Concept Car Photos & Videos

Lambo Chief Confirms Interest In Limited Production For Sesto Elemento

Monday, November 22, 2021 6:04PM - By Chris Weiss

Rumors last week that Lamborghini is planning a very small-scale production of the Sesto Elemento concept have just gotten a little more concrete. CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar recently that the company is working toward a goal of production.

He said: “We are testing the Sesto Elemento at the moment and if it all goes well then we could look at a limited production run. But it would not be homologated because there are complications with things like airbags. It would be for track use only.”

No matter, Winkelmann said that there will be a max of 20 units built, so you’re not likely to see one on the streets anyway. [via Autocar]

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Renault DeZir Concept On The Road

Friday, November 12, 2021 5:44PM - By Chris Weiss

The Renault DeZir concept was one of our favorites from the Paris Motor Show. Autocar recently got the opportunity to slide behind the wheel and see what the electric concept could do. And they videotaped it for our viewing pleasure.

The Renault DeZir is powered by a 110 kW electric motor and a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery similar to that in the Nissan Leaf. It boasts a 5-second 0-to-62 mph time and a 112 mph top speed. See what Autocar was able to do with it here.

New Subaru Concept Teased

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 4:48PM - By Chris Weiss

Subaru has teased a new concept that it will debut at the LA Auto Show. One of those annoying “this is our new company direction”-style concepts, the point is to welcome in what Subaru calls “Confidence in Motion.”

I can’t really paraphrase with a straight face, so here’s the word straight from Subaru’s press release: ” ‘Confidence in Motion’ expresses Subaru’s aim to continue evolving in order to offer even more customers new ways to enrich their lives through a uniquely satisfying Subaru experience.”

So Subaru plans on continuing to build relevant cars that [more] people want to buy. Revolutionary. We’re guessing some type of a green powertrain.
The concept looks to be a pretty sporty car with some powerful curves. Other than that, we’ll have to wait until later this month to find out. [via WCF]

Bugatti Startos Straightline Motorcycle Concept

Monday, November 1, 2021 4:48PM - By Chris Weiss

bugattistartos02 Bugatti Startos Straightline Motorcycle Concept

This here is some type of odd motorcycle concept designed by Bruno Delussu. What’s weird about it, in addition to the giant rear wheel and tiny front wheel, is that it’s designed to only go in straight lines-okay for land speed records, not so good for anything else. Those handles are just for holding, and no matter how hard you yank them, they won’t steer that front wheel an inch. It’s straight only, and with such a long, unwieldy body, I don’t imagine you’ll have much luck negotiating curves by leaning into them. Scary!

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New Lotus Esprit Bows In Paris

Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:45PM - By Chris Weiss

We’ve been waiting and it’s finally here-a new Lotus Esprit (concept). While just a concept for now, Lotus plans to begin production on this one in the spring of 2013.

Moving upmarket from the last Esprit, which ended production in 2004, the new Esprit gets a bigger 5.0-liter V8 engine worth 620 hp. The engine gets some form of pressure charging, but Lotus didn’t specify turbo vs. super. Either way, the new Lotus offers much-improved performance that will help it compete with the likes of Ferrari and Porsche: 3.4 seconds to 62 mph and 205 mph worth of overall speed.

The Esprit will also have KERS as an option.

Early speculation indicates the Esprit will cost somewhere in the mid to high $100s when it debuts in about three years. Enjoy some different angles after the break. [via InsideLine]

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Jaguar’s Big Paris Surprise: C-X75 Supercar Concept

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:40PM - By Chris Weiss

We’d have thought for sure the most exciting news of the day would be coming from Lamborghini’s camp, but it’s come from across the pond, instead. While Lambo’s Sesto Elemento is nothing short of lustrageous, Jaguar’s announcement of its own supercar concept is more exciting because a. we hadn’t heard a peep about it until today and b. Jaguar hasn’t made a supercar since the hot, sexy, world-record-breaking XJ220 ended back in 1994. So yeah, this is big news.

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Lamborghini Unveils Sesto Elemento Concept. Finally!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 4:19PM - By Chris Weiss

Lambo Sesto Elemento 6 Lamborghini Unveils Sesto Elemento Concept. Finally!

After yesterday’s leak, we figured Lamborghini would have no choice but to unveil its new concept today, and indeed it has. After dropping the sixth and final teaser, which we won’t waste any more time on, Lamborghini released photos and information on the concept.

The Sesto Elemento, which means Sixth Element, uses a carbon fiber monocoque tub and carbon fiber all over-front end frame, body panels, suspension parts, rims-pretty much everywhere you look. As such, it cuts hundreds of pounds over other Lamborghinis and comes in at a featherweight 2,202 lbs. (or 999 kg if you want to be catchy). The 570-hp 5.2-liter V10 engine has no problem pushing that light, skeletal body to 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds on up to around 218 mph.

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Lamborgini Concept ‘Sesto Elemento’ Leaks Out

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 2:10AM - By Chris Weiss

Well, I expected to be covering Lamborghini’s last teaser picture a little later today, but lo and behold, the entire concept has leaked out a day ahead of Paris. Serves Lambo right for those brutally unrevealing teasers.

This crinkle cut beauty is the concept car that all the Lambo fuss has been about lately. Called the Sesto Elemento or Sixth Element, the concept reportedly uses head-to-toe carbon fiber design for an extreme weight shaving down to 2,200 lbs. For reference, current Lamborghinis rarely and barely break 3,000 lbs.

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Almost There: Lamborghini Teasers 4 and 5

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:21PM - By Chris Weiss

Well, we now have a few more looks at the newest Lamborghini, which is just days away. The most recent prevailing wisdom is that Lamborghini will be launching but one new concept car in Paris. Unfortunately, the Bull hasn’t released any new information about its concept. The two pictures give yet another indication that the car will be a carbon fiber fiesta.

Anyone else getting turned off by Lamborghini’s new trend of the teasers without much teasing? I’m fiending for a front end, shady profile or headlight, even. Hopefully the final teaser will deliver something a little more concrete.

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