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Rendering: Nissan Z Roadster - The Girl Next Door You Want But Can't Have

Rendering: Nissan Z Roadster - The Girl Next Door You Want But Can’t Have

Chopping the top off would be the ideal next step for the red-hot Nissan Z

The hype around the 2023 Nissan Z has been immense ever since the Z-Proto broke cover a couple of years ago. It is obviously a big deal for the Japanese automaker as it moves the Z story forward. With prices announced earlier last week and production underway, expect to begin seeing the new Z over the course of the summer.

This is, of course, the coupe that I’m referring to. But, what about a potential convertible? Shouldn’t that be the next obvious step for Nissan to consider? These exclusive renders were done by rostislav_prokop for our sister site, Hotcars, should give you an idea of what a potential Z Roadster could look like.

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An All-Electric Ford GT Could Dominate The Supercar Segment

An All-Electric Ford GT Could Dominate The Supercar Segment

The GT is one of the most celebrated nameplates of all time and a transition to electric could once again be history in the making

With an investment of $22 Billion towards electrification, Ford is betting big on EVs. Iconic names like the Mustang and North America’s best-selling vehicle, the F-150 (sold-out) have already taken the plunge with the Mach-E and the Lightning pick-up.

While these vehicles cater to a broader audience in terms of being accessible, what about cars at the other end of the spectrum? With such large investments toward EVs in the pipeline, it’s not hard to imagine heritage names like the GT could also make this transition. These exclusive renders from our sister outlet, Hotcars, should give you an idea of what a potential Ford E-GT could look like.

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New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

New Rendering Proves the Maserati Grecale Should be a Three-Door Hatchback

This is definitely what the Grecale should be, though it’s not meant for this world

The Maserati Grecale was recently revealed as the brand’s new compact crossover to compete with models like the BMW X3, Porsche Macan, and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, among others. It follows the typical recipe with four doors, mild ride height, and a slightly sloping roof, all of which come together to make it look more like a raised hatchback than a real SUV. What if Maserati changed up that recipe, though? What if the Grecale was actually a three-door crossover instead?

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There's No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

There’s No Need To Imagine What A Subaru Solterra STI Would Look Like

Because X-Tomi Design just did all the imagining for us and turned it into reality, albeit digitally

Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle (EV) made its debut recently, and it’s no surprise that it looks similar to the Toyota bZ4X but with a tiny amount of Subaru’s design language thrown into the mix. The chances of an STI version are slim to none, but what if Subaru made one?

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This Rendering Concept Predicts The Audi TT's Electric Future

This Rendering Concept Predicts The Audi TT’s Electric Future

Now if this is what the Audi TT E-Tron looks like, then we’re all for electrification

Shortly after Audi celebrated the TT’s 20th anniversary in January of 2019 (yes it’s been more than two decades, now), word came down that the Audi TT could, in fact, be retired and more recently the Q4 E-tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback made their global reveal. Does this mean the TT might live on as an all-electric sports car given Audi’s strong push into the EV Segment? If it does, this concept rendering gives us a good idea of what it could look like.

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This Split-Window Chevy C8 Corvette Rendering Proves Chevy Can Do Better

This Split-Window Chevy C8 Corvette Rendering Proves Chevy Can Do Better

Chevy can do better but it most likely won’t

It was just a couple of weeks ago when Chip Foose took to YouTube in an attempt - successful, if you want our two cents - to restyle the new mid-engine Corvette in a way that pays tribute to its predecessor and now we see another pixel manipulator trying to improve the C8’s design. And we really like what we’re seeing.

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The Pontiac Fiero Needs to Make a Comeback, And This is What It Should Look Like!

The Pontiac Fiero Needs to Make a Comeback, And This is What It Should Look Like!

Iconic 1980s sports car gets rendered to the nines

Our hopes of one day seeing a new Pontiac Fiero aren’t all that good, but don’t tell that to the man behind the @wb.artist20 account on Instagram. The account is full of automotive renderings, specifically modern interpretations of classic vehicles that are no longer around. There’s a lot of impressive work in that account, but one, in particular, caught our eye — and made us long for the Fiero’s return.

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This Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Pickup Is Begging to Fight the Ford Ranger Raptor

This Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Pickup Is Begging to Fight the Ford Ranger Raptor

This is not the truck we deserve, but the truck we need

The 2021 Dodge Durango was launched a few days back and has been welcomed warmly by enthusiasts all around the globe. Dodge has set a cat among the pigeons in form of the 710-horsepower Hellcat engine under the hood of the 2021 Durango. This is certainly bound to reinvigorate the powerful SUV segment. However, it looks like the SUV could do well in another segmentl, thanks to a rendering by X-Tomi Design. X-Tomi has rendered the 2021 Dodge Durango as a pickup truck and we have fallen in love with it. With the Ranger Raptor enjoying some sort of a monopoly on the market, the Durango as a compact, powerful truck could rival it for supremacy. Who are you betting on?

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Do These Renderings Represent the Bentley of the Future?

Do These Renderings Represent the Bentley of the Future?

Just imagine how much easier coachbuilding will be with interchangeable cabins

If Bentley and coachbuilding were people like you and me, they would be inseparable best friends. Take the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar or the Continental GT Convertible Equestrian, for example – they are overly luxurious and highly custom thanks to Bentley’s Mulliner division. These examples show just how far Bentley will go to tailor its vehicles to customer desire, and with the whole automotive world shifting like never before, what does the future hold for a company like Bentley? Well, modular coachbuilding could become the next big thing, and automotive designer Joseph Robinson drew up a project to represent just that.

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This Five-Car Mashup Rendering Is the Epitome of Unfulfilled Desire

This Five-Car Mashup Rendering Is the Epitome of Unfulfilled Desire

Automakers, please produce this wild mashup of a supercar!

Renderings often serve as a fun expression of what we expect from new cars or the evolution of current cars. Sometimes, people create fun, unique renderings that look back on iconic cars from the past with a modern twist of what they would look like today. Every now and then, however, something truly amazing comes to digital life, and that’s the case with the rendering we’re about to discuss here. In short, someone took styling cues from a handful of cars that are iconic in their own right and created an all new car that has never existed and never will exist. Is this what it would look like if some of the greatest car companies in the world came together to build a truly unique supercar?

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2021 Fiat 500

2021 Fiat 500

The iconic city car drives into a new (electric?) era

The 2021 Fiat 500 is the second-generation version of the modern 500. The 2021 model will replace a car that has been around since 2007, so it’s already 13 years old as of 2020. With the 500 discontinued in the United States and on its way out in Europe, a new-generation models will arrive in 2020.

Fiat has already confirmed that a new 500 is underway, but details remain scarce. We also know that on top of the usual hatchback and convertible models, Fiat will launch a five-door wagon that will revive the Giardiniera name. Let’s find out more about the upcoming 2021 Fiat 500 in the speculative review below.

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2020 Lotus SUV

2020 Lotus SUV

The pure British proposition to the cool Porsche Macan

The idea of a Lotus crossover might make some fans of the British sports carmaker a little squeamish, but if Lotus is going to stick around, it’s going to need a higher-volume model with more mass-market appeal. Lotus revealed that it’s developing a compact crossover in 2017, but we still don’t know much about its underpinnings and design. However, a batch of patent images that surfaced the Web provided some hints as to what the British crossover will look like, and our designer created a rendering of the vehicle.

So what do we actually know about this crossover so far? First, it will be built in China and launched exclusively in that market before expanding to Europe and Japan. No word on U.S. availability just yet, but it’s very likely that North America will get it too. Second, Lotus aims to win SUV enthusiasts with one of the lightest and most dynamic vehicles on the market. "The SUV market changes as well – it’s not just cars that are six feet high and wide now, it’s a huge market that’s becoming more segmented. There is a niche within that for a Lotus crossover that is light and aerodynamic and handles like nothing else," former Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales told Autocar in October 2017. Lotus began testing the crossover in 2019, but the prototype is just an old Lynk & Co 01 model. As a reminder, Lynk & Co is owned by Geely, the same Chinese company that owns Lotus (and Volvo for that matter).

Updated 06/24/2019: Our spy photographers caught the very first mules for the upcoming Lotus SUV out for the first testing session.

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A New EV-Only Fiat 500 Is on the Way, But What Will It Look Like?

A New EV-Only Fiat 500 Is on the Way, But What Will It Look Like?

Next Fiat 500 will be all-electric and the spearhead of a new five-vehicle European offensive

Fiat has been selling the current 500 city runabout for over ten years, mostly unchanged, and it will have to replace it with an all-new model fairly soon. Back in 2007, when it was first revealed, it was a response to the success that BMW was having with the MINI Cooper and VW with its revived Beetle, both of which were unashamedly retro-inspired.

Times are changing now, and the focus is more on how green cars are these days, as well as their level of perceived quality - how “premium” they feel. Fiat is reportedly working on the next-gen 500 and it is apparently not only going to be slightly bigger than the current car, but also fully-electric and considerably more luxurious.

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