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Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept: First Look

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

Making its global debut at next month’s Paris Motor Show, the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration is a luxurious four-door, four-seat fastback.

 describes it as an “audacious and elegant step forward for Infiniti as a global player; designed to shake up the status quo in the premium large four-door club; a no-compromise ambassador of driver-centric powertrain and on-board technologies.”

SEE ALSO: INFINITI PLANS TO LAUNCH ITS SUPERCAR BY 2018

If the production version retains the looks and proportions of the concept version, (and the company has made no secret of its desire to enter the four-door coupé market) the Q 80 Inspiration will be a more than welcome addition to the segment especially as Infiniti, like Lexus, wants to be a serious Japanese alternative to the German establishment.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept

As well as imposing looks and proportions — the car is 5052mm (198.9 inches) long and 2027mm (79.8 inches) wide and sits on 22-inch wheels — the car promises to showcase a host of next-generation technologies in terms of infotainment, safety, comfort and powertrain.

“After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion,” says Infiniti Executive Design Director, Alfonso Albaisa.

“In Q80 Inspiration, we wanted to capture that unforgettable feeling when you experience something important, something beautiful, something magnetic for the first time.”

McLaren P1 GTR design concept

McLaren P1 GTR Concept Teased

McLaren P1 GTR design concept

McLaren is set to cause quite a stir at this year’s Concours d’Elegance by taking the wraps off its latest super-exclusive track-focused creation.

The P1 GTR will be based on McLaren’s flagship hybrid hypercar, the P1, but will be faster, more powerful, more aerodynamic and altogether rarer.

That’s because in order to stand a chance of owning one when it goes into production in 2015, you will have to already have a standard P1 sitting in your driveway and a spare £1.98 million to spend.

That’s a lot of money for a car that can’t be driven legally on the public highway, but it could be a small price to pay if, as McLaren claims, the GTR lives up to the hype as the world’s best-performing track car.

The GTR borrows its suffix from McLaren’s 24 Hours-winning F1 GTR.

SEE ALSO: MCLAREN P1 SELLING FAST

McLaren P1 Bahrain

The GTR will produce 986bhp, run on specially developed slick tires and boast a wider track in order to help make the most of that extra power.

What’s more, each example will be the racing car equivalent of an exquisitely cut bespoke Savile Row suit as every lucky owner will work with McLaren to help co-develop his or her car and to make sure it is a perfect fit with driving style and capabilities.

This co-development program will include exclusive consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and the company’s design director and access to a state-of-the-art driving simulator where changes and additions can be tested virtually before being applied to the actual car.

The final exclusive touch will be an invitation to compete in regular driving events including a minimum of six dedicated races that are scheduled to be held on some of the world’s most famous Formula 1 circuits.

 says that the P1 GTR that will be unveiled on the 18th fairway at the Pebble Beach Lodge in California on Friday, August 15 is only a design concept model and so some of the features are expected to change before the actual car goes into production in June 2015.

VW GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo

Volkswagen’s virtual ‘Gran Turismo’ vision revealed

VW GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo

Volkswagen has revealed the first sketches of its Gran Turismo video game car, the GTI Roadster ahead of its official reveal at the Worthersee Festival on May 28.

A virtual supercar that started out as a real-life Golf GTI, the car may have been conceived to perform within a video game, but, as with all of the special concept cars that have been created for the latest installment of the “Gran Turismo” video game series, whether by Mercedes, BMW, Alfa Romeo or Aston Martin, the car is grounded in reality.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Although its exterior styling may seem wild at first glance, the GTI Roadster will give VW fans a clear idea of the future design direction of the VW Golf and the engine that powers this car; a 3-liter twin-turbo VR6 unit, capable of producing 503hp and 491lb ft of torque isn’t a flight of fancy.

In fact, the engine is currently in the R&D phase at Volkswagen. As such, it could soon be powering real-life hot Golfs, Audis and Seats.

What probably won’t be carried over from the concept car are its huge rear wing, diffuser and front chin spoiler which, although great for downforce and handling on a track, would make any car impossible to drive though a city center.

The Wörthersee Treffen is an annual gathering of Volkswagen’s biggest fans and their cars. Held in Austria, its popularity is growing every year, as is the effort that VW puts into thanking the attendees with special concept cars, competitions and surprises.

MINI Paceman Adventure concept showcased

Mini Paceman Adventure Concept

BMW has revealed the results of a design study headed by its young apprentices in the form of the Mini Paceman Adventure concept.

Starting with a standard Paceman coupé, the young designers have done away with half of the car in order to create a Mini Pick Up complete with permanent four-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine.

Mini Paceman Adventure Concept photo

To maximize cargo space in the back, what little is left of the car’s roof gets a permanent rack for carrying a spare wheel.

The team responsible has overhauled the suspension set-up and boosted the ground clearance so that the car really could cope with everything from muddy fields to fording rivers — it even has a snorkel to ensure water-free air can still get to the engine when the vehicle is partially submerged.

Mini Paceman Adventure Concept picture

The effect is topped off by a row of roof-mounted spotlights and a coat of ‘Jungle Green’ metallic paint. MINI confirmed that the Paceman Adventure is strictly a one-off and there are no plans for series production.

QUANT e-Sportlimousine concept (Video)

On display at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show is an all-electric sports car concept by nanoFLOWCELL called QUANT e-Sportlimousine.

QUANT e-Sportlimousine

Apparently, the QUANT e-Sportlimousine comes with flow cells that combine electrochemical accumulator cells and fuel cells. To put it in simple words, the QUANT’s batteries are 5-times for efficient than conventional lithium-ion ones.

Measuring 5.25 metres in length, 2.20 metres in width, and 1.35 metre in height, it uses four in-wheel motors to sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 sec and reach a top speed of 380 km/h, while providing a range of 400-600 km.

QUANT e-Sportlimousine back

That’s faster and more powerful than anything on this year’s Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren or Bugatti stand.

Inside, it’s surprisingly subtle. Everything is covered in an ultrafine wooden veneer that looks like solid wood until the ignition is activated and the car’s dials and touch screens come to life behind it.

QUANT e-Sportlimousine interior

The brand has a history of building concepts that remain just that but this time it promises things are going to be different and a road-going version could be seen as early as 2015.

Maserati Alfieri Concept (Video)

MASERATI is celebrating its centenary in style with the Alfieri, a stunning 2+2 GT concept named in honor of Alfieri Maserati, who founded the firm.

Maserati Alfieri concept car

It’s easy to build a concept car that can wow the crowds and generate excitement. A concept car doesn’t have to be road legal, it doesn’t have to be built from anything stronger than papier-mâché and it doesn’t need an engine.

Maserati Alfieri concept Geneva

What makes the Alfieri so promising is that it is a fully-working prototype and one that visually pays homage to a host of glorious historic Maseratis, from the A6 GCS-53 to the 1959 5000 GT and the 1969 Indy and beyond.

Its lines are strong, but uncluttered and the car seems ready to pounce, thanks to 21-inch rear and 20-inch front wheels.

Maserati Alfieri concept

Inside, the minimalism continues. The simple, two-tone floating dashboard is built around a central touchscreen while the floor is finished in a material that looks like oxidized steel, the material of choice for 1950s racecars.

Maserati Alfieri concept interior

There are other metallic highlights, too — such as the use of milled aluminum for the seat inserts, clock surround and gear lever which have then been hand-finished and anodized in a natural copper hue.

Under the hood, the Alfieri has a 4.7-liter V8 (without turbo) which delivers its 460bhp to the rear wheels via a six-speed electro-actuated gearbox.

Maserati Alfieri Concept

With that much power on tap Maserati has also been wise to fit the car with carbon ceramic brakes with Brembo brake calipers.

Batmobile Tumbler Replica

Million-dollar Batmobile replica for sale

A street-legal replica of the Batmobile, used in the Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale, has gone on sale for $1 million.

Batmobile Tumbler Replica

Based on the already iconic ‘Tumbler’ Batmobile from Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” and the Dark Knight films, the car has been custom-built from the ground up as an almost perfect replica — externally anyway.

Under the sculpted body panels you’ll find a General Motors LS series V8 engine, but you won’t find a Bat Pod motorbike escape vehicle or self-destruct system.

Instead, it’s been fitted with a decent stereo system, a DVD player, an iPod integration port and a global satnav system, all of which will probably be more useful in day-to-day situations of a non-crime-fighting nature.

Best of all in this regard are the cameras mounted around the car’s body to make it easier to maneuver along narrow streets and of course, to park.

The car sits on 44-inch wheels, complete with custom-built rims and, as it was built in the US, is available in left-hand-drive only. The company has built just five examples and each one has a $1 million price tag.

Audi shooting Brake concept

Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept

For the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Audi is pooling all of its four-wheel-drive and hybrid-power know-how for a compact SUV show car with mass appeal potential.

Audi shooting Brake concept

On first glance, it looks like a serious off-roader that has been accidentally shrunk in the wash. The Allroad Shooting Brake Concept is diminutive in size but, thanks to a 2-liter turbocharged engine mated to not one, but two electric motors, the car has all the grunt and power of an SUV twice its size.

It can accelerate from 0-62mph (100km/h) in just 4.6 sec and offers up 408PS (400hp) and 650 Nm of torque. Yet, the car is environmentally friendly, capable of 149mpg or 1.9 l of fuel per 100 km.

Inside, the cabin is wrapped in Alcantara and aluminum and there’s enough space for four, or two with masses of extreme sports equipment. Like Volvo’s latest concept coupe, the XC, the Allroad is clearly aimed at those with a very active lifestyle.

Audi Show Car interior

To ensure that the car is comfortable and fun to drive for anyone of any physical stature the instrument panel is adjustable so that everything is always within reach. The car also has a smartphone box which will boost a device’s signal while simultaneously wirelessly charging it.

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

Audi reveals laser-light concept

German car company Audi  is showcasing its latest concept, the Sport Quatrro Laserlight, at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show.

As such, it will be the second year running that Audi has chosen the International CES, rather than a traditional auto show, to showcase its latest technological breakthrough.

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

In 2013, Audi’s autonomous driving and parking technologies were the highlights of the show and in 2014 the company is clearly planning to wow the crowds again.

On the surface, the Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept is almost identical in appearance to the Sport Quattro Concept that made its debut in Frankfurt in September — it’s even powered by the same electric motor/V8 hybrid engine capable of pumping out 700hp.

However, it is markedly different in two respects. Firstly, as its name suggests, it users laser technology rather than boring old lights for illuminating the road ahead.

The use of lasers doesn’t mean that drivers will be able to slice up slow-moving traffic ahead of them, a la James Bond. Lasers are more accurate and are three times brighter than the best LED headlamps and, even when used on full beam, are less distracting to other road users. They also have an effective range of 500 meters. That’s why BMW’s new i8 hybrid supercar is already using them.

But secondly, and perhaps more importantly, the car boasts what Audi is describing as a new “3D” display powered by a Nvidia Tegra 30 processor. That’s the sort of hi-tech hardware usually found in top of the range gaming PCs, rather than in sporty German coupes.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

Volvo Unveils the Concept XC Coupe

The Concept XC Coupé picks up where Volvo’s last show car, the Concept Coupé, left off and is the second in a series of three design studies the company is planning to reveal over the coming months.

Volvo has a reputation for building extremely safe and, as a result, often extremely ‘boxy,’ cars.

What it doesn’t have is a reputation for stealing the limelight from other more exciting or challenging car makers at international car shows.

Volvo Concept XC Coupe

But that’s exactly what happened in September at the Frankfurt motor show when the company took the wraps off the Concept Coupé. So overwhelmingly positive were the press reactions and visitor responses to the two-door sportscar that Volvo is seriously considering putting it into production.

Audi crossover concept

New Audi crossover concept revealed

Audi has released design sketches depicting a new compact-crossover concept planned to make its world premiere at the Detroit auto show in January.

2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the SUV, despite the fact that the new year is still several weeks away. Porsche has just launched the compact Macan off-roader, the BMW X4 is about to hit the streets and Ford will be bringing the Edge, a mid-sized SUV, to Europe within the next 12 months.

Audi crossover concept

Further up the motoring food chain, Bentley has confirmed it’s building a Range-Rover-busting SUV, Rolls-Royce has admitted it wouldn’t rule out a move from two- to four-wheel drive and Aston Martin has floated the idea of re-launching the Lagonda brand in order to tap into the luxury SUV sector.

Earlier this week, Audi confirmed that it is about to build a baby off-roader loosely based on its sub-compact A1 hatchback and now it has published artists’ impressions of its official show car for the upcoming Detroit show which, yep you’ve guessed it, looks an awful lot like a sports SUV.

The angular, two-door, four-wheel-drive concept has been designed to be equally at home on the school run, on the race circuit and off the beaten track.

And although the car is just for show, expect much of its design language — intersecting geometric shapes, wide haunches, short overhangs, side vents and honeycomb grille infill — to start cropping up on the company’s growing range of production cars over the next year or so.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

Mercedes reveals ‘Gran Turismo’ vision

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo, a virtual supercar concept, is set to make a real-world debut at the company’s new US R&D center in California.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo

It turns out that the concept car, which was created for “Gran Turismo 6,” the Playstation racing game, is more than simply a collection of pixels and computer code.

Mercedes Gran Turismo vision

A real-life, scale 1:1 version of the 585hp, super-light-weight car, complete with heads-up display and gullwing doors, will be arriving in Sunnyvale, California to mark the official opening of Mercedes-Benz’s new Research and Development facility on November 19.

Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo

The car, which manages to pay homage to the marque’s supercars of decades past, such as the 300SL, while also being clearly a visitor from the automotive future, blends long, feminine flowing lines with aggressive animalistic front and rear haunches that cover the car’s oversized alloy wheels.

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision GranTurismo

Under the hood is a front mid-mounted V8 biturbo engine courtesy of AMG and as the car is built using an aluminum space frame adorned with carbon fiber, it tips the scales at just 1385kg, meaning that it offers a power-to-weight ratio of 1hp to every 2.4kg.

Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo

To mark the game’s 15th anniversary, its developer, Polyphony Digital Inc., approached a number of car companies, including Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Volkswagen, as well as legendary automotive design studios Bertone, ItalDesign Giugiaro and Zagota and asked them to create exclusive virtual concept cars which will be released as gifted downloadable content to gamers as online updates.

And when the game goes on sale in December, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo will be the first concept that players will be able to download.

Volvo Concept Coupe logo

Volvo may take new coupe from concept to reality

Volvo Concept Coupe

It’s not very often that the Swedish car maker, with the world’s greatest reputation for safety, upstages everyone from Audi to Porsche at a motor show, but that’s exactly what happened when it took the wraps off its coupe concept at this month’s Frankfurt show.

In fact, so great was the reaction to the sleek two-door sportscar — a modern reimagining of the company’s classic 60s P1800 — that Volvo’s board is now deep in discussion over whether or not a very limited and therefore exclusive production run is possible.

Designed by famed Italian coachbuilder Bertone, whose past styling credits include the Aston Martin Jet 2+2, the result is a vehicle that combines the past with the future direction of Volvo’s design and Bertone has already been contacted by Volvo about its ability to handle a limited production run.

Whether or not the car does become a reality, it is a certainty that it won’t come with the engine that featured in the show car — a two-litre gas engine with both a supercharger and turbo charger plus a plug-in hybrid powertrain to deliver over 400bph — won’t make the jump from concept to forecourt.

Most likely, Volvo will use a more run-of-the-mill, tuned four-cylinder turbo gas engine, which may or may not be linked to an electric motor. But when a car’s that good looking, speed is of less importance. If it’s going too fast no one will be able to stare longingly at it.

volvo coupe concept

Mercedes S Class Coupe Concept

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Concept

Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe Concept

The Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe, which previews the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, debuted on Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Mercedes stresses that although this car is merely a concept, the design cues, flourishes and technology on display are all destined to make it onto upcoming cars.

Inside, the instrument panel has been shaped to reflect, in Mercedes’ words, “a whale fluke just before it re-enters the water”. Finished in white with milled aluminum switchgear, the effect is of flowing, unbroken lines and of space. Emphasizing the aura of luxury are the calfskin upholstered seats and the hand-woven silk carpeting and roof liner while under the hood.

Mercedes S Class Coupe Concept interior

The new car features a host of technology: its Intelligent Drive system uses stereo cameras which can map a three-dimensional representation of the road ahead to alert the driver and can also detect and predict the position of objects around the car at any given moment up to a distance of 500 meters.

This technology is also tied into the suspension system so that it is always prepared to iron out kinks in the road ahead before the car encounters them, for the smoothest possible ride.

Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe roof

Increasing the sense of well-being is an infotainment system that uses Gracenote technology and can play a track list based on the driver’s mood and has a catalogue of 18 million tracks to choose from.

Under the hood, there’s a bi-turbo V8 that’s been massaged and refined by AMG so that it puts out 455 hp and over 700Nm of torque, but the top speed remains a mystery.

Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe side

Audi Quattro Concept frontal

Audi Sport Quattro concept car unveiled

Audi Sport Quattro concept

Audi has reimagined its era-defining Quattro in concept form for the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

There is one simple reason why Audi is where it is today, in terms of sales, reputation and desirability — the Sport Quattro Coupe. A short wheelbase sportscar with permanent four-wheel drive, it devastated all rivals when Audi entered it in the World Rally Championships and the road-going version soon became a 1980s status symbol so powerful that only a Porsche 911 could challenge it for kudos.

To celebrate the car’s 30th anniversary, Audi has created a conceptual successor to that special car, which pays homage to the original while bringing the performance and technology under the hood and in the cabin bang up to date and off into the future.

Capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 sec and on to a top speed of 305 km/h, the Audi Sport Quattro Concept has a 560PS V8 engine mated with a 110kw electric engine – so it’s a hybrid.

Audi claims that each visual design feature and engine component has been dictated by the demands of sporting performance — hence prodigious use of carbon fibre composites and aluminum in the construction — and that many of the styling cues on display on the finished concept will serve as reference points for the design of all future Audi cars.

Audi Sport Quattro concept interior

Inside, everything is focused on the driver. All cockpit elements point towards his or her field of vision and all crucial functions have been integrated into the steering wheel, so that full control of the car and its direction of travel is guaranteed.

Also improving driver understanding and the flow of relevant information is a digital ‘3D’ dashboard which can be customized, in terms of gauges and dials. Hitting the Race mode brings the speedometer front and center, as well as information about the race track, and a stopwatch for recording lap times.

But best of all is that this is an Audi concept car and the German car maker has a reputation for actually taking what seem like far-flung vehicular ideas and putting them into production. So don’t be surprised to see one of these on the road in the not-too-distant future.

Audi Sport Quattro concept back

Renault TwinZ concept interior

Renault Twin-Z Concept

Renault TwinZ concept

Renault’s new Twin’Z electric car concept will take part in the London Design Festival for the first time this month. The London Design Festival officially runs from September 14-22 and will be celebrated by a string of exhibitions, installations and events across the English capital.

Renault TwinZ

Renault unveiled a striking blue concept car by Ross Lovegrove, a British furniture and product designer, at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano furniture show on Monday.

Renault says that the Twin’Z is a fun, modern, artistic take on a city car that draws inspiration from some of the Renault’s most iconic models, such as the R5 and the Twingo.

Renault TwinZ interior

The Twin’Z is an all electric city car featuring rear-wheel drive and a rear-mounted electric motor.  The top speed is 81 mph and the vehicle has a driving range of 100 miles on a charge.

The Twin’Z’s glass roof is designed in layers and incorporates an array of LEDs which form animated patterns intended to enhance the overall experience of the driver and passengers.

Renault TwinZ concept interior

Inside, the seats have been upholstered in a 3D woven, self-cushioning, lightweight blue textile which is both waterproof and flame resistant.

The conventional dashboard has been replaced by a single tablet with a touch-screen display that controls everything from the vehicle’s heater systems to the roof.

Renault TwinZ wheel

A smartphone display’s the vehicle’s speed, range-related information and the principal warning lights.

Renault chose to reveal its concept car at the ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano’, to prove its determination to reach out to a wider audience by targeting those who are more sensitive to design.

TwinZ

Jaguar C-X17 concept study

Jaguar to unveil C-X17 concept at Frankfurt

Jaguar C-X17 concept study

The luxury sedan and sportscar maker is set to unveil the C-X17 concept which will act as a glimpse into the future of the company’s entire model range.

Created as a design study, the C-X17 is a highly advanced, modular aluminum architecture which, in plain English, means that it is a very strong and very light foundation that can be made bigger, smaller, wider or narrower in order to create a host of different types of cars.

Jaguar is being coy about what the first concept car built on this platform will look like but is bandying about the word ‘diversity’ with great aplomb so don’t be surprised to see a huge shooting brake tourer with Nürburgring pretentions.

The recent launch of the F-Type shows that Jaguar still knows a thing or two about making fun-to-drive, powerful two-seat convertibles, but one thing it has been in desperate need of since it split from Ford is a long-term architecture of its own on which to build its new cars. Until now it has been sharing underpinnings with Aston Martin for its coupes.

Meanwhile its now-defunct X-Type entry-level executive sedan, which was conceived to compete head to head with the BMW 3-Series was not much more than a Ford Mondeo in drag.

For those that can’t make it to the C-X17’s official reveal on September 9 in Frankfurt, never fear. Jaguar will be streaming the event live via its Facebook page.

Infiniti Q30

Infiniti Q30 concept revealed

Infiniti Q30 Concept

Infiniti has provided a first look at the Q30 Concept which will have its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as the next step in Infiniti’s foray into new premium segments.

The Infiniti Q30 Concept signals the contemporary design vision for a compact Infiniti vehicle which will target a new generation of premium customers.

The shape of the Infiniti Q30 Concept deliberately challenges categorisation – not a coupe, not a hatch and not a crossover but a fusion of the three body styles. It is designed for younger customers seeking an alternative to traditional premium compact vehicles and open to convention-challenging approaches.

Led by Alfonso Albaisa, the Infiniti design team has delved into new territory, creating a bolder and more captivating vehicle, showing how Infiniti plans to further evolve its designs in the near future.

What’s this Lexus concept car?

Lexus new concept car

Toyota’s premium brand will showcase a new concept car on its stand at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For the time being, Lexus has revealed virtually no details on the car, building suspense before the big event in September. The only image of the new concept car focuses on its LED headlights.

Lexus has more in store for the Frankfurt show, of course, including the European premiere of a new version of its GS 300h hybrid, equipped with a 2.5L motor.

Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart

Mercedes unveils luxury concept golf cart

Mercedes-Benz Vision Golf Cart

For golf fans craving a bit more luxury on the links, Mercedes has unveiled a new “Vision Golf Cart,” a concept golf cart of the future.

Sketches for the new state-of-the-art fantasy cart were shown at the 2013 Open Championship in Scotland this past weekend. It was created by Mercedes-Benz’s head of design Gorden Wagener, who relied on the help of golfers who submitted their ideas to the company.

“I was very inspired by the idea of designing a golf cart, giving it a new shape and new sorts of meaning,” Wagener said in a statement. “Why not treat a golf cart like a car, and make it a ‘Golf Car?'”

Drivers can control the cart via a central joystick, which lets you sit on either side of the cart to control its direction. Also it features a revolving iPhone/iPad docking station, heating/cooling cup holders and a cooler/warmer refrigerator.

It features an “air scarf” heater, as well as a solar panel roof. A “fore button” notifies other players of a misplaced shot. In addition, the cart features touch screen monitors and a USB interface.

For nighttime play, the Vision features floodlight functionality on the LED headlamps and an illuminated vanity mirror for primping.

Also, riders can send emails, view weather forecasts, order meals from a country club restaurant, share their scores and photos via social media, or make calls over the loudspeaker system.