Range Rover Evoque Convertible Gets Green Light?

Range Rover Evoque convertible

Rumors have been flying back and forth that there will be a Range Rover Evoque convertible pretty much since its birth. The latest murmurings are that Land Rover has finally given the Evoque the green light to take its top off. Is it true?

Some automotive blogs are stating that a source from Land Rover stated that the Evoque convertible has the green light and will be built. We must wait for official word for this interesting turn-about. 

The Range Rover Evoque convertible concept first appeared at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. While it certainly sounds a bit bizarre, as you can see from the photos, it is not actually too terrible. I cannot decide if I am into it or if it is off-putting, though I would like the opportunity to take it for a spin to see if it grows on me. read more

Just a Range Rover Convertible Rolling Around Dubai

Range Rover convertible

Just when you think you have seen it all, an automobile leaves you speechless. Check out this Range Rover convertible spotted in Dubai. It is understandable that one would wish to drop the top in Dubai, as it is scorching hot, but this is clearly a devoted Range Rover client and nothing else would do!


This Range Rover convertible was tweaked to suit the needs of its Dubai owner. What do you think of the beast with its top removed?

Only the best exotic vehicles occupy the streets of Dubai, so this is actually a Range Rover supercharged. While there are plenty of images out there for Range Rover convertible concepts, this guy apparently could not hold his horses and wait it out, opting for an aftermarket conversion. Newport Convertible Engineering, with the Range Rover being among their specialties, did the conversion. They removed the roof of the sporty SUV with the door frames intact, did away with the C and D pillars and the glass around the boot. A brace was placed between B pillars for added strength and, of course, a convertible top.  read more

Meet the Trion Nemesis Supercar

Trion Nemesis Supercar

There is a new supercar hitting the scene to threaten those in the 250 mile-per-hour and up range: Meet the Trion Nemesis. If the name itself is any suggestion, the Trion Nemesis supercar intends to directly challenge the high-speed industry super beasts like Bugatti, Koenigsegg and more. But are they worth taking seriously? As of now, the Nemesis is in development. There is but one way to decide, let’s analyze the intended specs.

The Trion Nemesis at a glance:

  • They plan to power the Nemesis with a special twin-turbocharged V8 designed to produce 1973bhp.
  • The top speed predictions are 270+, which would leave even Hennessey a bit weak in the knees.
  • The 0-60 mile per hour jump will be a claimed 2.8 seconds, which would make it a blistering rival to…well…everyone.

Trion Nemesis

Should the Trion Nemesis leave the gate with the specifications above, it will be a predator in its class. It will be competing and able to anhialate the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg One, and even the Hennessey Venom GT. The goal of Trion is to produce an “advanced ultra-luxury, high-performance line of vehicles designed around the driver.” To put it simply, they want to build an engine capable of demolishing the pride of competitors that looks good enough to attract plenty of buyers. We will just have to wait to see what comes from this ambitious newcomer in the next year. The American-based startup has hinted at a prototype release within a few months.  read more

The Sbarro Sparta Concept: Sizzle or Fizzle?

Sbarro Sparta concept

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show was fantastic, as it is every year. One of the more obsolete cars on display this year was the Sbarro Sparta concept, a vivid vision in yellow with a hybrid powertrain. The Sbarro Sparta is a hybrid racecar with a bit of an identity crisis, but it still seems to be catching on.

The Sbarro Sparta concept is loud in more ways than just that yellow coat. It made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the new kid among the likes of Lamborghini, Ferrari and other leading brands. read more

The Mazzanti Evantra Supercar: Smoking or Choking?

Mazzanti Evantra Supercar

Italian coachbuilder Mazzanti has been busy perfecting its latest supercar since 2011: Meet the Mazzanti Evantra. Its predecessors include the Vulca S and the Antas V8 GT, both underdogs in the supercar industry yet quite notable in terms of looks and performance.

Mazzanti Boss Presents New Evantra Supercar

The Mazzanti Evantra supercar has gone through many changes since its concept phase, including the name. It was going to be called the Mugello, which rolls off the tongue about like novocaine at the dentist. The final details have been ironed out, and the Evantra specs are as follows: read more

A Truly Refreshing Take on a Supercar: The PassoCorto is Stunning

PassoCorto

Look at the finished product of collaboration between Hyundai and a group of IED (Instituo Europeo di Design) students. Dubbed the PassoCorto, it is a rendering that would make an ideal supercar complete with both jaw-dropping looks and a powerful powertrain. 

Yes, please.

While the PassoCorto does not exist, it certainly should! Students from the Instituo Europeo di Design seem to have proven that the current generation are not exactly the lazy, uninspired types so many assume them to be. So will the PassoCorto be making an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show this year? Some think it will grace the stage at the popular show in model form. read more

Bugatti Opts Against Branching into Luxury Sedans

Bugatti Galibier concept

The Bugatti Galibier concept had the automotive community on high alert for the brand to branch into the luxury sedan segment. Rumors then came and went that it would or would not reach production–this madness went on for years. Bugatti president Wolfgang Schrieber is putting the brakes on the Galibier rumors for now, announcing that the company would maintain its focus on brand purity and that only means supercars.

Would the Bugatti Galibier concept only serve to dilute the brand or could it create a new idea of what a luxury touring car could be? Can a brand offer both? These are all questions Bugatti has been working out during its decision making process. read more

Revealed: Destino Red Concept by VL Automotive

Destino Red Concept

The Detroit Auto Show has certainly been interesting this year. Case in point: The Destino Red Concept by VL Automotive. This unexpected jewel may look familiar to you, as it should, if you have seen the Fisker Karma.

That seductive vision in red is not another Fisker Karma, but the Destino Red concept. While it is built from a Karma shell, there are new styling cues added and a mystery powertrain. Will it survive to see the glory of production?

VL Automotive is a company backed by Bob Lutz with the intention of revving up interest in Karmas. Lutz’s good karma has led to a potential new shot at stardom and survival for the brand. While the Destino Red does in fact ride on a Karma chassis, there are design cues and that signature red to distinguish it as a VL product. VL Automotive describes the Destino Red as a two-door hard top convertible touring coupe. To summarize, it is every bit the stunner the Fisker Karma is, transformed into a four-seater drop top…not bad. read more

The Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion Concept: What Dreams Should Come

Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion

There is truly nothing like a car show to rejuvenate and recreate. We all have a few special favorites from shows gone by, like this exquisite Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion concept from 2010. No booth babe could outshine this machine, not even Cindy Crawford in her prime (had she been a mere booth babe, that is).

Gentlemen: We have takeoff! The otherworldly Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion concept.

The Bertone Alfa Romeo Pandion concept appears to open up to a new world, spacecraft sci-fi style. For this model and many others, design house Bertone exceeded limits and expectations to produce a work of art powered by horses. read more

Lexus LF-NX Turbo Concept:The Little Engine that Could

Lexus LF-NX Turbo

The second installment of the Lexus LF-NX concept arrived at the Tokyo Motor Show. Dubbed the Lexus LF-NX Turbo, it boasts a new powertrain. Its sibling emerged earlier at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and with two versions being touted–it seems likely that one will hit production. Rumors say the production version will be named the NX.

As another Lexus LF-NX concept shows up, many are curious what version or versions will emerge in production form. 

The Lexus LF-NX is pictured above.  read more