Audi Axiom Design Study

Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:54PM - By Chris Weiss

Designer Amar Vaya recognizes that Audi is a badge known for its flowing, aesthetic cars and inspiring visual designs. Also- it knows how to throw drawn-out teaser and video campaigns like no other, but that’s a story for a different time. Vaya knew that if he was going to create a concept and attach the Audi rings to it, it would need to exemplify this beauty of design.

And, by crikey, I think he’s done it. Called the Axiom, the car definitely shows that Audi is no poor man’s ride, even if the concept is a little overly robust in its curves. I’m not sure if those eyelash headlights could light up anything larger than a closet, but they sure look nice. [via Yanko Design]

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Hyundai Aebulle: A Concept Motorcycle With a Cockpit

Friday, May 21, 2021 3:09PM - By Chris Weiss

While an enclosed motorcycle might be moving dangerously close to efficient, one-seat car, this one earns a little respect for its sheer awesome design. Brought to us by Shane Baxley, a design student at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, the vehicle “delivers the mobility and speed of a motorcycle while offering the safety that a cocoon offers a butterfly. The Aebulle is targeted for the Los Angeles region where it would utilize the commuter lanes allowing its occupant a quick commute.” In LA, it should also earn you a conversation or two with a scantily-clad blond beauty.

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VW’s Golf GTI Excessive Concept

Friday, May 14, 2021 11:00AM - By Chris Weiss

Joining the GTI Adidas at Wörthersee is the Volkswagen Golf GTI Excessive. Unlike the Adidas, the Excessive is but a concept and won’t be seeing production. According to VW, the idea behind the concept is  “extreme precision in the definition of shapes, radii and straight lines, as though cut with a razor blade.” We think it exemplifies that focus pretty well.

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Mercedes Benz Gets All Futury With Its F800 Style Concept

Monday, February 22, 2021 4:10PM - By Chris Weiss

Don’t expect to see too much of the over-the-top styling from this F800 Style concept (e.g. minivan doors)  in the next-generation CLS that it foreshadows, but the concept does give an idea of what the new CLS will look like. The Geneva-bound plug-in/fuel-cell concept is said to be a research vehicle and features a 300 hp V6 paired to a 109 hp hybrid module and seven-speed transmission. Despite the hybrid package, Mercedes provides enviable performance numbers: 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds and 155 mph top speed. It also offers 18 miles of pure-electric driving.

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Rinspeed UC? Electric Commuter Concept Unveiled Before Geneva

Monday, February 15, 2021 1:48PM - By Chris Weiss

Swiss design firm Rinspeed will be displaying a new urban electric concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show and has provided a number of pictures and information on the stout, little two-seater today. The UC? (Rinspeed includes the question mark as part of the name) is part of a greater mobility concept that envisions the cars packing onto Europe’s efficient trains via custom railcars for longer trips. While aboard, the UC? will get charged from the purpose-built railcar.

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Bugatti Renaissance Concept: The Veyron of the Future

Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:30AM - By Chris Weiss

Pretty sure we won’t be seeing anything resembling the Bugatti Renaissance concept coming out of Molsheim, but it’s sure fun to look at. The design, which is a bit overwrought in our opinion, hails from Canadian John Mark Vincente, a graduate of the communication design program at Emily Carr University.

The overall look of the Veyron-based Renaissance isn’t bad, and the silver, carbon, red and black scheme dazzles the pupils, but something about it is a little Transformeresque-and that’s never a good thing for a car. Take a closer look in the gallery below and decide if you love it or hate it. [via egmCarTech]

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Mitsubishi Might Bring Plug-In Tech Shown at Tokyo to the Lanser Evo

Tuesday, October 20, 2021 10:00AM - By Chris Weiss

Mitsubishi PX MiEV Mitsubishi Might Bring Plug In Tech Shown at Tokyo to the Lanser Evo

The Mitsubishi PX-MiEV concept is on its way to Tokyo, and with it, it brings an interesting plug-in hybrid system that operates in several different modes. According to Autocar, the plug-in system on the concept may find its way into the next-generation Lanser Evolution. The Evo X uses the same AWD system as is featured in the PX-MiEV concept, and according to Autocar’s report, Mitsubishi insiders have indicated that the plug-in system could find its way into the Evo by 2013. The plug-in hybrid system features a gasoline engine and front- and rear-axle electric motors that kick on and off based upon power and driving conditions. Of course, with many questions surrounding the viability of the plug-in system within the Evo (price, weight, etc.), and production of the Evo XI at a standstill, it still remains a big question mark. [Autocar via AutoBlog]