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14 September 2012
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Has the “Concept” of a Concept Car Died?

Have you noticed something recently? Concept cars keep turning into real, purchasable cars – with very few changes from fantasy drawing board to car dealer’s showroom.
No one thought the Mercedes A Class grill would make it to production – but remarkably, it did. The Peugeot RCZ concept, despite looking completely ridiculous (for …

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8 February 2012
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Welcome to the Chicago Auto Show 2012! | What to Look Out For

Today and tomorrow are the press days for the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and we know that you guys will be gagging at the bit for a chance to see what exciting cars are on the table. Of course, we’ve already had Detroit… so what’s currently setting Chicago apart?
Well, the …

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15 December 2011
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Hyundai i-Oniq Concept Car | Saloon, Hatchback or Coupe?

Hyundai have given us a fun, but slightly infuriating treat. With three months still to go until the much anticipated Geneva motor show, they have released a simple and mind-blowingly ambiguous teaser of the i-Oniq concept car that they will be showing off. It is a car about which we …

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7 December 2011
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smart forus Pick-Up Concept | Sketches Released in Advance of Detroit Motor Show

smart cars. The whole brand is based on one basic concept – size. Well, the marketers would probably like us to believe that the concept is happiness, or dreams, but the unifying quality in these bright, fun and silly cars really is the fact that they are compact. The original, the fortwo, actually …

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7 September 2011
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Motor Show | The Frankfurt Motor Show Is Almost Upon Us

The next big Motor Show is now only a matter of weeks away. The Frankfurt Motor Show opens to the press on the 13th September, with the general public being allowed in two days later, until the 25th.
This will be the 64th International Motor Show, and will feature an array …

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23 May 2011
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Yummy! | Aston Martin V12 Zagato wins Concorso D’Eleganza Design Award, & My Heart!

For a car to make me love it, it has to be beautiful. Sure, if it sounds beautiful and drives like a dream that helps, but really it is the aesthetics of the thing that pushes my buttons. I love cars to be sleek and sexy. There should be a curve and …

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16 May 2011
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All About | The Aston Martin Zagato

50 years ago the Aston Martin and Zagato came together to create a lightweight race car of which all models still survive; the DB4 GT Zagato, and to mark this union the two have now revealed  the V12 Vantage Zagato, their brand new concept car. Aston Martin has offered the …

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29 September 2010
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Citroen GT | Fancy Citroen Performance Car Concept

There are some concept cars that are indescribably dull – the potential tweaks to an old favourite, for example. There are others that take the idea of creative freedom too far, such as the new Peugeot concept that looks like a strange combination of a mammoth, a hammer head shark, …

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22 April 2010
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Bringing back the Ford Capri?

I heard a delightful rumour the other day. The kind of rumour that, were it to come true, would make car nuts all around the world feel both excited and nostalgic at the same moment. That would cause a riot to get to you nearest Ford dealer, and which would …

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25 March 2010
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Mazda Kazamai | Don’t Get Caught In The Swirling Crosswinds

Let me introduce the Mazda Kazamai, one of the companies latest concept cars. I had heard of it before, but I only just discovered that the name Kazamai actually means swirling crosswinds, which is, of course, meant to express “the powerful yet nimble character of this stylish and compact crossover”. …

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