Tag archives for Concept Car

SRT Viper vs. ZR1, Detroit Show Roundtable Debate on Wide Open Throttle

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In the latest Wide Open Throttle video, Jessi Lang and other Motor Trend hosts gather for a roundtable discussion about the controversial SRT Viper/Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 comparison. Additionally, Angus MacKenzie, Jonny Lieberman, Ed Loh, and Scott Evan pick a few winners and losers from the Detroit auto show before ending the episode by picking a ...

Top 10 Vehicles that Deserve Two-Door Coupe Variants

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Not as many two-door coupes are available today as there once were, and we think that’s a shame. From a subcompact four-door hatchback to a pricey and powerful luxury SUV, we’ve found 10 gaps in the new car market where we’d like to see two-door variants of four-door sedans, hatchbacks, and SUVs. While a handful ...

Top 5 Geneva Oddballs: An Italian Corvette, a Spanish Viper, and Amphibious Cars

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The 2013 Geneva Motor Show might be most notable for unleashing the new Ferrari LaFerrari, Lamborghini Veneno, and production-ready McLaren P1 on the world, but there were also quite a few obscure, oddball, and plain weird cars shown at the show, including an Italian interpretation of the C6 Chevrolet Corvette, a Spanish take on the ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still ...

WOT Three Years Ago: Stunning ’62 Corvette Custom, Panamera Laps ‘Ring Faster Than CTS-V Sedan

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July 13, 2009 – Three years ago today, the head of the Presidential Auto Task Force stepped down, a custom-built 1962 Corvette caught our eye, and the Porsche Panamera set a Nurburgring lap record for sedans. Honda turned to its F1 engineers to develop hybrid technology while Bob Lutz was still pushing to get the ...

Thread of the Day: What Will Next-Gen Cop Cars Need to Catch Future Bad Guys?

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Ever since the Ford Crown Victoria-based Police Interceptor went to that big impound lot in the sky, the Detroit Three have been fine-tuning their full-size cop car bids in order to win favor with police departments. We recently put the Chevrolet 9C3 Detective Caprice, Dodge Charger Pursuit, and Ford Police Interceptor through our usual battery ...

Spark of Creativity: GM Korean Design Center to Expand

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Like the stunning Chevrolet Miray concept car? The folks responsible for its design are about to get twice as much space to work their magic. General Motors just announced that its design center in Incheon, Korea, which will house over 200 employees, is set to double in size. The expansion will be completed sometime next year ...

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept, Other Customs Debut at SEMA

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Chevrolet is bringing a number of modified vehicles to this year’s SEMA show, ranging from the audio-focused Cover the World Spark concept to the nostalgic retro build of the 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels concept. Each modified Chevy brings something different to the SEMA floor, and shows that the bowtie brand still encourages customization. Tony Stewart’s Camaro ...

2012 SEMA: Our Top 10 Favorite Rides from Las Vegas

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The 2012 SEMA show has been nothing short of automotive sensory overload. We’ve already shared the weird and the quirky — now it’s time to share our picks of the top 10 best rides we’ve seen during our days-long exploration of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dodge Challenger SRT8 Project Ultraviolet It may not sound ...

Your Say: The Top 10 Best 20-Cylinder Dream Garages

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A few weeks ago, we asked our readers to come up with yet another dream garage. This time,  you could choose any combination of cars you wanted so long as the total cylinder count didn’t exceed 20. It required a bit more math than a typical dream garage thread, but many of you answered the ...