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Concept cars out in force for 63rd Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

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Gizmag's photo highlights from the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's photo highlights from the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac's new Elmiraj concept made its world debut at Pebble Beach's 63rd annual Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac's new Elmiraj concept made its world debut at Pebble Beach's 63rd annual Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac refers to the Elmiraj as a "4-seat coupe with presence and poise that picks up from where the Ciel Concept left off" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac refers to the Elmiraj as a "4-seat coupe with presence and poise that picks up from where the Ciel Concept left off" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac Elmiraj is definitely no lightweight, tipping the scales with a 4000 lb (1814 kg) curbweight (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac Elmiraj is definitely no lightweight, tipping the scales with a 4000 lb (1814 kg) curbweight (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Across the hips the Elmiraj measures out at a tic over 6 feet (1.9 m) and stands 4.6 feet (1.4 m) tall (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Across the hips the Elmiraj measures out at a tic over 6 feet (1.9 m) and stands 4.6 feet (1.4 m) tall (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elmiraj retains Cadillac's V-sport designation, identifying it as part of the company's high-performance V-Series line (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elmiraj retains Cadillac's V-sport designation, identifying it as part of the company's high-performance V-Series line (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Cadillac Elmiraj is shod with 22" x 9" aluminum wheels, monoblock brake calipers and huge ceramic discs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Cadillac Elmiraj is shod with 22" x 9" aluminum wheels, monoblock brake calipers and huge ceramic discs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac Elmiraj lengthy design was heavily influenced by the company's iconic 1967 Eldorado (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac Elmiraj lengthy design was heavily influenced by the company's iconic 1967 Eldorado (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac's Elmiraj design is striking and imposing but carries its weight well thanks to lengthened proportions that draw the eye horizontally (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac's Elmiraj design is striking and imposing but carries its weight well thanks to lengthened proportions that draw the eye horizontally (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac's Elmiraj takes up a bit of space – 17 feet (5.2 m) from tip to tail to be precise (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac's Elmiraj takes up a bit of space – 17 feet (5.2 m) from tip to tail to be precise (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac's Elmiraj retains architectural elements from the marques' CTS and ATS lines (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac's Elmiraj retains architectural elements from the marques' CTS and ATS lines (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac Elmiraj gets its power from a 4.5 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that delivers an estimated 500 hp to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac Elmiraj gets its power from a 4.5 liter twin-turbocharged V8 that delivers an estimated 500 hp to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Cadillac Elmiraj is shod with 22" x 9" aluminum wheels, monoblock brake calipers and huge ceramic discs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Cadillac Elmiraj is shod with 22" x 9" aluminum wheels, monoblock brake calipers and huge ceramic discs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
To assist ingress/egress for rear passengers, the Elmiraj's front seats move 10 inches forward while rear bucket seats slide up 4 inches in perfect synchronicity (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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To assist ingress/egress for rear passengers, the Elmiraj's front seats move 10 inches forward while rear bucket seats slide up 4 inches in perfect synchronicity (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Cadillac did a fantastic job of finishing out the Elmiraj's interior with just the right blend of conceptual and old-school elements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Cadillac did a fantastic job of finishing out the Elmiraj's interior with just the right blend of conceptual and old-school elements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elmiraj is all Cadillac but borrows some exterior design stylings from Bentley and Rolls Royce to a certain degree (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elmiraj is all Cadillac but borrows some exterior design stylings from Bentley and Rolls Royce to a certain degree (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elmiraj is conceptual but there are calls to make it a production reality (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elmiraj is conceptual but there are calls to make it a production reality (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Elmiraj's dash employs both analogue and digital design elements in amongst leather and wood details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Elmiraj's dash employs both analogue and digital design elements in amongst leather and wood details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elegant design touches can be found where brushed aluminum details are interwoven with camel leathers and Rosewood elements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elegant design touches can be found where brushed aluminum details are interwoven with camel leathers and Rosewood elements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Elmiraj features camel leathers and handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood for the woody bits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Elmiraj features camel leathers and handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood for the woody bits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Back-lit titanium trim makes its way from the cowl to out to the doors in the Elmiraj's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Back-lit titanium trim makes its way from the cowl to out to the doors in the Elmiraj's interior (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elmiraj is a two door coupe capable of transporting four in Cadillac style (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)The Elmiraj features camel leathers and handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood for the woody bits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elmiraj is a two door coupe capable of transporting four in Cadillac style (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)The Elmiraj features camel leathers and handpicked fallen Brazilian Rosewood for the woody bits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Elmiraj is a two door coupe capable of transporting four in Cadillac style (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Elmiraj is a two door coupe capable of transporting four in Cadillac style (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918's $845,000 pricetag ensures only the most affluent of buyer will see one in their garage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918's $845,000 pricetag ensures only the most affluent of buyer will see one in their garage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918's $845,000 pricetag ensures only the most affluent of buyer will see one in their garage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918's $845,000 pricetag ensures only the most affluent of buyer will see one in their garage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche's 918 Spyder hybrid was seen being driven about Pebble Beach and the Quail event by Jay Leno (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche's 918 Spyder hybrid was seen being driven about Pebble Beach and the Quail event by Jay Leno (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche's 918, like Aunt Helen's Prius, is premised around hybrid technology and engineering ... in a slightly more aggressive package (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche's 918, like Aunt Helen's Prius, is premised around hybrid technology and engineering ... in a slightly more aggressive package (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
With the addition of electric motors on the front and rear axles, the 918 is now essentially an all-wheel-drive performer with variable traction capabilities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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With the addition of electric motors on the front and rear axles, the 918 is now essentially an all-wheel-drive performer with variable traction capabilities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918's monocoque and engine cradle are both made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) to retain lightweight qualities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918's monocoque and engine cradle are both made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) to retain lightweight qualities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Mid-mounted 4.6 liter V8 develops 608 hp the old fashioned way while an electric motor on the front axle throws out another 127 hp, with the rear adding another 154 hp to the mix (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Mid-mounted 4.6 liter V8 develops 608 hp the old fashioned way while an electric motor on the front axle throws out another 127 hp, with the rear adding another 154 hp to the mix (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Twin mounted exhaust pipes jutting up from the engine deck are a carryover from Porsche's motorsports arena (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Twin mounted exhaust pipes jutting up from the engine deck are a carryover from Porsche's motorsports arena (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918 has four driving modes, plus a "hot lap" mode for the occasional Nürburgring jaunt (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918 has four driving modes, plus a "hot lap" mode for the occasional Nürburgring jaunt (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Porsche 918 employs active aerodynamic components, including a huge deployable rear wing, to tailor airflow and handling to match with individual driving modes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Porsche 918 employs active aerodynamic components, including a huge deployable rear wing, to tailor airflow and handling to match with individual driving modes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918 performance aerodynamics are needed in order to properly manage the car's 887 hp and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918 performance aerodynamics are needed in order to properly manage the car's 887 hp and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Porsche 918 performance aerodynamics are needed in order to properly manage the car's 887 hp and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)Porsche 918 also resorts to rear axle steering to further improve its agility and handling characteristics (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Porsche 918 performance aerodynamics are needed in order to properly manage the car's 887 hp and 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of 2.8 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)Porsche 918 also resorts to rear axle steering to further improve its agility and handling characteristics (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
HCD-14 Genesis' interior and exterior designs were handled out of Hyundai's US design center in Irvine, California (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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HCD-14 Genesis' interior and exterior designs were handled out of Hyundai's US design center in Irvine, California (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The HCD-14 Genesis is concept only, built to experiment and showcase Hyundai's future design language (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The HCD-14 Genesis is concept only, built to experiment and showcase Hyundai's future design language (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis features a high waistline, pillarless B-pillar design and forward opening rear doors (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis features a high waistline, pillarless B-pillar design and forward opening rear doors (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis employs a 5.0 liter Tau V-8 engine paired up to an 8-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis employs a 5.0 liter Tau V-8 engine paired up to an 8-speed gearbox driving the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis is a big car designed to compete with the likes of Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis is a big car designed to compete with the likes of Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis excessive gaping grille treatment will hopefully not make its way to production Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com
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Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis excessive gaping grille treatment will hopefully not make its way to production Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com
Fluid waist treatments and taut fore and aft design details may make their way into future Hyundai Genesis models (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Fluid waist treatments and taut fore and aft design details may make their way into future Hyundai Genesis models (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept built by Laraki of California is to sell for $2 million ... if and when it goes into production (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept built by Laraki of California is to sell for $2 million ... if and when it goes into production (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept weights in at only 1,400 kg (3,086 lb) giving it an impressive power-to-weight ratio (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept weights in at only 1,400 kg (3,086 lb) giving it an impressive power-to-weight ratio (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept is basically a highly a reworked Corvette C6 with significant body enhancements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept is basically a highly a reworked Corvette C6 with significant body enhancements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept was about as conceptual as one could get on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance lawn (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept was about as conceptual as one could get on the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance lawn (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept is the idea of Moroccan yacht designer Abdeslam Laraki, hence the nautical design themes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept is the idea of Moroccan yacht designer Abdeslam Laraki, hence the nautical design themes (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept is powered by an 1,100 hp twin-turbocharged 7.0 liter V8 courtesy of General Motors (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept is powered by an 1,100 hp twin-turbocharged 7.0 liter V8 courtesy of General Motors (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept made its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept made its world debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept is not your car if you're allergic to red, black and 1,750 hp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept is not your car if you're allergic to red, black and 1,750 hp (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag's photo highlights from the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag's photo highlights from the concept lawn at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept's exaggerated fins only increase the car's excessive demeanor and ominous presence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept's exaggerated fins only increase the car's excessive demeanor and ominous presence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki could certainly not be accused of copying other manufacturer's design language in the presentation of the Epitome Concept (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki could certainly not be accused of copying other manufacturer's design language in the presentation of the Epitome Concept (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Epitome Concept is muscular, over-styled and slightly garish, but makes one heck of an impression on the putting green (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Epitome Concept is muscular, over-styled and slightly garish, but makes one heck of an impression on the putting green (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Number of exhaust pipes exiting spent gasses is double the number of turbochargers feeding air to the massive Chevy derived V8 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Number of exhaust pipes exiting spent gasses is double the number of turbochargers feeding air to the massive Chevy derived V8 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Laraki Motors claims only nine Epitome Concepts will be built for a select clientele (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Laraki Motors claims only nine Epitome Concepts will be built for a select clientele (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jaguar's Project 7 concept plays off the F-type platform with a multitude of modifications (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jaguar's Project 7 concept plays off the F-type platform with a multitude of modifications (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Project 7 concept made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this past month (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Project 7 concept made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this past month (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Project 7 concept was developed from sketch to working concept in only 4 months (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Project 7 concept was developed from sketch to working concept in only 4 months (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Carbon fiber spoiler is another swell add-on to an already impressive grocery list of performance enhancements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Carbon fiber spoiler is another swell add-on to an already impressive grocery list of performance enhancements (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jaguar Project 7 comes complete with matching racing helmet and rollcage as standard ... passenger placement not optional (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jaguar Project 7 comes complete with matching racing helmet and rollcage as standard ... passenger placement not optional (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jaguar Project 7 is faster and more agile than its production counterpart thanks to an aggressive weight-loss program (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jaguar Project 7 is faster and more agile than its production counterpart thanks to an aggressive weight-loss program (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Project 7 takes its name from Jaguar's seven Le Mans wins between 1951 and 1999 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Project 7 takes its name from Jaguar's seven Le Mans wins between 1951 and 1999 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The singular driver fairing is one of the signature design elements borrowed directly from Jaguar's D-Type racers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The singular driver fairing is one of the signature design elements borrowed directly from Jaguar's D-Type racers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Project 7's blue paint scheme is inspired by the legendary D-Type Jaguars of the 1950s (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Project 7's blue paint scheme is inspired by the legendary D-Type Jaguars of the 1950s (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A lowered windscreen, revised front grill and lowered suspension are standard fare for the Project 7 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A lowered windscreen, revised front grill and lowered suspension are standard fare for the Project 7 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jaguar Project 7 uses the F-Type's 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and an 8-speed ZF gearbox to get about (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jaguar Project 7 uses the F-Type's 550-hp supercharged 5.0-liter V8 and an 8-speed ZF gearbox to get about (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance – view of the concept lawn (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance – view of the concept lawn (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance concept lawn included both North American and World model debuts (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance concept lawn included both North American and World model debuts (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura's much hyped NSX Concept managed to make it to the Pebble Beach concept arena (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura's much hyped NSX Concept managed to make it to the Pebble Beach concept arena (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura NSX Concept will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine paired up to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura NSX Concept will be powered by a mid-mounted, direct-injected V-6 engine paired up to Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura will employ the company's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system in the NSX Concept when it goes to production (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura will employ the company's Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system in the NSX Concept when it goes to production (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura NSX Concept is a new, contemporary, hybridized take on the original 90's NSX sought after by the likes of Jay Leno and one Jerry Seinfeld (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura NSX Concept is a new, contemporary, hybridized take on the original 90's NSX sought after by the likes of Jay Leno and one Jerry Seinfeld (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
NSX concept will employ a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system and three electric motors – one to work with the V6 powering the rear wheels and two motors to drive the front wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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NSX concept will employ a torque vectoring all-wheel drive system and three electric motors – one to work with the V6 powering the rear wheels and two motors to drive the front wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura claims the NSX Concept will go on sale in 2015 and be built out of the company's Ohio plant (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura claims the NSX Concept will go on sale in 2015 and be built out of the company's Ohio plant (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura has opted for a superior power-to-weight ratio in the NSX Concept as opposed to a massive increase in engine displacement (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura has opted for a superior power-to-weight ratio in the NSX Concept as opposed to a massive increase in engine displacement (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Acura's NSX Concept, unlike other high performance exotics like LaFerrari and Porsche's 918, is expected to come in under the $250,000 price range (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Acura's NSX Concept, unlike other high performance exotics like LaFerrari and Porsche's 918, is expected to come in under the $250,000 price range (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
New Vanquish Volante is quicker thanks to new VH architecture that combines bonded aluminum with carbon fiber to create a chassis that is 14 percent lighter than the previous model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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New Vanquish Volante is quicker thanks to new VH architecture that combines bonded aluminum with carbon fiber to create a chassis that is 14 percent lighter than the previous model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante employs a 6.0 liter V12, delivering 565 hp and 457 lb ft (620 Nm) of torque to a rear mounted transaxle (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante employs a 6.0 liter V12, delivering 565 hp and 457 lb ft (620 Nm) of torque to a rear mounted transaxle (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante made its world debut at Pebble Beach, and will go on sale in 2014 for around the $298,000 mark (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante made its world debut at Pebble Beach, and will go on sale in 2014 for around the $298,000 mark (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Vanquish Volante is Aston Martin's first fully carbon-fiber skinned convertible in the company's 100-year history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Vanquish Volante is Aston Martin's first fully carbon-fiber skinned convertible in the company's 100-year history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vanquish Volante uses Pirelli P ZERO 255/35 ZR20 tires to manage steering responsibilities while out back 20-inch Pirelli P ZERO 305/30 ZR20 tires deal with the power issues (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vanquish Volante uses Pirelli P ZERO 255/35 ZR20 tires to manage steering responsibilities while out back 20-inch Pirelli P ZERO 305/30 ZR20 tires deal with the power issues (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante employs a 6.0 liter V12, delivering 565 hp and 457 lb.ft (620 Nm) of torque (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin's Vanquish Volante employs a 6.0 liter V12, delivering 565 hp and 457 lb.ft (620 Nm) of torque (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin's 2014 Vanquish Volante (left) global debut at Pebble Beach as the CC100 Speedster Concept made its first appearance in the US (Credit: Kimball Studios, courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance)
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Aston Martin's 2014 Vanquish Volante (left) global debut at Pebble Beach as the CC100 Speedster Concept made its first appearance in the US (Credit: Kimball Studios, courtesy Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance)
Alfa Romeo 8C Disco Volante is based on and pays homage to the 1952 racer concepts (1900 C52) designed by the Italian coachbuilder "Touring" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Alfa Romeo 8C Disco Volante is based on and pays homage to the 1952 racer concepts (1900 C52) designed by the Italian coachbuilder "Touring" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
If the 8C Disco Volante uses the Competizione V8 then it should put out 450 hp and 480 Nm of torque to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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If the 8C Disco Volante uses the Competizione V8 then it should put out 450 hp and 480 Nm of torque to the rear wheels (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
8C Disco Volante is based on Alfa's 8C Competizione model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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8C Disco Volante is based on Alfa's 8C Competizione model (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Alfa's 8C Disco Volante is expected to hit 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 290 km/h (181 mph) (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Alfa's 8C Disco Volante is expected to hit 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds with a top speed of 290 km/h (181 mph) (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Disco Volante's forward haunches, with a slight overhang, carry over some old world design elements from its '50 predecessor (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Disco Volante's forward haunches, with a slight overhang, carry over some old world design elements from its '50 predecessor (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
8C Disco Volante's body will be a combination of aluminum and CFRP plastics to minimize weight and retain structural rigidity (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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8C Disco Volante's body will be a combination of aluminum and CFRP plastics to minimize weight and retain structural rigidity (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The 8C Competizione's steel space-frame was retained for optimal torsional rigidity while the central carbon cell remained unchanged for the Disco Volante (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The 8C Competizione's steel space-frame was retained for optimal torsional rigidity while the central carbon cell remained unchanged for the Disco Volante (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
8C Disco Volante's rear taillights are directly inspired by spaceship influences and 50's concept cars (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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8C Disco Volante's rear taillights are directly inspired by spaceship influences and 50's concept cars (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Alfa Romeo 8C Disco Volante will be a "build on demand" only vehicle, and with it an appropriate price tag (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Alfa Romeo 8C Disco Volante will be a "build on demand" only vehicle, and with it an appropriate price tag (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Each 8C Disco Volante is estimated to take 4,000 hours of hand crafting to produce one car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Each 8C Disco Volante is estimated to take 4,000 hours of hand crafting to produce one car (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Disco Volante's stunning form is magnificentally fluid and sensually curvaceous from all angles (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Disco Volante's stunning form is magnificentally fluid and sensually curvaceous from all angles (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith reeks of old-world monies and bespoke design details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith reeks of old-world monies and bespoke design details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Wraith, a two-door model, comes complete with reverse opening "suicide doors" to help fulfill the car's menacing mandate (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Wraith, a two-door model, comes complete with reverse opening "suicide doors" to help fulfill the car's menacing mandate (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
20-inch seven-spoke wheels are standard, but 21-inch seven-spoke or five-spoke part polished, bi-color rims are available as optional on the Wraith (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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20-inch seven-spoke wheels are standard, but 21-inch seven-spoke or five-spoke part polished, bi-color rims are available as optional on the Wraith (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 with power managed to the wheels by an 8-speed gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V-12 with power managed to the wheels by an 8-speed gearbox (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith has 624 hp (465 kW) on tap, making it the most powerful Rolls Royce in the company's history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith has 624 hp (465 kW) on tap, making it the most powerful Rolls Royce in the company's history (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
From tip to stern, the British derived Wraith is undeniably Rolls Royce, looking ever the part on Pebble Beach's perfectly coiffed putting green (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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From tip to stern, the British derived Wraith is undeniably Rolls Royce, looking ever the part on Pebble Beach's perfectly coiffed putting green (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith is a big car, but thanks to the 624 hp V12, it manages to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a very quick 4.6 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith is a big car, but thanks to the 624 hp V12, it manages to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a very quick 4.6 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith employs an electronically controlled air suspension for what the company calls a "magic carpet ride" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith employs an electronically controlled air suspension for what the company calls a "magic carpet ride" (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Rolls Royce Wraith will be available in 2014 with an anticipated sticker price of approximately US$300,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Rolls Royce Wraith will be available in 2014 with an anticipated sticker price of approximately US$300,000 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Wraith's hand-crafted interior is a bespoke men's club on wheels of ...f eaturing natural grain leathers, soft woolen carpets from only the most select sheep and Canadel wood veneers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Wraith's hand-crafted interior is a bespoke men's club on wheels of ...f eaturing natural grain leathers, soft woolen carpets from only the most select sheep and Canadel wood veneers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Icona reports a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.9 seconds and a 0-200 km/h (124 mph) time under 10 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com
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Icona reports a top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph), a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) time of 2.9 seconds and a 0-200 km/h (124 mph) time under 10 seconds (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com
Icona claims four powertrain options are available for the Vulcano: a rear wheel 790 hp V12 version with a190 hp electric motor, or an AWD model sporting 870 hp and electrics, or a straight gas powered V12 variant or supercharged V8 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Icona claims four powertrain options are available for the Vulcano: a rear wheel 790 hp V12 version with a190 hp electric motor, or an AWD model sporting 870 hp and electrics, or a straight gas powered V12 variant or supercharged V8 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vulcano's wheels are made from aerospace grade aluminum and support Pirelli P Zero performance tires (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vulcano's wheels are made from aerospace grade aluminum and support Pirelli P Zero performance tires (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Icona's spicey Vulcano made its North American debut at Pebble Beach this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Icona's spicey Vulcano made its North American debut at Pebble Beach this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Icona's Vulcano is built by Cecomp out of Torino, Italy, but designed by Icona in Shanghai (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Icona's Vulcano is built by Cecomp out of Torino, Italy, but designed by Icona in Shanghai (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Samuel Chuffart, Icona's Director of Design, oversaw the Vulcano's design (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Samuel Chuffart, Icona's Director of Design, oversaw the Vulcano's design (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Tapered rear light treatment features a trident like design (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Tapered rear light treatment features a trident like design (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Claudio Lombardi and his team from Italtecnica designed the Vulcano's powertrain while Actua designed the car's hybrid system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Claudio Lombardi and his team from Italtecnica designed the Vulcano's powertrain while Actua designed the car's hybrid system (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Icona Vulcano features engine options of your size and horsepower, plus optional electric motor add-ons of your choice (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Icona Vulcano features engine options of your size and horsepower, plus optional electric motor add-ons of your choice (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Icona Vulcano will be available for test drives at the Balbone racetrack in Italy in the summer of 2014 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Icona Vulcano will be available for test drives at the Balbone racetrack in Italy in the summer of 2014 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Vulcano's design language is very much of the Italian/Ferrari variety with a number of beautifully executed design details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Vulcano's design language is very much of the Italian/Ferrari variety with a number of beautifully executed design details (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vulcano's fluid, sensual lines start out at the front end, carrying over sharp rising haunches then taper out to a narrowing roof-line and integrated rear spoiler (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vulcano's fluid, sensual lines start out at the front end, carrying over sharp rising haunches then taper out to a narrowing roof-line and integrated rear spoiler (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vulcano's GTR Brembo braking system employs 380-mm carbon ceramic discs and 6 piston calipers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vulcano's GTR Brembo braking system employs 380-mm carbon ceramic discs and 6 piston calipers (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Vulcano measures out at 4.5 meters (14.7 ft) long and 1.9 meters (6.23 ft) wide with a wheelbase of 2.67 meters (8.76 ft) (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Vulcano measures out at 4.5 meters (14.7 ft) long and 1.9 meters (6.23 ft) wide with a wheelbase of 2.67 meters (8.76 ft) (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
A hood scoop reminiscent of a Ferrari 575 is very much functional to help feed air to the powerplant (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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A hood scoop reminiscent of a Ferrari 575 is very much functional to help feed air to the powerplant (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial made its North American debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial made its North American debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial was specially commissioned by Italian designer "Zagato" as part of the company's 100-year anniversary (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial was specially commissioned by Italian designer "Zagato" as part of the company's 100-year anniversary (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial is one of two made ... with one going to a Japanese owner and one to American collector, Peter Read (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin DB9 Zagato Centennial is one of two made ... with one going to a Japanese owner and one to American collector, Peter Read (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
DB9 Zagato Centennial spyder was designed to showcase the relationship between Zagato and Aston Martin as part of 100-year commemorative activities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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DB9 Zagato Centennial spyder was designed to showcase the relationship between Zagato and Aston Martin as part of 100-year commemorative activities (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
DB9 Zagato Centennial retains subtle design elements to ensure its individual mandate and presence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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DB9 Zagato Centennial retains subtle design elements to ensure its individual mandate and presence (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The DB9 Zagato Centennial is a reworked DB9 with highly exclusive commemorative design traits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The DB9 Zagato Centennial is a reworked DB9 with highly exclusive commemorative design traits (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin's gloriously fast V12 Vantage S made its North American debut at the Quail Motorsports event this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin's gloriously fast V12 Vantage S made its North American debut at the Quail Motorsports event this past week (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S boasts a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) making it the fastest of the lot (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S boasts a top speed of 205 mph (330 km/h) making it the fastest of the lot (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has an implanted 6.0 liter V12 with 565 horsepower, an increase of 11 percent over the outgoing V12 Vantage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S has an implanted 6.0 liter V12 with 565 horsepower, an increase of 11 percent over the outgoing V12 Vantage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is significantly lighter and faster than the outgoing V12 Vantage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S is significantly lighter and faster than the outgoing V12 Vantage (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe eyebrow headlights and unique lower airdam work distinguish it from other BMWs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe eyebrow headlights and unique lower airdam work distinguish it from other BMWs (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Gran Lusso Coupe is not set for production but various design elements could influence future generations (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Gran Lusso Coupe is not set for production but various design elements could influence future generations (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
BMW's Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe made its North American debut on the concept lawn at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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BMW's Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe made its North American debut on the concept lawn at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe features BMW's V12 beneath its big, long bonnet (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe features BMW's V12 beneath its big, long bonnet (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Gran Lusso Coupes many Pininfarina design elements give the concept a very non-BMW presence relative to its Bavarian counterparts (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Gran Lusso Coupes many Pininfarina design elements give the concept a very non-BMW presence relative to its Bavarian counterparts (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe narrowing scallop treatment on the side panels evokes influences from Ferrari's 612 Scaglietti or a Mercedes SLS (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe narrowing scallop treatment on the side panels evokes influences from Ferrari's 612 Scaglietti or a Mercedes SLS (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron by Bugatti is a special edition model that pays homage to the company's legendary racer (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron by Bugatti is a special edition model that pays homage to the company's legendary racer (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Bugatti's old school racer, driven by Jean-Pierre Wimille, won the company two victories at the 24 Heures du Mans (1937/39) driving a two-toned 57G Tank (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Bugatti's old school racer, driven by Jean-Pierre Wimille, won the company two victories at the 24 Heures du Mans (1937/39) driving a two-toned 57G Tank (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Bugatti 57G Tank was given its military moniker because of its enclosed sheet metal design and semblance to early day tanks (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Bugatti 57G Tank was given its military moniker because of its enclosed sheet metal design and semblance to early day tanks (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron features a number of limited edition touches, including commemorative stitching and LeMans track insignia between the seats (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron features a number of limited edition touches, including commemorative stitching and LeMans track insignia between the seats (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Bugatti 57G Tank that appeared at the Quail Motorsports event is the sole remaining model of the original three (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Bugatti 57G Tank that appeared at the Quail Motorsports event is the sole remaining model of the original three (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
The Bugatti 57G Tank, unlike it's 16 cylinder cousin, only used an inline 8-cylinder capable of delivering 200 hp as compared to the Veyron's 1001 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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The Bugatti 57G Tank, unlike it's 16 cylinder cousin, only used an inline 8-cylinder capable of delivering 200 hp as compared to the Veyron's 1001 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Bugatti 57G Tank only used its two rear wheels to move the car via a 4-speed gearbox, unlike the Veyron which powers all four wheels through a 7-speed transmission (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Bugatti 57G Tank only used its two rear wheels to move the car via a 4-speed gearbox, unlike the Veyron which powers all four wheels through a 7-speed transmission (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Bugatti 57G Tank developed roughly 200 hp and averaged 85 mph (137 km/h) during its win at the 24 Hour LeMans race in 1937 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Bugatti 57G Tank developed roughly 200 hp and averaged 85 mph (137 km/h) during its win at the 24 Hour LeMans race in 1937 (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron Legend still retains a top speed of 400 km/h (248 mph) in spite the two-toned blue paint (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Jean-Pierre Wimille Veyron Legend still retains a top speed of 400 km/h (248 mph) in spite the two-toned blue paint (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille signature on the fuel filler cap ensures viewers are clear about the car's commemorative status (Photo: Angus MacKenzie/Gizmag.com)
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Legend Jean-Pierre Wimille signature on the fuel filler cap ensures viewers are clear about the car's commemorative status (Photo