Chevrolet Camaro Concept

These spy pics came from the site . Seems like Gm has taken a more futuristic road than the Dodge Challenger. No official info yet, but you dont have to wait alot as the Detroit Show press days are a only a week ahead

2007 Mazda CX-9 seven-passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle

Mazda released more information and pictures in its new seven-passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle CX-9. Arriving in Mazda dealerships in early 2007, the CX-9 is designed and engineered specifically for North America.

The Mazda CX-9 rides on one of the longest wheelbases in the segment, providing easy access to its three-row seating. To ease accommodations for all drivers, the driver’s seat and steering column move quickly and easily over a long range of adjustment.

The 60-40 split second row not only carries three in comfort, it also offers approximately five-inches of fore-and-aft slide travel and a reclining backrest. In the 50-50-split third row, the seating position and leg room are both class-leading in numbers and real comfort. Entry to the third row is easy, with nearly 26 inches of access space between the folded second-row seat and the C-pillar. Even with the third row occupied, the CX-9 provides 17.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, eclipsing many large sedan trunks. Both second- and third-row seats fold flat to allow additional storage all the way up to the back of the front seats.

Extra thought is invested in small details, such as how the CX-9’s seat releases are configured. For example, releasing the second row seat in order to enter the third row requires only one simple hand motion to unlatch the seat and move it forward. Likewise, a clever strap attached behind the third row seat’s backrest serves as both a release for folding the seat and a means of pulling it back erect again.

Many mid-sized crossover SUVs strive for the utilitarian look. CX-9’s front end is unmistakably Mazda, with its elegantly sculpted sporty five-point grille and wide, bold bumper. A horizontal streak of chrome floats on the front grille bar, giving a distinctive and high quality feel. Side windows form a flowing, open and modern greenhouse, allowing clear vision from all seating positions. The unique trapezoid chrome exhaust pipe accentuates the fine detail put into the design.

Once inside the CX-9, the driver is greeted by a neatly organized combination of cylindrical shapes and blacked-out instruments on a T-shaped instrument panel. Brightly edged gauges with metal-look trim and indirect blue illumination set a cool mood. Indirect lighting also is embedded in the front and rear door trim and ceiling for a warm glow. Horizontal elements in areas such as the center panel, door trim and seat design intersect with vertical accents to create the same harmony present in fine furniture.

Interior craftsmanship and attention to detail is visible everywhere. Soft trim is elegantly configured and constructed of top-quality materials and seats have an inviting yet sporty look and feel appropriate to this type of vehicle. The dash panel houses large, clearly marked entertainment and climate controls. Delicate stitching and the metallic look of the floating door trim-grips reveal the designer’s fine eye for detail.

The CX-9 is powered by a new 3.5-liter V-6 with a preliminary rating of 250-horsepower. Advanced features include dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, a high compression ratio and electronic throttle control. While six-speed automatic transmissions have until now been exclusive to premium-priced SUVs, the CX-9 provides that desirable feature as standard equipment. The direct benefits to Mazda customers are optimum acceleration and passing performance, coupled with excellent highway fuel efficiency.

Drive is either through the front wheels or via Mazda’s advanced Active Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive system. On all-wheel-drive models, various sensors signal control modules to automatically apportion torque to those wheels most able to provide solid traction. A computer-controlled coupling, connected with the rear differential, automatically adjusts the torque distribution, allowing up to 50-percent of the drive power to be sent to the rear wheels, depending on traction conditions. This all-wheel drive system has been especially well received in MAZDASPEED6 and CX-7 applications.

The stiff unibody of the Mazda CX-9 provides a sound foundation for a poised ride and agile handling. Computer-aided-engineering analysis was used to optimize this structure, delivering high torsional and bending rigidity with minimal weight.

In front, the perimeter frame mounted to the unibody through six rubber isolators supports the powertrain, the engine-speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion power steering, and a low friction strut-type suspension system using coil springs. The multilink rear suspension consists of one trailing arm and two lateral locating members per side. To minimize cargo-compartment intrusion and permit a wider load space, the rear coil spring is positioned between the lower lateral member and the unibody. Anti-roll bars at each end maximize agility and control during assertive driving.

Twenty-inch, V-rated, low-profile radial tires (P245/50R-20) are standard equipment on the top Grand Touring model while Sports and Touring editions roll on P245/60R-18 tires. As a result, CX-9 looks and feels unusually nimble for its size and is the clear class leader for driving pleasure.

The Mazda CX-9’s safety features are highlighted by an advanced Roll Stability Control (RSC) system that uses both body-roll rate and wheel speed sensors to determine when corrective action is necessary. A momentary torque reduction, combined with an automatic brake application, assists in restoring the CX-9 to an even keel.

Four-wheel disc ventilated brakes include an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to prevent lockup during emergency use. When excessive wheel slippage is detected, a Traction Control System (TCS) automatically reduces driveline torque to help restore traction. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) reduces driveline torque and automatically applies one or more brakes to minimize under- or over-steer during emergency maneuvers. Additional protection is provided by sensor-activated side-curtain airbags which extend from the first to the third row.

CX-9 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. More detail on specific model content will be available closer to launch, but standard features on all trims include air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, cruise control, and six airbags. To help avoid accidents, all CX-9s are fitted as standard with DSC, RSC and ABS with brakeforce distribution. An optionally available power-operated lift gate provides one-touch opening and closing access to the cargo hold.

Features available in models and packages include leather interior trim, power adjustment for front seats, high intensity discharge headlamps with automatic-on, rain-sensing wipers, mirror-mounted turn indicators and driver’s-seat memory.



Overall length

199.6 inches (5,071 mm)

Overall width

76.2 inches (1,936 mm)

Overall height w/ 18 inch tires

68.1 inches (1,729 mm)

     w/ 20 inch tires

68.3 inches (1,734 mm)


113.2 inches (2,875 mm)

Seating Capacity

7 passenger



MZI 3.5L V6 DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Max. power

250 hp

Max. torque

240 lb-ft



6-speed electronically controlled

automatic with manual shift mode





Type (front/ rear)

Macpherson Strut/ Multilink


Type (front & rear)

Ventilated Discs

Tires and wheels

Tires (front & rear)

18”: P245/60R18

20”: P245/50R20

Wheels (front & rear)

18”: 18 x 7.5J

20”: 20 x 7.5J

Nissan URGE concept car features

The dynamic Nissan URGE concept car features motorcycle-inspired styling, a high-revving, small displacement engine, 6-speed manual gearbox, brushed aluminum-alloy wheels, color-infused aluminum body panels and a driver-oriented cockpit with an integrated gaming system. It was created by Nissan Design America, Inc

VW ECORACER CONCEPT incredibly economic sports car

At the Tokyo Motor Show Volkswagen presents an incredibly economic sports car. The EcoRacer’s average fuel consumption is as low as 3.4 liters and it reaches a maximum speed of 230 km/h.
Thanks to its carbon fiber body, the middle motor sports car weighs a mere 850 kilograms and accelerates in only 6.3 seconds to 100 km/h. This sports car is powered by a 100 kW turbo diesel of the next generation and stands for a trend setting synthesis of rock-solid economy and an abundance of sportiness. 230 km/h, 6.3 seconds, 3.4 liter – a data combination that is as rare as it is fascinating.

Ferrari GG50 Concept Based on the Scaglietti

Based on the Scaglietti, the Italdesign Ferrari GG50 was made in collaboration with Bridgestone to mark the 50 years of Giugiaro's activity in industrial design.

Lexus LS-Sh hybird with an V8 engine

Initial facts: The concept is very close to production model which will come out in 2006. 5.060 mm length, 2.970 mm wheelbase. It is a hybird with an V8 engine. Over 400 hp!

BMW Z4M The most powerfull edition

The most powerfull edition of the Z4 with the "M" badge has the current M3 3.2 litre engine with the 343 hp. New suspension settings, plus all the Z4 faeclift tweaks. 0-100 km/h in 5,0 sec, rival to the Porsche Boxster S.
The Z4 has had a mild facelift -(bumpers, lights etc) plus 2 new engines, 2.5 & 3.0 litres with 218 and 256 hp (from 192 & 232 respectively )

Iveco LMV the military off road vehicle

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Derived from the Iveco LMV, the military off-road vehicle that has won a contract for the British Army. The car has generous external dimensions: it is 4,870 mm long, 2,050 mm tall, 2,200 mm wide and has a wheelbase of 3,230 mm. The vehicle's extraordinary capacity as an "explorer" can negotiate a lateral gradient of up to 40%, and longitudinal gradients of 80%; it can also tackle fords of up to 85 cm, and this can be increased to 1.5 metres by mounting special inlet and exhaust pipe extensions.
It is equipped with an common rail diesel engine -3-litre, 4 cylinder engine with power output of 136 kW (185 bhp) at 3700 rpm, and peak torque of 456 Nm at 1800 rpm. Combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine gives this vehicle a top speed of over 130 km/h.

New Mazda CX-7 Kabura Concept

Philosophy Of Performance Lotus Europa S

THE Europa S follows the core Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight (995 kg)
When compared to the Elise, it has a larger boot / luggage compartment and easier cabin access,coupled with luxuries such as full leather interior, driver and passenger airbags and carpets.
The new mid-engined coupe will wear a 2.0-litre turbo engine producing 149 kW or 203 PS and 263 Nm or 194 lbft
Predicted Performance figures: 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph): 5.5 seconds, 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph): 14.0 seconds Maximum speed: 225 km/h (140mph)

new smaller Volvo C30 model Concept

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Volvo is revealing a sporty two-door concept car at Detroit on 9 January, which gives a strong indication of the design of an exciting, new smaller Volvo C30 model it will launch at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The C30 Design Concept has a compact, sporty design with two doors, four individual seats and a distinctive glass tailgate. It is capable of 0-62mph in six seconds thanks to a high performance 260bhp, five-cylinder, 2.4-litre engine producing 350Nm of torque for plenty of flexibility from 2,100rpm.

The styling of the C30 Design Concept is inspired by the classic Volvo P1800 ES and Volvo's recent SCC (Safety Concept Car) and incorporates today's modern Volvo styling cues such as a boat-shaped aerodynamic front section and shapely rear shoulders enhanced by the horseshoe-shaped rear light clusters.

"The rear light pattern is so unusual that you'll never be in any doubt about what car you have in front of you," said Steve Mattin, design director at Volvo Car Corporation.

Volvo has a busy schedule of new model launches in 2006, but the C30 will be one of the most significant as it does not replace an existing model and is designed to appeal to new, younger customers without children who want a compact premium car that's good to drive and has plenty of style. It will take Volvo into a new sector of the market, to compete against the popular Audi A3, BMW 1-Series or Alfa 147, and is part of Volvo's strategy to broaden its model range to achieve its global sales target of 600,000 cars per annum4.

"We know there are a large number of younger people who are attracted by the Volvo brand, but cannot find a compact model in our range that exactly matches their taste and needs," says Volvo Car Corporation's new President and CEO, Frederik Arp. "The Volvo C30 Design Concept has been developed precisely for this potentially important group of new customers," he continued.

Audi S8 is powered by the same V10 engine

The all new Audi S8 is powered by the same V10 engine that runs in the Lamborghini Gallardo, tweaked of course to fit the S8. 450 hp and 540 Nm torque
4wheel drive (40/60 distribution) 450 hp 0-62 mp/h in just 5,1 sec

Toyota Scion Concept

Toyota will show this concept at Tokio


"The bB concept is where nightclub and car combine. Its youth-focused, edgy design is matched by a mighty nine-speaker sound system with surround DSP (digital signal processing) and lighting that flashes in time to the beat"

Mercedes G-Class

This is the first picture –teaser- from Mercedes, for the all-new G-Class, which steps up a category, trying to hit the Range Rover.

Luxiourious interior which fit's 7 passengers -2+3+3 configuration. It shares a lot of components with the ML & R-Class, but it promises much better off-road capabilities. There will be 2 petrol engines available when sales start next year, a 3.2 V6 with 272 hp (G320) & a 5.0 V8 306 hp (G500), both with 7speed auto transmission standard. Lenght x Width = 5.080mm x 1.920 mm