While many automakers, including mainstream brands like Chevrolet and Nissan, are bringing out high-horsepower and high-tech models to lust after, we’re glad to see that some, such as Honda, still see a market for simple sports cars that are lightweight, zippy and affordable. Case in point is Honda’s S660 concept car, which previews a new sports car the automaker is working on that fits just that bill. We only hope it reaches U.S. shores.
When it comes to rare supercars, it’s hard to beat the Lotec C1000. It was built as a one-off project for a wealthy United Arab Emirates businessman back in 1995, who wanted to own the world’s fastest street car. How fast will it go? You’ll have to hit the link to find out.
The next craze in supercar wraps could be a new 3D effect, which vehicle customizer ReStyleIt has previewed on a Nissan GT-R. It should allow people to create some quite interesting effects, particularly on show vehicles--though there's a fine line to tread between textured and tasteless, we suspect...
IMW8NG4U 3D-wrapped Nissan GT-R
If you thought you had to be a millionaire to own a supercar, you’d be wrong as a new company is offering the looks and performance you only get with a fully fledged supercar for about the same price you’d pay for a well-equipped Corvette. The company is called Supercar Systems and it’s offering cars with power levels ranging up to 694 horsepower.
Supercar System fully-configurable V-8 supercar
Pictured above is BMW design chief Adrian van Hooydonk standing next to the most expensive 7-Series the German automaker has ever built. BMW hasn’t revealed exactly how much it costs but as a reference, the company that helped customize it, ROBBE & BERKING, charges more than $300 for a single item of cutlery.
Adrian van Hooydonk
Hyundai has released the first official images of its second-generation 2015 Genesis sedan, which goes on sale next year following a debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. The new styling is the first iteration of Hyundai’s evolved ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0’ design language, and should prove popular with fans of the Korean brand.
Teaser for 2015 Hyundai Genesis
BMW’s replacement for its aging 1-Series Coupe, the all-new 2014 2-Series, has finally been revealed, and so far it looks to be a hit with fans. The car goes on sale early next year, priced from $33,025 (with shipping), and includes BMW’s first M Performance model in the U.S., the new 322-horsepower M235i.
2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe
This is one of the first prototypes for a new Buick crossover that will fit in between the brand's top-selling Encore and Enclave models. The new model, which many are calling the “Anthem”, will compete against other small crossovers in the premium segment such as the Acura RDX, Infiniti EX and upcoming Lexus NX.
2015 small Buick crossover spy shots - Image via Justin Wages
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