Later in 2016, Porsche will offer two new Cayenne Platinum Edition models. Porsche uses the Platinum Edition designation for selected configurations that are offered for only a limited time. The Cayenne and Cayenne S E-Hybrid Platinum Edition variants will be recognizable by their distinctive sporty appearance.
This prototype was built in Denver. It originally had airplane propellers in the rear, but one failed during a demonstration. Propellers were abandoned and a Volkswagen engine was installed.
A clothing designer's creation became Bobby Darin's dream car. While Detroit native Andy Di Dia's Clothing designs were elegant and traditional, his single automobile design was unrestrained and unconventional. Construction of the hand-built Di Dia 150 lasted from 1953 to 1960 and cost over $150,000 to build.
Built in 1957, it is one of the last Spohns ever built. Spohn was a coachbuilder from Ravensburg, Germany, who was credited for building bodies for the pre-WWII Maybach luxury cars.
In 1953, Glenn Hire and Vernon Antoine debuted their space-age inspired concept car - the Manta Ray - in Los Angeles, California. Both men worked in the jet aircraft division of the North American Aviation Company and wanted to incorporate the swift flowing lines of a jet fighter plane into their car's styling.
James V. Martin was a prolific inventor who spent years designing cars that he hoped someone would be willing to produce. The Stationette was his last attempt. Produced by Commonwealth Research Corp. in New York, NY, this car is an all wooden monocoque construction. It features no axles, shock absorbers, or propeller shaft, which Mr. Martin claimed made it cheaper to build.
Frank Kurtis designed the Davis in 1941 as the custom roadster, 'The Californian.' It was later purchased by Gary Davis and copied as a four-passenger roadster with an aluminum body and Hercules power. Gary Davis was ready for production in 1948.
This is a Derham-bodied prototype for a post-WWII American sports car and featured airplane inspired controls. It is a one-off vehicle designed by Gordon Buehrig. it is the first car in the world with a T-top roof. Buehrig patented the idea and sued GM when they used it on the 1968 Corvette.
In 1945, William Hewson raised capital to form the Hewson Pacific Corp. and planned to produce the 'Hewson Rocket' to be sold for $1,000. Stoessel fabricated the body shape and Erdos welded the aluminum panels together. Hewson's idea was to give the body form a very aerodynamic shape with no projections anywhere - headlights covered with glass, tail-light lenses flush, and no outside door handles.
The Czechoslovakian Tatra T77 is the first serial-produced truly aerodynamically designed automobile. It was developed by Hans Ledwinka and Paul Jaray, the noted Zeppelin aerodynamic engineer. Launched in 1934, the Tatra T77 is a coach-built automobile constructed on a central tube-steel chassis and is powered by a 75-horsepower rear-mounted 3.4-liter V8 engine.
This car was designed and built in 1937, for the MGM Studios by Hibbard of auto design fame (LeBaron). It was built for the feature film 'Babes in Arms' starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, but was never used because the actors could not fit in the back seat to be filmed.
The McQuay-Norris Company, based in St. Louis, MO, manufactured replacement pistons, rings, bearings and other engine rebuilt parts. In the early 1930s, six promotional vehicles were built by the Hill Auto Body Metal Company of Cincinnati, Ohio for the McQuay-Norris Company. Along with being promotional vehicles, they were used for testing.
In the 1900s, France spent a significant amount of money on airplane development ($22 million compared to one-half million by the Ú.S.) Believing propeller power was the most efficient means of moving a vehicle, entrepreneurs built propeller-powered cars.
Marcel Leyat was a creative genius. By 1909, he had designed, built and flown his own airplane, at a time when most people had never ridden in a car. He did, however, have a minor miss, in his belief that the future was in propeller-driven ground vehicles.
The all-new Jaguar XFL delivers unparalleled passenger luxury and technology to the business segment; this is a luxury long-wheelbase saloon that is as good to be driven in as it is to drive. Jaguar's peerless design discipline, together with class-leading dynamics, offers a unique and compelling alternative to the Chinese business customer.
Following the debut of the new 718 Boxster, the new 718 Cayman complements the roadster in the mid-engine model line-up. This third generation of the mid-engine sports coupe has a more striking and athletic appearance, and for the first time, the coupe is priced below the roadster.
Volkswagen debuted the T-Prime Concept GTE in a world premiere at Auto China 2016 in Beijing today. The concept car previews the future Volkswagen SUV. The T-Prime Concept GTE is a full-size sport utility vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and all-wheel drive. Volkswagen's new Curved Interaction Area is a completely new digital display and control concept.
Bentley is enhancing its new Mulsanne range at the Beijing Auto Show with the global debut of the highly exclusive Mulsanne First Edition.
Shell has unveiled a concept city car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The three seater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting edge technology available today through a process of 'co-engineering' whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together.
A unique version of the new, 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition will lead the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next month, driven by motorsports legend Roger Penske, who is marking 50 years as a race team owner.
Racing is in Aston Martin's blood. From outright victory at Le Mans 24 Hours in 1959, to countless race wins in GT3 and GT4 categories and a continued race and title-winning form in the production-based GTE category of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Aston Martin is proud to be at the forefront of GT racing.
Most of Toyota's North American vehicles are engineered in Southeast Michigan. The newest concept to wear the automaker's famous badge, however, has its roots firmly planted in the red clay of South Carolina. Designed, engineered and hand-built by graduate students at Clemson Úniversity's International Center for Automotive Research (CÚ-ICAR), the vehicle is the result of a two-year collaboration with Toyota Motor North America designers and engineers.
Ford Performance is adding more standard features to the new Shelby® GT350 Mustang on sale this June. These new offerings are the best of what customers have been asking for from the most track-capable, race-ready Mustang ever built.
Lincoln today reveals the all-new Navigator Concept, introducing quiet luxury to full-size SUVs and offering a glimpse at what comes next for the brand's best-known nameplate.
'The all-new Navigator Concept reinforces our commitment to give every Lincoln client what we call quiet luxury – vehicles and experiences that are elegant, effortlessly powerful and serene,' said Kumar Galhotra, president of Lincoln. 'This kind of quiet luxury sets Lincoln apart. Now, we're showing fans of large SUVs how we can exceed their expectations, without being the loudest statement on the road.'
The 2017 Camaro ZL1 is poised to challenge the most advanced sports coupes in the world in any measure – with unprecedented levels of technology, refinement, track capability and straight-line acceleration.Next Page >>