COVID-19 Relief: Check out the awesome BMW i4 with Supercar Blondie
The coronavirus pandemic is keeping most of us locked inside our houses, so it’s crucial to find ways to stay away from the depression and anxiety that usually come with isolation. Sure, there’s always Netflix and hobbies, but if you love cars, Supercar Blondie is a cool YouTube channel to follow. In her latest episode, Supercar Blondie is taking a look at the BMW Concept i4, the all-electric sedan that will go into production in 2021. And you can also learn a few cool details about it.
Meet Traycan, the Porsche Pickup Truck We Will Never Get
A truck is all that Porsche is missing from its current lineup. Even so, it’s extremely hard to imagine that even in its wildest corporate dreams the carmaker would think of coming to the market with a pickup truck, even in the context where a lot of brands are rushing to jump the e-truck market.
You’ve go Tesla, of course, with the Cybertruck, then there’s Rivian and its R1T, Bollinger B2, and the future all-electric Ford F-150, plus some other equally interesting contraptions. So, where would a Taycan-based pickup truck slot in, then?
This Cyberpunk Countach Is The Electric Lamborghini We Need
Just so we’re clear, Lamborghini isn’t keen on jumping head-first into the electrification bandwagon. So far, Sant’Agata Bolognese has been keen on tipping its toes into the ocean with the Aventador-based, V-12-hybrid Sian FKP 37, but the company’s officials are adamant that an all-electric Lambo won’t arrive earlier than 2026.
If that’s the case, then let’s play the following scenario: the year is 2090, Lamborghini has a couple of EV supercars on offer, yet an extremely affluent and eccentric collector decides to retrofit his Lamborghini Countach with an all-electric powertrain and a cyberpunk-like appearance. What would that look like?
SCG Wants to Make a Kit Car Out of This Sketch
Since Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus focuses mainly on designing and building boutique, high-performance exotic sports cars, it’s safe to say that the 99 percenters out there can only dream of driving the likes of SCG 003, 004, 006, and 007. Even the Steve McQueen-inspired Baja Boot is bound to cost an arm and a leg.
Have no fear, though. Mr. Glickenhaus is apparently not ignoring the masses, as he wants his company to develop an affordable car that would lure in more customers for the brand. Are we on board with this? Well, of course we are.
This Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon Should Be Built Right Away
Ford’s Mercury arm sold the Grand Marquis between 1975 and 2011. It was initially a more upmarket version of the existing Mercury Marquis, but come 1983, it became a model in its own right.
Initially, the Grand Marquis was offered by Mercury in three body styles: two-door coupé and four-door sedan. The five-door station wagon came in 1983 and was nothing else than a Mercury Colony Park without the acres of wood trim.
But now, thanks to a very gifted pixel manipulator, our eyes are spoiled with a V-8-powered, low stance Grand Marquis Wagon.
This Alfa Romeo 8C-R Tazio Is Pure Hypercar Material
The name Alfa Romeo has always been tightly tied to the world of motorsport. The 8C-R Tazio design study fully reflects that bond, as its name itself is a tribute to Italian race driver Tazio Nuvolari, who manhandled grand prix Alfas back when you could hardly find faster vehicles on the planet.
At the same time, the Alfa Romeo 8C-R Tazio is both a nod back to one of the most intricate designs to come out of the brand’s studios - the Disco Volante – and a celebration of the company’s 110th anniversary. And the best thing about it: it was imagined by an independent designer who’s had a long-lasting crush on Alfa Romeo.
The Briggs and Stratton Hybrid: How a Washing-Machine Maker Built a Car
The trend that had non-car manufacturers taking a stab at building a car is not a modern affair. Way before Apple was reportedly working on Project Titan or vacuum maker Dyson laid out plans to build an all-electric hypercar or Sony unveiled the Vision-S concept, Briggs and Stratton, a company known for its lawnmower engines and washing machines had a stab at building a car that used both electricity and internal combustion power to get around.
It was called the Hybrid prototype and came as an answer to the 1970s gas crisis as well as an attempt to move away from fossil fuels – at least partially. Oh, and it also sat on six wheels and had a full-fiberglass body.
Supercar Blondie Wants You To Enjoy This Video of the Bugatti Atlantic Concept
Like the rest of the world, we’ve been itching for a second Bugatti model – at this point, one that isn’t another special or limited edition version of the Chiron. Over the years, there have been at least a couple of close calls. Think about the Bugatti 16C Galibier, the four-door model that would have propelled the company into super-sedan territory. After its debut, though, it fell into a cesspool of developmental hell and never saw the light of production. Close, but no cigar. Another fine example, was the front-engined, two-door Bugatti Atlantic. Supercar Blondie got the chance to hang out with that very concept, and you should really check out the video below!
Rendering: If the Chevy Camaro Was Mid-Engined, It Would Look Very Lamborghini-ish
2019’s most notable event in the car world must be, without too many doubts, the debut of the mid-engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. Chevrolet has been brewing one for such a long that that it must have come as a relief for everyone involved in the project.
But what if Chevy tricked down the mid-engine blueprints to the Camaro? Would it enrage its fan base or will it send everyone jumping for joy? Well, that’s hard to anticipate although such a move could definitely split the camps. But design-wise, a mid-engined Camaro could end up looking like a Lamborghini Huracan, if we are to take for good a rendering that’s been shared on the internet over the past days.
You Can Definitely Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak in This Armortruck by Milen Ivanov
The world might be in crisis mode with some places going into full-scale lockdown over the Coronavirus, but the world of digital design doesn’t stop, and we’re really glad it doesn’t. Take a look at this batch of renderings, known only as “ARMORTRUCK” that we believe doesn’t only look cool, but could serve as quite the survival vehicle (or manned Mars rover, for that matter) if things really hit the fan. If you’re still holding out hope that the Coronavirus is the start of the zombie apocalypse – it’s okay, you can be honest – then you’ll find these renderings just as intriguing. Let’s check out the ARMORTRUCK.
A New Rendering Sheds Light on What a Modern Z3 Coupe Might Look Like
Back when BMW unveiled the Concept 4, it managed to polarize the whole gearhead community. Then the Bavarians did it again at the 2020 Geneva Online Motor Show, with the Concept i4.
In all fairness, we were already accustomed to the ginormous grille from the Concept 4, so the astonishment was of a lower intensity. But what if BMW launched a concept car that stayed faithful to the good old, normal-size kidney grille?
RUF’s Rodeo Concept Simply Begs For Your Giddy-Up
Every now and then, what we like to call a boutique manufacturer drops a rad concept car with more than just hype in mind.
It’s the case of the RUF Rodeo Concept, which we’re absolutely sure was concocted to sample the potential buyer’s interest in an off-road-going sports car that retains the classic Porsche 911 shape we all love and crave but is fitted to perform in mediums where smooth asphalt roads are unheard of.
You’ll Want to Race This Time Attack-Kitted Mazda RX-7
When most people hear the words ‘Mazda’ and ‘RX-7,’ their minds instantly project the image of the third-generation FD model. And for good reason. This was the last chapter in the RX-7 saga, the best-looking of them all, and at that time, the ultimate interpretation of the Wankel rotary engine.
There’s no wonder that so many gearheads love the third-gen Mazda RX-7. It’s beautifully designed, lightweight, and it handles like a charm out on the open road. Plus, it makes for a mean donor vehicle for drift cars and as you’re about to see, for a time attack car, too.
In The Future, This Bugatti Semi (Hyper) Truck Could Help Transport All the Crap You Buy on Amazon
Bugatti is no stranger to building fast cars with four-digit horsepower figures and excessive high-speed capability. The best so far was that “longtail” Chiron that hit 304 mph and later became the Chiron Super Sport 300. Soon, the company will venture into the super SUV market as well, although we’re not holding out hope for a 300-mph SUV. But, what will Bugatti be doing in the future? Imagine a world where highway speeds approach the speed of sound or when moving a package (or people, for that matter) from one coast to the other takes a matter of hours. When that happens, maybe Bugatti will have something similar to this overly intricate Hypertruck concept.
2020 AIWAYS U6ion
The 2020 Aiways U6ion is an electric crossover concept that the Chinese brand unveiled online during the virtual 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The 2020 U6ion broke cover alongside the 2021 U5, which will be the company’s first vehicle to hit the European market.
The 2020 U6ion previews a coupe-style SUV that will likely share underpinnings with the 2021 U5. Much like its sibling, the 2020 U6ion boasts a bold exterior design and a premium interior. It also looks ready to go into production as none of its design cues and technologies seem far-fetched.
2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid
GFG Style’s Vision 2030 Desert Raid was supposed to take the stage in Geneva, but a debut deep in the dunes of the Sahara desert would have been a more appropriate way to introduce this begging-to-be-hooned off-road hypercar.
Sure, it looks like the sort of car the likes of Dan Bilzerian would drive on Mars, but come to think of it, why not? We wouldn’t miss a chance to shoot up some sand in this bad boy, and we’re guessing most rich people out there think the same.
2020 GFG Style Vision 2030
The 2020 GFG Style Vision 2030 is one of three concept cars that the company owned by Fabrizio and Giorgetto Giugiaro unveiled during the live streaming press conference that should have been a real thing at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
The 2020 Vision 2030 isn’t exactly new, as the design company unveiled it for the first time in November 2019 in Saudi Arabia. The reason for that, says GFG Style, is that the Vision 2030 was conceived for the Saudi Arabian roads. While it looks like a supercar, it rides higher than usual so it can cope with gravel and even sandy terrain. The big news is that it’s fully electric.
2020 GFG Style Bandini Dora
GFG Style, the weirdly named company run by Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, launched three new concept cars at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, including the Bandini Dora. A barchetta-style supercar that seems inspired by designs from the early 1990s, the Bandini Dora is a fully electric "hedonistic, open, two-seater car, designed for outdoor leisure." It’s also supposed to be a nod back to the "quintessential of sports cars manufactured by Bandini in the 1950s," even though it’s way too angular compared to vehicles from that era.
2020 BMW Concept i4
Despite the Geneva Motor Show getting canceled at the last minute due to the coronavirus scare, most of the automakers decided to unveil the vehicles at the same timelines, although on digital platforms.
BMW revealed the i4 Concept that previews what we can expect from the production version slated to release in 2021. To put it simply, the i4 will essentially be a 4 Series Gran Coupe with an electric powertrain. Will people accept it based on its looks?
2020 Hyundai Prophecy EV Concept
Hyundai is one of the first carmakers to make a move and unveil a vehicle that was supposed to take the stage at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. Of course, the coronavirus had other plans, so we’ll have to settle for the online debut of this sleek-looking, all-electric prototype.
2020 Renault MORPHOZ concept
Renault, like all other automakers, were forced to skip the Geneva Motor Show, but that sure didn’t stop it from unveiling what will probably be written in history as the weirdest futuristic concept of 2020. The Morphoz is, essentially, a vehicle that can transform based on range need, from a shorter, city car to a longer travel car. It sounds like the Morphoz will be a city car by default and would require you to stop by a station and swap to a larger battery if you plan to take a longer trip. The batteries, whether in the car or not, will be used to power infrastructure when not in use. I tend to speak too soon about a lot of things, but I’m going to come right out and say that this thing will never see production, but it could represent the future of automobiles, so here’s what you need to know about it.
2020 CUPRA e-Racer
The 2020 Cupra e-Racer is an all-electric race car built by Seat’s high-performance division. The race-spec hatchback is based on the latest-generation Leon, despite not having the nameplate in its official name. Built for the PURE ETCR championship, a race series designed specifically for electric touring cars, the 2020 Cupra e-Racer was unveiled alongside the 2020 Cupra Leon Competicion.
The latter takes part in the standard ETCC series for gasoline-powered cars. The Pure ETCR series will debut in 2020 with just four rounds, two of them included in the WTCC series. Cupra will compete against entries from Hyundai and Alfa Romeo. Let’s find out more about the 2020 Cupra e-Racer in the review below.