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BMW Uses Frickin' Lasers for High Beams That Don't Blind

Conventional wisdom and legally required safety labels have trained us to understand that we shouldn’t look directly at laser lights, lest we become blinded by their eye-searing output. That’s still almost universally true, except when it comes to BMW’s laser-powered headlight concept. These lasers …

BMW to Show i3 Commercial During Super Bowl XLIX

BMW plans to drop big bucks on a Super Bowl ad for the first time in four years with a 60-second spot for the i3 electric car.

Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept First Look

Lasers, Cameras, and Mini SUV Action<p>The Mercedes-Benz GLA concept debuts at the Shanghai auto show, previewing the automaker’s newest crossover. Based on the same platform as the upcoming CLA250, the GLA concept contains much of the hardware and design cues we’ve seen in recent models based on the …

BMW Gran Lusso Coupé Concept

The beauty of an Italian goddess melded with the soul of a German engineer.<p>BMW is adding another chapter to the brand's rich design heritage at the Concorso d’Eleganza on the posh grounds of Villa d’Este in Lake Como. This is where the Bavarian automaker launched the Gran Lusso Coupé, which seems …

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept

One roofless Spyker, a thousand dropped jaws.<p>Life is seldom easy for a cottage-industry car brand—just ask Lotus—but for Spyker, the last few years have been particularly trying. Outsized ambition has a way of biting those who exercise it—just ask Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche—and when a Dutch firm …

Auto Shows

Mercedes-Benz Concept S-class Coupé

Thinly disguised reality.<p>There was a time when Mercedes-Benz once ruled the luxury roost, but it’s been taking heavy fire from all sides lately. BMW has worked tirelessly to establish itself as more than just a manufacturer of sporty vehicles. Audi’s rapid growth has been impressive, and is …

Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept: An Italdesign Parcour for Four-Ringed Folks

Recycling at its best.<p>At the moment, Audi is struggling to refocus its design strategy. Fortunately, it owns Italdesign Giugiaro, the iconic Italian design house that was struggling to make ends meet until the Volkswagen Group stepped in three years ago, and the Turin-based firm was more than happy …

Concept GC and XR: Mitsubishi shows face and future of Montero and Outlander Sport at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

Wider, lower, meaner, greener: Mitsubishi SUVs to sport bold new look and PHEV powertrains<p>Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), parent company to Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) showed three different SUV concepts at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show that indicate the company’s future styling …

2014 Lucra L148

US car manufacturer Lucra has revealed first details on their all-new L148 supercar. The super aerodynamic L148 features a one piece carbon fiber …

Photos: Maserati Alfieri Concept

Lexus LF-LC Concept

Lexus says this concept signifies entering the third phase of its existence.<p>This is the Lexus LF-LC 2+2 sports coupe concept, which debuted at the Detroit auto show. The car’s proportions and profile are as sultry as they appeared to be in earlier teaser images, and we really dig the complex …

Audi re-illuminates Sport Quattro with Laserlight concept for CES

Automakers typically spend months working on a concept car, then unveil it at a car show and move on to the next. But Audi has demonstrated a propensity at refining the same concepts and bringing them back for more. Just look at how many time Audi iterated its E-Tron concept, and how many diesel …

FT-1 Concept, Toyota’s scarlet letter, bows in Detroit

Not long ago, it was considered an honour when a sports car was canonised in a video game. Lately, however, the cart has been placed before the virtual horse.<p>Toyota developed its FT-1 Concept for the sixth instalment in the Gran Turismo video game franchise, and rendered it real for audiences at …

Ugar Sahin Design's F is a radical Ferrari 458 in disguise

Look, Ferrari, your latest line of cars is arguably the best looking group of prancing stallions since the early 1970s. Even the rather dull California has gotten some attention, thanks to the new California T. But this, the Ferrari F from Ugur Sahin Design, is just better.<p>Believe it or not, that …

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept First Look

It would almost be impossible to screw up an off-road trip in the new Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept, which is loaded with high-tech goodies to help conquer gnarly trails. While many of the fancy gadgets likely won’t make it to production, the concept, which makes its debut at the 2014 New …

BMW Vision Future Luxury Concept Could Hint at New Flagship

There’s no denying that BMW has been very creative with its recent launches (3 Series GT, anyone?) and it doesn’t show signs of slowing down. Coming as a bit of a surprise is the BMW Vision Future Luxury concept, which makes its debut at the Beijing Motor Show.<p>At first glance it’d be easy to assume …

TT Offroad Concept shows Audi's design icon isn't afraid to play dirty

We'll step right out and say we like the TT Offroad Concept, but there's something that's just a bit too... familiar about it. Yes, this yellow five-door looks like a not-so-distant relative of the Allroad Shooting Brake Concept that debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. So, …

Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo Concept Unveiled

Volkswagen continues its tease of the car bound for digital competition in Sony’s Gran Turismo 6, and now we have sketches and a name for the concept: the GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo. Like the Mercedes-Benz and BMW Vision GT concepts, the GTI Roadster will be downloadable in the game. But VW …

2015 Volvo XC90 Interior Revealed Ahead of Exterior

The redesigned 2015 Volvo XC90 may not be making its official debut until August, but the Swedish automaker has just revealed images and details of the three-row crossover’s new elegant interior. The 2015 Volvo XC90 is also the first vehicle to use the automaker’s new Scalable Product Architecture …

Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Evolution is Latest Vision GT Concept

The Vision Gran Turismo lineup for Sony’s “Gran Turismo 6” is starting to fill out, with entries from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen all recently revealed. Now, Mitsubishi is joining the party with a sporty hybrid concept based on the XR-PHEV show car that debuted in Tokyo late last year.<p>Called …

This is the Nissan Gran Turismo Vision concept

Heralding the next GT-R, or something else?<p>The sheet's off Nissan's Vision Gran Turismo concept. Just as we thought last week, this is definitely not the GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans prototype. So what the hell is it? There's really only one conclusion to draw here: this is where Nissan's head is at for …

Nissan 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Concept Could Predict Next GT-R

Last week, Nissan teased us with a ghosted image of its Vision Gran Turismo fantasy car, which was created for Sony Playstation 3’s popular Gran Turismo 6 video game. Now it has revealed the real (virtual) thing, called the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.<p>Available for download starting in …

VW GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo hits the small screen [w/video]

Automakers are constantly unveiling new concept cars to showcase their brand image and demonstrate where the company is going. But after the concept debuts, and maybe makes the rounds of some local shows, that's pretty much the last we see of it. But what if an automaker could design a concept that …

Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept 03

Created by the Aston Martin design team over the last six months, the DP-100 will be downloadable for in-game play from July 2014 and shown for the first time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept Debuts, Promises to Deprive You of Oxygen

A four-door fastback that points toward Infiniti's stylistic future.<p>We hope you had smelling salts ready when you opened this story; Infiniti claims that “seeing this vast and imposing car for the first time can suck the air from your lungs. Like a blow to the stomach.” (We’ll let you catch your …

Bugatti Veyron Successor to see 1500 hp?

All good things come to an end, and that adage has never been truer than with the passing of the Bugatti Veyron. Now that over 430 of the 450 models in the Veyron’s limited production run have been sold, Bugatti is looking into a successor to the supercar — and it reportedly has three different …

Sports Cars

Hyper-exclusive Ferrari Sergio confirmed, six-car run sold out

Pininfarina concept heads to limited production.<p>Ferrari has confirmed to <i>Road & Track</i> that the a production version of the Pininfarina Sergio concept is going into production. The thing is, only six will be built. And you're too late. Like the Ferrari F60 America before it, all the Sergios were …

GT6 Made Flesh: VW's GTI Roadster Concept Is Insanely Cool

Six months ago, Volkswagen dropped one of its annual Wörthersee specials, a real-world version of a loopy roadster created specifically for in-game Gran Turismo 6 play. The topless machine obviously referenced last year’s Design Vision GTI concept, which we had a chance to drive in Inglewood after …

Roadsters

Take a look at the Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo

A digital fantasy inspired by a dried fish.<p>Subaru has fully revealed the fully-digital Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo, which will find its way into <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> when the next update happens. It took up the mantle from the Viziv 2 Concept that debuted at the Geneva show earlier this year, but this is …