The Citroën AMI is an ultra-compact, agile urban mobility object accessible for those from the age of 14 (in France) and up. You read that right, it doesn’t even require a driver’s license to operate and is powered by an under-floor 5.5kWh battery good for 44 miles on a single charge, while having a top speed of 28 mph. It may not sound like much, but this would definitely beat walking or even biking on a hot summer day. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Polestar Precept, set to make its official debut at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show next week, will give the Tesla Model S a run for its money if it goes into production. This all-electric vehicle boasts a SmartZone up front, which replaces the traditional grille with a transparent panel that conceals two radar sensors and a high definition camera, all surrounded by an evolution of Polestar’s Thor’s Hammer LED headlight. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Jonathon Ward is known for his Icon restomods, especially Toyota Land Cruiser FJs, and his Derelict series has been around for quite some time. His latest project transforms a 1949 Mercury coupe into an all-electric vehicle, this pairs a Tesla powertrain with an untouched-looking exterior, besides some suspension work. Beneath the shell, you’ll find a full Art Morrison custom frame, a Derelict badge and even one of Ward’s signature lizard sculptures. For those heading to the Geneva Motor Show next week, you’ll be able to see it in-person. Read more for an up-close look.
Photo credit: Murray Sharp via Motor1
Auto enthusiasts know that the LaFerrari is based on findings from testing of the FXX development prototype and only 499 units were produced between 2013 – 2016, with each example costing more than $1-million USD. What fans have been waiting for is a successor to this hypercar, and auto designer Murray Sharp may just have something brewing, and it’s called the Ferrari Stallone. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Italian designers Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro have unveiled their vision of a performance grand tourer that could be driven in the desert or on just about any terrain. The Turin-based GFG Style, will debut the 2030 concept Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd, and while no technical specifications are known, it reportedly can accelerate accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 3.5 seconds, while topping out at 124 mph (200 km/h) on any terrain. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
China-based Geely has already received 30,000 digital pre-orders for its brand new Icon subcompact SUV ahead of the online product launch later this week. Why? The company announced today that is has developed in record time a new N95-certified Intelligent Air Purification System (IAPS) to combat coronavirus. This highly efficient air purification system works in tandem with the Icon’s air conditioner to isolate and eliminate harmful elements in the cabin air including bacteria and viruses. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The VLF Force 1 may not sound familiar and that’s because it’s an ultra rare supercar based on the 8.4L V10 Dodge Viper producing 745 bhp (556 kW) of power and 638 lbf⋅ft of torque. It was designed by automobile designer Henrik Fisker, and has a 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds while topping out at 218 mph. They planned on making fifty examples, but only five were made in the end. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The problem with self-driving cars is that LIDAR sensors and / or cameras can only be used reliably in good weather conditions, but MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) researchers aim to solve that proble using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). This radar-based technology transmits electromagnetic pulses into the ground to measure the ground composition (soil, rocks and roots) and that data is then turned into a map for self-driving vehicles. Read more for a video and additional information.
The first-generation NSX was designed by a team led by Chief Designer Masahito Nakano and Executive Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara. It drew inspiration from advanced aerodynamics and the F-16 fighter jet, while late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna, provided input during the final development stages. Japanese tuner Liberty Walk decided to give it a modern widebody makeover with their latest kit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Created by Randy Grubb, best known for building a hot rod powered by a 2400-pound diesel engine from an M47 Patton tank, the Decoliner is based on a 1973 GMC truck chassis, and the world’s first double-decker motorhome. Aside from the cab, which is from a 1953 White COE garbage truck, the aluminum body was entirely made by hand by Mr. Grubb himself, including the handblown glass used in the porthole-style windows. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.