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Honda’s Electric SUV Concept For China Looks Kind Of Great

The Honda e:concept is being presented at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (also known as Auto China 2020 or just the Beijing auto show.) It seems to combine a lot of elements that I don’t like, yet ends up creating something that’s actually pretty slick.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lynk & Co Has A New Battery Electric Concept With A Range Of 435 Miles

You remember Lynk & Co, right? The Geely-owned company that shares platforms with Volvo and shoves food into your mouth unbidden on press events and wants to sell you cars on a subscription plan? Well, they just showed their first battery-electric vehicle concept, and they’re saying it’ll go into production in 2021…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Story About A Supposed Forgotten VW Concept Car Is A Great Example Of How Easily Misinformation Spreads

A few weeks back, I got an email from a journalist writing a story for VW Vortex, a writer named Sebastien Bell. Sebastien sent me some pictures of a strange Volkswagen Type I-based one-off car that was advertised as a 1970 Volkswagen Concept Car. Sebastien was smart enough to find it all a bit questionable […]

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This Story About A Supposed Forgotten VW Concept Car Is A Great Example Of How Easily Misinformation Spreads

A few weeks back, I got an email from a journalist writing a story for VW Vortex, a writer named Sebastien Bell. Sebastien sent me some pictures of a strange Volkswagen Type I-based one-off car that was advertised as a 1970 Volkswagen Concept Car. Sebastien was smart enough to find it all a bit questionable […]

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This Modular EV Concept Called The eBussy Looks Fantastic But Someone Better Tell Them About That Name

I have to admit, this concept EV design from the German company Electric Brands punches so many of my car-design buttons: friendly face, modularity, maximum space utilization, extreme utility, all that. I really like it. There is just one issue I have with this remarkable concept they’re calling the eBussy, though:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Hyundai Prophecy Is A Return To The Golden Era Of Concept Cars

There have been far too few truly good concept cars in the last decade. Whether this can be attributed to a proliferation of new forms of media OEMs can use to reach consumers, a decreasing importance of auto shows, or the general tightening of belts that still hasn’t eased from the last financial disaster, I’m […]

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

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. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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

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.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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