Tag archives for Concept Car

Feature Flick: Is the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST a Mini Focus ST?

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Fans of affordable and sporty hatchbacks have another car to look forward to this summer, when the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST is slated to arrive. In the latest episode of Ignition, host Carlos Lago travels to France to find out if the small hatch is a shrunken-down version of the bigger Focus ST. The Fiesta’s ST formula essentially mimics the Focus. The hot hatch gets upgraded brakes, a sportier suspension, and interior and exterior tweaks that ...

Ford Reveals Early Design Sketches For Atlas Concept

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The Ford Atlas concept that debuted at the Detroit auto show demonstrated the Blue Oval’s vision for the next-generation F-150 pickup truck. Ford shared several early design sketches to give us a behind-the-scenes look at the concept truck’s development process. Initially, Ford had two very different ideas for the basic shape of the Atlas concept. The Bullet Train idea (pictured at top) was for a radically shaped, supremely aerodynamic truck with styling influenced by the Ford ...

Carbon Motors E7 Diesel Cop Car Has 24,442 Reservations, $149,950 TX7 Van Launches in 2013

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While we await the Carbon Motors E7 cop car’s arrival, the company has released details on its upcoming TX7 van, a $149,950 diesel V-8 powered specialty vehicle made for law enforcement agencies that might otherwise consider more expensive alternatives. While we have yet to see or test any vehicle from Carbon Motors, production of both vehicles is said to start by the end of next year. The E7 sedan, which boasts a number of drool-worthy features ...

The Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150: Elon Musk Contributes to the Rumors

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Despite the Ford Atlas concept’s all-steel construction, rumors still persist that the 2015 Ford F-150 may switch to aluminum. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and Space X, contributed to the rumor mill at the Detroit auto show: “From what I’ve heard, they’re using 7000-series aluminum, which is the right step. It’s very strong and light—it’s the same alloy we use to build rockets. There are many different alloys you can use, and a lot of ...

MT Poll: Which 2013 Detroit Auto Show Concept is Your Favorite?

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The 2013 North American International Auto Show has come and gone, leaving in its wake a trail of futuristic concept cars intended to stop show-goers in their tracks. Though this year’s Detroit show had far more production-ready concept cars than years past, there were still a few boldly styled concept cars at the show, as well. We’ve already shared with you our favorites, now we want to know yours. Acura MDX Prototype: This Acura MDX is ...

Sleigh Showdown: Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser vs. Ford Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh

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Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break down what we know of the scant specifications provided for the two modern-day sleighs. Propulsion: The Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser is ...

Holy Smokes! Batmobile Goes for $4.2 Million at Barrett-Jackson Auction

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Even more than the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 or even the 1968 Shelby EXP, perhaps the most highly-anticipated car to go up for auction at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction was the legendary 1966 Batmobile. Hailed as “the world’s most famous car” by Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson, prior to the actual bidding, some believed the car was over-hyped, and would not fetch the stratospheric prices predicted for it. The cynics were quickly silenced once bidding ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still took third place with 16,161 total sales. Fourth and fifth place went to the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra with ...