A Strikingly Different Maserati: Meet the Bora Concept

Maserati Bora concept

Sadly, the Maserati Bora concept is not a ‘real boy’ yet–but it should be. If any Maserati fans are able to successfully scroll through the renderings of the Bora concept and fail to be sufficiently moved—I’ll have the reason why.

The Maserati Bora was produced from 1971-1978 and has a top speed of 171 miles per hour.

The Bora concept renderings depict a flashy modern version of its predecessors. 

The Maserati Bora concept was drawn by Alex Imnadze and drew inspiration from the mid-engine 1970’s ancestor. This is clear when you compare lines and certain features by lining photos of the two next to one another. While the Bora concept is starkly more modern, they are connected in shape. Imnadze also created the Alfa 6C concept and polished off the Bora concept over a two-week span using only his free time. He is an intern at iconic design house Bertone–which makes it further impressive that he is still working on side projects or that he even has the precious commodity of ‘spare time’.  I sense great things in Imnadze’s future. read more

Aston Martin Celebrates at 2013 Dubai International Motor Show

2013 Dubai International Motor Shor

The 2013 Dubai International Motor Show is in full swing, and Aston Martin is taking advantage of the excitement to unveil its centenary celebrations and new lineup. What better arena than luxurious Dubai to reveal new exotic cars and take in some of the richest sights on the planet?

Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary at the 2013 Dubai International Motor Show this week. The show runs from November 5th-9th at the Dubai World Trade Center. 

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Aston Martin is showing the following exotic sports cars at the show this week: read more

More on the Upcoming Bentley SUV

Bentley SUV

There seemed to be a lull in the market for luxury SUVs during the economic crisis that still maintains a grip on many global markets. That slightly blank canvas, however, is now being filled with fresh tracks as carmakers begin anew with fresh luxury SUV models. Such is the case with the new Bentley SUV, which will compete directly with the also-new Maserati SUV and others.

A dramatic shift in attitudes toward the SUV has occurred because of two main reasons: people still crave the space offered only in SUV form and because the fuel economy figures have improved substantially. In order to accommodate the needs of a greater clientele base, Bentley will create an SUV that it expects to account for a full third of the 3-4,000 annual sales. read more

The Deal With the Land Rover Electric Defenders

Land Rover Electric Defenders

Land Rover revealed its Electric Defenders at the Geneva Auto Show, and they have certainly sparked fascination among alternate energy fans worldwide. Sadly, the six Land Rover Electric Defenders are not for sale. They are strictly for research purposes in the electric all-terrain luxury vehicle arena. This does not mean the flashy new line will not roll out in a larger scale production line in the future, though that is simply speculation at this point.

The creative minds at Land Rover were hired to make a rather eccentric electric SUV for the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Their response was the Electric Defender train set. This particular one has the following features to enhance safari experiences for the clients of the game reserve: read more

Aston Martin Daytona Prototype in the Works

Aston Martin Daytona

The Racing Group (TRG) has been busying itself developing an Aston Martin Daytona prototype. The California-based TRG team has partnered with Aston Martin Racing to form TRG-AMR North America, LLC. Their mutual goals are paving the way for a very exciting racing circuit.

The V12 Aston Martin Vantage GT3

Kevin Buckler, owner of TRG, described the Aston Martin Daytona prototype as follows: “The V12 engine sounds fantastic, but for what’s being developed, that’s not the exact package we’re looking at. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the vision we’re aiming towards, if you want to try and picture it, is to have two DP cars coming down the front straight at Daytona that look like a prototype version of the GT3 car.” read more

Lamborghini Cabrera and Cabrera Spyder Speculations

Lamborghini Cabrera

While there is no official word on the Lamborghini website, auto blogs worldwide are ablaze with speculation about the mysterious Gallardo successor. The rumors indicate that the next generation will wear the Lamborghini Cabrera and Cabrera spyder monikers. There are a few renderings of the models out there, but this is pre-prototype stuff so what they will look like or be named is still anyone’s best guess. 

The Lamborghini Cabrera and Cabrera spyder renderings are creating a sensation. Are they the successors to the long running Gallardo series? Some styling cues of the Aventador are noticeable.  read more

Can’t Miss Mid-Engine Aston Martin Renderings

Mid-engine Aston Martin

If you have ever wondered what a mid-engine Aston Martin supercar would look like, you are not alone. Check out these extraordinary renderings by artist Samir Sadikhov of just that concept. Dubbed the Aston Martin DBC concept, it is taking headlines everywhere.

Impeccable renderings of a mid-engine Aston Martin by Samir Sadikhov. We certainly hope Aston Martin is paying attention to these!

Unfortunately, there may never be a production Aston Martin released with a mid-engine layout or a body as heart-hammering as this. The marquee is known for their grand touring luxury rides, however small or large they emerge. Take the time to really take in the lines and shape–it manages to maintain a distinct Aston Martin appeal while offering a slice of an entirely new and stunning universe. If Aston ever opted to go head-to-head with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini and produce edgy and sharp supercars, this would be the body that could back it up. read more

The Maserati GranTurismo of 2020?

Maserati GranTurismo

Today’s automobile design students are churning out renderings for what could be the Maserati GranTurismo of 2020. This example is about a year old, but hopefully components of it survive to production. It certainly takes on a refreshing reshape from the traditional Maserati mold, while still nurturing brand identity.

The student artists responsible for this exciting 2020 Maserati GranTurismo concept have studied under the supervision of Fiat at Politecnico di Milano to obtain a Transportation and Automobile design master. read more

How Not to Drive a Million-Dollar Lamborghini Concept Car

The video below captured the demise of a million-dollar Lamborghini concept car. The unexpected crash occurred during a demo at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The festival has certainly been making headlines this year in a variety of arenas, including this crash, the sale of a $29 million dollar Mercedes-Benz racecar and more!

Watch the multi-million dollar Lamborghini concept car overshoot the turn and slam into bales of hay. At least the bales were there to somewhat absorb the blow–though they are about as effective as water from a high-dive.  read more

Is It a Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce?

Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce

Spy shots have captured what may be a Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce testing on the Nurburgring. This is fantastic news for all who would love to see an even more aggressive version of the insanely potent Aventador. Could this be a SuperVeloce version of the award-winning Aventador?

Lamborghini has taunted the press by testing a mystery model on the Nurburgring. Rumors are sparking that it will be an Aventador SuperVeloce packing even more power than the standard version.

Features of this Lamborghini Aventador prototype include: read more