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The Toroidion 1MW was born and raised in Finland

Normally more of a place a car manufacturer might go to cold-test its latest sports car, Finland is sliding its name into supercar design in a rather big, bold way. The all-new Toroidion 1MW concept car was designed, developed and built entirely in Finland. The car wrestles the title of world's most powerful all-electric supercar away from the Rimac Concept One. At a full megawatt (1,341 hp), it's one of the most powerful supercars, period. Besides sheer power, the car showcases some interesting technologies with a wide range of potential applications, from a scalable powertrain to a fast-swap battery system.  Read More

The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept is a petrol-electric hybrid hatchback

Peugeot has announced a new version of its 308 family hatchback, although some of its specs are anything but family-friendly. The 308 R Hybrid concept has a petrol-electric engine that is good for the environment and the owner's wallet. However, it also accelerates 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4 seconds flat.  Read More

The Lincoln Continental debuts at the 2015 NY Auto Show

All eyes may have been on the Cadillac CT6 at this year's New York Auto Show, but next year the luxury market will likely be more focused on its rival, the new Lincoln Continental. Lincoln previewed the type of "quiet luxury" it has in mind for its forthcoming flagship at this year's NY show. The simply named Continental Concept departs sharply from Lincoln's current design language and promises to bring some past cachet back to the Continental nameplate with a slew of luxury and technology amenities.  Read More

The Aircross has a floating roof with glass panel

Whether it's the compressed air of Peugeot Citroën's Hybrid Air powertrain, or the raft of air channeling aerodynamic upgrades on concepts like the C4 Cactus Airflow, air mixes freely with concept car design at Citroën. The all-new Aircross Concept keeps the trend alive and packages air friendly-design into a larger utility vehicle. The concept also highlights some interesting new interior entertainment and communication technologies.  Read More

Shell is working with Gordon Murray to develop a new compact, efficient concept city car

Professor Gordon Murray's T.25 city car was designed to be compact, as well as cheap to produce, purchase and run. Now, it has been revealed that the T.25 will undergo a "ground-up, total re-think." Project M will see a new small and efficient concept car developed in partnership with Shell.  Read More

The Kia Novo concept is a 1.6 l (0.35 gal) fastback coupé

South Korean carmaker Kia has debuted a new sleek and powerful-looking concept car at the 2015 Seoul Motor Show. The Novo takes a fastback coupé style that looks almost futuristic, and while many concepts are blue-sky exercises, Kia insists the Novo gives "clear hints" about its future designs.  Read More

Crossovers and 4x4s had a solid presence at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, anchored by the gl...

Bentley focused its attention on revealing an all-new concept coupe at this year's Geneva Motor Show, so there was no Bentayga SUV as we thought there might be. That's not to say that utility vehicles didn't have any presence in Geneva, though. While they weren't as strong a fleet as sports cars or concept cars, crossovers and 4x4s had a solid presence anchored by the global debuts of some extremely rugged off-roaders.  Read More

Concept cars of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag.com)

In addition to being a hotbed for gorgeous, potential world record-setting supercar machinery, the Geneva Motor Show is also one of the best shows of the year for concept cars that range from "produce it now" to "not in another 1,000 years." We already took a full look at the exotic supercar line-up, now it's time to check in on the many notable concept cars revealed and displayed in Switzerland.  Read More

The Italdesign Giugiaro GEA is a new concept exploring the luxury autonomous car of the fu...

As cars move gradually towards becoming fully automated, it won't just be the way we operate them that will be different. Rinspeed and Mercedes, for example, have both explored the how car design and use may change. Now, Italdesign Giugiaro has imagined what automobile luxury may mean in the future.  Read More

Nanoflowcell claims a peak output of 1,075 hp and a 0-62 mph of 2.8 seconds for its Quant ...

Building upon the groundwork it laid at last year's Geneva Motor Show, Liechtenstein's Nanoflowcell used this year's show to highlight two very different ways that its flow battery technology can be put to use. The Quant F is a full-blown hypercar, using its fluidic battery to send more than 1,000 horses marching out onto the track. The Quantino, meanwhile, uses Nanoflowcell technology for more humble purposes: up to 620 miles (1,000 km) of zero emissions commuting.  Read More

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