The wildest of the bunch was the Smart Forstars concept. They call the Mini Cooper-looking car a sports utility coupe, though it looks like a hatchback to us. The name comes from the glass dome on the roof that gives passengers a view of the sky.
The Forstars uses the new Smart Brabus electric drive 60-kW motor. It features software that can connect with a smartphone to set the temperature before you get in the car. The big feature is a projector that aims out the front of the car and can project a movie onto any surface. It works from a Bluetooth connection on a phone. A high-quality sound system in the doors provides the audio.
A car produced by a company with the most historic success this side of Ferrari in Grand Prix competition would aim for nothing less.
McLaren says this will be a range-topping version for its lineup, which includes coupe and spider versions of the MP4-12C. The company will use technology from that supercar—and advance it. Specs are not confirmed, but we expect the P1 will employ an upgraded version of the twin-turbo V8 fortified with KERS. Plus McLaren’s carbon-fiber monocoque will advance lightweight technology even further.
The 2012 Paris motor show, or as it is officially known – Mondail de l’Automobile – will take place Sept. 27 through Oct. 14, 2012. It occurs every two years alternating with the Frankfurt motor show in Germany. The Paris motor show is a spotlight for the latest in design, but automakers will also be showing off their latest concept cars, green cars and supercars.
See the whole Show Here: http://hallofrecord.blogspot.com/2009/10/classic-cars.html
Despite the global downturn, Group Lotus business is
buoyant with the introduction of the all-new car, the
Evora, and increased contract engineering
the long-awaited new Lotus Evora at Loch Lomond in Scotland, a launch
which has now been hailed as a huge success for the company.
Long-awaited for most companies might be a few years, but for Lotus it is the
first all-new car in 14 years and all staff are extremely proud of achieving this
exceptional product in just 27 months from a blank sheet of paper to start of
production. That it is a car designed to meet the legislative requirements of,
and be sold in 41 countries worldwide, including the USA, further underlines
Now motoring editors and photographers have experienced the performance
and specifications of the Evora for themselves in Scotland, Lotus also wanted
to bring to the attention of business editors some key points which it believe to
be extremely newsworthy in the current global business environment.
th May 2009 saw the beginning of a two-week long press launch of
The current global economic situation is well known to everyone and UK
manufacturing is suffering especially. But partly through prudent long term
strategic planning and partly through the efforts of its global team, Lotus is
currently increasing production output to cope with demand for the Evora, the
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new 2+2 mid-engined sportscar, as well as the Elise and Exige small-platform
cars. Lotus is recruiting a considerable number of new production and
engineering staff to cover increased requirements both in vehicle production
and its international high technology engineering consultancy business.
Production in the 2009/10 financial year is planned with confidence to increase
by 50% over the previous year and the number of direct production staff will
increase by 30% during the same period.