btw.. this is obviously fake if you didn't already know.
The fine watchmakers at Bell&Ross showed up at Baselworld exhibition in Switzerland (think Geneva Auto Show of watches), and surprised everyone by showing off a concept supercar called the Aero GT. The car is not real, yet. It's still just a computer render, but a damn fine render it is. The shape is surprisingly well thought out and looks really really good. The stealth fighter inspired car features winglets for mirrors, two huge exhausts that mimic a jet fighter's engine, and even a center mid wing that is supposed to increase stability.
Powered by a theoretical 602hp 4.2L Twin Turbo V8 pushing the car to a max speed of 196mph with 0-60 acceleration time of 2.9s. The entire thing weighs 1320kg (2910lbs). Even if this doesn't become a reality and is just a fancy way to sell watches.. at least they did put a lot of thought and work into it and looks like it could actually be a feasible project.
The new Miata targa is here and it's called the MX5 RF. The new retractable roof features an exceptionally beautiful flying buttress design that seamlessly works with the ND's overall shape and style. I especially love the fact that the rear glass window even retracts for a more open air feel. Mazda did an amazing feat getting all of this to fit in the standard convertible opening without losing any trunk space.
Let's see what Mazda has up their sleeves later today for the new Miata. Is it a Power Retractable Hard Top? Is it a Targa Top? Is it a full on coupe? Watch live at 4:25pm Pacific or 7:25pm Eastern.
UPDATE: Press Conference screenshots below
Hyundai is ready to show off a new BMW 3 Series fighter in the form of a new Genesis sports sedan. Likely to be called the G70, the new car will ride on a RWD platform and promises sporty driving dynamics. It looks like New York is going to be a great show indeed. Read on to see a bit more detail after some photoshop magic and the teaser video.
The new Golf Alltrack is here and it's getting some AWD action with added 4Motion, a raised ride height, as well as a bigger boot with more interior room. The rugged looks is accentuated by body cladding but the power remains the same with the 170hp TSI turbo 1.8L engine. To help it navigate rough terrain, it's been given Hill Descent Control as well as optimized traction control. Read on the full press release
The custom restomod Porsche 911 scene is getting a bit more crowded. With the popularity of Singer Porsches, competition in this field was bound to happen. This is a 993 Porsche 911 restored by Kaege from Germany done up to their own specifications. Unlike the Singer, the Kaege version makes do with the original 296hp 3.6L engine but the entire weight of the car has been reduced significantly due to widespread use of carbon fiber. The car now weighs 2635 lbs due to the carbon fiber body panels, as well as the engine bay. Other touches include revised interior, custom wheels that look like the original Fuchs, and abundant use of new technology like LED headlights,seats, suspension, and so many more minor details.
I've been a fan of Yasid's work for a while now and I think he deserves a lot more attention. This artist works out of London making photoshops and car designs that look just otherworldly. There is a certain Mad Max feel to them with all the exposed engine bits, wheel flares, and scoops and wings. It's all just so post-apocalyptic. I believe he does this for video game concepts as well as just to indulge in his own hobbies. He's certainly quiet talented. Continue reading below for a sample of just SOME of his work.
If you like his work, please check him out on his Facebook page and buy some prints! https://www.facebook.com/yasidDESIGN
Sith Toyota shutting down the Scion brand, their top selling sports car now needs a new home and a new name. For 2017, it's being rebadged as a Toyota 86 and changes include revised styling, a modest 5hp bump in power, and revised suspension tuning for even better handling. The manul version also gets gear ratio changes. Read on for the full press release and wallpapers