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Brits to Design Reborn Isetta

Posted by Admin On January - 7 - 2015

BM microcar to revive legendary badge, with petrol, diesel and electric power. It’s the car that proves BMW is heading back to the future!

In an unlikely partnership, the German company has teamed up with the UK’s Bath University to design a new range of eco-friendly two, three and four-wheeled city runabouts. With this news comes the suggestion that the Isetta badge could make a comeback after 50 years, providing the main inspiration for the four-wheeled microcar. Read the rest of this entry »

Toyota FCV-R Concept

Posted by Admin On November - 10 - 2014

Concept car shows vision for the future of the Toyota Prius as a practical family car, powered by hydrogen fuel cells

This is the FCV-R. It stands for Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality and Revolution and is Toyota’s brand new practical fuel-cell concept and the strongest hint yet that the Japanese firm is serious about putting a fuel-cell vehicle into production.

Up until now, owning a fuel-cell car has been highly impractical due to the large production costs and lack of commercial hydrogen filling stations, but Toyota is looking to change all this and it aims to do it by 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Audi RS3 on the road!

Posted by Admin On April - 28 - 2010

Spies snare storming new flagship A3 testing at Nürburgring, Aggressive nose, big alloys set sizzling hatch apart.

The potent Audi RS badge has been shrunk! For the first time since its launch in 1993, the A3 is finally being given the full RennSport treatment – as these exclusive spy shots show.

The prototype was spotted testing at Germany’s Nürburgring race circuit, and is disguised with the body of an S3 Sportback. But giving the game away are the rear wheels – borrowed from the RS6 – and a front bumper with gaping air intakes, similar to that on the A3 TDI Clubsport Concept, revealed in 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Citroen DS3 Racing

Posted by Admin On February - 19 - 2010

Hottest ever hatch from Citroen gets set to blast off with 200bhp engine.

Citroen’s hottest ever hatch is under starters orders! The 196bhp DS3 Racing, is set to get the green light at the Geneva Motor Show, and these are the first official pictures.

We outlined top-secret plans to build a performance DS3 12 months ago – and a recent leak provided exclusive spy shots proving that the car is on the way. But as these images show, the production version is raring to go ahead of its Geneva World debut next month. Read the rest of this entry »

News: Baby Audi’s a Mini marvel

Posted by Admin On April - 24 - 2009

Ultra-efficient city car takes firm into new territory – and could be the true spiritual successor to the Mini!

It’s the all-new Audi that claims to pick up where the original Mini left off! This is the E1 – an ultra-efficient city car from the German firm and a model which is being hailed as a spiritual successor to Alec Issigonis’ masterpiece. Read the rest of this entry »