Plymouth is right now celebrating twenty years of modern concept vehicles, with more than 100 prototypes built. The Chrysler Group design philosophy has been running on the theory 'Concept to reality'; a theory that all of the concept vehicles that have been created by this elite group are prototypes, and therefore ‘a basis for production vehicles' and meant to eventually evolve into conceptual design. Concepts are meant to 'showcase to management, the media and public the potential future design' that Chrysler Groups cars and trucks are heading towards.
Unlike any vehicle at the Auto Show, the 1988 Plymouth Slingshot wowed the crowd with its swoop-nosed, wedge-shaped body, widespread rear fenders and covered wheels. University students and Chrysler Motor designers came up with the design behind the Slingshot. The unique vehicle featured a carbon fiber chassis and adjustable four-wheel independent suspension. When 33% of the canopy was elevated, access into the 2-passenger cockpit was made available.
The wheelbase of the Slingshot was 103 inches long and had a very short 148.9 inches overall length. Mated with a 6-speed transmission, the rear mounted 2.2-liter turbocharged engine was a twin-cam with 4 cylinders.By Jessica Donaldson
|Subaru Of America Announces 50Th Anniversary Celebration Year|
|Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru today announced its year of 50th celebrations, leading up to its 50th anniversary on February 15, 2018. In keeping with a company known for supporting good causes, the automaker is marking its 50th anniversary with a special donation of '50 cars for 50 years' to benefit a national charity to be announced at a later date.
Throughout the year, Subaru will also host a number of celebratory events, culminating in a series of special edition model vehicles that ...[Read more...]|
|JEEP AT THE 2016 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW|
|◾Presentation of 75th Anniversary special edition line-up
◾Overland new trim debuts in EMEA on Cherokee
◾Grand Cherokee SRT Night new Special Edition of the fastest and most powerful Jeep® ever
◾Premiere of Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition
◾Garage Italia Customs reinterprets Cherokee with a one-of-a-kind showcar
February 24, 2016 , Turin- Italy - Jeep® and its legendary spirit are returning to the 86th Geneva Motor Show with a stand 'packed' with history and excitement wher...[Read more...]|
|MAZDA MOTORSPORTS PROTOTYPE EARNS TOP-FIVE FINISH|
|- Team records the best-ever finish in-class for SKYACTIV Diesel engine —
IRVINE, Calif. (June 28, 2015) – When driver Joel Miller took the checkered flag to complete 144 laps of the Watkins Glen International race course, it moved the Mazda Prototype team into fifth place in the Prototype class. Fifth is the best-ever Prototype class finish for the 2.2-liter SKYACTIV diesel engine in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series. The Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen was run under dark skies...[Read more...]|
|IMPROVED MAZDA PROTOTYPE TEAM PREPARED FOR TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING|
| ||• Team's Performance Gains Expected to Continue in Historic 12 Hour Race|
March 16, 2015 (IRVINE, Calif.) – If optimism was high within the Mazda Prototype team prior to the season-opening 24-hour race at Daytona, it's only higher for this week's Twelve Hours of Sebring featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Series. The 63rd-annual Sebring race takes the green flag at 10:45 a.m. E.T. Saturday morning. Fans can watch the race live from the Mazda in-car cameras with audio from the IM...[Read more...]
|INFINITI'S GLOBAL GROWTH PLANS GATHER MOMENTUM|
|New York / Hong Kong – Infiniti is a brand on the move.
Since establishing its global headquarters in Hong Kong and inaugurating Infiniti Motor Company Limited, Infiniti has taken decisive steps to strengthen its brand presence and globalize its business over the last 18 months.
The relocation to Hong Kong means Infiniti is strategically placed for growth in emerging luxury markets such as China while remaining closely connected to the west.
Under the stewardship of President Joh...[Read more...]|