most incredible vehicles, such as Ferrari and Lamborghini supercars. But, be aware – only 7 editions of each model will be ever produced, which is why you should hurry up if you like what you see. Every bracelet is studded with over 200 diamonds and fused with rose gold and platinum, making the whole picture even more extraordinary. Fully customized, each Limited Edition Key is made of genuine meteorite and has the ability to power up the engine once it’s synced. It takes more than 70 hours to create a single statement piece, with the world’s leading experts involved in every stage of the process. Senturion is the world leader in the field of supercar synchronization, with the company offering bespoke customization options, including the opportunity to commission your own one-of-a-kind piece. Custom 1/1 pieces start at £150,000.

Stunning Black Mercedes-AMG GT C Coupe ‘Edition 50’

After retouching the Mercedes-AMG GT family and introducing the all-new GT C Coupe, there’s a new beast in town – called ‘Edition 50’. Revealed at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Motor City, this special supercar will launch later this year, as part of a very special celebration: 50 years of Mercedes-AMG madness. Powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, developing 550 hp and 681 Nm of torque, this beautiful thing will do 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.6 seconds and max out at 197 mph (317 km/h). The Edition 50 will show off various bespoke features, such as a special paint finish called Graphite Grey Magno, black chrome exterior highlights, trim strips in the grille’s air inlets, as well as cross-spoke AMG forged rims. There’s also an ‘Edition 50’ badge at the rear, marking this very special Mercedes-AMG. On the inside, black and silver elements work alongside Nappa leather and a gray diamond-patterned contrast stitching to overwhelm the driver. And please note the black AMG Performance steering wheel, featuring Dinamica microfiber with gray stitching and ‘Edition’ lettering, that’s surely going to be a treat as well. Furthermore, Mercedes-AMG will also offer the AMG Interior Night package as standard, which means black-finished door sill panels, paddle shifters, and the Exclusive Carbon Fiber Matte interior trim. Let’s not forget about the ‘GT Edition 50’ logo embossed in the headrests. Also don’t forget our newest post – Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World.

Futuristic Renault Trezor Concept

take a look at Renault newest electric concept, the Trezor. Fresh off of an unveiling at the Paris Motor show, the car has been generating a lot of chatter among the auto-press. The general consensus is that it’s a more ‘mature’ vehicle, one befitting from the marque’s recent streamlining of their primary product line under the command of designer Van den Acker. The fully electric car boasts a 260kW battery that puts out 360 horses and 282 pound feet of torque, allowing it to speed from 0 to 62 miles per hour in under four seconds. In addition to the all that oomph under the hood, the overall design of the thing is almost otherworldly. It is 15 feet long, 6 feet wide, only 3 feet tall, and instead of doors the entire top half of the coupe lifts up for occupants to get in and out.

Race-Inspired Aston Martin Vantage GT8

All Aston Martin road cars posses some sporting DNA from their countless race wins in GT3 and GT4 categories, but the luxury brand’s “Vantage GT8” draws directly from that knowledge and passion to deliver something altogether more overt in looks and ability. Heavily influenced by the 2016 Aston Martin “V8 vantage GTE” race car, the latest model is the lightest and most powerful “V8 Vantage”, with a dramatically sculpted carbon fibre bodywork shaped by race-bred aerodynamics. Powered by a 4.7 litre V8 with a choice of either a six-speed manual or seven-speed “sportshift” paddle shift transmission, the car is tuned for track-focused agility. Wide-bodied, the “V8 Vantage GTE” features extensive use of carbon fiber with the front splitter, front and rear bumpers, fenders, side sills and rear diffuser all fashioned from the lightweight material. “Road cars are our business, but racing is the beating heart of Aston Martin,” explains CEO dr. Andy Palmer. “The Vantage GT8 expresses that combination perfectly: an authentic and unashamedly extreme road car that draws directly from our le mans racing programme to amplify the inherent dynamism that has long made the vantage such a fine sports car. Beautifully engineered and set-up to be equally at home on a fabulous road or a demanding race track, the vantage GT8 is a driver’s car in the truest sense of the word.’

15 Fastest Cars in the World – TOP List

The automotive industry has dished out some of the most prolific means of transportation in the 21 st century, with some cars offering spacious interiors, a status symbol, or just great value for money. However, true automobile enthusiasts will always have only one measure for excellence- speed! And with car companies still churning out vehicles that eat triple digit speeds for breakfast, here’s a look at the top 15 fastest cars in the world:

New 345hp Lotus Exige Sport 350

Lotus keeps rolling out Exige variants and there’s nothing bad about that. Their latest is this Sport 350, meaning to over-throne the Exige S. This new model is 51 kg lighter than its predecessor, thanks to a new louvered tailgate panel, a lighter battery, lightweight engine mounts, a new center console with the shift mechanism exposed, “optimized” sound insulation and even light pipework. Under the bonnet, a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine handles its business, developing 345 hp (350 PS – hence the name) and 295 lb ft of torque, thus enabling the Lotus Exige Sport 350 to reach 62 mph from standstill (0-100 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h). Other changes worth mentioning include a revised manual gearbox – although a six-speed automatic, with paddles, is also available and a new louvered tailgate for improved engine cooling, The aero-kit includes a set of firmer dampers, as well as a revised geometry, enabling the Lotus Exige Sport 350 to benefit from improved aerodynamics. Lotus will also deliver this vehicle with new alloys, vented two-piece brake discs, black or yellow four-piston brake calipers, air-conditioning and a pretty impressive in-car entertainment system. No clue on pricing, but you should expect this ride to go on sale starting February 2016.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider displays a design reminiscent of the marque’s 33 Stradale from the late 1960s – a V-8-powered car that could cover a kilometer faster than any other production car; not even the V-12-powered Lamborghini Miura or Ferrari Daytona could catch it. Like the 33 Stradale, the 4C Spider is quick and agile because its design is based on the principle that speed is a function of weight and engine power. It weighs less than 2,500 pounds thanks to a monocoque tub and body panels made of carbon fiber. And though the 4C Spider has about half the power of Alfa Romeo’s 8C Competizione, it is just as fast. In addition to its speed, the 33 Stradale was distinguished by its high price; it was the most expensive car on the market in its time. The 4C Spider, however, with a starting price of just under $64,000, costs far less than any other carbon-fiber-bodied sports car.

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R

BMW have revealed the new Hommage racing car, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage R – a car that celebrates both the 40th anniversary of BMW in North America and the heady racing success of the BMW 3.0 CSL in 1975. The aim of the project was to seamlessly integrate the driver into the car with his immediate surroundings. This advanced approach led the designers first to the driver’s helmet, race suit and seat before moving onto the lines and surfaces of the interior. The helmet visor assumes the function of a display and projects situation based information such as the car’s speed, gear engaged, and engine revs into the driver’s direct field of view. This enables the diver to always have eyes on the road, and to fully concentrate on the job of driving the car. The exterior design is a genuine expression of BMW motor racing. The stretched body is framed by air defectors, wheel arches and a prominent rear spoiler which mirrors the original 1975 BMW. The colors and graphics used reference to its past. Exposed carbon fiber spotlight the commitment to lightweight construction, bring it into the modern era. The BMW ‘3.0 CSL hommage R’ combines classic Bavarian hallmarks within a modern and rich design language, adding an already glittering engineering achievement of 40 years ago.

Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn

We’ve already shown you stunning concept of Koenigsegg-branded bike created by Russian designer Burov. And today we want to show you another his stunning creation – Audi Grand Prix Union Reborn. Inspired by the brand’s famed 1930s Silver Arrows, this revitalized vision forgoes the V16 and V12 engines of yesteryear for a modern electric power train. Aesthetically, the vented nose, grated rear, super spoked rims, carbon fiber accents. Take a look!

Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport Concept

Volkswagen surprised visitors at this week’s 2015 Wörthersee Tour with a high-performance concept car based on its humble Golf hatchback – Golf GTE Sport. It’s a concept that previews the future direction of performance-oriented Golfs. Built almost entirely from carbon fiber, and looking light it’s delivered right from the future, this plug-in-hybrid is powered by three different engines. There’s a 1.6-liter gasoline powered engine making 295 horsepower, while two electric motors produce 114 horsepower, giving the vehicle an overall output north of 400 ponies. The GTE Sport can run on nothing but electric power, with a range of roughly 50 kilometers. The two-seater is equipped with a pair of swing up doors, and a race-worthy cockpit that’s sure to have automotive enthusiasts foaming at the mouth.

Trident Iceni Diesel Sports Car

The British company Trident Performance Vehicles offers customers Iceni model, which is available at a cost of £96,000 ($161,500) for the base version, which is described as the fastest sports car with a diesel engine in the world. The model is available in three versions (Iceni, Iceni Magna and Iceni Venturer) and is powered by a 6.6 liter V8 turbo diesel engine with 294 kW/395Hp and 948 Nm of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph takes 3.7 seconds, while top speed is 190mph. Optionally are in the offer stronger versions, from 320 kW/430Hp and 1286 Nm and a racing version with the 492 kW/660Hp and 1422 Nm. Also, in the offer is a luxury pack which includes two-tone interior with leather and Alcantara, Heated door mirrors, Clarion multimedia system with 7-inch and much more. In addition, customers can also order a premium pack with elements made ​​of carbon fiber in the cabin, el. adjustable seats and heated front windshield.

The 2014 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Edition

Meet the 2014 SRT Viper GTS Anodized Carbon Edition. Still powered by the same naturally aspirated 8.4 liter V10, it’s in the details where this thing really shines. The 2-door sports car has been drenched in a metallic matte paint job (unique to this particular Viper), contrasting bright orange brake calipers, carbon fiber hits throughout both the exterior and interior cabin of the vehicle, and Nappa leather paired with Alcantara seats within the cabin. For those of you looking to park this beauty in your garage, you best act fast, because this Viper is limited to just 50 units. No price tag yet, but we can assure you it will be expensive.

Classic 1957 Maserati 250S

A classic mid-century Maserati has been restored to perfection for a showing at the RM Auctions London exhibition this September. This 1957 Maserati 250S is one of just a few ever constructed, a vehicle that represented the best of the 200S series that was popularized on the amateur racing circuit. Unlike the smaller 200S, the 1957 Maserati 250S was powered by a hefty 230 horsepower inline 6 engine that raced to 161 mph against professional-class competition.

Nissan Introduces NASA-Inspired Car Seats

We’ve often heard of the weird ways astronauts have to eat while in outer space. Nourishment is essential to human survival to the point even rather unappealing dehydrated meals are an invaluable companion for a space adventure. But in order to protect astronauts’ lives and accomplish a space mission, there are plenty more details that NASA has to take care of. Among them, one is often overlooked but vital to say the least. We’re talking about astronaut seats, which at the American space agency enjoy the attentions of a dedicated team of engineers and designers. Such seats have to resist enormous 3G pressure and support the astronauts body adequately, yet their weight needs to be kept as low as possible. While not many official details about NASA seats have been made available, their concept is based upon lightness, adjustability and endurance. If the importance of seats is not marginal for a space mission, the impact of a good posture and comfortable seating on our daily life shouldn’t be underestimate, either. A unique case is the automotive world, where fatigue through long journeys can impact the driver’s safety and eventually lead to fatal accidents caused by exhaustion. In this respect, it is very interesting to see how one of the world’s top carmakers, Nissan, has made NASA-inspired “zero-gravity” seats both a main feature and selling point of its new Nissan Altima. Flanking the similarly priced new Nissan Sentra in Dubai, this car is going to follow the company’s philosophy of affordable luxury and comfort.

Jaguar F-Type

Take a look at 2-seat convertible sports car Jaguar “F-type” debuting at the 2012 Paris International Car Show. With a supercharged 5.0L V8 engine producing 488-horsepower and a maximum torque of 375 lb-ft, the vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 186mph (300km/hr), attaining 0-62mph (0-100km/hr) in 4.2 seconds. The exterior front end features a “blade dissecting the shark-like gill”, which emphasizes its bi-xenon headlamp and integral LED daytime running lights. With three different engines and a wide range of colors, the F-TYPE can be configured to fulfill what you desire most.