Range Rover Evoque Convertible Is Naked But Not Afraid

In efforts to show that the new Range Rover Evoque convertible is every bit as rugged and ready as her siblings, Land Rover put together a video of her showing off in her natural habitat: some off-roading with mud and water. Check out the clip below proving that the Evoque convertible is naked but not afraid! Spoiler: The clip is far more engulfing and entertaining than the unfortunate television series ‘Naked and Afraid’.

The publicity for the Range Rover Evoque convertible is intended to serve as a preview for the newcomer, poised to claim her spot as the very first luxury convertible compact SUV. It is certain that other brands will follow in the tracks of the Evoque, but few will match her in aesthetics or performance. While the camo is on for the clip, photos have already circulated and the production version will likely be even better looking than the standard Evoque, with new finishes and features. read more

The Gorgeous Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport

When it comes to the coveted Italian sports car, the Maserati GranTurismo convertible Sport has curb appeal. There are drivers who prefer the Ferrari or Lamborghini, but for some, it is Maserati and its less-intense yet sophisticated styling cues that steal the show. The brand has been around for just over 100 years, making it an apparent success.

(All Photos ©Maserati USA)When it comes to a true exotic sports car, it is difficult to find a flaw in the design of a Maserati. That signature face has been around for a long time, and it just keeps getting better with modern tweaks and tunes.  read more

Toyota S-FR: The Angry Animated Family Member

Toyota S-FR

The Toyota S-FR is set to show off at the Toyota Motor Show. It certainly seems that the brand has become well…rounded…following the success of the Lexus LFA supercar and her smattering of reminiscent siblings. Looking at the S-FR it can be confusing to ascertain which direction the brand is heading, but it also seems to create a sense of amusement and happiness with that angry animated cartoonish countenance.

The Toyota S-FR at a glance:

  • This is to be one of 6 or so vehicles heading to Tokyo. It is small by design, a nod to current city car trends and perhaps the looming environmental guidelines dangling from the necks of all automakers like an albatross.
  • Though the S-FR is a tiny slice of toast, she manages to provide 4 seats with her front engine layout.
  • Word is the transmission is a 6-speed manual, something most automakers are phasing out forever.
  • Exact powertrain and performance are being kept under wraps until the show it seems, but it is likely social and nonthreatening and quite possibly is a hybrid or at the very least offers a hybrid variant.

Aside from the Toyota S-FR, the brand will be touting the Kikai and the FCV Plus, which is their futuristic fuel cell concept poised to challenge the Honda fuel cell vehicle. It is said to run purely on hydrogen and have the capacity to power a home. What? The hydrogen fuel cells are mounted in various locations on the car, with some powering it and some accessible to power homes and stuff—which seems kinda strange and we can’t wait for further explanation from the brand at the show. read more

Did Subaru Just Break Out Some Sexy with the Viziv Future Concept?

Subaru Viziv Future

All photos ©Subaru  

Subaru is best known for its performance and family fare offerings, with the standard Forester serving as the social and nonthreatening SUV for families and rides like the WRX, STI and BRZ attracting power craving petrol heads worldwide. But has everyone noticed the Subaru Viziv Future concept SUV? Are they breaking out the sexy for the Tokyo Motor Show or what?

 The Subaru Viziv Future demonstrates the design language of the brand’s future.

The Viziv Future concept illustrates where the future of the Subaru SUV is headed, and it is so much better than previous  SUV siblings. As a tuned WRX owner with a fondness for the visual cues of the Audi Q5 and Q3, the Viziv Future caught my eye and seems to be superior to the luxe Q5 at least in terms of visuals. Rather than copycat many of the popular sporty SUV crossover bodies out there today, Subaru charted into its own territory with bold unique lines, contours and lighting concepts–it will not be confused with another brand. The Future fun doesn’t stop there–with the cabin renderings providing a preview of the racing inspired seating and upscale vibe. read more

Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Focuses On Daytona 24 Hours Race

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 is poised to make a debut at the 2016 Daytona 24 Hours endurance race. The newbie was officially introduced earlier this year and the Raging Bull is not going to spend much idle time prior to unleashing its variants. The standard Huracan was created to replace the long-running Gallardo model, but the GT3 Huracan is for the track.

Look for the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 at the Daytona 24 Hours endurance race.

The Daytona race will be the first Stateside venue for the Huracan GT3, having already indulged in the Blancpain Endurance Series. There are well laid plans for an expanded motorsports circuit slated to include the United SportsCar Championship and others. According to Lamborghini Squadra Corse director Giorgio Sanna: “We are only focused and committed to customer racing. We are excited to make this next step in North America as our motorsport program competes for the first time in Lamborghini history in the 24 Hours at Daytona and in multiple full-season GTD efforts.” The outgoing Lamborghini Gallardo was certainly no slouch in the Blancpain series. read more

The Halcón Falcarto German Newcomer: Hit or Miss?

There is a new automaker emerging in Germany called Halcón and it is eager to show off the very first model. The Halcón Falcarto begins with a Nissan 370Z chassis and then takes on its very own carbon fiber infused persona. Check out the racy video clip of her in action below.


The Halcón Falcarto is a newcomer on the automotive scene hailing from Germany, which is no slouch in the luxury car arena and has always had plenty to bring to the table.

The Halcón Falcarto means Falcon, which the new company chose to communicate that the vehicle means to soar both in terms of speed and sales we presume. Let us take a look at what the newbie has to offer in terms of specification, power and performance. read more

Far Out: Janis Joplin Porsche Goes to Auction

Janis Joplin Porsche

While hippie music legend Janis Joplin May have squalled lyrics asking, “Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz”, when it came time to purchase, she went for a popular Porsche. The Porsche was the car of that era for celebrities and musicians, with such curb appeal that even the self-proclaimed anti-materialistic Joplin could not resist her charms.

That psychedelic Janis Joplin Porsche is now up for auction at the RM Sotheby’s “Driven by Disruption” sale coming in December 2015.  read more

Armored Land Rover Products Make Protection Seem Cool

armored Land Rover

It could be said that the new Range Rover Sentinel is ballistic for ballistics shielding. While most of us do not have to concern ourselves with stray bullets on the way to our destinations, there remains a demand for armored vehicles in many not-so-savory places. The armored Land Rover Range Rover Sentinel and other offerings are for the types who many not need to drive through a mountain range to get to work—but need that option just in case.

The Range Rover Sentinel is understated and secretive when it comes to its protection capacity. read more

Mercedes-Benz Checkmates in Frankfurt with Shape Shifting Concept

Mercedes-Benz IAA

So Mercedes-Benz just created a real transformer. The Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile (IAA) has just taken the annual Frankfurt Auto Show by storm—showcasing the first-ever automobile capable of changing shapes whilst driving down the road.

This technology is different than just the typical automotive ability to produce a rear wing at high speeds. The Mercedes-Benz IAA is essentially a shape shifter, able to alter its physical form at speeds exceeding 50 miles per hour. To make it even cooler, depending on preference, it is a hybrid. read more

Battle of the Brands: The 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

The 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show is in full swing—and the competition this year is fairly fierce. Automakers from all over the planet have gathered in Frankfurt, Germany to show off their wares and have a bit of a go with their people. It is an annual draw that is followed and looked forward to by millions. Without further fuss, let’s take a gander at what is happening this year in what I will call the ‘Battle of the brands’.

The year old Peugeot Quartz concept

While some companies use these types of shows to tout their upcoming models, some take advantage of a widespread arena to showcase fantasy creations—perhaps to test the waters, or just to tease. Some are production ready and some are mere concepts at various levels of project commitment. Still others are mere video game cars. The battle seems to be waging on as follows: read more