Tokyo 2009: Toyota FT-86 Concept Officially Debuts

Tokyo 2009: Toyota FT-86 Concept Officially Debuts
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Toyota has officially unveiled the FT-86, a concept car that is set to inspire an upcoming compact sports car. The name FT-86 brings together Toyota’s past and future, with the “FT” coming from the FT-HS hybrid concept from a few years back, while the “86″ is donated from the AE-86, a small rear-drive, two-door Corolla-based… Continue Reading...

Report: Nissan Land Glider Concept May Launch in North America as an Infiniti

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Report: Nissan Land Glider Concept May Launch in North America as an Infiniti
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As seemingly impossible as it sounds, Nissan is contemplating bringing its Land Glider concept to North America and badging it as an Infiniti. The half-car, half-motorcycle electric vehicle concept is set to debut tomorrow (October 21st) at the Tokyo Auto Show and is certainly seems like the sort of wild one-off creation that is used… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut

Frankfurt 2009: Volkswagen E-Up! Electric Concept Debut
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Debuting alongside the 170mpg L1 concept car at the Frankfurt Auto Show was the zero-emissions E-Up! concept. As the name suggests, this is a pure electric vehicle and it is based on a chassis that will form the basis of a new line of VW city cars starting in 2013. As a 3+1 seater the… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Revealed

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Mazda unveiled its MX-5 Superlight concept roadster at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Though pictures were leaked ahead of the show, seeing the Superlight version of the MX-5 in person was still impressive. Created by Mazda’s European design team to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first MX-5, the Superlight version weights 2,194 lbs (995 kg),… Continue Reading...

Leaked: Audi R8 E-Tron Electric Car Concept Images Sneak Out Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

Leaked: Audi R8 E-Tron Electric Car Concept Images Sneak Out Ahead of Frankfurt Debut
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Audi has been teasing the world with rumors of an electric car debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show, but executives have gone so far as to flatly deny the existence of an electric R8. Now the folks over at WorldCarFans have received a selection of renderings for an R8 called the E-Tron. (Apparently Tron is… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG

Frankfurt Preview: Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept Car Gets 189 MPG
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Back in 2002 Volkswagen first showed its two-seater One-Liter Concept car and tomorrow at the Frankfurt Auto Show Germany’s largest automaker will unveil an updated version of that vehicle. Called the One-Liter or L1 Concept because of its ability to travel 100km on 1 liter of gasoline (235 mpg), the latest edition isn’t quite so… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Images Leaked

Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight Images Leaked
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Just ahead of the car’s official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show tomorrow, images and details of the Mazda MX-5 Superlight have leaked onto the web. Weighing just 2,194 lbs (995 kg), down from the stock 2,381 (1,080 kg), the car sheds roughly 200 lbs of weight. Mazda says the concept car was designed to… Continue Reading...