Infiniti unveils the Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Although initially designed strictly for Sony’s racing video game Gran Turismo 6, the Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo concept car made a surprising appearance in an exclusive showcase at the Shanghai Motor Show event this past week.
Boasting a sleek, wide-body chrome exterior fitted with aerodynamic curves along the side profile and rear, the latest concept car from Infiniti is powered by a 4.5-liter hybrid powertrain engine as black center-lock carbon fiber wheels accentuate the modern aesthetic.
Honda has presented a world premiere of its Concept D car, the concept model for a new SUV under development. The vehicle exhibits several unusual designs from the Japanese automaker, with a highly angular aesthetics evocative of other high-end luxury SUVs. The spacious crossover is a hint at what Honda currently has in development for a mass-production Chinese-market SUV model, intended for individuals with larger discretionary income. Enjoy the pictures here and visit Autoblog for more information.
In preparation for the upcoming Paris Motor Show, Honda has unveiled the new Civic Type R Concept II. The car’s aggressively styled exterior matches its ferocity under the hood, featuring a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of producing more than 280 PS (260 kW). While Honda has yet to reveal other key features, we do know that the new model will feature a “+R” racing mode that heightens engine and steering response as well as engaging the four-point Adaptive Damper System, thus delivering a more dynamic racing experience best suited for the track.
The Type R Concept II will be featured at the Paris Motor Show and is expected to go on sale in Europe next year.
Nissan recently revealed its new Maxima Sport Sedan Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. Larger than the current Maxima in most respects except for height, other visual features include the floating roof, 21-inch rims, V-shaped grille, sharp grooves cut into the body and Nissan’s trademark boomerang-shaped headlights. On the performance side, the 4-door sedan packs a 3.5-liter V6 that generates over 300 horsepower to a front wheel drive via a Continuously Variable Transmission.
The production edition of the sedan is expected to debut later this Spring at the New York Auto Show in April.
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