[ad#Top of Post Left]Ok, I know I’m late to the game regarding the Suzuki SXForce, but still wanted to get some pictures added to the site. The Suzuki SXForce concept car was originally debuted back in 2007 and since then has fell flat on its face. That is, this car will never see the light of day. Unfortunately this is the same fate that faces most concept cars.
The downer is that you can’t find any real information on the Suzuki SXForce on the official Suzuki USA website. Lots of concept car pictures, but no information. I had to turn to news archives from car shows in 2007 and 2008 to even find a piece of actual projected specs on the car.
I found that the SXForce was supposed to be the child of motorcycle and Suzuki cars. Looks like a rally car on the outside, but the inside contains some very peculiar handlebars instead of steering wheel.
250 horsepower from a 2.0 liter turbo charged engine, seems pretty standard. For a concept car it does little more than ask the question, Why? Please, for the love of all that is holy in this world, why not spend concept dollars on actual developments or concept cars that will potentially see the light of day.
At any rate, better late than never, here are the Suzuki SXForce concept car pics.
While other car makers are looking to bring emissions down or achieve a zero emissions level, the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation has created a concept car that makes negative emissions. That’s right, this YeZ concept car actually removes CO2 from the air and releases Oxygen, just like a tree.
[ad#Google Adsense]YeZ means ‘Leaf’ in Mandarin, which makes it quite obvious where this concept car got it’s name. The YeZ picture shows off just how much of an influence leaves had on it’s external and even internal design. It’ utilizes photosynthesis to run and then mimics the shape of a leaf with it’s roof and green hues.
The technology used in the YeZ is advanced and even still a working theory, which produces power through solar panels on the roof and special wind turbines in the wheels. The actual body panels are what absorbs the carbon dioxide and through chemical reactions energy is produced and then stored in lithium ion batteries.
Actual production or even possibility of a working model is some 20 years away. Please, all you dirty hippies, put away your pocket books.
[ad#Google Adsense]The Bamboo Concept car pictured above was created by Yodogawa, a Japanese metalworking firm. As unbelievable as it may seem, the manufacturer actually hopes to one day sell this car to sane buyers, looking to save the world with green materials. The car, and I use that term loosely, was created almost entirely of traditional materials, mainly bamboo and paper.
The barely capable Meguru, which sets on 3 wheels and appears to be held together by hopes and dreams, utilizes a lithium ion battery for power. It’s an all electric vehicle (EV), which has a maximum traveling distance of 25 miles before needing charged. Furthermore, it has a top speed of only 25 miles per hour, which in my opinion would mean a death wish if traveling much faster.
I’m not sure which is more crazy, the fact that the Japanese hope to sell the Meguru or that they are expecting to get $10,000 for it. You be the judge and view the picture of the Bamboo Concept Car Meguru.
[ad#Google Adsense]Volvo is at it again with building a super cool concept car, the C30 is nothing shy of the direct off spring of a high performance racer. Just shy of 400 horsepower, this light weight hatch back has what it takes to tear up the corners and blow the doors off of competitors in the straight away. It’s making everyone take a second look at whats coming down the pipe from Volvo.
Dubbed the Volvo Polestar C30, this light weight power house checks in at 0-60 in just 4.6 seconds. Power comes courtesy of a 5 liter turbo charged engine, pumping horses into a 4-wheel drive transmission. This turbo charged menace sticks to the ground with all 4 tires spinning, held together with a specially tuned Volvo suspension.
It’s just a one off concept car, but will it be enough to keep people interested in an other wise bland Volvo lineup? Perhaps its just a peak at what engineers have in store for the up coming years.
Mercedes has debuted a likeness of what their next generation CLS model will look like and it’s a beautiful work of art. It’s abstract, but resembles a Mercedes shrink wrapped with cellophane. This is a very different approach from Mercedes in the past or other manufacturers that like showing off clay sculptures or scale models.
The new Mercedes concept art is an attention getter for sure, even for those who aren’t into art. This art debut at Detroit will become the all new 2012 Mercedes CLS, when finally put into production and not just hidden under cover.