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Lamborghini Insecta Concept

Iulian Bumbu, a Romanian car designer, created this study of a 2-seater mid-engined Lamborghini Insecta Concept.

The idea was to create an extreme race-oriented supercar with a style that introduces softer and more organic lines and integrate them into the geometrical style of Lamborghini” said Iulian Bumbu.

Lamborghini Insecta Concept features the brand’s styling cues with inspirations that came from insect exoskeletons, particularly in bugs.

Iulian Bumbu used carbon-fiber for the body structure and panels. The powertrain is the same adopted on the Gallardo.

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Louis Vuitton luggage set for new Infiniti concept

Infiniti, Nissan’s re-badged luxury brand, has announced its collaboration with Louis Vuitton for the creation of a bespoke set of luggage for a concept car to be revealed at the 2009 International Geneva Motor Show next month.

The dramatic concept will be a celebration of Infiniti and its 20 years history as a creator of performance cars. But equally it will be an inspiring exploration into the brand’s future.

For Louis Vuitton, this collaboration is the latest in a long heritage of designing custom luggage for special automobiles.
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Audi A’KIMONO LS2.0 Concept

This incredible looking concept vehicle for Audi is called the A’KIMONO LS2.0.

It is designed by Teodor Kyuchukov and features lighting design elements borrowed from traditional interior lighting practices seen in monuments, sports facilities, and architectural buildings.

The concept was based around the idea that most car designers design the exterior of the car in such a way that makes it virtually invisible at night.

The project is based on the original A’kimono Concept which received the third prize at the Desire Design Contest 2007 organized by Domus Academy & Stile Bertone. Via Doobybrain

Eco Cars: Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero

The entrants for the 2008 Design Los Angeles Challenge have been officially released, with the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of North America unveiling the Formula Zero.

Built around the theme of motor sports racing in the year 2025, the Formula Zero concept aims to combine “the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing.”

Reminiscent of the Mercedes Benz racing heritage of the 1930’s, the Mercedes Formula Zero Racer concept is loaded with technology designed to extract the maximum thrust from the electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail.
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5th Peugeot concept car design contest 2008

Voting period for Peugeot design contest 2008 is on the go !

For the fifth time Peugeot is holding their futuristic design competition. Last year the Flux, designed by 20-year old Romanian Mihai Panaitescu, won the competition and was built as a concept car and eventually shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

This year the competition was themed as “Imagine a Peugeot for the Megalopolis of Tomorrow”. The participants should take into consideration Peugeot’s stylistic codes and their projects must contain the following four aspects: environmental awareness, social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency.

Entries were submitted in July and a jury has selected their 30 favorite designs so that the a popularity vote (15 August through 15 September 2008) can be held on the internet.

A top ten will be revealed on 16 September 2008. At the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2008 Peugeot will announce the winner of the competition so that the concept can go into development for a 2009 Shanghai Motor Show in China global debut.

And now the most interesting part… The finalists with their concept car designs are presented below. Just vote for the concept car you most like on the official Peugeot site. In a week we will get to know the best 10 finalists.

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Title: SVP
Author: Mickael Soubabère
Location: France

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Title: Module
Author: Cristian Fabio Di Filippo
Location: Argentina

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Title: Peugeot 888
Author: Oskar Johansen
Location: Norway

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Title: Streamlife
Author: Liang Tian
Location: China

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Title: Opus
Author: Soheil Ghotbi Ravandi
Location: Iran

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Title: Rugir (Roar)
Author: Onur Guvenc
Location: Germany

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Title: OPENA
Author: Jaroslaw Koziel
Location: Poland

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Title: Peugeot Stylight
Author: Ognyan Bozhilov
Location: Bulgaria

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Title: Peugeot Pure
Author: Pierlot Damien
Location: Belgium

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Title: Peugeot Rayo
Author: Ivan Kraljević
Location: Croatia

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Title: MoVille
Author: Woo-Ram Lee
Location: France

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Title: Ego
Author: Emre Yazici
Location: Turkey

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Title: Globe
Author: Varun Gopinath
Location: India

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Title: Seed by Peugeot
Author: Yann Terrer
Location: France

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Title: OXO
Author: Lou Ke
Location: China

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Title: P.R.O.
Author: Ke Guo
Location: China

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Title: Peugeot Alegro
Author: Alexandre Raad
Location: Brazil

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Title: xtreet
Author: Esteban Peisci
Location: Argentina

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Title: Peugeot 50x
Author: Gustavo Hernandez
Location: Colombia

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Title: Peugeot Blade
Author: Ying Hui Choo
Location: Singapore

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Title: Peugeot Magnet
Author: Tolga Metin
Location: United States

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Title: Facile
Author: Thierry Dumaine
Location: France

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Title: [E cube]
Author: Seung Hoon Yoo
Location: Republic of Korea

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Title: RD
Author: Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar
Location: Colombia

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Title: Echo
Author: Sun Rujun
Location: China

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Title: GALapagos
Author: Igor Yastrebov
Location: Russian Federation

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Title: Peugeot Verde
Author: Michael Witus Schierup
Location: Denmark

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Title: Peugeot 1009 Concept
Author: Edwin van der Mark
Location: Netherlands

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Title: Vision
Author: Shinji Nukumi
Location: Japan

Pininfarina Rolls-Royce Hyperion Officially Revealed

The Rolls Royce Hyperion, that we introduced to you two montgs ago, made its world debut last week at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach.

The car was designed and built by Pininfarina, commissioned by car collector Roland Hall who wanted a unique Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.

The private client who already owned a Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, asked them to create a custom-built car that would evoke the appeal of the sumptuous cars of the 1930s.
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Futuristic Ferrari

This futuristic Ferrari Monza was designed by Iman Maghsoudi and it looks more like a spaceship than a car.

The future cars will be capable of travelling speeds of 300 km/hour, too fast for a human to operate manually as they lack “sufficient concentration” and dexterity. As a result, computers will have to be programmed to drive them.

With the Monza, at slower speeds, the “pilot” sits in a cockpit similar to straddling a motorcycle and has full control. Once the vehicle reaches a predetermined speed, the vehicle changes its shape to become more aerodynamic, and control is taken over by a computer.

It is designed to speed with tail fins that make sure that your Ferrari doesn’t take to the skies at high speeds and it also has a friction reducing technology.
The original Ferrari Monza was one of a series of cars built by the Italian manufacturers in the early 1950s.

Photos of Chinese concept diamond-car

Yet another concept vehicle hailing from Beijing is this unnamed car that enables the coupe’s body to rotate with the course of travel in the same way as a motorbike does when rounding a curve to compensate centrifugal strength.

The purpose is to ensure everything inside the cargo stays in place when the car rolls the streets.

Designed and developed by Huiwen Ji, this car is supposed to target the Chinese middle-class. No word on price and availability yet.
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Ozone concept car

Designed and developed by Istanbul designer Özkan Koral, here is another contemporary automobile design called Ozone : the future concept vehicle designed for Peugeot can be defined as a perfect fusion of accessibility and pleasure.

This eco wary future concept vehicle has created a new standard of excellence in future luxury segment vehicles.

Ozone which has semi transparent glasses runs on hydrogen fuel-cells.
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Very rare Chrysler concept car of the 1950s

Considered the most valuable concept car of the late 1950s, the revolutionary Diablo concept car will be the star attraction of RM Auctions’ multi-million dollar Sports & Classics of Monterey event, to be held August 15th and 16th in downtown Monterey, California.

Conceived by Chrysler’s design head, Virgil Exner, arguably America’s most influential stylist, this rare example was built by Italian coachbuilder Ghia for the Chrysler Corp. on a 1955 Chrysler 300 series chassis.

A featured concept car for the 1957 US auto show circuit, the car is one of the largest and most impressive concept cars ever built, stretching an impressive 22 feet in length.
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