Category: Concept cars

New face of Jaguar starts with C-X16

Now known as the F-Type, the Jaguar C-X16 concept made its one and only Canadian appearance at the 2012 Toronto auto show. I got the full scoop on this gorgeous GT coupe for Autonet from none other than its creator, Ian Callum, design director for Jaguar. By the sound of things the C-X16 is more than just a design concept… Read more →

Acura NSX Concept

New NSX in three years

Didn’t think I’d ever get to drive a “new” NSX but my odds of doing so just got a whole lot better… Acura today unveiled the NSX Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. Showcasing a mid-mounted V6 engine mated to Acura’s innovative new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) hybrid system, the dynamically-styled NSX Concept… Read more →

Subaru BRZ Concept STI

Subota to appear at L.A. auto show

Subaru’s worst kept secret over the past couple of years has finally been confirmed. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (FHI) today announced the world premiere of the “Subaru BRZ Concept – STI” will happen at the L.A. Auto Show in mid November, ending years of speculation that Subaru would build a rear-wheel drive performance car. The Subaru BRZ Concept STI is… Read more →

Porsche 918 RSR

One of the highlights of this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan has to be the Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid. And, while a 6:30 AM press breakfast and official launch party was a bit too early for me, I snapped off a few shots of what Porsche is calling a “Racing Laboratory With Even Higher-Performance Hybrid Drive”… Read more →

Preview: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

Okay, so blogging has been one of the furthest things from my mind lately, but I can no longer neglect this space. In an effort to make it up (to myself, that is), I’ve decided to do a write-up on one of the most anticipated cars of the decade. Without further ado, I give you the McLaren MP4-12C super car…… Read more →

VW Golf GTI

GTI is Canuck Car of Year

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced the results of its annual Canadian Car of the Year competition yesterday at the CIAS in Toronto. Just as I had suspected, the 2010 VW Golf GTI gets the nod. John White, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. commented, “We are very proud to win this very prestigious award… GTI… Read more →

Ford Flexes a concept at its Canadian HQ

Last Friday, I attended a private media event at Ford HQ in Oakville, Ontario. Basically, it was a sneak peak at a rare pr-production Ford Flex. Due out in 2009, I compared the styling to Toyota’s FJ Cruiser while other journalists noted its Land Rover-like features. The engine bay was empty and nothing was disclosed. Later on in the day… Read more →

Nissan GT-R back under wraps

Officially, the launch of the new Nissan GT-R is slated for mid-to-late 2007 and the MY2008 year production version should look very close to this. “Eighty to 90 percent close to production,” said Nissan Design Director Shiro Nakamura. What the model’s full official name will be is uncertain along with the price. First shown as the GT-R Concept at the… Read more →