Tag: Detroit 2009
Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen talks about the design of the 2011 Model S model and the opportunities offered by the all-electric powertrain.
The A'KIMONO LS2.0 Concept is a design study of a futuristic vehicle inspired by light sculptures which uses an artificial lighting system to make the exterior body surfaces visible at night, hence Automotive Lighting Sculpture. It was designed by...
The Sentori 58R is a design study of a 58-feet flybridge motor yacht with an exterior design that adopts automotive-like surface design and a modern interior inspired by contemporary trends. It was designed by Christian Gumpold and Christopher...
The Cadillac World Thorium Fuel concept is a design study for a futuristic vehicle powered by a nuclear powetrain and built to last 100 years without any maintenance. The author is designer Loren Kulesus.
Tesla Motors has launched the Roadster Sport, a high-performance version of its Roadster all-electric sportscar, capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Deliveries will begin in June 2009.
At the 2009 Detroit Motor Show Ford has presented the 2010 Taurus flagship sedan model. Powered by a 3.5 V6 engine, it will go on sale on summer 2009.
The Cadillac Converj concept is a 2+2 luxury coupe that showcases GM's Voltec electric propulsion technology with electric drive and range extender and adopts the bold design language typical of the brand.
The Sportback Concept unveiled by Audi at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show is a five-door premium vehicle that previews the brand's future design vocabulary and showcases a range of technologies aimed at improving fuel efficiency.
Presented at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show, the Volkswagen Concept BlueSport is a compact roadster focused on driving fun and sustainability. It is powered by a mid-mounted 2.0 liter diesel engine. The design uses styling cues introduced with the...
Local Motors has announced the Chicago Car Design Competition, with the brief 'Driven by Humanism, Gangster by Design'. The submission deadline is next 20 January 2009.
At the recent SEMA Show Mercedes-Benz has presented four GLK special versions created by four different tuners. The official document includes new design sketches of the car and an interview with Head of Design Gorden Wagener.
Local Motors has announced the results of the Boston Design Competition. The winning project is the Boston Bullet by Mihai Panaitescu. The second and third prizes went respectively to Huynh Ngoc Lan and Grégory Rossi.
The BlueZero is a 5-seater concept vehicle based on a sandwich-floor architecture with a modular layout that allows three different drive configurations: pure electric, fuel cell and hybrid powertrain.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has announced the winners of the Good Design Awards 2008. Among the awarded projects in the Transportation category is the Vandenbrink GTO.
The Volvo S60 Concept is a design study that previews the production model scheduled for 2010 and gives indication of the future brand's formal language. The design features pronounced coupe-inspired lines and a futuristic interior.
Volvo has partnered with Swedish glassworks Orrefors to create the hand-made crystal floating center stack which is featured on the Volvo S60 Concept, which debuts at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show. We report the official release.
The official design sketches and photos from the design development process of the second generation BMW Z4 roadster model.
Bmw has unveiled the first images and information of the new Z4 roadster which will debut at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show. Among the new features is the aluminum retractable hardtop.